Prediction of the Postoperative Fat Volume Retention Rate After Augmentation Mammoplasty with Autologous Fat Grafting: From the Perspective of Preoperative Inflammatory Level

Xiaoyu Zhang, Dali Mu, Yan Lin, Chenglong Wang, Boyang Xu, Yan Yang, Wandi Li, Yue Liu, Haoran Li

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Postoperative fat volume retention rate (PFVRR) after augmentation mammoplasty with autologous fat grafting is highly variable on an individual basis and challenging to be predicted. However, at present, there is a lack of further research on the relevant preoperative patient's self-related influencing factors. The early inflammatory response degree, directly influenced by preoperative inflammatory level, is an indispensable part of angiogenesis, which is a key factor in adipocyte survival.

A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent breast augmentation with autologous fat grafting performed by a senior surgeon. Preoperative patient demographics and laboratory findings relevant to inflammatory level, such as monocyte to lymphocyte ratio (MLR), were included as the independent variables. The PFVRR more than 3 months after the operation was included as the dependent variable. Key factors influencing the PFVRR were analyzed.

Preoperative peripheral blood inflammatory indicators can influence the PFVRR, with the MLR positively and L count negatively. Based on the diagnostic threshold of MLR = 0.23 derived from this study, clinicians can make reasonable predictions of whether half of the injected fat volume would be retained based on preoperative blood routine tests that are readily available.

Read full article here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34599352/ 

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