Composite Breast Augmentation Symposium in New York

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Fri, 04/19/2013

Last week I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in New York city. But the highlight for me was the Composite Breast Augmentation Symposium, held the day before at the Yale cClub in New York City. The meeting was organized by Dr. Dan Del Vecchio of Boston, and Dr. Eric Auclair of Paris, and featured an international panel of speakers on the topic of breast augmentation or reconstruction that combines implants with fat grafting. I have been performing Composite Breast Augmentation for a number of years in select patients, and the speakers at the meeting highlighted the numerous ways that breast implants can be combined with fat grafting to improve results. These include:

  • Improving the appearance of the cleavage area and upper pole fullness of the breast
  • Increasing the thickness of the tissues to improve the natural appearance by concealing the edge of the implant
  • Correct visible rippling due to saline breast implants
  • Improve or correct breast uneveness or asymmetry
  • Improve breast shape particularly for tubular breast problems
  • Improve or even correct capsular contracture
  • Correct or improve problems with breast implants and flaps for breast reconstruction

In addition to the talks discussing breast augmentation with implants combined with fat, there were also talks on combining fat grafting with breast lift and the use of the RAFT (Reverse Abdominoplasty with Fat Transfer) procedure to improve the results of breast reconstruction.  These are all techniques that we offer at the Breast Center at the Bougainvillea Clinique, and it was gratifying to see that these procedures are becoming increasingly accepted as the old standard in breast reconstruction and augmentation.

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