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    Dru asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Anyone have fat grafting to improve implants after mastectomy?

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      debsweb18

      I had fat grafting but it didn't make any difference. I had radiation so the skin was so tight the fat couldn't "poof" out the skin.

      over 3 years ago
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      I had radiation in this breast too, so that's another concern. But my skin isn't tight; it looks like there is space for the fat to reside. I also read that the fat can die and turn blue/black - necrosis. I don't know how likely that is, however.

      over 3 years ago
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      I ended up going to a new plastic surgeon and I pretty much started over and I had a Latissimus dorsi flap surgery. He told me when he does fat grafting he puts lots of fat in. Most likely due to the reabsorption factor. I don't think my first plastic surgeon did. You might want to ask your surgeon about that. I think someone else mentioned that as well.
      I didn't have fat necrosis but I think we're at risk of some type of necrosis with most of these surgeries.
      By the way, you can't see either scar from the grafting- breast or belly! That was a plus.
      Good luck with whatever you decide.

      over 3 years ago
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