Where are the stem cells harvested from?
The stem cells are extracted by a special procedure from fat previously suctioned in a gentle, tissue-conserving manner. Based on our experience, even thin patients often have adequate fat deposits. The fat can be removed via a mini-liposuction from the abdomen or thigh region only, thus enabling simultaneous improvement of the body silhouette. There are no ethics issues with CAL breast enlargement since the stem cells are from the patients own autologous fat. There also zero risk of rejection with Cell Assisted Lipotransfer since it is the patients own biogenetic fat and stem cells.
How durable are the Cell Assisted Lipotransfer treatment results?
Because the injected stem cells incorporate themselves in the surrounding tissue and develop into mature fat cells, the results of breast augmentation with stem cell-enriched autologous fat are essentially permanent. With other autologous lipotransfer methods in which stem cells are also transplanted, albeit in lower numbers, a portion of the transplanted volume is broken down. These methods are not to be confused with standard autologous cell assisted lipotransfer, in which a large portion of the implanted fat is broken down and the result disappears over time.
Does cell breast enhancement require general anesthesia?
No. Both the initial liposuction and the actual breast augmentation are performed under local anesthesia. The procedure can also be performed in twilight sleep if desired. After the operation the patient is fully mobile and is allowed to go home after Cell Assisted Lipotransfer.
Is it still possible to breastfeed after a CAL breast augmentation?
It is still possible to breastfeed babies with no problem after Cell Assisted Lipotransfer stem cell breast augmentation. This is not the case for a breast augmentation with scalpels and silicone, in which the ability to breastfeed is often lost because the milk ducts are severed.
Are any follow-up examinations and treatments necessary after stem cell breast augmentation?
As a general rule cell assisted lipotransfer and stem cell breast augmentation is a well-tolerated procedure. A standard checkup should be performed 6 weeks later. 6 months after the procedure we recommend a mammogram and an ultrasonogram. After consulting with your gynecologist, the routine preventive breast care examinations are recommended from then on. It is important that you always inform the treating doctors that you had breast surgery.
Is a hospital stay necessary after Cell Assisted Lipotransfer CAL breast enlargement?
No, you can leave the Clinic immediately after the cell assisted lipotransfer breast augmentation procedure. The patient is fully mobile after the procedure because no general anesthesia is used during the Cell Assisted Lipotransfer stem cell breast augmentation treatment.
Can Cell Assisted Lipotransfer & CAL replace silicone implants?
In many cases this is possible after the existing implants have been removed. Alternately, the silicone implants can be left in place and a more natural looking supplemental augmentation or rounding can be achieved with stem cell assisted lipotransfer.
How long does CAL and Cell Assisted Lipotransfer breast enlargement take?
Based on our experience, the stem cell breast augmentation plus the fat harvesting and preparation beforehand takes a few hours. The patient can remain in the Clinic during the stem cell enrichment phase. The patient can go home after the Cell Assisted Lipotransfer procedure.
How much does CAL and Mini CAL Cell Assisted Lipotransfer cost?
The costs for a breast augmentation depend upon the procedure chosen (Mini Cal or Full Cal) along with availability of fat in certain areas (Abdomen and Thigh Area only ) of and the patient’s personal wishes and requirements. You will receive complete information on your custom cell assisted lipotransfer treatment, based on your particular needs.
What increases in size are possible with Cell Assisted Lipotransfer?
The breasts can naturally be increased anywhere from a 1 to 2 cup sizes (Full Cal) The stem cells are extracted from your own fat beforehand, the potential enlargement in a given case largely depends upon how large the body’s fat deposits are and how much volume the breasts can accommodate. The “flabbier” the breast is, the greater the volume that can be transplanted. For very taut breasts, pre stretching via our exclusive method, for example, may be advisable. Subsequent interventions are a possibility if the desired size cannot be achieved with one intervention.
Can Cell Assisted Lipotransfer surgery make it harder to detect tumors?
As with any breast surgery, small harmless calcifications may form afterwards. Experienced radiologists are now capable of distinguishing tumors from the harmless calcifications that may occur with stem cell breast augmentation in x-ray images. It is important that you tell all doctors treating you that you underwent the CAL or cell assisted lipotransfer procedure.
Can Cell Assisted Lipotransfer make Breasts firmer?
Breast augmentation with stem cell-enriched autologous fat is ideally suited for restoring breast volume lost due to nursing. The breasts augmented with stem cell-enriched autologous fat will be fuller and firmer thanks to the additional volume and the rejuvenating effect of the autologous stem cells.
Can breast asymmetry be Corrected with CAL?
In principle it is possible to influence the shape of the breasts with stem cell-enriched autologous fat and thus correct asymmetries. It is best to schedule a first visit to the clinic in order to determine to what extent it is possible to reshape the breasts successfully in a given case.
What role do autologous stem cells play in CAL?
Gentle and all natural breast augmentation is possible with autologous fat. Cell Assisted Lipotransfer and stem cell breast augmentation is a further development of standard lipotransfer, with which permanent results are achievable. Transplanted fat is only capable of long term survival if it contains a high fraction of undamaged, viable cells, particularly stem cells and progenitor cells. Proper, gentle harvesting and processing are thus essential for the success of the treatment. In standard lipotransfer, untreated liposuctioned or surgically removed fat is implanted in other parts of the body. The content of stem cells present in the fat thus remains unchanged.
In stem cell assisted lipotransfer (CAL), a complex laboratory process is used to extract the stem cells from a portion of fat and add them to another portion of fat prior to implantation. A considerably more sustainable result is achievable with this stem cell-enriched fat than with the other methods. With this method long-term volume retention is around 40-90% depending on the patients’ underlying health and habits.
You can read more about the entire technique we use in here in Bangkok and the science behind this remarkable new treatment. Its published by Dr Kotaro Yoshimura (The inventor of this treatment). The medical journal and research paper can be read in full at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Please contact us today for more information about CAL Cell Assisted Lipotransfer breast enlargement in Thailand using Dr Kotaro Yoshimura’s patented technique in a closed-laboratory environment in Bangkok.
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