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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;35(5):882-90. doi: 10.1007/s00266-011-9691-2. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

Autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation: a systematic review.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California at Davis, 2221 Stockton Boulevard, Suite 2123, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.


As the technique of autologous fat grafting is being refined and perfected, its clinical applications are expanding. The use of autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation is controversial due to a lack of clarity regarding its safety and efficacy. Most notably, concerns about interference with the detection of breast cancer have been raised, but these have not been clearly addressed in the literature. To help surgeons gain further insight, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature, carefully comparing technique, clinical outcome, radiologic impact, and complications in all available data on this subject. Although an optimal method of autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation is yet to be standardized, further strong evidence-based studies are necessary to confirm the findings of this approach.

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