Recent Article Advocating for Breast Reconstruction with Fat Transfers Successfully Outlines the Advantages of Transfer Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians

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The article successfully highlights some of the advantages of using fat transfer techniques when performing breast reconstruction, says BHP.

It’s important to know the options and various advantages of different techniques when considering breast augmentation.

The Beverly Hills Physicians team would like to highlight several specific points mentioned in the article, and further illustrate their advantages.

An opinion piece published May 28th on Physicians News Digest discussed the advantages that fat transfer procedures had over breast implants when reconstructing breasts after a mastectomy. The author asserted that breast reconstruction using fat transfer techniques create breasts that “look and feel natural,” have increased sensation, and are less likely than implant reconstructions to interfere with mammograms. Beverly Hills Physicians, a Southern California medical group specializing in plastic surgery, agrees with this assessment, but adds that the benefits of fat transfer procedures go even further. Reconstructive surgeon Peter Ashjian, MD F.A.C.S and the rest of the Beverly Hills Physicians team would like to highlight several specific points mentioned in the article, and further illustrate their advantages:

  • Non-interference With Future Mammograms – While it is certainly possible to conduct accurate mammograms with breast implants, the process can sometimes be more complicated, involving more thorough imaging, notes BHP. Some patients, still reeling from the emotional burden of cancer, want to do everything they can to ensure future cancer detection is as easy as possible, and opting for fat transfer reconstruction is one of those things.
  • Natural Results – The article states that breast reconstruction using a fat transfer can give the breast a more natural look and feel compared to implants. While true, BHP adds that the fact that the reconstruction is completed using only materials that are naturally occurring in each patient’s body is also important. Many women, especially after going through invasive cancer treatments, do not want to any more foreign objects in their body, so the idea of using their own fat rather than implants is comforting.
  • Cosmetic Boost to Other Areas – An additional, wholly cosmetic benefit of the fat transfer procedure is that, to get the fat for the reconstruction, fat must be taken from another area of the body via liposuction. BHP notes that, while this benefit is usually not the primary reason why reconstruction and augmentation patients choose a fat transfer, the bonus of getting rid of a stubborn pocket of fat from somewhere else on the body can tip the scales when weighing the advantages of each procedure.

By using what is already natural in the patient’s body, surgeons are able to achieve outstanding effects that may not have been possible without fat grafting techniques, says Beverly Hills Physicians. They also note that fat grafting techniques have gotten a boost by the recent popularity of other procedures using fat transfers including buttock augmentation and lip injections. To help patients considering any of these procedures explore all of the options available to them, BHP offers free plastic surgery consultations. Anyone interested in scheduling a consultation can call Beverly Hills Physicians at 800-788-1416 or visit their website at http://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com.

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