Breast augmentation using a patient’s own fat from their thighs, waist, or hips is now a fast-gaining momentum. Patients who wish to augment their breasts without having to opt for implants may choose a Tampa Bay or Winter Haven Florida plastic surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement thru fat transfer.

In prior decades doctors were warned not to inject lipo suctioned fat into the breasts of their patients in fear of questionable mammograms. Some of this fat is liable to show micro calcifications and it was believed that radiologists may not be able to distinguish between these calcium deposits and suspicious ones that indicate breast cancer.

Another concern was that very little of the transplanted fat survived, since the techniques involved in the harvest, refinement and placement of fat were not advanced. Even today, the success of fat grafting is, to a large extent, dependent on the plastic surgeon that performs the procedure.

In 2009, a report from American Society of Plastic Surgeons supported fat grafting for breast augmentation and concluded that no evidence was found that strongly suggests this procedure   would interfere with breast cancer detection. The message, very clear to surgeons across the country– was to proceed with fat grafting, but with caution.

It was assumed that with a radiologist trained in breast surgery radiology; there should be no reason for analytical difficulties.

To date, there have been no clinical trials comparing fat grafting to the very popular procedure of breast implants. All researchers have come to the conclusion that there should be an official or international registry that would allow for collection of data and recommendations with medical evidences.

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