I have a mastectomy and considering breast reconstruction. I want skin not implants. Want to use skin from my sister who had gastrointestinal surgery. Is that possible? thanks
Can You Use a Siblings Skin to Due a Breast Reconstruction?
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Unless your sibling is an identical twin, you would have to use immunosuppressants to prevent rejection.
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Skin and fat from and identical twin can be used for breast reconstruction.
The transfer can be done betwen identical twins. This is how the first organ transplant, a kidney transplant, was able to be performed.
If you are identical twins
We had a case of breast reconstruction using the abdominal tissue from identical twins. Please discuss your desires with your plastic surgeon.
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