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Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Jul;42(3):325-37, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.001. Epub 2015 May 6.

Tissue-Engineered Autologous Breast Regeneration with Brava®-Assisted Fat Grafting.

Author information

1
Miami Breast Center, Key Biscayne, FL, USA. Electronic address: tkosowski@gmail.com.
2
Clinica San Clemente, Mantava, Italy.
3
Miami Breast Center, Key Biscayne, FL, USA.

Abstract

A technique of whole and partial breast reconstruction is described based on tissue-engineering principles. Brava-assisted external tissue expansion generates an in situ biological recipient scaffold that favors the survival of large volumes of autologous fat graft required for breast reconstruction. Also presented are the results of the authors' multicenter experience with this regenerative alternative in 488 patients over a 7-year period tracking surgical complications, patient satisfaction, efficacy, and costs.

KEYWORDS:

Autologous fat transfer; Biological scaffold; Brava; Brava + AFT; Breast reconstruction; Fat grafting; Tissue engineering; Tissue expansion

PMID:
26116938
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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