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Sinclair Pharma acquires Refine ’ s breast-lifting tech for $11m
Sinclair Pharma today acquired the rights to cosmetic device developer Refine Medical’s Refine Support System breast lifting technology for $11.3 million. The Refine Support System is a soft and flexible suture-mesh-anchor system designed to lift and support tissue, according to London-based Sinclair Pharma. The company said that the system can be used for a variety of different cosmetic or reconstructive tissue procedures, including standalone procedures or to enhance other cosmetic or reconstructive procedures. “Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to treat over 150 patients with the Refine ...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Mergers & Acquisitions refinemedical sinclairpharma Source Type: news

Ariel Winter: 'This Is The Body I Was Given. This Is Who I Am.'
Ariel Winter isn’t about that unrealistic “beach body” ideal. The 19-year-old actress recently sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her role as Alex on “Modern Family,” how she’s dealt with critics in her rise to fame and her journey to self-acceptance and body love. The interview is part of R29’s new Take Back The Beach series, which debunks the dreaded notion that a woman needs a “beach body” (i.e. a thin body that conforms to often unachieavable standards of standards of beauty) in order to happily wear swimsuits in the summer.  Winter told R29 that loving your b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK surgeries to remove "man boobs" up 400% as gender bender chemicals grow breasts on biological men
(Natural News) The number of British men opting for breast reduction procedures due to enlarged or swollen breast, otherwise known as gynecomastia, has increased fourfold over the past five years, according to Dr. Navid Jallali, a leading consultant cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. The doctor noted that while more men are seeking medical attention for their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman calls on Nova Scotia to update rules on breast reduction surgery
MSI will only pay for breast reduction surgery if a patient's body mass index is 27 or less. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Technique improves breast reduction outcomes
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research led by Frank Lau, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

8 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight
You’ll Need to Revisit Your Spending Budget A photo posted by Rachel Graham (@losinggravity) on Dec 7, 2016 at 11:47am PST ”I didn’t anticipate my shoe size dropping. I’ve gone from a 9 to a 7 1/2! And every few months, sometimes more often, I’ve had to get new clothes. I’ve gone through a lot of different sizes, having gone from a 2X to a small. Thankfully, I love to thrift shop.” — Rachel Graham, @losinggravity, has lost 90+ pounds   This Can Be More Rewarding Than Pounds Lost  A photo posted by Hi, I'm Jessica Ann (@join_jessica_xo) on Dec 5, 2016 at ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast reduction surgery
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Cosmetic Surgery - When 'Beauty' Costs a Leg and Arm
[New Times] When you meet 32-year-old Liza you can't help but notice the confidence and sparkle about her. She says for most of her life she didn't feel beautiful and this came with low self esteem. When chance presented itself she opted for cosmetic surgery to enhance her 'beauty.' In 2012, Liza had a breast reduction surgical procedure at King Faisal Hospital, and she says her life has never been the same. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Woman and Girl Get Free Breast Reduction Surgery
[Nation] Surgeons successfully carried out breast reduction on a woman and a girl at the Kilifi County Hospital on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Happens in Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction Surgery?
Thinking about getting implants or breast reduction surgery? You’ll want to read this first. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enquiries about male breast reduction surgery soar by 65% in just a year
Two thirds of men enquiring about moob job operations are from men aged just 18-34, according to industry comparison site WhatClinic. TOWIE's James Argent is one famous moob sufferer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Time Affect Satisfaction and HRQoL After Mammoplasty?Does Time Affect Satisfaction and HRQoL After Mammoplasty?
A patient survey provides insight into postoperative satisfaction and quality of life after breast reduction surgery -- and how time after surgery may impact these measures. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Flesh and Bone's ballet star Sarah Hay 'told to get a breast reduction'
Sarah Hay, 28, who plays Claire Robbins in the Starz series Flesh and Bone, said there was 'a lot of controversy' about her curvy figure when she started her career as a professional ballerina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduction Mammoplasty for the Plastic SurgeonReduction Mammoplasty for the Plastic Surgeon
A woman with macromastia seeks a noncosmetic breast reduction mammoplasty. Medscape Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 24, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

'Modern Family' actress Ariel Winter's breast reduction puts the procedure in a spotlight
With 17-year-old "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter about to walk the Emmy red carpet for her first major public appearance since reducing her breast size in June, the media are abuzz with stories about such surgery: celebrities who've done it, teens who are doing it and the number of women "coming... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Dayton Source Type: news

What you need to know if 'Modern Family' has you considering breast reduction
With 17-year-old "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter about to walk the Emmy red carpet for her first major public appearance since reducing her breast size in June, the media are abuzz with stories about such surgery: celebrities who've done it, teens who are doing it and the number of women "coming... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Dayton Source Type: news

'Modern Family' star explains breast reduction
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ariel Winter: Three bottles of wine strapped to your chest? No wonder breast reductions are on the rise
Modern Family actress Ariel Winter has spoken up about having breast reduction surgery for health reasons - and she's not the only woman struggling with boob-related pain. Radhika Sanghani reports (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chest breasts tits cleavage boob job ariel winter modern family boobs breast reduction surgery Source Type: news

Botched breast reduction leaves woman with a rotting nipple that almost killed her
Sue McManus, 54, from Lancashire, was forced to have emergency surgery to save her life after a routine breast reduction resulted in a necrotic - rotting - nipple that left her dangerously ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man who underwent breast reduction surgery grows new 38C boobs…and embraces his new look
HE GREW up as both a woman and a man, and has bravely spoken out about his story. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Photos Show The Problem With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss
By the time Tatiana Bobbitt lost 190 pounds, she knew she had a problem. It had been 21 months since her successful bariatric surgery, and while she had shed nearly 200 pounds from her 5’11”, 450-pound frame, her body was covered with loose, stretched-out skin. Bobbitt put on the weight in adolescence and now credits her gain to the fallout from her sexual assault -- the stress of keeping a painful secret, as well as the side effects from different depression medications and mood stabilizers. These caused her to balloon to 275 pounds by the time she was 16 years old. At 19, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

May highlights: Overcoming brain hemorrhage, brachial plexus + more
Catch up on what you may have missed on Thriving last month. Our staff takes a look back at a few of this month’s favorite posts. A sister’s words: The athlete who couldn’t be tamed by a brain hemorrhage Carly is a superstar athlete, running a 5:32 mile at the young age of 14. Her heroes include Tom Brady, Malcolm Butler and Boston Children’s neurosurgeon Dr. Ed Smith. After emergency surgery to repair a brain hemorrhage Carly’s career aspirations have shifted, and the Cape Cod track star is now pondering the world of neurosurgery. Read A sister’s words: The athl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories brachial plexus brain hemorrhage melanoma tuberous sclerosis Source Type: news

Parent Q&A: Helping a daughter through breast reduction surgery
ABC News Videos | ABC Entertainment News For her eighteenth birthday, Mackenzie Langan wanted people to know her as something other than the girl with the big breasts. The teenager from Cape Cod—whose experience was chronicled in a recent episode of Nightline—underwent a double breast reduction surgery to take her G-cup chest down to a C size. Now, you “can’t take the smile off her face,” says Mackenzie’s mother, Cindy Crawford, who shared with us a parent’s perspective on coping with macromastia and getting treatment from Brian Labow, MD, at the Boston Children’s Hospital Ad...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 28, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Boston Children's Hospital staff Tags: Children's in the news Our patients’ stories parenting breast reduction. teen breast reduction Brian Labow macromastia Source Type: news

Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery
Mackenzie is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. But her bra size was a 32-H, so she said finding outfits that fit well was a constant challenge. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Good results with surgery for gynecomastia in bodybuilders
(Wolters Kluwer Health) With attention to some unique patient characteristics, breast reduction surgery achieves good aesthetic outcomes in bodybuilders with gynecomastia--enlargement of the male breast, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The latest stars of Botched Up Bodies
A man coping with the result of his weight loss, a woman with a misshapen mouth and a mum-of-six whose nipple died after a breast reduction op all feature in Channel 5's freak medical show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Positive study for Smith & Nephew's Pico wound therapy
A study delivers positive results for Smith & Nephew's Pico negative-pressure wound therapy in breast reduction surgery. Smith & NephewNews Well, Clinical Trials, Negative-Pressure Wound Therapyread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 29, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Val Kennedy Source Type: news

4 Reasons Why I Don't Want To Lose My Breasts
The surgeon and I talked for a long time. He looked carefully through the surgical notes from my previous breast surgery and at the films from my most recent mammogram. Then, he crossed his arms over his chest, leaned back in his chair and peered at me over the top of his bifocals. Firmly, but with compassion, he said: "Your breasts have to come off." He saw the tears welling up in my eyes, tears that surprised me because after talking with a genetic counselor and five other doctors, I knew this would be his verdict. He leaned forward, took my hands in his and said: "When is the best time to remove yo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese woman has breast reduction surgery to remove ONE STONE of tissue
Mrs Lin, 50, from Xiamen, Fujian Province, China, had one stone of fat removed from her breasts. The surgeon carrying out the procedure said they were the biggest he had seen in his whole career. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uneven or large breasts can cause teen angst
ConclusionThis study found young females with macromastia report lower quality of life and physical health, as well as more pain and poorer mental health than females with asymmetrical breasts or those with average breasts. However, in this study, females with asymmetrical breasts of more than a cup size difference did report lower self-esteem. Contrary to the media reporting, the study did not assess the impact of any treatment or surgical interventions on self-esteem, physical or mental health.The study also did not find that females developed eating disorders because of their breasts. The researchers found women with as...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Shared medical appointments increase contact time between women considering breast reduction and their surgeon
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For women considering breast reduction surgery, initial evaluation at a shared medical appointment provides excellent patient satisfaction in a more efficient clinic visit, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 24, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Kerisha Mark with 36NNN breasts has 15lbs of tissue removed after condition
To celebrate her 40th birthday, Kerisha Mark from Texas, who suffered gigantomastia, underwent breast reduction surgery. Surgeons removed 15lbs of tissue, transforming her bust to a DD cup. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Wounds Following Breast Reduction and MastopexyTreatment of Wounds Following Breast Reduction and Mastopexy
Charged polystyrene microspheres may offer a new and efficacious way to heal open wounds due to dehiscence after breast reduction. Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Woman sheds 87 pounds, says clean eating now a part of her dietary lifestyle
(NaturalNews) At 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, 29 year-old DeAnna Taylor often dismissed her excess weight as being "top heavy."(1) As a result, she spoke with a doctor about having breast reduction surgery, however, the doctor informed her that because she was morbidly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Reduction
Title: Breast ReductionCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/31/2005 7:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 10, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgery operations in UK top 50,000 for the first time
Market in 2013 for plastic surgery was mainly female, says data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeonsMore and more Britons are turning to cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, with the number of procedures topping 50,000 a year for the first time in 2013.A total of 50,122 operations were carried out last year, 17% more than in 2012. Demand grew despite the scandal over potentially hazardous PIP breast implants and grew by levels unseen since before the recession began in 2008.Breast enlargement remains the most popular procedure, with 11,135 augmentations performed in 2013 – up 13%...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: The Guardian Plastic surgery Obesity Biology News Health & wellbeing Society UK news Life and style Ageing Science Source Type: news

Breast reduction surgery found to improve physical, mental well-being
Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study used the BREAST-Q© questionnaire, a well-validated survey instrument, to document the physical and psychosocial health benefits of breast reduction surgery. "The improvement in physical well-being is important for justification of insurance coverage," according to the paper by Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Breast reduction surgery found to improve physical, mental well-being
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Data Support The Benefits Of EXPAREL For Postsurgical Analgesia Following Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Procedures
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) have announced results from EXCLAIM, its Phase 4 prospective, observational study to assess the use of EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) for postsurgical analgesia in patients undergoing four common plastic surgery procedures. Patients who received EXPAREL following abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction or a combination abdominoplasty/breast procedure reported low pain scores, high satisfaction with pain control and minimal opioid use... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Musings In Front of a Victoria’s Secret Fitting Room
I wanted it to be different this year. I wanted to continue my climb upward in terms of the classiness of Valentine’s Day gift-giving: Two years ago it was a special edition of the Whitman’s Sampler, last year something from Frederick’s of Hollywood, and this year I wandered into Victoria’s Secret.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - February 14, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Gender Health Self-Help Sex alphabet soup bra breast reduction surgery breast size chronic pain excess weight frederick s of hollywood many men neck shoulder physical nature poor posture psychological component raiment se Source Type: news