Fat grafting is usually used for breast revisions or “touch up” surgeries. Your own fat is used to help fix any shape abnormalities that may be seen after the initial breast reconstruction surgery is done. The fat is not removed with skin, muscle, or other tissues.
The fat is obtained by liposuction, cleaned and then prepared so it can be injected easily into the areas it is needed. This is an outpatient procedure and you can go home the same day. Often, more then one session of fat grafting is needed to correct some contour deformities. This procedure has been found to be safe as far as cancer recurrence in patients who have had mastectomies.