If Mother Nature did not bless you with bountiful breasts, yet you are wary of introducing a foreign material like breast implants into your body, you may soon have another option: stem cell breast augmentation.
Stem cells can be anything they want when they grow up, which is why they are so promising in the treatment of both congenital and degenerative disease. Stem cells found in liposuctioned fat are one of the latest areas being explored in stem cell research, and they are free of many of the ethical issues that come with stem cells gained by other means.
Here's the short version of how stem cell breast augmentation works: A surgeon performs liposuction on an area of your body where you could stand to lose a little excess fat. The suctioned fat is divided in half. One half of the fat has its stem cells extracted and purified. The stem cells are then added and mixed into the other half of the suctioned fat which is then reintroduced into the new site where more fullness is desired.
The extra stem cells serve two purposes:
- to increase the amount of transplanted fat that survives and thrives
- to encourage growth of more fat cells in the transplant area
The end result is of this is that you can actually grow your own bigger breasts. Your own fat and stem cells are used, and there is no need for the introduction of any foreign or artificial materials into your body. Bonus: You get a flatter tummy (or thinner thighs, as the case may be) as a result of the liposuction portion of the procedure.
Of course, all the usual risks of surgery still apply. And the procedure is still in the experimental stage, with no long term data available on its safety, effectiveness, or possible future effects on mammography or other types of breast cancer screeening.
Not quite ready to be a guinea pig for this new technology? Learn more more about enhancing your breasts the old-fashioned way with breast implants.
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