The take away is the engraftment you get when adding the stem cells. This does not only apply to breast reconstruction but all soft tissue defects... but thanks for constantly looking for any negative that aspect you can surmise ..ha ha
This trial provides further confirmation that stem cell enhanced fat grafting works. I always felt that there was a definite clinical benefit from this procedure in breast reconstruction. The fact that the British health care system did not want to be encumbered with the cost is unfortunate. It is also unfortunate that many plastic surgeons would rather quickly cram a bag of silicone in a womans body rather than take the time to make them "whole".
One day some young plastic surgeon is going to realise that they can make a name for themselves by going the "natural" treatment route. It will take time, but it will happen. There are women who would like to be whole again, and can pay for it. The problem is vested doctor interests in maintaining the status quo who do not inform their patients of the ADRC alternative.
As for the "culture expanded" fat graft this is a nonstarter for cost reasons. This remains Cytori's space....... even if it is smaller than we would have liked. Perhaps the new/old guys who bought the cosmetic surgery rights to will do a better more focused job than when they were in house ...... lets hope.