Fat-grafting technique allows implants after radiotherapy

02/10/2012 | Modern Medicine

Cancer patients who have undergone both mastectomy or lumpectomy and radiation therapy are not usually considered good candidates for breast reconstruction using implants, but a new technique might provide an alternative. Autologous fat injected into the radiated area created a bed of healthy tissue into which implants could be placed, according to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The final appearance of the reconstructed breasts was good or excellent in 94% of patients, and no complications were reported at an average follow-up of 15 months.

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