Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Celebrity Doctor Urges Private Sector to 'Step Up' in Affordable Healthcare
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Dr Micheal Obeng dreams came true beyond his wildest dreams and he believes the best is yet to come. Dr Obeng, originally from Ghana, is the only African plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Can Botox and Cosmetic Surgery Chill Our Relationships With Others?
Experts say mirroring another person ’ s facial expressions is essential not only for recognizing emotion, but also for feeling it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATE MURPHY Tags: Face Emotions Love (Emotion) Botox (Drug) Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Smooth or Textured: A Lesson in Biocompatibility
The objective of the textured surface is to limit movement and reduce the formation of overly tight scar tissue. It is noteworthy here that the function of the textured surface depends on its ability to alter tissue response. Yet this can lead to inconsistent thinking in which positive effects of surface changes are touted while negative effects are denied. Unfortunately, textured surfaces on breast implants have also been linked to the development of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), an adverse effect beyond any associated just with the long-term presence of silicone. FDA has noted that factors influencing ALCL inclu...
Source: MDDI - April 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Comic-style information can better prepare surgical patients
Patients who received comic-style information better understood what the procedure entailed and were less anxious Related items fromOnMedica Sentinel node biopsy first to check spread of oral cancer GPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgery Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks No safety evidence to back 8% of hip implants Placebo may not rely on deception (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Purified Fat Could Be an Alternative to Breast Implants
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...
Source: MDDI - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Barriers of Access to Breast Reconstruction Barriers of Access to Breast Reconstruction
Are all breast cancer patients offered the option of breast reconstruction? What strategies may help improve access to care?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Technical Algorithm Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Technical Algorithm
In this article, the authors propose a technical algorithm to prepectoral breast reconstruction to help minimize complications and obtain optimal results.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Alberta women with breast implant illness urge doctors to warn others of risk
Women across Alberta are joining together to bring attention to breast implant illness, which they say caused them such severe autoimmune disease symptoms that they thought they were dying. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Mother, 28, reveals she nearly died after TWO botched breast implants advertised on Instagram
Holly McCulloch, 28, of Greasby, Wirral, always felt down about her B-cup chest, particularly as she got older. She therefore booked herself into a clinic that charged £2,700 for a five-day, all-inclusive stay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans spent a record $16.5 billion on plastic surgery last year
Botox, though one of the least expensive procedures at $397 a pop, was the biggest money grabber, taking in $2.95 billion, according to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia ’s TGA considering, but not yet implementing, textured breast implant ban
Australia’s TGA said yesterday that it is seeking new data from suppliers of textured breast implants, which have been linked to a rare immune-system cancer, before making a decision on whether or not to suspend or cancel those products from its Register of Therapeutic Goods. The regulatory body gave suppliers of the devices 10 working days to respond to the requests for more information, including dates they began to supply the devices and samples of the implants, according to a TGA release. The decision comes after the convening of a breast implant expert panel on April 8, following recent decisions made in Canada ...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

The Gender Pay Gap for Doctors Is Getting Worse. Here ’s What Women Make Compared to Men
Despite the often-quoted statistic that women in the U.S. make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, the actual figure varies depending on a woman’s race, geographic location and industry. Women of color, for example, have an even larger pay gap than white women. And women in certain fields, such as financial services, are further from pay parity than their peers in other professions. Medicine has traditionally been one of those imbalanced fields — and the latest physician compensation report from Medscape, a medical news site for healthcare professionals, finds that the situation is getting worse for many d...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Let's Put Breast Implant Lymphoma Risk in Context Let's Put Breast Implant Lymphoma Risk in Context
Dr Kathy Miller discusses the importance of placing risks in context, and questions the level of side-effect risk required for fully informed consent.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Scapular Free Flap in Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy Scapular Free Flap in Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy
Is reconstruction with a subscapular system free flap a good option for soft tissue augmentation?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

AirXpanders touts study results
AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) said that a retrospective clinical study has concluded that the use of its AeroForm tissue expanders may be associated with reduced infection rates, less medical treatment and lower costs for patients and health systems. The Palo Alto-based company makes the AeroForm tissue expander for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The device is designed to expand and stretch the skin and underlying muscle prior to a permanent breast implant using small amounts of CO2 up to three times a day. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Hospital Care Implants News Well Oncology Surgical Women's Health AirXpanders Johns Hopkins University Source Type: news

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among elective plastic surgery patients - Jang B, Bhavsar DR.
Purpose: Psychiatric disorder is one of the predictors of poor outcome in cosmetic plastic surgery patients. A US study in 1960 showed that 72.4% of 98 cosmetic plastic surgery patients had a psychiatric disorder. In our study, we predict that the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

France Bans Textured Breast Implants
France has banned several types of textured breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer, and more countries appear to be following suit, including Canada and the Netherlands. For years researchers have raised concern about the potential association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare form of cancer, but France is the first country to ban the devices. The ban took effect on Friday and covers macro-textured implants and implants with a polyurethane coating. The National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) in France notified manufa...
Source: MDDI - April 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Health Canada Plans to Suspend Allergan's Breast Implant License Health Canada Plans to Suspend Allergan's Breast Implant License
Health Canada said on Thursday it was advising Allergan Plc of the regulator's plans to suspend the license for the Botox-maker's Biocell breast implants, after a review regarding the risk of a rare cancer linked to breast implants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Canada notifies Allergan on intent to suspend Biocell breast implant license
Health Canada said yesterday that it plans to suspend Allergan‘s (NYSE: AGN) licenses to sell its Biocell breast implants in the region due to a possible association with a rare immune system-cancer. The move follows the agency’s completion of a scientific assessment of macro-textured implants, which it said is part of a larger safety review of breast implants and their association with breast implant-associated anapestic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Health Canada said it launched the review last November due to an increase in Canadian and international cases of B...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Allergan Source Type: news

Report: France to ban textured breast implants
France is planning to ban textured breast implants, which have been linked a rare immune-system cancer, according to a report from France24. France’s National Agency for Medicines and Health Products began informing manufacturers on April 2 of its plans to ban manufacturing, distribution, importing, exporting, promotion and wearing of textured breast implants and polyurethane breast implants, according to the report. The soon-to-be-banned implants have been linked to breast implant-associated anapestic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. France’s ANSM has been tracking indivi...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

France Is First to Ban Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer
The ban covers textured breast implants, which are suspected of being linked to anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. Regulators in other countries are following suit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CONSTANT MEHEUT Tags: Implants Breasts Plastic Surgery Accidents and Safety Allergan Inc France anaplastic large-cell lymphoma Source Type: news

Health Canada plans to suspend Allergan's breast implant license
Health Canada plans to suspend the license for Allergan Plc's Biocell breast implant due to the risk of a rare cancer linked to such implants, the regulator said in a notice to the Botox-maker on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Biocell textured breast implants could soon be pulled from the market: Health Canada
Sales of Biocell textured breast implants, which had been flagged for safety issues in a CBC News investigation, could soon be suspended, Health Canada says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can this technique revolutionize reconstructive surgery?
A new method for reshaping cartilage would be quicker, easier, and much less invasive than current procedures. Moreover, it could have many applications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Tailored Approach to Regulating AI-Based Medical Devices
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is making the most of his final week at the agency. In the month that has passed since Gottlieb rattled the medical device industry with news of his impending resignation, the commissioner has issued 18 public statements pertaining to nearly all corners of the agency's realm, from food, tobacco, and cosmetics to drugs and devices. Friday is Gottlieb's last day on the job. On Tuesday, Gottlieb said the agency will consider a new regulatory framework for reviewing medical devices that use advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. AI has been making headlines in medtech for a whi...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news

Apyx Medical withdraws Renuvion FDA 510(k) app for dermal resurfacing indication
Apyx Medical (NYSE:APYX), formerly known as Bovie Medical, said late yesterday that it has voluntarily withdrawn the FDA 510(k) clearance application for its J-Plasma/Renuvion device seeking a dermal resurfacing indication. The Clearwater, Fla.-based company submitted a new 510(k) clearance application seeking new indications for the Renuvion system in December. The application came supported by by data from a 55-patient, multi-center, single arm, evaluator-blind prospective investigational device exemption study of the system exploring its ability to reduce facial wrinkles and rhytides, Apyx Medical said. The study, howev...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance apyxmedical Source Type: news

Nose jobs could soon be done WITHOUT surgery
The process devised by scientists in Los Angeles promises to revolutionize cosmetic surgery, which often involves long recovery times and can lead to scarring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parascapular Free Flap for Burnt Hand Parascapular Free Flap for Burnt Hand
Find out how a thermal injury of the hand was managed with a parascapular fascial free flap and split-thickness skin graft.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother, 29, claims her breast implants almost KILLED her
Gabrielle Case, of North Carolina, was fit and healthy until a year after having implants in 2015. She ended up bed-bound and struggling to breathe by December 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Info on Risks of Breast Implants Needed, Says FDA Panel More Info on Risks of Breast Implants Needed, Says FDA Panel
A 2-day meeting highlighted the risk for a rare lymphoma, described as a'man-made cancer,'and heard calls for a ban on certain products, but advisers also highlighted lack of data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Women raise concerns about breast implant safety
Panel members in a two-day public hearing held by the US Food and Drug Administration this week agreed that efforts should be made to better inform patients about the risks and benefits of breast implants. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women need better information on breast implants, panel says
Members of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee scrutinizing the safety of breast implants urged the agency on Tuesday to take steps to ensure that patients have a clearer understanding o... (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

FDA Panel: Too Early to Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- It is too early to ban a type of breast implant recently linked to a rare form of cancer, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel advised Monday. More information is needed to learn more about the issue, the panel... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Day two of the @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting is happening now. Live available: http://bit.ly/2TnAKU0   #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/Ild5oDMVCN
Day two of the @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting is happening now. Live available: http://bit.ly/2TnAKU0  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/Ild5oDMVCN (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA Panel: Too early to pull textured breast implants over cancer risk, need more data
A panel of experts convened by the FDA yesterday said that there’s not enough data to pull textured breast implants from the market over concerns that they may be linked to a type of immune system cancer, according to an AP News report. The recommendation comes from the first day of a two-day panel meeting discussing the risks associated with breast implant devices, reviewing current study data and exploring how to best track and treat the cancer, and other issues, the devices have been tied to. The FDA only began reporting on the cancer, known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and its link...
Source: Mass Device - March 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Women's Health Source Type: news

RuPaul host, a former playmate and thousands of women on breast implant illness
Michelle Visage and Karen McDougal are two of the thousands of women who are calling for breast implant manufacturers to recognize the links between implants and a slew of symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast surgeon "astonished" by cancer case amid FDA implant review
FDA is meeting to address the possible risks of breast implants after the agency reported that 457 cases of cancer have been detected in women with breast implants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I had a huge swelling’: why my life as a female cyclist led to vulva surgery
There needs to be serious, urgent research into better saddles for female cyclists, says Hannah Dines, who has endured years of pain and swelling caused by friction as she ridesThe plastic surgeon, in that particularly endearing way of surgeons, was trying to reassure me that although he had never operated on an endurance cyclist before, he had seen “presentations” like mine. “I’ve seen chronic inflammation and long-term trauma to the vulva like this. You know …” he paused, “in patients who compulsively rub up against bedposts.” Silence.I decided against explaining that the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 26, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Dines Tags: Women Life and style Cycling Paralympics 2016 Science Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 26, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Too Early To Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer: FDA Panel It's too early to ban a type of breast implant recently linked to a rare form of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Intraneural Masson Tumor of the Hand Intraneural Masson Tumor of the Hand
This case reports a Masson tumor that ultimately required intrafascicular dissection of a digital nerve. How are these tumors typically diagnosed?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Too Early To Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer: FDA Panel
Title: Too Early To Ban Breast Implant Linked With Cancer: FDA PanelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women at Breast Implant Hearing Call for Disclosure of Safety Risks
While industry representatives insisted the implants are safe, others at an F.D.A. panel meeting urged for warnings about links to illnesses and cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY and RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Implants Breasts your-feed-science Plastic Surgery Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Brazilian butt lifts surge by 20% amid panic over 'Snapchat dysmorphia'
Some doctors are warning that the outlandish curves of stars like Kim Kardashian West and flattering social media filters are driving plastic surgery surges - but others say the hype is empty. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I was not warned’ - Women who say they were sickened by breast implants demand FDA action
At a hearing, patients, advocates, say the Food and Drug Administration should take steps to warn patients about risks of implants and take some devices off the market. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Women who say they were sickened by breast implants demand FDA action: ‘I was not warned.’
At a hearing, patients, advocates, say the Food and Drug Administration should take steps to warn patients about risks of implants and take some devices off the market. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Thank you to all of the attendees of today's @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting. Please join us tomorrow for more informative discussions. Day two of the meeting can be viewed lived: http://bit.ly/2TnAKU0   #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/g2NnF6iDQD
Thank you to all of the attendees of today's @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting. Please join us tomorrow for more informative discussions. Day two of the meeting can be viewed lived: http://bit.ly/2TnAKU0  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/g2NnF6iDQD (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA reviews breast implant safety amid cancer concerns
In a two-day meeting, officials are hearing from researchers, plastic surgeons, and women who say they've suffered a number of ailments as a result of their breast implants (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer, U.S. panel
Patients, plastic surgeons, makers of breast implants, regulators and Health Canada officials participate in two-day meeting hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting is happening now. The meeting can be viewed lived: http://bit.ly/2WgkmGC   #FDA #MedicalDevicepic.twitter.com/FHPgX7JDuW
The @US_FDA CDRH General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Committee Meeting is happening now. The meeting can be viewed lived: http://bit.ly/2WgkmGC  #FDA #MedicalDevice pic.twitter.com/FHPgX7JDuW (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news