World-first breast implant trial aims to provide safer alternative | ABC News

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Doctors at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital are conductuing world-first human trials of what could one day revolutionise breast reconstruction. Subscribe: Read more here:
In simple terms, scientists use a 3D printer to create a scaffold that looks like an intricately woven breast implant. It’s made from the same material used for dissolvable stitches.

Surgeons insert the scaffold into the breast area and inject it with the patient’s own fat. The scaffold then acts as a web that helps bind everything in place. Over the two years after insertion, the scaffold will completely dissolve.

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