New Delhi: Doctors here have successfully constructed a natural breast from body fats taken from the thighs of a 23-year-old woman, a statement said on Sunday.
Due to Poland syndrome - a genetic disorder that affects the growth of one of the breasts - the left breast of the young woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh had not developed, doctors at the Sir Ganga Ram hospital said.
"She was under depression and suffered a low self-esteem. She then decided to explore the internet to find a solution for her problem. She could either go for breast implant or fat grafting surgery," the statement said.
Following consultations with Ganga Ram hospital's plastic and cosmetic surgeon Vivek Kumar, the woman opted for fat grafting, also identified as fat transfer as it is a natural, marginally invasive surgery.
"It is the latest technique for breast augmentation and has reached India recently. It is being used for many other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of breasts," Kumar said.