Breast recreated using thigh fat.
IN WHAT has been termed a breakthrough surgery, doctors at a hospital in Delhi have used body fat from the thigh to help recreate natural breast of a woman who was diagnosed with a condition called Poland syndrome.
" Poland syndrome is a genetic problem that typically appears during a girl's teenage years. It causes absence of breast growth in just one side of the body and lack of chest muscles," said Dr Vivek Kumar, consultant at the department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, who performed the surgery.
" The 23- year- old woman from Indore was diagnosed with Poland syndrome when she reached puberty. She then herself searched the Internet for treatment available for the condition and met several doctors to find about fat grafting and breast implant," Kumar said.
Fat grafting, fat transfer or fat injection, is a natural, marginally invasive surgery for those seeking breast intensification or correcting the deformity caused due to Poland syndrome. As part of the procedure, fat is removed from the parts of the body where it is present significantly, such as the thighs, stomach or buttocks, and is then decontaminated to isolate the healthy fat cells from the impaired ones before being transferred to the region of the body that is deficient in volume, Kumar said.
The surgery was performed on June 28 last year. Fat grafting is the latest technique for breast augmentation and has reached India recently.
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