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Breast Enhancement With Fat: Pros and Cons
Date:5/2/2008

SAN DIEGO, May 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - It is the cosmetic treatment many women have dreamed of -- taking the fat from their hips and thighs and redistributing it to their breasts. But many people question whether this procedure is safe or effective. Fat grafting for breast enhancement will be discussed by leading experts at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) being held at the San Diego Convention Center May 2-6, 2008. "Aesthetic Breast Enhancement with Fat" will be moderated by Jack Fisher, MD, and will include Sydney Coleman, MD, Scott Spear, MD, Grant Carlson, MD, and Roger Khouri, MD.

Breast enhancement using fat grafts (lipoaugmentation) rather than silicone or saline implants employs fat suctioned from the patient's buttocks, thighs or other fatty areas. This type of breast surgery can be used to increase the size of the breast or to fill in defects or abnormalities in existing breasts, including enhancing the appearance after breast reconstruction and softening the look of existing implants. Lipoaugmentation of the breasts may offer patients permanent breast augmentation with a natural look and feel and the benefit of body contouring through liposuction -- without the requirement for incisions or implants.

Sydney Coleman, MD, a plastic surgeon in New York City, is a leader in the field of micro fat grafting to the face, which has become a major part of facial rejuvenation as it is practiced today. The technique has recently been extended to the breast and body where much larger amounts of fat are injected. "Breast shaping and augmentation with fat grafting provides a more natural aesthetic result for aesthetic and reconstructive patients. The placement of the fat grafts allows for dramatic or subtle shaping of the breast in a manner previously not attainable," said Dr. Coleman. "This type of shaping is extremely difficult or impossible with implants or surgery. The result is a natural a
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