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Breast Auto-augmentation (Mastopexy and Lipofilling): An Option for Quitting Breast Implants

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Abstract

Background

Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgical procedures, but has potential complications—asymmetry, implant displacement, rippling and wrinkling, capsular contracture, late seromas, and benign and malignant tumors—and potential financial costs. The auto-augmentation procedure, with mastopexy and lipofilling, is a second option to offer to patients who do not desire to continue with breast implants in secondary procedures.

Objective

This study aimed to present a series of patients who intended to quit having breast implants, and they went to an auto-augmentation procedure, with mastopexy and lipofilling.

Method

The study included patients who underwent a mastopexy plus lipofilling following breast implant removal. The indications for the surgical procedure were: desire of not having breast implants anymore and smaller breasts, capsular contracture, and implant rupture. The surgical procedure is detailed. Fat grafting and mastopexy are done immediately at the time of explantation.

Results

A total of 26 patients (mean age 59.1 years) underwent mastopexy plus lipofilling following breast implant removal. The mean follow-up was 18 months. The mean amount of lipofilling was 258 cc. No major complications were observed, no infection, dehiscence, hematoma, or seroma. One patient had an oil cyst which was handled with resection.

Conclusion

The auto-augmentation procedure after implant removal with local flaps and lipofilling is the better option for patients in whom breast implants are not an option anymore. Complication and reoperation rates are low and patient satisfaction is good.

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Graf, R.M., Closs Ono, M.C., Pace, D. et al. Breast Auto-augmentation (Mastopexy and Lipofilling): An Option for Quitting Breast Implants. Aesth Plast Surg 43, 1133–1141 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-019-01387-5

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Keywords

  • Secondary mammoplasty
  • Lipofilling
  • Auto-augmentation
  • Breast