We know what you’re thinking. How the heck can hip surgery give you the beach body you’ve always wanted? Believe it or not, scientists have found a way to develop new joints using stem cells from fat! Those who suffer from arthritis can have new hip joints grown from fat taken from their own stomachs. These unforeseen tummy tuck benefits will make a big splash in the near future!
Is This for Real?
Sounds crazy, right? We'll tell you how it works. Stem cells are capable of turning into different kinds of tissue. After the fat is removed via a tummy tuck or liposuction, protein and anti-arthritic genes are applied, and the cells eventually turn into healthy cartilage, which can be stretched over a joint.
How Do I Sign Up?
The first human trials could begin in just 3 years! Doctors and scientists hope these new joints will be more durable than current prosthetics, which tend to wear out after 20 years. Those in their 40s and 50s may no longer have to live with arthritis, as younger people could soon be considered for hip replacement surgery.
More Tummy Tuck Benefits
If you’re considering a tummy tuck, here are a few more reasons to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. In addition to removing extra fat and skin to give you sexy, washboard abs, there could be medical benefits as well. All those loose muscles will be tightened, which can help with back problems, poor posture, diastasis recti and even incontinence. So there you go! Now you have a great excuse for a tummy tuck, whether you need a cure for arthritis or a well-deserved mommy makeover. You’re welcome!