Safety of Lipofilling in Patients with Breast Cancer

Clin Plast Surg. 2015 Jul;42(3):339-44, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.004. Epub 2015 Apr 28.


Lipotransfer represents a technical revolution in plastic surgery and is increasingly used worldwide. Although known for several decades, lipofilling has only recently found widespread use in patients with breast cancer to improve the results of breast reconstructions and to correct deformities after conservative treatment. The plastic surgery literature underlines the technique's versatility and the quality of the results, showing lipofilling as an effective cosmetic procedure and proposing it as a safe, neutral biological material that is able to restore the body contour. Several studies underline the power of transferred fat to regenerate blood supply in skin disorders following radiotherapy.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Breast conservative treatment; Breast reconstruction; Fat transfer; Lipofilling; Mastectomy; Oncoplasty; Recurrences.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipectomy
  • Mammaplasty* / methods
  • Mastectomy
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Patient Safety
  • Tissue Transplantation
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting
  • Treatment Outcome