Breast Augmentation Using Stem Cells? Not Yet…
- Posted on: Aug 30 2008
An interesting article claims that plastic surgeons in Europe and Japan are using stem cells for breast augmentation. It also states that some surgeons in the United States are also performing stem cell breast augmentation.
The closest thing to stem cell breast augmentation that I have experience with is fat grafting to the breast. Fat actually does contain a large amount of stem cells, and the procedure does work. However, due to significant controversy regarding its possible effects on mammography and breast cancer detection, I don’t recommend it except in those situations where breast implants are not able to be used. The standard of care for breast augmentation is still the breast implant, and I expect that this will not change for a long time.
I know of no plastic surgeons in the U.S. who actually experiment with stem cells for breast augmentation.
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Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.
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