Annals of Plastic Surgery

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Annals of Plastic Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181f3e33e
Breast Surgery

Breast Reconstruction With Fat Grafting Alone

Serra-Renom, José M. MD, PhD; Muñoz-Olmo, Juan MD; Serra-Mestre, José M. MD

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We describe our technique for breast reconstruction using fat grafting alone in patients with flaccid, elastic skin, via multiple injections of fat tissue. The technique involves following 3 stages: puckering stitches, to remodel the mass each time fat grafting is performed; cone formation-pexia, the creation and lifting of a cone with the tissue from the area; and neoformation of the inframammary fold, in which the cone is anchored in the pectoralis major and the fold at the level of the sixth rib. Using fat grafting and these 3 maneuvers, we obtain satisfactory breast reconstruction.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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