I keep hearing more and more that fat transfer is being used in the breasts. I thought doctors were opposed to this. Why is it being used now? Has anything changed with the procedure?
The American Society of Plastic Surgery, recently changed their official position paper on fat transfer to the breast and now supports it as a safe procedure. This is based on many studies which demonstrate that there is NO increased risk of cancer or cancer detection following fat transfer to the breast.
We find it ironic that breast implants which have very significant complications including the current wide scale removal of silicone implants in Europe due to potential for causing cancer have been promoted as being safer than a womans own fat for so many years.