A recent study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons raised concerns regarding breast augmentation with fat injections.
The concern involves microcalcifications which developed as a result of fat necrosis ( some of fat cells not surviving and appearing as microcalcifications on mammograms). These microcalcification are usually looked for on the mammogram to detect breast cancer and therefore may cause some confusion in patients who have undergone fat injections and developed microcalcifications as a result of the procedure. A previous study in the March issue of PRS, however , concluded that fat grafting was not problematic.
There has been much debate regarding the use of fat grafting for breast augmentation. The ASPS noted the difficulties with early diagnosis of breast cancer in the 1980s. Other recent studies have had more favorable results and have been able to distinguish between microcalcifications after fat injections and those associated with breast cancer on mammogram.
Fat injections for breast augmentation remain an area of intense interest, debate, and ongoing research and presently may be regarded as somewhat controversial.
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