Fat grafting has emerged over the last decade as an increasingly used adjunct to standard breast reconstructive techniques to improve the contour and feel of the breast. However, to our knowledge, very few studies have reported on the effects of fat grafting on patient-reported outcomes. In this issue of JAMA Surgery, Bennett et al1 analyzed data from the multicenter, prospective Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcome Consortium to assess the association of fat grafting with patient satisfaction following breast reconstruction. The study is notable, as it is the first in the literature to provide patient-reported outcomes regarding fat grafting in the setting of a prospective trial.
Hollenbeck ST, Hwang ES. Fat Grafting—More Than Just the Hype. JAMA Surg. Published online June 28, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1717