Stem Cell Breast Augmentation Receives FDA Approval

Stem cells have already been used to help with the repair of certain organs and tissues, and the process of harvesting the cells from fat may soon be commonplace in the cosmetic surgery realm. The FDA has recently approved the stem cell breast augmentation procedure, a combination of liposuction and breast enhancement techniques that can enhance the breasts to create a fuller, more natural appearance.

“Stem cell implants” have been in the media spotlight in recent years, as they do offer a more natural look and feel than conventional implants made with silicone or saline. In this procedure, the implant is made using the body’s own cells and tissues.

Fat is extracted from the stomach and thighs before the stem cells are extracted from the fatty mass. The stem cells are then added to other fatty tissues so that they can regenerate and create real body tissues. This results in smoother, softer and more supple looking breasts, and there is no risk of rupturing or a risk of the formation of cysts.

The stem cell implant procedure can increase the size of the breasts between one to two cup sizes, and offers a natural alternative to silicone or saline implants. Several trials have been completed in Europe with great success, and now research confirms that the stem cell procedure for breast augmentation is a viable option for patients in the United States.

Professor Kefa Mokbel, a consultant breast surgeon at the London Breast Institute at the Princess Grace Hospital reported last year that “implants are a foreign body. They are associated with long-term complications and require replacement. They can also lean and cause scarring.” The stem cell technique does not have these risks and side effects, and is most suitable for  a modest increase in breast size. Ultimately, this procedure can help to restore volume and create a more balanced, attractive silhouette. (Source: TimesOnline)

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.