How Fat Grafting is used in Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Fat grafting is an innovative technique that can be used in many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including surgery to restore the breasts after lumpectomy or mastectomy. Here is how fat grafting can be used:
- To restore the volume of a divot in the breast following lumpectomy. During a lumpectomy, the tumor is removed from the breast. This removal leaves a depression, or divot, in the breast of your skin.
- To reconstruct the breasts after mastectomy. Certain women are good candidates for complete breast reconstruction using only fat grafting. In other cases, breast implants or tissue flaps may be the most effective way to restore the breasts after mastectomy. The advantage of using only fat is that it is 100 percent your own natural tissue, but this method limits the breast volume that can be achieved, particularly if you do not have much excess body fat.
- To soften irregularities in breast contour or volume. After breast reconstruction, some women experience irregularities in the contours of the breast shape or inconsistency in breast volume. Using your own natural fat, Dr. Gonyon can soften areas of irregularity and create symmetrical volume.
At Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, we are excited to offer innovations like fat transfer to our breast reconstruction surgery patients. We want you to have a natural breast appearance that makes you feel confident and beautiful.
To find out if fat grafting is the right way to feel great about your appearance after breast reconstruction, please contact Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Denis Gonyon, a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Loveland and the surrounding Northern Colorado areas.