Prevents ‘separated-breasts’ deformity, which may produce unnatural results
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parasternal fat grafting at the time of breast augmentation is a safe procedure and provides a valuable cosmetic advantage, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Francisco G. Bravo, M.D., Ph.D., from the Clinica Gomez Bravo in Madrid, retrospectively evaluated the aesthetic benefits of selective parasternal fat grafting at the time of primary implant breast augmentation in 59 consecutive patients. Group 1 patients (38) were treated only with breast implants, while group 2 patients (21) received breast implants plus parasternal fat grafting of 60 to 140 cc of adipose tissue.
Bravo found that in group 1 the mean length between the parasternal vertical aesthetic lines was significantly higher (2.26 cm; P < 0.0001), while in group 2 this length was significantly lower after surgery (0.60 cm; P < 0.0001). In group 2 there were no cysts or fat necroses reported.
“Parasternal fat grafting performed simultaneously with breast augmentation is a safe procedure, and seems to provide a valuable cosmetic advantage by improving the medial transition zone of the breast implant with the presternal area,” Bravo writes. “It prevents a ‘separated-breasts’ deformity, which may produce unnatural results in implant-based breast augmentations, especially in thin patients.”
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