Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Risks

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Dr. Roger Khouri, Plastic Surgeon at Baptist Health South Florida, explains some of the risks that people might be facing with fat transfer breast augmentation: “Anesthesia risk, which is really minimal; a little infection blood, since we’re not opening tissue the risk of bleeding and hematoma, is really very rare and the main risk is if you’re injecting fat that doesn’t survive, you can have nodules all over the breast.”

According to him, that is a big problem, because it makes you anxious and nervous and makes you take unnecessary biopsies.

Transcript
Every procedure there’s there’s always a little bit of a risk associated with anything that we have done so can you just touch briefly on some of the risks that people might be facing in this kind of a procedure well you know the obvious anesthesia risk which is really minimal today a little infection blood since we’re not opening tissue the risk of bleeding and hematoma is really very rare the main risk really is if you’re injecting fat that doesn’t survive if you inject blobs with the big syringe you can have nodules all over the breast that’s a big problem because you know makes you all anxious and nervous what are these all about and they unnecessary biopsies etc and that’s the reason why the procedure was banned in the first place so the main risk here is having palpable nodules that are worrisome we minimize it with our technique of grafting very thin fat very gently in a space that we create it in so that week we enlarge the field to put more seeds we don’t stuff more seeds in the tiny field it’s actually a key point we get an MRI and all of our patients and we get a six-month follow-up MRI so we have a good baseline of how the breasts look so that if in the future they come back and oh doctor I feel a little nodule we can get an MRI we can compare and at 99 almost all of these things get resolved because they look like fat their radiologist identifies them as fat so we can take an ultrasound and we can just get rid of it
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