Nigeria:The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria
[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)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA committed to studying breast implant safety
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 - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Long-term safety of silicone breast implants still unclear
(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)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top court rules against German certifier in French breast implant case
France's highest court threw out on Wednesday a 2015 ruling that cleared a German certifier of negligence after it approved faulty breast implants produced with counterfeit silicone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants
France's highest court overturned on Wednesday an appeals court ruling that would have required some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling
France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Top French court to rule on faulty breast implant scandal
France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Woman reveals how boob job ruined her health and how she healed after explants
Karissa Pukas, 27, who lives between Australia and Canada had breast implants as a 22-year-old. She says these ruined her health. She has since had them removed and says her body has healed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'It's sick to think I'd lie about having breast implants to make some cash'
Leanne Green, 29, from Southend-on-Sea, has hit back at German testing company TUV Rheinland which is in court trying to claim back compensation it paid to women who were given dodgy implants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Harms Linked to Silicone Implants in New Study Rare Harms Linked to Silicone Implants in New Study
An analysis of postmarket data showed strong ties between silicone breast implants and autoimmune diseases. Citing multiple study design flaws, the FDA urged caution in interpreting the data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Today, the National Breast Implant Registry opened. This new registry, a collaboration between @ASPSMembers, implant manufacturers and #FDA, provides an important new platform for evaluating real world data on the safety and performance of breast implants https://bit.ly/2OU7wKX  
Today, the National Breast Implant Registry opened. This new registry, a collaboration between @ASPSMembers, implant manufacturers and #FDA, provides an important new platform for evaluating real world data on the safety and performance of breast implants https://bit.ly/2OU7wKX  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The long-term outcomes of breast implants include increased rates of certain conditions for silicone implants, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery. Christopher J. Coroneos, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fitness blogger Sia Cooper insists her breast implants are POISONING her
Sia Cooper, the 29-year-old behind the blog Diary of a Fit Mommy, reveals in a new YouTube video that she has been struggling with extreme fatigue, exhaustion, and hair loss over the past year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implant link to rare conditions
The study followed 100,000 women who had breast implants for a decade. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Silicone Breast Implants Linked to Autoimmune Complications
(MedPage Today) -- FDA blasts study for " significant shortcomings " (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - September 19, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Breast Implant Study Should Be Taken with a Grain of Salt, FDA Says
A study linking silicone gel-filled breast implants with several rare diseases should be viewed with caution, according to FDA. The authors of the study, published last week in the Annals of Surgery, say they looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures gleaned from FDA-mandated postmarket studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson's Mentor business, and by Allergan. The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of  Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, stillbirth, and melanoma. The researchers reported that 56% of the...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

FDA pushes back on silicone breast implant study
The FDA last week pushed back at a large study showing an association between silicone breast implants and some rare diseases, standing by its record of warning the public about their risks – despite granting approvals to a slew of the implants in recent years. The study, published Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery, looked at data from nearly 100,000 breast implant procedures the researchers gleaned from FDA-mandated post-approval studies for implants made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) unit Mentor and by Allergan (NYSE: AGN). The analysis showed that silicone implants are associated with higher rates of Sj...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Allergan johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants linked to increased risk of some rare harms
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Women receiving silicone breast implants may be at increased risk of several rare adverse outcomes compared to the general population, reports a study in Annals of Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA agrees to discuss BAN on certain breast implants
After years of campaigns, US health regulators have agreed to hold a public meeting of medical advisers in 2019 to discuss the safety and dangers of silicone breast implants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants
U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Renee Kacz, 35,  whose breast implants were 'slowly POISONING' her body shares her horror
Renee Kacz, from Western Australia, has spoken of her horror after discovering her breast implants was slowly 'poisoning' her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device Safety and Regulations Questioned in The Bleeding Edge
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 - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Increased risk of cancer from breast implants? Woman barely survives rare blood cancer linked to her implants
(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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients opt for 3D simulation for breast augmentation -- but it doesn't improve outcomes
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Three-dimensional image simulation is popular among women planning breast augmentation surgery. But while this evolving technology may enhance communication, it doesn't improve patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Melinda Messenger: 'How do breasts have so much power?'
Former glamour model Melinda Messenger reflects on the breast augmentation she had in her 20s. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX: Breast implants won't make you happy... no matter what Love Island says  
DR MAX: Until this week, I had not been one of the three million people watching Love Island. I had a look while at a friend's house for a barbecue and I was horrified by what I saw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants
What advantages might this new structured breast implant offer over silicone gel implants?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast implant makers Polytech, G & G ink stock-swap merger pact
Silicone breast-implant makers Polytech Health & Aesthetics and G&G Biotechnology are getting together in a stock-swap merger. G&G designed the world’s first lightweight breast implant, the B-Lite, to reduce the impact of gravity on the reconstructed or augmented breast using technology developed by NASA to make its implants up to 30% lighter. The company sells its products in more than 30 countries, not including the U.S. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacky Govrin and his brother, biomedical engineer Dael Govreen-Segal, founded G&G in Haifa in 2005. Polytech, which makes 2,000 varieties...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Mergers & Acquisitions G&G Biotechnology Polytech Health & Aesthetics Source Type: news

Most Breast Implant –Associated Lymphomas Have Indolent Clinical Course
Dave LevitanJun 6, 2018A case series of rare peripheral T-cell lymphoma that is associated with breast implants found that most cases have an indolent clinical course. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Online Reviews for Breast Surgery Are Mostly Positive Online Reviews for Breast Surgery Are Mostly Positive
Nearly 88 percent of online reviews of U.S. plastic surgeons who provide breast augmentation were found to be positive in a recent study, but that snapshot of customer satisfaction is not necessarily reliable, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Online reviews for breast surgery are mostly positive
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 88 percent of online reviews of U.S. plastic surgeons who provide breast augmentation were found to be positive in a recent study, but that snapshot of customer satisfaction is not necessarily reliable, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Online Review of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Extends to Surgeon, Staff
FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 -- Good cosmetic results are not the only factor mentioned in online breast augmentation reviews of plastic surgeons, according to a study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Robert G. Dorfman, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The #MeToo Era Finally Catches Up to OrbiMed
Five months after an investigative report accused him of sexually harassing and demeaning women for years, OrbiMed Founder Sam Isaly has transferred his controlling interest in OrbiMed and stepped down from his position as managing member of the firm. On one hand, Isaly's departure could suggest that the #MeToo era has finally caught up with his alleged behavior. On the other hand, there is the fact that the hedge fund's press release this week does nothing to address the real issue behind the founding partner's exit. Instead, OrbiMed suggests that this move is "part of ongoing succession planning." The tran...
Source: MDDI - May 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Don't Rely on Plastic Surgeons' Online Reviews
The researchers also found that in reviews by patients who had breast augmentation, their treatment by the surgeon's staff was nearly as important to them as the outcome of the surgery. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take Online Reviews of Plastic Surgeons With a Grain of Salt
FRIDAY, April 27, 2018 -- Online reviews of surgeons who perform cosmetic plastic surgery may be unreliable, researchers say. The researchers examined 1,077 online reviews about breast augmentation surgeons that were posted by people in six large... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Induration in a 36-Year-Old Woman With Hx of Implants
A 36-year-old woman presents with history of previous breast implants and induration of the left breast. What is your diagnosis? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 24, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Cesar A. Moran, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

Predictors of satisfaction in patient with silicone breast implants and its association with drug intake habits - Correia-S á I, Cordeiro MNDS, Amarante J, Marques M.
BACKGROUND: Satisfaction is an important outcome variable in surgical success. The purpose of this study is to evaluate predictors of satisfaction in women submitted to silicone textured breast implant surgery.METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA OKs Opus breast implant line from Sientra
The FDA this week granted a pre-market approval supplement to Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) for its Opus line of silicone breast implants. The implants are made in Wisconsin by Lubrizol LifeSciences subsidiary Vesta, which inked a contract manufacturing deal with Sientra back in August 2016. Sales of Sientra’s silicone breast implants ground to a halt in the autumn of 2015, when Brazilian authorities suspended production at Silimed, its supplier there, and the U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency halted sales. The products were back on th...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Sientra Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
-- If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers this information for women who are considering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
Title: Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Smaller breast cancer detected in women with implants
Although breast implants lowered the cancer detection rate on screening mammography,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancers detected at smaller size in women with implants
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast augmentation with implants does not interfere with the ability to detect later breast cancers--in fact, cancers may be detected at a smaller size in breasts with implants, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rate of cancers from breast implants increased 15% last year
An FDA report released Wednesday found a 15 percent increase in the number of breast implant-related cancer cases. About 450,000 women in the US get implants each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases update on breast implant lymphoma risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 21 released an update...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants Unusual breast implant sensations while flying: Mystery solved Radiotherapy complicates implant-based breast reconstruction (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Allergan Inc Breast Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Mentor Worldwide LLC Food and Drug Administration American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
As of September 30, 2017, the FDA has received a total of 414 medical device reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants, most involving implants with textured surfaces.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

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)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Journal Publishes Ten-Year Clinical Study Data Highlighting Safety Of MENTOR ® MemoryShape® Gel Breast Implants
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Journal Publishes Ten-Year Clinical Study Data Highlighting Safety Of MENTOR(R) MemoryShape(R) Gel Breast Implants
New publication adds to substantial clinical data demonstrating safety and effectiveness of MENTOR® Breast Implants in primary and revision augmentation and reconstruction patients IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Netwo... Devices Mentor Worldwide, Johnson & Johnson , MENTOR , MemoryShape, breast implant (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news