Hospital pioneers new breast reconstruction technique following surgery

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Hospital pioneers new breast reconstruction technique following surgery

A new micropigmentation service has now been launched at Kettering General Hospital to complete breast reconstruction following cancer surgery.

And the first patient to receive the service  which uses tattooing techniques to complete nipple reconstruction – is the Chairperson and Founder of a group that supported the hospital in setting up the service.

Mother-of-two Jane Borland, 47, from Corby, is Chairperson and Founder of the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Group (BRA) which supports women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are considering breast reconstruction following surgery.

In April 2015 the BRA group successful completed a six year fundraising journey that raised £6,200 to buy the micropigmentation machine that the hospital is using to set up the new service.

Since then the hospital has been working to establish the service getting expert help from University Hospitals Leicester who have provided a clinical nurse specialist skilled in micropigmentation. The clinical nurse specialist is working alongside KGH to provide the service until our own staff have undergone sufficient training and practice in the skill.

Mrs Borland said:  This is a fantastic new service that will be a great benefit to women who have been through the trauma of having breast cancer surgery and then reconstructive surgery.

 I have been fortunate enough to have been the first patient to have benefitted from the service  I was one of three people who received it on October 6.

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