5 Things to Know About Breast Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice.
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British plastic surgery experts warn women aren't being told about the risk of getting cancer from breast implants – Kimra Rogers, 50, (pictured) got the disease 14 years after her enlargement.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The risk that a woman with breast implants will develop a primary anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is estimated at 0.35 to 1 case per million persons per year. The incidence of implant-associated ALCL is thus very low, yet nevertheless markedly higher than that of other primary lymphomas of the breast. Because of the low case numbers, recommendations for the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of this entity have not been adequately evaluated. Treatment with primary curative intent for BIA-ALCL confers a much better prognosis than when performed for a systemic ALCL. Whenever a patient with a breast implant presen...
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
[Guardian] When 27-year-old Modupe Ozolua introduced her plastic surgery company, Body Enhancement in 2001, in Nigeria, she promised that her introduced business held the secret to a youthful appearance with offerings of plastic surgeries, facelift, Botox, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, laser liposuction among others. Despite the criticism from members of the public, her expensive service attracted the bourgeoisie of the society. Among the bourgeoisie who embraced this new method is the self-confessed liposuction d
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
By Dr. Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks of the breast implants and the procedure. As a public health agency, we play an important role in ensuring that patients ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news
As a specialty center for Essure reversal, our office staff are frequently asked “Does health insurance pay for Essure reversal?” Essure was first approved in 2001. At first, not many women opted to have the Essure procedure. Very few Essure procedures were performed. After the Bayer Health Care Corporation acquired Essure in 2013, more aggressive marketing of Essure occurred, more doctors began offering Essure, and more women opted to use Essure for permanent birth control (sterilization). It has been estimated that over 750,000 women world-wide have had Essure. The actual numbers of women who have Essure inse...
Source: Tubal Reversal Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Essure reversal Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The emergence of periprosthetic mycobacterial infections in relation to cosmetic medical tourism alerts clinicians to the importance of educating the public about the associated risks. In addition, this study identifies risk factors associated with recurrence of periprosthetic mycobacterial infections.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Fat necrosis following autologous fat grafting for breast augmentation can be managed successfully and its related symptoms can be relieved in 94.7 percent of patients. It can be approached safely based on a sound algorithm developed by the authors. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBreast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a recently recognised malignancy of T lymphocytes exclusively associated with textured breast implants. This review aims to evaluate existing theories regarding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical evaluation and management of the disease.Recent FindingsThe true incidence of BIA-ALCL is difficult to define. Prevailing pathogenic theories recognise the interplay between textured implants, Gram-negative bacteria, host genetics (e.g. JAK/STAT, p53) and time. Patients typically present with a delayed seroma and less commonly wit...
Source: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
The objective of this review is to correlate radiological findings of silicone-induced granuloma of breast implant capsule (SIGBIC) from breast MRI (BMRI) scans and complementary findings of ultrasound (US) and positron emission tomography (PET) scan, and its histology originated from surgical breast implant capsulectomy. To make this correlation possible, we divided SIGBIC into three radiological findings: (1) intracapsular SIGBIC, (2) SIGBIC with extracapsular extension, and (3) mixed SIGBIC associated with seroma. Our experience demonstrates histological-radiological correlation in SIGBIC diagnosis. Knowledge of these f...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Women with silicone breast implants may have a higher risk of certain medical problems than women who don't get implants, but more research is needed to get a complete picture of implant safety over the long term, a new U.S. study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
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