Relocating Fat to Augment Breasts

December 3, 2009

The New York Times

The New York Times covers a new kind of recycling that doesn't involve plastic bottles or newspapers: liposuctioning fat from a woman's belly, thighs or buttocks and injecting it into the breast to augment them. The article covers the pros and cons of this procedure, including that mammograms could be misread since some injected fat dies and calcifies, skewing readings. Emily Conant, MD, professor of Radiology and chief of Breast Imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is included in the article. According to Dr. Conant, a baseline mammogram "is a must" for every woman considering breast augmentation or reduction... Read More