'Natural' breast enlargement through stem cell therapy is said to be an improvement on implants
The treatment involves taking stem cells from excess fat on the stomach or thigh, and then 'growing' them in the breasts.
Surgeons say the result gives a more natural look than many synthetic implants.
The process can only make breasts one cup size larger at this time, but it is expected bigger
augmentations will be possible as the technique develops.
Around a dozen Britons have had breasts repaired with stem cells after cancerous cells were removed, but this is the first time the treatment will be carried out on healthy women.
The stem cell technique would produce more natural-looking breasts than silicone implants.
'This is a very exciting advance in breast surgery,' he said. 'Breasts treated with stem cells feel more natural because this tissue has the same softness as the rest of the breast.
'Implants are a foreign body. They are associated with long-term complications and require replacement. They can also leak and cause scarring.'
Stem cells are early-stage cells which can grow into any tissue of the body - organs, skin or blood.