Breast ‘regrowth’ trial planned
Researchers in Australia plan to test a medical "scaffold" designed to stimulate natural breast tissue to regrow following surgery.
Doctors from the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Melbourne, will test the technique next year in a trial involving six patients.
The team say that the permanent fat found in breasts can be grown inside this contoured scaffold.
They claim to have successfully tested the device in pigs.
The results of that experiment were presented at a plastic surgery conference in Sydney.