Total Breast Reconstruction With Fat Grafting After Internal Expansion and Expander Removal

Andrea Manconi, Francesca de Lorenzi, Badir Chahuan, Valeria Berrino, Pietro Berrino, Gustavo Zucca-Matthes, Jean Yves Petit, Mario Rietjens

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The development of fat grafting techniques both in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery has highlighted the need to recreate a breast mound using similar tissues and without visible scarring. Our technique combines skin expansion by conventional expanders and breast volume replacement by serial fat grafting and final expander removal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fat grafting had been performed both by Coleman technique and Bodyjet system. We report a series of 12 cases enrolled between 2008 and 2013. Each case has been presented in this article, focusing on received treatment, observed complications, and results. RESULTS: Satisfactory results were observed 6 months after the last session in most of the concluded reconstructions with a low complication rate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 6 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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