Article Abstract

The role of fat grafting in prepectoral breast reconstruction

Authors: Halley Darrach, Franca Kraenzlin, Nima Khavanin, Karan Chopra, Justin M. Sacks


Prepectoral breast reconstruction has reemerged as a promising alternative to submuscular implants, as they place the patient at lower risk for pain, muscular impairment, and animation deformity. However, the thinner amount of overlying tissue in prepectoral reconstruction presents its own unique set of challenges. A “rippling” deformity is seen in some prepectoral patients, which is typically corrected with fat grafting. This report details our recommended technique for fat grafting in the prepectorally implanted patient.