Fat Grafting to Breasts

What happens when you inject fat that is chock full of stem cells into a cancer-prone organ? A paired organ in which one in nine women will develop cancer in their lifetime? And what happens when fat that is chock full of stem cells are injected next to or among a cluster or precancerous cells in that organ? Or injected into a cluster of cancer cells that haven’t been detected yet?

Will the patient develop an increased risk of cancer? Or maybe the cancer that is already there is stimulated to grow faster and more aggressively?

These are the questions that I believe must be considered in regards to fat grafting to the breasts.  Although this has become a very popular procedure to enhance the breasts without using potentially problematic implants, I have concerns about its potential long-term effects on the breast tissue.  Therefore, I only perform this surgery when implants are not an option, such as in revision surgery.  In general, I do not recommend it as a general, first-time operation to enhance the breasts.

Plastic surgeons are trying to find the answers to the questions above.

But for now, Fat Grafting to the Breasts As a First Time Procedure is on my Holistic Beauty Blacklist.

Note: This is based solely on the opinions of Dr. Youn, which do not necessarily reflect the opinions of all doctors or the standard of care in your area. Before you undergo any invasive cosmetic treatment, make sure you consult with a real board-certified plastic surgeon.

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