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Successful use of squeezed-fat grafts to correct a breast affected by Poland syndrome.

Yang H, Lee H - Aesthetic Plast Surg (2010)

Bottom Line: After surgery, several small cysts and minimal calcifications were present but no significant complications.In conclusion, higher condensation of fat tissues through squeezing centrifugation would help to achieve better results in volume maintenance and reduce complications.The study experiments with squeezed fat simply suggest a hypothesis that squeezing centrifugation could select healthier cells through pressure disruption of relatively thinner membranes of larger, more vulnerable and more mature fat cells.

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Affiliation: Kangnam Plastic Surgery, Shinsa-Dong 577-7, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.

ABSTRACT
This study attempted to reconstruct deformities of a Poland syndrome patient using autologous fat tissues. All injected fat tissues were condensed by squeezing centrifugation. Operations were performed four times with intervals over 6 months. The total injection volume was 972 ml, and the maintained volume of 628 ml was measured by means of a magnetic resonance image (MRI). The entire follow-up period was 4.5 years. After surgery, several small cysts and minimal calcifications were present but no significant complications. The cosmetic outcomes and volume maintenance rates were excellent despite the overlapped large-volume injections. In conclusion, higher condensation of fat tissues through squeezing centrifugation would help to achieve better results in volume maintenance and reduce complications. It is necessary, however, to perform more comparative studies with many clinical cases for a more scientific analysis. The study experiments with squeezed fat simply suggest a hypothesis that squeezing centrifugation could select healthier cells through pressure disruption of relatively thinner membranes of larger, more vulnerable and more mature fat cells.

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Serial photos showing minimal interval change between 6 months and 1 year after the second surgery. a–c View 1 February 2005 before surgery. d–f View 3 January 2006 1 year after the first surgery. g–i View 24 July 2006 6 months after the second surgery. j–l View 26 January 2007 1 year after the second surgery. m–o View 9 January 2008 1 year after the third surgery. p–r View 24 May 2008 4 months after the fourth surgery
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Fig1: Serial photos showing minimal interval change between 6 months and 1 year after the second surgery. a–c View 1 February 2005 before surgery. d–f View 3 January 2006 1 year after the first surgery. g–i View 24 July 2006 6 months after the second surgery. j–l View 26 January 2007 1 year after the second surgery. m–o View 9 January 2008 1 year after the third surgery. p–r View 24 May 2008 4 months after the fourth surgery

Mentions: There was no lump or hardness after surgery, and the patient’s satisfaction was very high. Serial photos showed little interval change and good skin expansion (Fig. 1). All radiologic findings showed only small cysts and no other abnormal findings (Figs. 2, 3, 4, 5). The MRI digital volume calculation showed 627 ml of volume in the right breast (Fig. 6).Fig. 1


Successful use of squeezed-fat grafts to correct a breast affected by Poland syndrome.

Yang H, Lee H - Aesthetic Plast Surg (2010)

Serial photos showing minimal interval change between 6 months and 1 year after the second surgery. a–c View 1 February 2005 before surgery. d–f View 3 January 2006 1 year after the first surgery. g–i View 24 July 2006 6 months after the second surgery. j–l View 26 January 2007 1 year after the second surgery. m–o View 9 January 2008 1 year after the third surgery. p–r View 24 May 2008 4 months after the fourth surgery
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Fig1: Serial photos showing minimal interval change between 6 months and 1 year after the second surgery. a–c View 1 February 2005 before surgery. d–f View 3 January 2006 1 year after the first surgery. g–i View 24 July 2006 6 months after the second surgery. j–l View 26 January 2007 1 year after the second surgery. m–o View 9 January 2008 1 year after the third surgery. p–r View 24 May 2008 4 months after the fourth surgery
Mentions: There was no lump or hardness after surgery, and the patient’s satisfaction was very high. Serial photos showed little interval change and good skin expansion (Fig. 1). All radiologic findings showed only small cysts and no other abnormal findings (Figs. 2, 3, 4, 5). The MRI digital volume calculation showed 627 ml of volume in the right breast (Fig. 6).Fig. 1

Bottom Line: After surgery, several small cysts and minimal calcifications were present but no significant complications.In conclusion, higher condensation of fat tissues through squeezing centrifugation would help to achieve better results in volume maintenance and reduce complications.The study experiments with squeezed fat simply suggest a hypothesis that squeezing centrifugation could select healthier cells through pressure disruption of relatively thinner membranes of larger, more vulnerable and more mature fat cells.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Kangnam Plastic Surgery, Shinsa-Dong 577-7, Kangnam-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.

ABSTRACT
This study attempted to reconstruct deformities of a Poland syndrome patient using autologous fat tissues. All injected fat tissues were condensed by squeezing centrifugation. Operations were performed four times with intervals over 6 months. The total injection volume was 972 ml, and the maintained volume of 628 ml was measured by means of a magnetic resonance image (MRI). The entire follow-up period was 4.5 years. After surgery, several small cysts and minimal calcifications were present but no significant complications. The cosmetic outcomes and volume maintenance rates were excellent despite the overlapped large-volume injections. In conclusion, higher condensation of fat tissues through squeezing centrifugation would help to achieve better results in volume maintenance and reduce complications. It is necessary, however, to perform more comparative studies with many clinical cases for a more scientific analysis. The study experiments with squeezed fat simply suggest a hypothesis that squeezing centrifugation could select healthier cells through pressure disruption of relatively thinner membranes of larger, more vulnerable and more mature fat cells.

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Related in: MedlinePlus