Women’s Fat Better Recreates Breasts after Mastectomies

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Dr. Jeffrey Hartog provides natural way for women to regain feminine physique.

Dr. Jeffrey Hartog

Dr. Jeffrey Hartog

“Women need to know that there are options out there for them; what might work for one woman is not the best treatment for another, as each woman’s body is unique,” Hartog said.

For most women, the fight against breast cancer is scary, as is restoring their lives after treatment. To ease the post-mastectomy transition, there is now a natural way for women to restore and regain their breasts after mastectomies.

According to Bra Day USA, less than a quarter (23 percent) of women are familiar with the wide range of breast reconstruction options available, which includes the virtually scarless, natural autologous fat transfer (AFT) procedure.

With AFT, fat is removed from the thighs or abdomen using gentle liposuction and inserted in small droplets into the breast. Women who opt for the AFT procedure experience natural-looking and -feeling breasts and often regain feeling in their breasts. The procedure is virtually scarless, and fat can be stored indefinitely for future use.

Bougainvillea Clinique director Dr. Jeffrey Hartog, whose wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, is helping women understand their breast reconstruction needs and options after diagnosis and treatment.

“Women need to know that there are options out there for them; what might work for one woman is not the best treatment for another, as each woman’s body is unique,” Hartog said.

As a natural procedure, there is little risk of rejection when using AFT because the fat comes directly from the patient and adheres to blood vessels.

Breast cancer affects thousands of women each year, including celebrities like Suzanne Somers, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and benefitted from the use of AFT. The technology for breast cancer treatment and subsequent reconstruction is ever-evolving. Hartog’s clinic offers a LiquidGold LipoBank, which stores frozen fat for future use.

“Talk with your doctors to find the option that best suits you and your needs,” recommends Hartog.

Hartog studied around the world and was a speaker at the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science conference last year.

Bradayusa.org is the national website for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Oct. 15, in the United States. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation power the site. Others supporting the site include plastic surgeons, breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate sponsors and breast cancer support groups.

Located in central Florida, the Breast Center at the Bougainvillea Clinique is the premier destination for individuals seeking the best in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast. Jeffrey M. Hartog, M.D., and his wife, Michelle Hartog, R.N., established these facilities with the goal of improving quality of life through state-of-the-art plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. The practice is adjacent to the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Winter Park – a freestanding state- and federally licensed surgical center that caters to all client needs. For more information, visit http://www.lookandfeelbetter.com and call 866-985-4741.

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