Thursday, 12 November 2009

New Boobs for Old

Mum Skyped this morning with news of a breakthrough technique for re-growing breasts after surgery. Pretty soon the emails are coming in thick and fast from readers in Aus with more details.

Yes, you read that correctly. Scientists are carrying out trials to re-grow the breasts of five women who have had mastectomies. The idea is that they insert a little pocket of some synthetic material into one’s breast and then inject fat stem cells. The fat grows and multiplies until it fills out the pocket.

I suppose then that a person must subsequently stay off the chocolate éclairs for life or run the risk of developing one huge, obese breast.


Anonymous said...

i'm still laughing with your delightfully written manner of saying it as it is - yup stem cell research. i think we missed each other today, hope your first day went well. we love you. lots of love x