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Is it possible that I can use tissue from my daughter's breast reduction to enhance my breasts?

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My daughter wants a breast reduction and I want a breast augmentation or implants.  It seems that with today's technology it might be possible to transplant her breast tissue to my breasts.  Is this a possibility?

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Kathryn,

Sorry, but no.  At the present day this technology, if utilized, would be very, very expensive.

Best,

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Implants are much less complicated than Breast Transplant from another person, even your own daughter.

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Tissue transplanted from another person would be rejected unless you are on immune suppression drugs, as with an organ transplant. The only theoretical exception would be an identical twin.  Even the use of your own fat tissue transplanted to the breasts has some limitations.

Richard A. Baxter, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Mountlake Terrace, WA

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Although it would seem an easy thing to do, the reality is that your body would reject her tissue fairly quickly.  From an immune system standpoint, your body would recognize that these were not your cells and would work to destroy those cells.  

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No new cannot have your daughter's breast tissue transplanted to you.  To do so you would have to have significant antigenic testing to make certain that your daughter's tissue is compatible with yours.  In addition Breast fat transfer even from your own body fat is not always successful.  Considering that he would be transpiring tissue from a different person the chances of survival of the fat even with an antigenic match is unlikely.

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No new cannot have your daughter's breast tissue transplanted to you.  To do so you would have to have significant antigenic testing to make certain that your daughter's tissue is compatible with yours.  In addition Breast fat transfer even from your own body fat is not always successful.  Considering that he would be transpiring tissue from a different person the chances of survival of the fat even with a tissue match is unlikely.

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No new cannot have your daughter's breast tissue transplanted to you.  To do so you would have to have significant antigenic testing to make certain that your daughter's tissue is compatible with yours.  In addition Breast fat transfer even from your own body fat is not always successful.  Considering that you would be transpiring tissue from a different person the chances of survival of the fat even with a tissue match is unlikely.

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