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Invited Commentary
October 2017

Fat Grafting—More Than Just the Hype

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
JAMA Surg. 2017;152(10):951-952. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1717

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.