Adiposet – Patients

Patient Benefits

The time following breast cancer treatment can be very challenging for patients and Adiposet™ has been developed to make the reconstruction process a more positive experience.

Key benefits are:

  • Only one liposuction (harvesting) procedure under general anaesthetic is needed to collect the fat, whereas existing methods require multiple liposuction procedures under general anaesthetic.
  • Subsequent procedures are done under local anaesthetic.
  • There is usually faster recovery and less scarring.
  • The patient’s own fat (adipose) tissue is used to reconstruct the breast following surgery. There is no risk of rejection and the outcome is very natural in appearance and feel.

The patients very much preferred the simple re-injection of stored fat under local anaesthetic or as a general anaesthetic day case because they have less pain and require no time off work.

Dr Eva Weiler-Mithoff | Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK

Further Information

Below are links that provide information you may find useful. You should also discuss any questions with your medical team or surgeon who will advise you on your particular circumstances.

NHS Choices- Live Well – Breast Reconstruction – Information on breast reconstruction in general. It also has links to stories from women who share their experience of going through breast cancer treatment and reconstruction.

Breast Cancer Care – Breast Reconstruction – Short animated videos showing what to expect and options for breast reconstruction.

Cancer Research UK – about breast reconstruction – General information about breast reconstruction.

Macmillan Cancer Support – Lipomodelling – General information on lipomodelling after breast reconstruction surgery.

Keeping Abreast – Breast Cancer Reconstruction Support Charity