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.
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsBIA-ALCL is likely to be caused by a complex interplay of factors, allowing for the variation in clinical presentation and disease progression. Our survey has already shown a growing knowledge amongst breast surgeons in the UK and Ireland as well as a switch in practice in less than a third of consultants already.Level of Evidence: not ratable
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Netflix’s movie, The Bleeding Edge, is about allegedly unsafe medical devices, how they got to market, and how difficult it is to get them off the market. Living in New York, I actually saw it in a movie theater. It has also received a modest amount of press with various radio, print, and online interviews. The principals behind the movie, Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Amy Herdy, are established documentary filmmakers as is evidenced by the high production values that go well beyond talking heads and statistics. The issue of faulty medical devices is approached through the personal stories of v...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
In this study, we discuss indications and surgical options for bilateral breast reconstruction, pectus excavatum, and breast augmentation.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion Prosthetic reconstruction with contralateral breast augmentation was associated with greater satisfaction with breast and reconstructive outcome. In contrast, breast reduction and mastopexy procedures demonstrated equivalent satisfaction with breasts compared with controls but may be associated with lower physical well-being. Such information can be used to improve the shared decision-making process for women who choose unilateral prosthetic BR. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract &nb...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions The “tuck-in” mastopexy technique uses breast mound as 1-piece flap, which has great vascularity from medial, superior, and lateral pedicles. Large areas of de-epithelialization facilitate reshaping and repositioning. It permits simultaneous or secondary breast augmentation with silicone gel implants. This easy-to-do technique has low complication rates and a short learning period.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions Most studies found a significant and measurable long-term effect of SVF-enhanced fat grafting on breast augmentation and defects, wound healing, scaring, and facial aesthetic outcomes. Stromal vascular fraction use did not result in a higher instance of complications and, thus, can be considered a safe option for fat grafting.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research
This article summarises the information that should be provided to women and referring physicians about breast ultrasound (US). After explaining the physical principles, technical procedure and safety of US, information is given about its ability to make a correct diagnosis, depending on the setting in which it is applied. The followingdefinite indications for breast US in female subjects are proposed: palpable lump; axillary adenopathy; first diagnostic approach for clinical abnormalities under 40 and in pregnant or lactating women; suspicious abnormalities at mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); suspicious ni...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
(Natural News) A 48-year-old British woman survived a rare blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), this type of cancer is said to be a result of a reaction between the white blood cells and the new generation of rough surfaced breast implants introduced a decade...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionWe could try to use BTX-A as a new method in the field of mammaplasty. There are so many advantages such as postoperative pain relief, reducing the hospital stay, and increasing operation success rate, but rigorous methodological evidence is still lacking. A lot of studies were retrospective, only two studies used the RCT method. Therefore, to obtain strong evidence to clarify the usage of BTX-A, more randomized double-blinded controlled trials will be required, meanwhile the mechanism study adds to the evidence.Level of Evidence IIIThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. Fo...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Women spend years researching breast enlargement prior to deciding, and the majority use the Internet to begin their search. Walden et  al. showed the biggest influence on a patient's decision to undergo breast augmentation was her plastic surgeon's website, second only to her own desire to change her appearance. The same study also shows the internet is the primary source of information on complications for patients1. It is cruci al that online information provided is accurate, up-to-date and understandable to allow patients to make an informed decision.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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