Fox News Reports On Use of Stem Cells in Breast Enlargement Surgery

Posted on May 5, 2008 | by

Fox News reported in February of 2007 that women in the UK may soon be able to undergo a breast augmentation using stem cells and fat from a woman’s own body.

This technique, pioneered in Japan, causes the stem cells to enable the fat located in the breast tissue to grow their own blood supply and become a part of the breast.

Stem cells have the potential to change into any cells in the body, and are found most often in the fat cells. According to this Fox News report, doctors in the UK find the technique “appealing” and are enthusiastic about further testing and clinical trials.

The stem cell procedure may also be used for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. The treatment relies on a scientific process developed by the California company Cytori – which has mechanized the process for extracting and concentrating stem cells from adipose tissue.