There are different surgical techniques that can be used in breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The plastic surgeon and the patient decide together which technique is recommended in each case.
In cases of breast-conserving surgery, when the tumour or the cancer cells are removed and the breast is partially conserved, a good option to give the additional volume to reconstruct the breast is using fat transfer from other parts of the body, stimulated with growth factors. The technique involves performing a small liposuction from areas where the patient has excess fat. This fat will be harvested, washed and then transferred back directly to the breast via tiny cannulas. Usually two or three sessions are needed to achieve the desired volume. This technique, just like the other post-mastectomy reconstruction techniques, does not interfere with the evolution of the disease.