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Can breast reconstruction with fat be done after a skin sparing mastectomy or lumpectomy?

I have been reading your website about breast reconstruction after surgery using autologous fat. I would like to know the eligibility of a patient for receiving this treatment. In other words, can this be done after a skin sparing mastectomy, or only a lumpectomy?

Answer

Yes, our procedure provides the best reconstruction after both: skin sparing mastectomy and lumpectomy. It works extremely well after lumpectomy, and it will help treat the radiation damage your might have developed after the lumpectomy. Radiation causes changes to you skin (pain, redness, increased pigmentation, fibrosis, etc.). These can be reversed using fat grafting. We will therefore treat both the breast deformity as well as the secondary effects of radiation on your tissues.

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