Fat Transfer Injections for Breast Reconstruction
Many women who survive breast cancer consult with Dr. Joshua Halpern about having breast reconstruction utilizing fat injections. It is a good sign that, after having been through so much, possibly multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, they are looking for a procedure which can help beautify their breasts and return them to a healthier looking state, making them feel more like themselves. Mostly these patients are not looking for long and serious procedures; they are tired of having such “procedures”. They are looking for a relatively simple, elegant method, which Dr. Halpern provides, to address their desire for improvement. At the initial free consultation Dr. Halpern will assess the patient’s health and see if they are a good candidate for the procedure. Will it benefit them? What are the patient’s goals and concerns?
Dr. Halpern is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the country when it comes to breast reconstruction with fat injections.
He removes fat from an area of the body where the patient does not want it and injects it into the breast. “That’s the beauty of it,” according to Dr. Halpern. “It’s relatively minor compared to all they’ve undergone before and the fat remains local to the patient.” The theory is that fat injections have stem cells; the injected fat not only increases the size of the breasts but appears to improve radiated skin, and improve the quality of the scars in the surgical area. Dr. Halpern utilizes a high-tech system which suctions the fat and prepares it for injection into the breast.
Patients like this technique because it is relatively quick with tiny incisions and a fast recovery. They are not typically looking for bigger surgeries that are invasive with a long recovery, so this is well-suited for them. Breast reconstruction with fat injection patients tend to be very happy with their results. After having been through a difficult time and taking this cosmetic step towards more beautiful breasts, Dr. Joshua Halpern welcomes them to their new normal.
For your complimentary consultation with Dr. Halpern, please call (813) 872-2696.