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Buyer Beware…at Least For Now

Marketing may be ahead of science. You may have heard that saying before. But such is the case in stem cell-based breast augmentation and facial enhancement. Although lab and clinical studies are encouraging, the science does not yet support some advertising claims being made.  A joint task force of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery said members should refrain from offering stem cell-based cosmetic procedures until studies prove they are safe and effective.