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Fat Injection for Breast Enlargement May Hinder Mammogram

Latest Study Contradicts Earlier Findings

Advice: ‘Choose Surgeon Carefully’

Khoobehi says women who are considering fat injections for breast reshaping need to be very careful about choosing a surgeon.

He recommends:

  • Choosing a surgeon certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery who has performed at least 20 fat injection procedures.
  • Choosing a surgeon who insists on long-term follow-up.
  • Avoid surgeons who do not take questions about the risks seriously. “If a surgeon tells you mammograms aren’t an issue because their patients don’t have calcifications, walk away,” he says.

He says patients should also avoid any surgeon claiming to perform breast augmentation with stem cell injections.

“This has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States, but it is all over the Internet,” he says. “Unethical surgeons may be claiming to do it, but who knows what they are injecting.”

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