I'm sorry you're having to go through this. I don't know the details of fat grafting, but if it's an option, your surgeon could certainly discuss it with you, or refer you to a surgeon who performs it. Have you checked out a saline implant? You could avoid the silicone, as well as autologous reconstruction... Good luck - PJH
You might be thinking about the DIEP reconstruction technique. This is a reconstruction technique that uses microsurgery to connect the blood vessels in fat that has been moved to create the reconstructed breast. I know several people who have had this surgery because they were not eligible for other types of reconstruction. However, it does have its own set of possible complications, so you would want to discuss the risks and benefits for you with the plastic surgeon and with your neurologist. With this type of surgery, it is especially important to have a surgeon who does a high volume of the procedure because it is a technically difficult surgery (according to the plastic surgeon I talked to).
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