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Woman set to have breasts reconstructed using 'pig skin'

London, Sept. 03 : A mother-of-two, who has an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer, has opted to have both her breasts removed and then reconstructed using pig skin.


Kelly Cruse, who has seen her great grandmother, mother and cousin all suffer the disease, will have a double mastectomy, after which surgeons will immediately reconstruct her breasts by inserting a pig skin graft, Metro.co.uk reported.

The 32-year-old has chosen the procedure, called Strattice Tissue Matrix, which means she will have just one operation in her life.

According to doctors, the results are better as they will not need to take tissue from another part of her body and the graft will also leave her breasts feeling more flexible and robust.

The graft, which is stripped of all pig cells so the body does not reject it, works like an internal bra, into the bust to hold the implants in place.

--ANI (Posted on 03-09-2013)

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