Autologous fat transfer for breast surgery

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2017 Aug 2;78(8):448-452. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2017.78.8.448.


Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries always have a primary aim of the best outcome for the patient, with a big emphasis on the aesthetics. Lipomodelling is one such technique, originally described over a century ago but still used to this day, to provide a patient with the highest quality results. This is particularly true for lipomodelling of the breast, whether it be purely cosmetic, or for a post-mastectomy reconstruction for a breast cancer patient. Lipomodelling provides an effective way of restoring and even improving the look and aesthetics of the breast and of helping achieve the patient's expectations. With the added advantage of being autologous, the procedure is safe and effective. This review discusses the latest guidelines and literature on autologous lipomodelling.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / transplantation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty / methods*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures* / methods
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures* / trends
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Transplantation, Autologous / methods