Breast lipofilling: A review of current practice

  • Kasem A
  • Wazir U
  • Headon H
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Lipofilling is a reconstructive and aesthetic technique that has recently grown in popularity and is increasingly being used in breast surgery. Previous concerns had been raised regarding its safety when used for remodelling and reconstruction of the breast; however, these concerns have since been dismissed. Over the subsequent two decades, little evidence has been found to support these early theoretical concerns, and growing numbers of proponents of the procedure are confident in its safety. Many developments and refinements in the technique have taken place in recent years, and several studies have been published regarding the safety of lipofilling in the breast. We reviewed the current literature regarding the use of different lipofilling techniques as well as the current evidence regarding the oncological safety of the procedure in patients seeking aesthetic breast enhancement and in patients requiring reconstruction after treatment for breast cancer.

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  • Breast neoplasms
  • Lipectomy
  • Mammaplasty
  • Transplantation

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  • Umar WazirUniversity of London Saint George's

  • Abdul Kasem

  • Hannah Headon

  • Kefah Mokbelke

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