• Has anyone had anything like this done to repair spots on their face that cancer or treatment has damaged?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Monday, February 19, 2018

    Has anyone had anything like this done to repair spots on their face that cancer or treatment has damaged?

    Jabs of belly fat help repair faces after cancer surgery damage: Pioneering treatment proves effective at repairing sensitive areas of the face

    People who are left disfigured after cancer surgery are having the damage to their faces repaired by injections of stomach fat.

    The pioneering treatment is being given to those who have suffered severe damage as a result of radiotherapy and operations to remove tumors from their head or neck.

    For decades, surgeons have successfully used a similar type of fat transfer to reconstruct breast tissue after cancer surgery such as mastectomies.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5404487/Jabs-belly-fat-fix-faces-cancer.html#ixzz57Vf4NLDN
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    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • mmnorris' Avatar
      mmnorris

      No. I've been wanting to go see a plastic surgeon to see if there was anything to be done about the darker skin in my radiation field. It looks like I have a dark tan on half of my face.

      4 months ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      Can they fix my throat. I want to eat! Doc's cut a nerve in my face, now half of my throat is paralyzed & everything I swallow goes down the wrong pipe. I keep getting aspriation pneumonia. No fun. I need a cheeseburger!

      4 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Greg, thank you. This is great news for many.

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      DKat- I can relate to the going down the wrong way thing. I am choking about 3/4 of the time when I eat. I can make it go down the right way some of the time just fine, but the others it trys to go down wrong. I had pneumonia a couple years ago and now I think that's why. Stretching to come next month for me.

      4 months ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      GregP The surgery was between my left ear & face. They broke my jaw to get in there to scrape the cancer away. they also scraped my brain stem & took a cartoid artery. I do have some personality changes & am at increased risk of stroke.. I have had an injection to my vocal cords to help bring them closer together. Helped with volume, but nothing else. I have had swallow therapy. They suggested throat stretching, but the docs said no. Too much damage. I can barely open my mouth. but I could get a cheeseburger in there if I wanted to. I am going to the Massey Cancer Center at the Medical College of Virginia. They work with UVA also. Any advice? I would at least like to be able to swallow liquids, but solid food would be GREAT!!!

      4 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Dkats, wow, your problems can beat my problems up, with one hand! Sorry, I don't have any usable advice for that. It's out of my experience range. But we sure hope you get some relief. W just ate supper and I was able to do tricks again. By choking on a hotdog, and then blowing some of it out my nose. Never a dull moment when I eat.

      4 months ago

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