Surgeon on 'stem-cell' fat grafts for cancer patients
Eva Weiler-Mithoff, a consultant surgeon at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow, discusses the findings of a 12-month clinical trail using "stem-cell fat grafting".
The trial followed around 70 women in the UK and Europe who underwent reconstructive surgery following breast cancer.
During the surgery, fat was removed from the patient's stomach or thighs using liposuction, and the fat was then processed prior to transplantation into the breast.
She discusses the effectiveness of the procedure and explains why the technique is not yet suitable for breast augmentation surgery, despite it already being offered by private cosmetic clinics in the UK.
29 Sep 2011
- From the section Health