Autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation: A systematic review

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As the technique of autologous fat grafting is being refined and perfected, its clinical applications are expanding. The use of autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation is controversial due to a lack of clarity regarding its safety and efficacy. Most notably, concerns about interference with the detection of breast cancer have been raised, but these have not been clearly addressed in the literature. To help surgeons gain further insight, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature, carefully comparing technique, clinical outcome, radiologic impact, and complications in all available data on this subject. Although an optimal method of autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation is yet to be standardized, further strong evidence-based studies are necessary to confirm the findings of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-890
Number of pages9
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2011



  • Autologous fat graft
  • Breast augmentation
  • Complications
  • Fat grafting
  • Radiologic impact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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