Dr. Choi presenting our research on fat injection to the breast in SeattleWednesday, October 21st, 2009, 6:57 am
Dr. Choi will be presenting the work performed by herself and Dr. Karp involving the use of 3D scanning to follow the progress of fat injection to the breast for breast reconstruction purposes. The patients treated with fat injection include implant reconstructions, flap reconstructions, and deformities after lumpectomy. The data shows that the fat stabilizes after about 2 months and about 50% of the fat survives long term. This is the first study to objectively document the survival of fat grafting to the breast. The paper was accepted for presentation at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in Seattle, Washington on October 24, 2009.