Aesthetic Plastic Surgery | 2021
Treating Anisomastia and Tuberous Breast with Fat Grafting: Technique and Evaluation of Outcomes Using BREAST-Q Surveys
In the surgical correction of tuberous breast deformity, implants and regional flaps play a prominent role. Lately, fat grafting has been used as an alternative, but there is evidence that patient satisfaction is higher after correction with implants compared with lipofilling. We report a tuberous breasts correction series of ten cases, enrolled between 2015 and 2018. Percutaneous fasciotomies and fat grafting were performed by the Body-Jet technique. Analysis of outcomes was undertaken with BREAST-Q surveys. The breast satisfaction scores increased from 0 to 75 (p < 0.01), the psychological well-being scores from 20 to 70 (p < 0.01) and the sexual well-being scores from 18.5 to 58 (p = 0.02), while the physical well-being scores remained stable (from 68 to 63, p = 0.2). The median outcome satisfaction score was 86. Scores of patient-reported outcomes after lipofilling can reach and even exceed those of patients corrected with implants, at the cost of more interventions. Fat grafting is beginning to establish itself as a true alternative in the treatment of tuberous breast deformity in patients with the appropriate fat deposits. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine Ratings, please refer to Table of Contents or online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266.