Krastev and colleagues1 should be commended for their carefully matched cohort study that supports the long-term oncological safety of postmastectomy autologous fat transfer (AFT). It is currently recommended that, before undergoing a mastectomy, patients should have the opportunity to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss their reconstructive options. Patients are then offered the standard implant-based or tissue flap–based reconstructions. Autologous fat transfer is rarely mentioned.
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Khouri KS, Khouri RK, Khouri RK. The Third Postmastectomy Reconstruction Option—Autologous Fat Transfer. JAMA Surg. 2019;154(1):63–64. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.3757
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