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  • New study revolutionizes reconstructive surgery with stem-cell fat grafts

    A recent study out of Denmark found that using human stem-cell fat grafts is a safe and efficient practice that might become standard for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Standard practice for surgeries such as breast reconstruction involves autologous fat grafting, or lipofilling, which provides good initial results, but tends to have a high resorption rate. Now, a team of researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital has shown that stem cells may improve results from lipofilling.  

  • Breast Surgery After Double Mastectomy

    For patient Lynn, she decided to have breast augmentation at 36 years old. 10 years later, she decided to do it again, but only a year and a half after that procedure, Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer. This led her to decide to return to her surgeon, with whom she had a great relationship, due to her two previous procedures, to perform a third. She decided to have a mastectomy with her oncologist, with her board certified plastic surgeon doing her reconstruction. 

  • Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer

    According to J. Peter Rubin, MD, Chair of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Plastic Surgery, fat transfer to the breast is a promising and evolving therapy. Fat transfer, also known as autologous fat grafting, does not have the same long term track record that breast augmentation with implants have, however using a person’s own fat to augment the breast holds many advantages. Fat transfer can be used to improve the appearance of a breast after augmentation, and in some cases, fat injections can be used instead of implants to fix breast asymmetry.  

  • Your choices when it comes to breast augmentations

    According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 330,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2012, making it the most popular procedure of the year. The burgeoning popularity of silicone gel implants, which returned to the market in 2006 and has surpassed saline in popularity, helped breast augmentation edge out liposuction for the number one spot. 

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