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Fat Injections Safe for Mastectomy Reconstruction

A study published in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggests that fat injections are safe for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

Researchers at three French and Italian hospitals followed 513 women who had lipofilling (fat obtained by liposuction from one part of the body is injected into the breast) done after breast cancer surgery between 2000 to 2010. Lipofilling for breast contouring was performed after mastectomy and breast reconstruction in 370 women and after lumpectomies in 143 women. The overall complication rate was less than 3%.

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