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Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Jul;42(3):339-44, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

Safety of Lipofilling in Patients with Breast Cancer.

Author information

1
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan 20141, Italy. Electronic address: jean.petit@ieo.it.
2
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, European Institute of Oncology, Milan 20141, Italy.
3
Division of Laboratory Haematology-Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan 20141, Italy.
4
Institut du Sein, Paris 75016, France.
5
Division of Oncoplastic Surgery, Waitemata DHB, Auckland, New Zealand.
6
Division of Oncoplastic Surgery, Nottingham Breast Institute, Nottingham NG51PB, UK.
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Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan 20141, Italy; Centro di Senologia, Genolier Swiss Medical Network, Lugano, Switzerland.
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Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan 20141, Italy.

Abstract

Lipotransfer represents a technical revolution in plastic surgery and is increasingly used worldwide. Although known for several decades, lipofilling has only recently found widespread use in patients with breast cancer to improve the results of breast reconstructions and to correct deformities after conservative treatment. The plastic surgery literature underlines the technique's versatility and the quality of the results, showing lipofilling as an effective cosmetic procedure and proposing it as a safe, neutral biological material that is able to restore the body contour. Several studies underline the power of transferred fat to regenerate blood supply in skin disorders following radiotherapy.

KEYWORDS:

Breast cancer; Breast conservative treatment; Breast reconstruction; Fat transfer; Lipofilling; Mastectomy; Oncoplasty; Recurrences

PMID:
26116939
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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