Using Fat Grafting for Breast Surgery

I had the great opportunity to attend the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual conference in Toronto in October. Many studies were presented on the safety of fat grafting to the breast for reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Treatments include revisions after cancer, treatment of congenital deformities or size differences and augmentation (one half cup size). Reconstruction is especially exciting as it gives a good option for those who have had lumpectomy and radiation that need symmetry.

Previous concerns had been over the appearance of fat on radiologic examination. Studies showed that radiologists have been able to defferentiate. Risks include absorption of the fat, and some increased propensity for biopsy.

I have been performing the fat grafting procedure for over six years for facial and body work. The latest studies on breast fat grafting will enable Iowa Plastic Surgery to continue with the latest techniques and developments.

If you would like more information on this procedure please call Christina at (563) 322-8877 or by email for more information.

My Staff at Iowa Plastic Surgery

I have been blessed to have a top notch staff. Our patients tell me frequently how well our staff treats them and how nice they are. All of my staff has been with me a fairly long time. Christina has been with us for nine years and is our Patient Coordinator. Sue has been iwth us five years and had 15 years of medical assisting before us. Bobbi has been our medical aesthetician for four years, and Jody has been our manager for over three years. Amy has taken care of billing for almost five years and Sharon our part time receptionist has been with us for over five years also. Our operating room nurses Andrea and Marji have many years of nursing experience and have been with Iowa Plastic Surgery for two years.

I am grateful to have such an experienced, pleasant, and dedicated staff.

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