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GUEST LECTURE IN MARRAKECH 2013

The clinic’s chief physician has been invited as a guest lecturer to present Oslo Plastic Surgery results with “Aesthetic breast enlargement using autologous fat transfer: Can it challenge breast implants?” Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress on November 8 & 9, 2013.

Aim

Fat grafting has been a well-known clinical method for reconstruction of small defects and recently applied in face, breast reconstruction and breast augmentation as an alternative to breast implants. PatientsOslo Plastic Surgery Clinic has carried out 49 breast enlargements (in 43 patients) with fat grafting to treat hypoplasia mammae, asymmetry, in combination with other procedures such as abdominoplasty and mastopexy since 2008. The patients had to fulfill five criteria to become a candidate for surgery: no wish to use foreign objects, existing fat to be corrected not just a donor site, a realistic expectation of volume increase of breasts, no breast cancer history and agreement on radiographic follow up.

Methods

The fat was machine centrifuged for three minutes in one group (28 enlargements) and a manual centrifuge was used in another group of patients (21 enlargements). Fat was usually harvested from abdomen, thigh, buttocks or knee and was grafted into intersecting and parallel canals through small incisions