Since 2003, scientists have been studying the ability to use autologous fat stem cells in breast augmentation for the reconstruction of a breast after cancer surgery. Until now, it was unknown whether or not this may cause the recurrence of cancer. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh discovered, however, this type of treatment is safe even with inactive tumor cells in the area.
Researchers explain this method to be safe not only following a tumor removal, but also if a woman wishes to cosmetically enhance her breasts.
The method involves collecting fat stem cells through liposuction and then injecting these fat stem cells, using very small needles, into the breast. After doing that, the implanted fat tissue begins circulating blood and the breast is permanently enhanced. Due to the nature of the procedure, the results are very effective and as close to natural as possible. It must be performed using local anesthesia.
Some doctors also use these treatments to rejuvenate skin on the face, hands, and to augment hips, calves, thighs, and cleavage.
The therapy has also been shown effective for removal of previous attempts at liposuction or to smooth the appearance of cellulite.