If there is a defect in the breast after undergoing a partial mastectomy (due to breast cancer), removal of adenoma or another type of trauma or congenital deformities, then the fat transfer will be an effective method to fill the breast. This procedure is also an option for breast reconstruction after a complete mastectomy, but to achieve enough volume, you will need to have two, three or even four consecutive procedures.
Fat transfer breast reconstruction procedure is commonly done after lumpectomy, mastectomy and radiation therapy. Radiation treatment often causes some changes to the breast. A breast fat grafting procedure can improve the breast tissue and restore the natural appearance of the bust.
After radiation therapy, you have to deal with more scar tissue, with more radiation-induced changes, especially after lumpectomy surgery. During this procedure, only breast cancer is removed, and everything else is left behind. To prevent the local recurrence of that breast cancer in the breast, the doctor performs radiation therapy. However, this treatment can induce a fibrotic reaction of the tissue, cause skin changes with hyperpigmentation, etc.
By using a breast fat grafting technique, plastic surgeons are able to reconstruct that breast. This procedure has regenerative properties, so it can really reverse a lot of the fibrosis and hyperpigmented changes of the skin. In addition, it restores the lost breast volume and fullness.