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The breast was recreated from thigh fat.

poland syndromDoctors at a Delhi hospital have successfully constructed a natural right breast of a 23-year-old woman using body fat taken from her thigh. The patient, a resident of Indore, suffered from the Poland Syndrome, a genetic problem that typically appears during a girl’s teenage years.

“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.  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, Kumar said. 

 “We performed the surgery on June 28 of last year. During the surgery, autologous fat was injected into the left breast,which was taken from her thigh. Extra precautions were taken to inject the fat into soft cavities only and not into the chest cavity,” he said. 

 According to Dr Kumar, surgery was performed on June 28 last year. “During the surgery, we injected 450 ml of autologous fat into the left breast, which was taken from her thigh. While injecting the fat, we took care that it is dispersed evenly. Extra precautions were taken to inject fat into soft cavities and not into the chest cavity,“ he added.


Fat grafting is the latest technique for breast augmentation and has reached India recently. After the sessions of fat transfer surgery were completed successfully, she was asked to follow a regimen of post- operative care of two to three weeks and was fully recovered by the end of the third week, added Kumar.