30 March 2009

Stem cells may be used for breast enhancement

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.


  1. Stem Cells - Is there anything they can't do?

  2. That's why they're called "stem" cells.

    But they don't seem to be able to enhance the intelligence or compassion of stem cell therapy opponents.

  3. actually, no-one to my knowledge opposes the use of your bodies own stem cells in treating you (as done in this procedure). What they object to is the creation of human embryos then destroying them to treat others.

    Whether or not you feel an embryo is fully human, there are some serious questions which should be addressed. At some point we could create an embryo, let it grow, then harvest the body parts for transplants. This is worthy of vigorous debate.

  4. You are correct, though many are not as logical in their thinking as you are.


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