Autologous Fat Grafting in the Breast: Lipofilling
The use of autologous fat for correction of body contour defects is not new. The first descriptions date from the end of the nineteenth century, and in the twentieth century this procedure became widely used, mainly in surgical procedures of the hands and the face. The use of this technique in the breast began to be considered in the 1980s, stimulated by the advent of liposuction for aesthetic purposes.
KeywordsLipofilling Fat grafting Oncological safety Aesthetical outcomes Oncoplastic techniques
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