For many women who have endured cancer treatments and mastectomy, a natural approach to breast reconstruction is very desirable. Lipofilling is a technique that uses the patient’s own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction during autologous breast reconstruction. For many women who have had to go through chemotherapy in Denver, breast reconstruction with their own skin and fat has a lot of appeal.
Lipofilling and Cancer Risk
Breast cancer recurrence is a serious concern for many survivors, but being able to regain a sense of femininity and sexuality is an important part of the healing process as well. Fortunately, a recent study indicates that patients can benefit from lipofilling during breast reconstruction without increasing their risk for recurrence.
The findings were published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The researchers analyzed more than 1,000 mastectomies followed by breast reconstruction with lipofilling using a plastic surgery database. They found that rates of recurrent or new breast cancers were comparable to the rates found in similar study group where lipofilling was not used during breast reconstruction surgery.
For women seeking breast reconstruction after mastectomy, lipofilling is still an excellent option. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jeremy Williams and Dr. Christopher Williams are experienced in many breast reconstruction techniques, including reconstruction with breast implants. To schedule a consultation, please call The Breast Center - Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery, at (720) 457-4461.