Physicians in Britain are now offering stem cell therapy as a means of providing "natural" breast enhancement in women.
The stem cells are extracted from spare fat removed from the patient's thighs or stomach, then mixed with additional fat cells from the patient and injected into the breast.
It takes several months for the breast to achieve the desired size and shape... An increase of one cup size is likely, with the potential for larger gains as the technique improves.Currently this procedure is being used for breast reconstruction and enhancement in women who have undergone lumpectomies as surgical therapy for breast cancer. Injections of fat cells alone had previously been tried, but it was difficult to maintain an adequate vascular supply to the injected cells. The addition of stem cells seems to overcome this deficiency.
A separate project may study this technique on healthy women seeking breast enlargement, but at present it is not routinely available to women as a purely cosmetic procedure.