Getting breast implants continues to be one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery today. However, this procedure is not without its downside. The traditional silicone and water methods available are widely known to have issues when it comes to leaks, which can lead to other health complications. The latest medical advancements out of Japan have produced what is quickly becoming known as the next step in breast implant surgery: stem cell implants.
So why all the hype over a new type of implant? For one thing, this particular method combines both stem cells and fat cells that come from a woman’s own body. In the past there have been breast implants created just from the fat taken from a part of a woman’s body, but these have been notorious for high failure rates. After Japanese surgeon Kotaro Yoshimura added stem cells into the equation, he found a formula for success. Stem cells have the incredible ability to change into any type of cell within the human body. When put together with fat into the breasts, the cells are able to support new growth of natural fat and tissue cells. This results in not only a larger bust size, but implants that actually feel more natural.
It goes without saying that traditional breast implants are often noticeable for being “too perfect” in shape and size but this is not the case when it comes to stem cell and fat based implants. The end results are breasts that appear more natural in appearance and even feel smoother, compared to traditional implants. Because the stem cells and fat come from the woman herself, this further emphasizes the fact that this procedure is more “natural” in nature than using silicone or water based implants.
Aside from the standard requirements potential patients should meet in order to be an ideal candidate for this procedure, it is also important that there is a sufficient amount of fat on the thighs and buttocks, which are the two main areas where the fat and stem cells are taken in order to create the implants.
So far this technique has been highly popular in Japan and so well received in Germany, that the country’s medical authorities have allowed the stem cell breast implant procedure to be available and legal throughout all of Europe. Even though the idea of using stem cells to produce natural breast implants is promising and so far has gotten support from surgeons around the globe, there has yet to be any long term studies conducted to ensure that this procedure is indeed safe for female patients. The women that have undergone this type of surgery have not reported any difficulties or complications, which is promising.
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