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Beware of Illegal Breast and Butt Implants
FDA is cracking down on illegal products intended to boost the size of a person's breasts, butt, or other body parts. “We have significant concerns with unsafe injectable silicone that’s being marketed for body contouring by unlicensed providers. We’ve seen serious adverse events result from products, which are sometimes industrial-grade silicone, being used for these unapproved medical purposes,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. “The FDA has stepped in to take enforcement actions against unscrupulous actors who promote and provide these services, but we also want to make the public a...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

PIP breast implant scandal: A story that triggered change
In the healthcare industry, stories of patient harm can sometimes be the impetus for positive change. This was the case with the PIP breast implant scandal, where cost-cutting decisions that resulted in injuries eventually led to major regulatory updates.  In 1965, plastic surgeon Henri Arion introduced breast implants to France.  Jean-Claude Mas, a former butcher turned medical sales representative, and Henri Arion worked together in this field; following the death of Arion in a plane crash, Mas went on to launch Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in 1991. It was the beginning of a company that would produce approximat...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

How to Cope with Emotional Body Issues: Bloat, Belly Fat and More
“You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.” – Richard Bartlett It’s always tough to look in the mirror and dislike what you see. Whether you’re unhappy with how you look because of unsightly and uncomfortable bloat, belly fat that just won’t go away no matter how much you exercise, flabby arms, cellulite on your legs, a nose that’s too long, wide or misshapen, Rosacea, acne, breasts too small or too large or any other emotion...
Source: Psych Central - November 1, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Healthy Living Self-Esteem belly fat bloat Body Acceptance Body Dissatisfaction Body Dysmorphia dieting Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Title: Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 23, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
FRIDAY, Oct. 20, 2017 -- A particular breast implant may be associated with a rare type of cancer, researchers report. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 women each year, but... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
Researchers say many doctors and patients may be unaware of the risk (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Textured breast implants might be causing breast cancer
Penn State College of Medicine researchers found that textured implants might be more dangerous than smooth implants. They are supposedly more likely to cause breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood
(Penn State) A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New breast implant for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery
MENTOR ® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Breast Implant For Patients Undergoing Breast Reconstruction, Augmentation Or Revision Surgery
MENTOR® Announces U.S. Availability For MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the availability of i... Devices, Product Launch Mentor Worldwide, MemoryGel, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast Implants Linked to Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
In this interview we discuss the link between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a rare type of T-cell lymphoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 24, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Scott Chapin, MD Tags: Hematologic Malignancies Leukemia & Lymphoma Q T-Cell Lymphomas Source Type: news

Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever
Privately-held biotech Bonti said today that it launched the Lantern clinical program, evaluating its intramuscular neurotoxin injection as a non-opioid pain reliever. The first clinical trial, Lantern-1, is a Phase II study designed to assess the safety and efficacy of EB-001 in patients undergoing elective breast augmentation. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Bonti kicks off Ph2 trial for neurotoxin pain-reliever appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Biotech Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals bonti Source Type: news

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated
An Austrian consumer watchdog says 69 women in the country who received leak-prone breast implants made by a French company have received 3,000 euros (over $3,550) each in damages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bulletproof boobs? Researchers claim breast implants reduce damage from gunshot injuries... seriously
(Natural News) According to researchers, bullets travel up to twenty percent less when they make contact with breast implants, which could mean the different between life and death. Over the years, many women have even backed up this claim, arguing that their breast implants saved their life by protecting the vital organs against a speeding bullet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model says having big boobs saved her from bulimia
Leia Parker, 20, from Bracknell, developed bulimia at 13 and her weight fell to six-and-a-half stone. At the age of 18, she decided to get breast implants - which she says led to her gaining weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation
A better understanding of the profile types of breast implants will help guide implant selection.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother describes how her breast implants gave her cancer
Kimra Rogers, a mother-of-three from Caldwell, Idaho, claims her breast implants gave her cancer, and said her insurer would not pay to have them removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about the rare cancer linked to breast implants
The FDA published a report this year linking a rare cancer to breast implants. So far, 359 cases were reported globally, including nine deaths. The risk is low, and most are likely not aware of the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease -- and her insurance company. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants linked to cancer: What women should know
One in 30,000 women with implants could develop the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease--and her insurance company (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How FAKE BOOBS could save your life
Having breast implants fitted could prove the difference between life or death, researchers behind the bizarre findings at the University of Utah claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two deaths and 23 cases of rare cancer in the U.K. linked to controversial textured breast implants
(Natural News) Since the year began, two women in the U.K. have died from cancer after receiving breast implants, revealed the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The organization has reported another 23 cases of women who’ve developed the same type of cancer: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The disease is a rare type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Deal Would Relax Rules on Reporting Medical Device Problems
The makers of cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, breast implants and other devices will be able to delay the reporting of malfunctions under an agreement headed to Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Medical Devices United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Defective Products Source Type: news

Two die from cancer after controversial breast implants
Two women died from anaplastic large cell lymphoma after being fitted with textured surface implants, the medicines watchdog MHRA has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ballistics examination of firearm injuries involving breast implants - Pannucci CJ, Cyr AJ, Moores NG, Young JB, Szegedi M.
This ballistics study examines whether saline breast implants can decrease tissue penetration in firearm injuries. We hypothesize that the fluid column within a saline breast implant can alter bullet velocity and/or bullet pattern of mushrooming. The two e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Transgender woman fears breast implants could kill her
Kayla Lozano, 43, from Webster in Texas fears she could die at any moment from a fatal blood clot after discovering the silicone injected into her breasts could contain cement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German court denies compensation claim for faulty breast implants
The federal supreme court in Germany rejected a woman’s claim for compensation from certification agency TÜV Rheinland, which approved faulty breast implants produced by Poly Implant Prothèse until it closed in 2010. PIP sold implants for almost 20 years until investigators found out it was posing a low-grade industrial silicone as a pricier medical product. The counterfeit substance was used in implants that were given to 300,000 women and thousands of them ruptured. The plaintiff, who was appealing to the supreme court after a lower court denied her complaint, had implants fitted in 2008 and subseq...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Women's Health Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news

German court rejects compensation claim over faulty breast implants
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal supreme court said on Thursday it had rejected a woman's claim for certification agency T ÜV Rheinland to pay compensation for approving faulty breast implants produced by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack
A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast implants increase heart attack diagnoses
Researchers from Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco advise women with breast implants to inform their doctor before having an ECG. Doctors should be aware of ECG misinterpretation, they add. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants 'could put women at risk of false heart attack diagnoses'
BREAST implants may impede an important medical test for the heart, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Texas Federal Judge Says Denial Of Disability Claim Is Supported By Evidence
DALLAS - A Texas federal judge on May 9 determined that a disability insurer did not wrongfully deny a claim for breast augmentation surgery under a short-term disability (STD) plan because the evidence supports the insurer's conclusion that the surgery was cosmetic and not necessary to treat the illness of gender dysphoria (Charlize Marie Baker v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-3679, N.D. Texas; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70595). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants: What happens if they rupture?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan picks up aesthetic device dev Keller Medical
Allergan (NYSE: AGN) said today its Allergan Sales subsidiary will acquire medical device developer Keller Medical for an undisclosed amount. Keller Medical is a privately held medical device company which developed the Keller Funnel, a cone-shaped, lubricated plastic funnel designed to reduce surgeon and patient contact during breast augmentation or reconstruction procedures. The device was originally launched in 2009, with a next-gen version released in 2014. “The purchase of Keller Medical demonstrates Allergan’s ongoing commitment to excellence in breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Mergers & Acquisitions Women's Health Allergan Inc. Source Type: news

FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate confirms new FDA commissioner FDA hits firm with thermography warning letter FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants FDA updates MQSA guidance for DBT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WATCH: A link between plastic surgery and cancer?
Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a link between certain types of breast implants and cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants
There is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘ Gave Me Cancer ’
A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Allergan Inc Immune System Surgery and Surgeons Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Breasts Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

French appeals court orders Germany ’ s T ÜV to pay $66m for faulty PIP breast implants
(Reuters) — A French appeals court has ordered German certification agency TÜV Rheinland to pay €60 million ($65.5 million) immediately to 20,000 victims of faulty breast implants produced by the French company PIP prior to its closure. Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), the French company at the centre of the scandal, sold implants globally for over two decades until investigators discovered it was passing off low-grade industrial silicone as a much pricier medical product. The ruling confirmed a previous decision by the administrative court in the southern French city of Toulon, which ordered TÜV in...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Legal News Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news

French court orders T ÜV to pay damages for faulty breast implants
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - A French appeals court has ordered German certification agency T ÜV Rheinland to pay 60 million euros ($65.50 million) immediately to 20,000 victims of faulty breast implants produced by the French company PIP prior to its closure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why some women are ditching breast implants
Doctors say they're seeing more women who are deciding to reduce or get rid of their breast implants. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports from Beverly Hills on the trend in so-called "explant" surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Massachusetts Women, Thousands Nationwide Say Breast Implants Made Them Sick
BOSTON (CBS) – Just a few months ago, the idea of lacing up her sneakers and going out for a run was impossible for Meghan Sullivan. “It got to a point where I couldn’t get out of bed anymore. I was in that much pain,” she said. The single mother from Hingham says she broke out into a terrible rash, her face was swollen, she had joint pain and barely had the energy to take care of her 7-year-old son. “It was hard. It was emotional. It was scary for me. I couldn’t live normally,” she said with tears welling up in her eyes. Kaylee Silcox of Quincy was just 24 when she got sick. &ldqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local breast implant illness Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Mentor launches breast implant warranty program
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Mentor Worldwide said today it launched the MentorPromise Protection Plan, a new comprehensive warranty program for all Mentor breast implants sold in the US. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said that all Mentor breast implant recipients will be automatically enrolled in the plan, with an enhanced version of the plan available for an extra fee. “When you have a warranty program as strong as the MentorPromise Protection Plan, it makes choosing Mentor products an easy decision. Mentor’s confidence in their products reassures me that I am working with ...
Source: Mass Device - April 28, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Women's Health Johnson & Johnson Mentor Worldwide Source Type: news

MENTOR(R) Launches MENTORPromise Protection Plan
Company offers the industry's most comprehensive product warranty program for breast implant surgery patients SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics, today annou... Devices Mentor Worldwide, MENTORPromise Protection Plan, breast implants (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA approves J & J ’ s Mentor MemoryGel Xtra silicone breast implants
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Mentor Worldwide said today it won FDA approval for its MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants. With the approval, Mentor said it also launched an Artoura breast tissue expander designed to work with the newly cleared MemoryGel Xtra implants. The Artoura breast tissue expander features a smooth shell to provide controlled expansion for reconstructive surgeries. “Since its launch in 2015, the Mentor Artoura expander platform has proven to be a welcome innovation in breast tissue expander technology. Having a new smooth shell configuration, in addit...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Breast implants and cancer: Any connection?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news