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Stem Cells for Bigger Boobs?

Get ready for this - scientists in Japan claim to be able to increase the size of women's breasts using fat and stem cells.

They basically take fat from your stomach or thigh, enrich it with stems cells, and then inject it into your breast. These stem cells act as "master" cells, which are capable of making new fat cells. Interesting.

They're hoping that this method will result in a softer, more natural-looking alternative to the artificial implants used today that are filled with salt water or silicone.

Mr. Yoshimura, a surgeon at the Tokyo University Medical School, injected over 40 patients, and he believed the stem cell and fat combination, which can increase a woman's cup size by two sizes, was a success, with no serious complications.

This month, German authorities approved the process, which means that the procedure is now legal throughout Europe, including Britain. The FDA is much slower than its European counterparts.

Of course, there are critics who think this procedure is a bad idea, and should be approached with extreme caution. It's possible that the fat injected into the breast might just look lumpy, and that the stem cells won't be able to grow to a regular implants size. Obviously more research needs to be done.

It's too bad that women should even feel like they need bigger boobs in the first place - but for women who are unhappy with their small breast size, it sounds like new options are on the horizon.

Join The Conversation
janoxide janoxide 10 years
but wont having bigger boobs will risk getting breast cancer?
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Hmm, I didn't know some implants were filled with salt water! I live in L.A. and see plenty of implants at the beach, and if done properly they can look very real. I'd never get implants or whatever that is because it looks incredibly strange and icky.
LoveStoned LoveStoned 10 years
Is it just me or is it starting to seem like stem cells could be (or will be) the cure for everything? ***"And yet, let them scorn me as they will, strong traits of their nature have intertwined themselves with mine."- Nathaniel Hawthorne
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Totally agreed, Season. I would be terrified to inject cells with uncontrolable growth into my body. It just sounds dangerous.
Season Season 10 years
Stem cells at this point are not very controllable. I agree that not being able to stop growth would be a major problem, but mostly because it's cancer waiting to happen.
katie225 katie225 10 years
my boyfriend does research with stem cells (no, not from embryos (yet), don't worry), and was talking about this research that's going on with the breast enlargements. he said that the biggest problem they have is not knowing how to stop them from growing! hahaha
midda1978 midda1978 10 years
I hope it is safer. The current options are not healthy. I feel we are doing womankind a huge dis-service by implanting foreign objects into each other. Healthy, happy women are much more important than the "status" of large breasts.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
Interesting and probably safer!
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
I'm with you fitsugar - why don't people just love themselves the way they are, boobs and all? Plus - eww gross, belly fat in your boobs and stem cells so that you can grow more belly fat in your boobs? Yuckeeee if you ask me.
vigilante vigilante 10 years
Bigger boobs? No, thanks. I've already got black eyes from jogging. (Har, har, har!)
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