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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Grow Breasts from Fat: the Future of Breast Reconstruction

A new form of breast reconstruction that allows women to re-grow breasts from their own fat stem cells after a mastectomy could be offered to British and Australian breast cancer patients for the first time in 2010.

A human trial of the new technique is being planned by plastic surgeons at a London hospital. The trial will study whether fat cells can be induced to multiply and fill a breast-shaped mold implanted under the chest skin to recreate a breast after mastectomy. Australian scientists also recently announced that they would start similar treatments on women within six months, following animal studies involving mice and pigs that successfully re-grew breasts from fat.
To read the full story visit the blog of Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and Twitter friend @mchrysopoulo.


  1. Is there any more current info with regards to this very old article? I had a DIEP fail and would love to be part of any study to open up any alternatives to TUG or implants. Thanks, Eileen

  2. Eileen, I have shared your question with my reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kind, and he agreed to write a response here soon. I hope the information will be helpful.