Fat transfer and grafting procedures
Breast reconstruction is the process of restoring a woman's identity after breast cancer surgery. Most often this is not one specific surgery, but rather a decision based on the patient’s overall desires and treatment goals. Patients that elect to undergo breast conservative surgery, or lumpectomy, there are many options to help re-shape the breasts to minimize any defects, maximize breast symmetry and provide optimal breast aesthetics.
After removal of the entire breast, or mastectomy, patients have options to use either their own tissue or an implant to reconstruct their breast. The overall goal in either scenario is to provide women with the opportunity to maintain their identity and take back what their cancer has taken away. Before you choose a method for your breast reconstruction in Gainesville it is important to learn what to expect from the procedure.
Whether someone elects to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, fat or fat transfer has become a powerful tool in the final shaping of the reconstructed breast. Fat transfer is one of the most popular breast reconstruction procedures because it uses the patient’s own tissue to reconstruct the breast.