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Fat Grafting in Breast Reconstruction

  • Mario RietjensEmail author
  • Visnu Lohsiriwat
  • Cicero Urban
  • Andrea Manconi
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Abstract

Lipofilling is an autologous technique used in breast reconstruction. It is also known as “fat transfer,” “lipotransfer,” “fat injection,” or “fat transplantation,” as well as many other terminologies. The procedure consists of two major steps which are liposuction and lipoinjection of the patient’s own fat tissue and other tissue elements, either with or without specific preparation processes before lipoinjection. It is considered as a minimally invasive procedure which can be effectively performed under local or general anesthesia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Rietjens
    • 1
    Email author
  • Visnu Lohsiriwat
    • 2
  • Cicero Urban
    • 3
  • Andrea Manconi
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryEuropean Instituteof OncologyMilanItaly
  2. 2.Plastic and Reconstructive DepartmentEuropean Institute of Oncology—IEOMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Siriraj HospitalMahidol University Medical SchoolBangkokThailand
  4. 4.Breast UnitOur Lady of Grace Hospital and Positivo University Medical SchoolCuritibaBrazil

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