Commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, fat grafting is another powerful and natural method of breast reconstruction. During fat grafting, liposuction is performed to harvest fat from one area of the body. The fat is then prepared and carefully injected into the breast. For breast reconstruction, fat grafting is most commonly utilized as a complementary procedure for women who have undergone either implant or flap reconstruction and wish to correct mild deformities. However, fat grafting alone can correct deformities resulting from lumpectomy and radiation.
Dr. Potter uses high-end cosmetic surgery techniques when performing fat grafting. In other words, it’s not simply about moving fat from one place to another, but doing so in the most aesthetic way possible.