New Procedure Uses Stem Cells for Breast Augmentation
Stem cell breast augmentation to be available in six month says researcher
Scientists in the UK are working on a new process for treating women with breast deformities caused from cancer treatment that uses stem cells taken from their own bodies. The process takes stem cells from fat located around the woman’s stomach or thighs using specialized equipment. The stem cells than can then be mixed with another batch of fat from the patient before being injected into the breasts.
The researchers claim that it can take several months before the breast achieves the desired shape and size. Researcher Professor Kefah Mokbel from the London Breast Institute said. “This is a very exciting advance in breast surgery. They [breasts treated with stem cells] feel more natural because this tissue has the same softness as the rest of the breast. Implants are a foreign body. They are associated with long-term complications and require replacement. They can also leak and cause scarring.”