Risks and complications

Breast reconstruction with autologous fat - Dr. med. Daniel Münch

A small proportion of the fat cells does not survive the transplant and are re-absorbed by the body. Over 80% of the fat transplanted with this method heals. The primary risk with an autogenous breast enlargement is the resorption of the unhealed fat cells. If many fat cells clump together and the body cannot break them down, then oily nodes can form.  The Beauli-Technik™ that we use employs a fine, even distribution into the tissue, so that this problem can largely be avoided. In very rare cases, an infection can occur, but these are generally treatable with antibiotics.

The right mode is critical

Fat injections were and are still today being done today without real attention to the correct handling of the fat cells. Sometimes the fat recovered from an ordinary liposuction is sprayed directly into the breast using large cannulae. Then a large proportion of the cells dies, and loses their content - oil.  With large fat clusters, the accumulated oil is no longer decomposed by the body, but is sequestered with a tissue covering. This covering can later calcify and lead to a hardening in the breast.

A higher breast cancer risk is unlikely and has not been documented as yet. Because no fat cells are transferred into glands themselves, any subsequent breast examinations (e.g. a mammogram) can be executed without reservation. This is in contrast to the method using silicone implants: in that case, the evaluation of the mammogram is complicated or no longer possible.

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