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Fat grafting procedures improve breast surgery results

Article-Fat grafting procedures improve breast surgery results

Rome — A recent study suggests autologus fat grafting procedures — enhanced stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) fat grafting — maintain breast volume and three-dimensional contour better than standard procedure.

Researchers from the University of Rome Tor Vergata conducted a comparative translational study of 23 women suffering soft tissue defects of the breast to compare the effects of the procedures in promoting consistent fat volume after breast reconstruction.

Study investigators compared 10 cases of SVF-enhanced autologous fat grafting and 13 cases of PRP fat grafting with the results of a control group of 10 patients undergoing a standard centrifuged fat grafting procedure, HealthDay News reports.

According to HealthDay News, the study reports that 63 and 69 percent maintenance of contour restoring and three-dimensional volume was found in the SVF and PRP groups, respectively, and only 39 percent in the control group after one year.

"Engineered fat grafting based on the (addition) of SVF or PRP is a reliable alternative to breast implant based on some initial indications," the authors concluded.

The study was published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

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