There are many forms of breast reconstruction and enhancement surgery available today, including standard variations of liposuction-related procedures. Procedures that utilize liposuction generally involve extracting stored fat from one area of the body, and then injecting that fat into the breasts. A new variation, known as stem-cell assisted lipotransfer, enhances the quality and long-term durability of this type of procedure.

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The Procedure

The Stem-Cell Assisted Lipotransfer (CAL) procedure is an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. It is not necessary for a patient to undergo general anesthesia, or any kind of hospital stay. Operating in three main phases, the total procedure takes approximately four to six hours. In breast augmentations with standard lipotransfers, the second step is skipped, leaving only two main steps. Patients are generally discharged on the same day of the surgery. Follow up care is relatively minimal, compared to silicone implants and other forms of breast augmentation.

The first step is liposuction, as part of which body fat is retrieved through a manual operation. The fat is generally extracted from the thighs, hips, or buttocks, but can be extracted from other areas. This is used through regular cannulas or microcannulas. The second step is stem cell enrichment of autologous fat, as part of which stem cells are extracted from the liposuctioned fat. After this step, the body fat and the isolated stem cells are both injected into the breasts of the patient. Fat can only generate a desirable result if it contains a high proportion of undamaged stem cells, and this procedure can ensure that fat cells become mature and form natural breast volume.

Main Methods

There are three basic methods that can be employed for breast augmentation through autologous fat. Each one is distinct in terms of the quality of breast volume at the end of the procedure, and the complexity of the operation.

In stem cell-enriched autologous fat, stem cells are extracted from liposuctioned fat as outlined in the above procedure. This method retains long-term breast volume of approximately 90 to 95 percent. In stem cell-concentrated autologous fat, the autologous fat is concentrated before implantation. Long-term volume retention in the breasts remains between 40 and 80 percent. Refreshments may be necessary as a follow up. The standard lipotransfer includes only the extracted fat directly, with volume retention of only 20 to 40 percent.

Results And Successes

Although this variation of the procedure is relatively new, the results of Stem-CAL have been very positive. Following the surgery, patients have cited youthfulness, firmness, and long-lasting durability of breast volume. It is possible to achieve a genuine look and feel, and achieve a volume increase of between one half and two full cup sizes. Refreshments are only necessary in stem cell-concentrated and standard lipotransfer variations.

Stem-cell assisted lipotransfer is an excellent way to utilize pre-existing fat in the body for a sustainable, natural breast augmentation. By increasing the quality of stem cells in the extracted fat, the overall volume of the breasts will stay higher, longer.