With improvements to fat collection and processing technology available to experienced plastic surgeons, a more natural alternative to breast augmentation is now an alternative available to appropriate candidates. A patient’s own fat and accompanying stem cells can be utilized to enhance the breasts as well as perform post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Simon has extensive experience with fat grafting procedures and has now translated that knowledge to breast enhancement procedures.
Refined techniques are utilized to ‘harvest’ a patient’s fat and stem cells from areas of the body with unwanted fat deposits. This harvest involves specialized liposuction techniques to collect the fat and stem cells in a gentle way to allow preservation of the viability of the cells. In other words, by peforming the collection in this manner, a higher percentage of the fat cells and stem cells will remain in the areas they are grafted. Dr. Simon uses the latest and most effective, FDA approved, equipment for fat collection and preparation. The added benefit of this procedure is the body contouring that can be accomplished through liposuction. Studies in recent years have demonstrated the safety of this procedure as well as showing that patients can still undergo normal, standard breast screening with mammograms without interference from the fat grafts.