Women due to undergo corrective breast surgery may be heartened by the story of an East Ayrshire mother's procedure.
After discovering she had breast cancer five years ago, Irene Mackenzie's cancer treatment, consisting of a lumpectomy and radiation, left her feeling unhappy with her figure and lacking confidence, reports the Daily Mail.
It wasn't until she was told about a plastic surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and introduced to a pioneering new treatment that replicated her stem cells to reconstruct her breast that her life turned around.
Ms Mackenzie told the popular tabloid: "Initially, my breast and tummy felt bruised and swollen, but after a few weeks, this went down. Three months later, my stem cell treated breast looked and felt like normal breast tissue, even slightly firmer."
She added that she is delighted with the results and it has made her far more positive.
A lumpectomy involves the removal of the breast tumour as well as some of the breast tissue surrounding it and is suitable for those whose cancer has been detected early.