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Breasts 'grown' from tummy fat

10th July 2007

Scientists say they can use fat from the tummy or the bottom to grow new breasts in a treatment that could help cancer patients who have had mastectomies.

Researchers say they can create a fat mixture from concentrated stem cells and inject them into the breast, encouraging tissue to grow. The treatment has been detailed in Chemistry and Industry Magazine and scientists say the therapy can be carried out within the space of an hour.

However, Rajiv Grover of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said he has doubts over its immediate impact in cosmetic surgery.

 

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