Suzanne Somers helps launch stem cell clinical trial

02/10/2012 | People

Actress Suzanne Somers was the first patient to participate in a U.S. clinical trial involving stem cells for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or lumpectomy. Plastic surgeon Joel Aronowitz used liposuction to remove fat from Somers' stomach, then took stem cells from half the fat, combined them with the rest of the fat and injected the mixture into the excision site. Somers says she is happy with the results.

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