“Green” Breast Implants

Usually when we think of breast implants, we consider the saline or the silicone models. But there is a different option as well for those looking for a more natural solution. An old idea improved with the latest technology, cell-assisted lipotransfer is considered the “greenest” way to get bigger breasts. This fancy name describes a process that is relatively simple. Liposuction removes fat from one area of the body and then recycles it by placing in the breasts.

It’s a fat transfer, in short. But the newest form of fat transfer includes an extra ingredient for a special boost. Stem cells are injected into the fat to help it stay in position. Normally fat transfers to the breast fade over time as the fat assimilates with the body naturally. To keep the breast enhancements, fat transfers need to be repeated every six to twelve months.

But the newest breast implants, thanks to the stem cells it would appear, seem to stick around much longer – years in fact. Women seeking slightly larger, fuller breasts are able to take advantage of this natural process in order to avoid putting unnatural substances like silicone into their body. The only two drawbacks of this new “green” breast implant are the amount the breasts can be enhanced and the somewhat unknown length of the results.

When fat grafts are used to enhance the breasts, only a moderate amount of growth can be expected from the procedure. Also, while at least one doctor is praising the cell-assisted lipotransfer’s longevity, it remains to be seen if the fat moved to the breasts will be able to stay in place more than two years – saline and silicone breast implants, by comparison, tend to last up to twenty years or more.