Medtech in a Minute: 3D-Printed Breasts, a Hands-Free Robot, and Apple 's Healthy Appetite

Apple's Healthy 'Appetite' Consumers can now participate in three potentially groundbreaking health studies through their iPhone and Apple Watch. Download the Apple Research app from the App Store to start telling Apple all about your menstrual experience (to help advance women's health research), help researchers better understand the link between mobility and cardiovascular health, or to share how your headphone usage and sound exposure impact your hearing, stress levels, and heart health over time. Pro tip: Make sure you have the latest version of iOS first.   Will 3D-Printed Bioresorbable Scaffolds Replace Silicone Breast Implants? A first-in-human study will soon be enrolling patients in Germany to try out a 3D-printed technology that could have a big impact on breast reconstruction, augmentation, or revision surgery. A bioresorbable polymer combined with a 3D-printed breast scaffold and fat harvested via liposuction is expected to help the patient's body grow new breast tissue and then absorb the scaffold after it is no longer needed. XACT Robotics Is Hot to Trot  Armed with FDA clearance and a new $36 million financing round, Isreal-based XACT Robotics is trying to level the playing field in interventional radiology with its tablet-sized, hands-free robot. The robot is designed to bring the technical skills to the table while the doctor contributes hi...
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Two German companies have paired up on the development of a technology that could disrupt the breast implant market. BellaSeno will use Evonik's Resomer bioresorbable polymer in its Senella breast scaffolds with a proprietary additive manufacturing process that avoids the use of silicone implants, some of which have raised major safety concerns. BellaSeno plans to begin first-in-human clinical trials of the Senella scaffolds with Resomer in Germany this quarter. Evonik has agreed to supply its Resomer polymer for clinical and commercial use. The scaffolds are designed to guide the growth of natural tissue using the patient...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news
Background Autologous fat transfer has been widely used in breast augment surgery. The breast fat graft is different form facial, it needs megavolume grafts. However, most Asian women are thin, who often encounter the fat resource insufficiency during breast augmentation. In fact, some processing methods do contribute to great loss of potential fat that could have been grafted. How to choose a best processing method to achieve optimal transfer in patients with insufficient fat resources is fairly important. Methods Lipoaspirate was obtained from 10 healthy female patients who underwent liposuction from abdomen. Accord...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research
Medtech startup BellaSeno (Leipzig, Germany) has obtained ISO 13485 certification for the design and additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) of resorbable implants. As such, it claims to be among only a handful of companies worldwide to offer integrated contract additive manufacturing of implants under the ISO quality management standard specific to medical devices. In the same announcement, BellaSeno said that it had raised a further €1 million from its existing investors, bringing total funding to €4.2 million for the startup founded in 2015. The certification and funding will enable th...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news
There has been intense discussion lately about the risks associated with breast implants. France has gone so far as to ban the use of textured breast implants – an act that occurred earlier this month. Solana Beach, CA-based Puregraft has developed an option other than an implant - a technology that would use a patient’s own fat, for breast augmentation, or restructuring. “Fat transfer, believe it or not, is the most popular procedure that you’ve never heard of,” Brad Conlan, Puregraft CEO, told MD+DI. “The first fat...
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MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- More Americans than ever are trying to reshape their bodies with breast and butt implants, liposuction and " thigh lifts, " a new report shows. Almost 18 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Fat transfer has been recognized as an attractive tool for gluteal and breast augmentation, but harvesting limitations still represent a drawback, especially for post bariatric patients, as massive adipose deflation makes traditional liposuction less effective. On the other hand, circumferential apronectomies usually discard considerable amounts of viable fat tissue1.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
There is no such thing as a life free of distress. And yet in the distress — by learning to move through it, find strengths that help us cope, and most importantly, not avoid it — we often find the path to growth. This path, from finding escape from the distress of life to finding growth in it, is also the journey that underlies the recovery from an eating disorder. “People with eating disorders, like all people, flourish when they feel a sense of agency,” write authors Laura J. Goodman and Mona Villapiano. In their new book, Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook, 2nd Ed., Laura J. Good...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Book Reviews Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Habits Healthy Living Psychology Self-Esteem Self-Help Trauma Treatment Weight Loss books on how to recover from an Source Type: news
[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
Conclusions: Ultrasound scans are highly accurate, noninvasive, and well-tolerated by patients. Some of these applications are likely to improve patient safety. Early detection of deep venous thromboses is possible. Unnecessary anticoagulation may be avoided. Subclinical abdominal defects may be detected. Ultrasound may be used in the office to evaluate breast implants, masses, and seromas. In surgery, this device confirms the level of buttock fat injection.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Special Topic Source Type: research
Conclusions: The appropriate treatment for breast lumps after breast augmentation with autologous fat grafting must be selected according to the nature of the lumps. Ultrasound is essential for diagnosing the breast lump type and determining the best treatment.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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