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ASPS Warns Against Fat Grafting Procedure in Breast Augmentation


Updated Mar 8, 2007

American plastic surgery groups have issued a warning to consumers to be cautious about using fat grafting techniques for breast augmentation. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) states that there is not sufficient evidence at this time to validate the safety of the procedure.

 

Fat grafting, a process which has been in existence for over twenty years, is the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. It is used primarily for the hands and face, but its use in breast augmentation has been increasing in recent years according to reports.

 

The organizations also believe that fat grafting may make detecting breast cancer difficult, or cause false mammography results.

 

Written by the CareFair.com Editorial Team.


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