The men having penis fillers to boost their self-esteem
Penis fillers, designed to increase the organ's girth, have gained in popularity, cosmetic surgery groups say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wound tech dev Clozex Medical raises $4m
Wound closure tech developer Clozex Medical raised approximately $3.8 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posted SEC filing. Funds in the round came from 39 unnamed sources, with the first sale dated on October 16, according to the filing. Wellesley, Mass.-based Clovex is developing wound closure products intended to address limitations of traditional suture and stapling techniques. It’s flagship technology is Clozex Closures, which are intended for multiple uses, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, dermatology, cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine and urgent care, according ...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care clozexmedical Source Type: news

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

Royal facialist Daiva Kamysova's yoga facelift revealed
London facialist Daiva Kamysova, who has treated the likes of Lady Amelia Windsor, has revealed how she performs her £150 'Yoga Facelift', which Meghan Markle is a fan of. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR gene editing will find applications in plastic and reconstructive surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) The CRISPR genome editing technique promises to be a 'transformative leap' in genetic engineering and therapy, affecting almost every area of medicine. That includes plastic surgery, with potential advances ranging from prevention of craniofacial malformations, to therapeutic skin grafts, to new types of rejection-free transplants, according to a paper in the November 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 - October 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Surgical Mesh Is & #039;There When You Need It, Gone When You Don & #039;t & #039;
  Let's face it, "mesh" has become a four-letter word in more ways than one, given the number of long-term complications and lawsuits surrounding surgical cases in which mesh was used. But that doesn't mean that doesn't mean that mesh doesn't have its place in surgery. "It's not like mesh is bad or mesh is good. There are many procedures in which its very good, very beneficial, and there are procedures in which it is not necessary. Then there are procedures in the middle, where mesh serves a clinical use but has been hampered by clinical problems," said Alexei Mlodinow, president and foundin...
Source: MDDI - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Materials 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

Getting Rid of Cellulite Is Tough. But Here ’s What Works Best
It was of course the French—the keenest observers and arbiters of aesthetics—who first studied, named and attempted to develop treatments for cellulite. The term “cellulite” initially appeared in a French medical dictionary back in the 1870s, and the condition was described as an inflammation of cellular tissue. Fast forward 150 years, and dermatologists today know better—though they still don’t know everything. For example, they know that cellulite is not a sign of inflammation or any other type of medical concern. It’s a completely harmless and purely cosmetic condition that affe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Microsurgery Competency During Plastic Surgery Residency Microsurgery Competency During Plastic Surgery Residency
The assessment of hand motion may be a valid tool for the evaluation of microsurgical skills among plastic surgery residents.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article 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

Plastic surgeon augments office to livestream procedures, film commercials
Dr. Jon Mendelsohn, a plastic surgeon who operates Advanced Cosmetic Surgery& Laser Center in Norwood, is augmenting his office by building a production facility that will be used to livestream both cosmetic and surgical procedures. The facility also will be used to make commercials, including taping patients as they recount their cosmetic and surgical transformations as part of the ongoing “True Selfies” series created by Mendelsohn to promote his practice. “We’ve had tremendous success… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Review of sixty years of burn discipline in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital - Fang PY, Zhang Q, Liu Y.
Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery of Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to the Medical School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is derived from the group of severe burn treatment in Surgical Department of Kuang-Ci Hospital in Shanghai in 1958. In three score ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Louisville plastic surgeon drops $4M on new St. Matthews office
The practice outgrew one of its downtown offices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson 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

Nutrition and the Plastic Surgeon Nutrition and the Plastic Surgeon
What can plastic surgeons do to help promote optimal nutritional status among perioperative patients?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare's Elite Avenues Clinic Gets U.S.$10 Million Facelift
[New Zimbabwe] Harare's upmarket hospital, Avenues Clinic has set aside $10 million to give the private health institution a facelift as it continues to attract the country's political elite and foreigners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

When Is Teenage Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery Okay? When Is Teenage Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery Okay?
When it comes to performing plastic surgery on adolescents, what psychological and ethical issues should be considered? Find out what there is to know.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article 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

Establishment Labs inks asset repurchasing deal with German, Spanish distributors
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs said today it inked a number of asset purchase agreements with distributors in Spain and Germany to repurchase stock they had previously held, according to an SEC filing. The Costa Rica-based company said it inked an asset purchase deal with Motiva Matrix Spain SL for assets including all existing inventory previously sold to the seller, as well as its customer relationships and contracts for approximately $1.9 million (EU €1.6 million). Establishment Labs said it also owes the distributor $2.3 million (EU €2.0 million) in outstanding debt, to be paid before the s...
Source: Mass Device - October 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Establishment Labs Source Type: news

Nebraska woman contracted salmonella in her breast implant
The patient went on her trip five months after her operation. Her symptoms lingered after her return to the US but soon subsided. Two weeks alter she said her right breast was in pain and swelling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salvage of Thumb With a Free Skin Flap From the Great Toe Salvage of Thumb With a Free Skin Flap From the Great Toe
This case highlights the utility of a free lateral great toe flap in the reconstruction of a thumb injury when local flap options may not be appropriate.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Cold weather causes 'winter vagina', midwife warns
Mary Burke, a former midwife and senior clinical nurse at the London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic, argues dry winter air depletes moisture from our skin, including the vagina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 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

SEC accuses ex-Sientra CEO Zeini of lying to investors ahead of $60m offering
The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission today accused former Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) CEO Hani Zeini of hiding a problem at the company to close a $61 million follow-on offering that led to the company losing more than half of its value. The breast implant maker relied on a single supplier for its silicone implants. But regulators in the U.K. halted sales there and Brazil’s Anvisa suspended production at supplier Silimed after inspections revealed that the surfaces of some devices were contaminated with particles. Shares in Sientra plunged -52.9% to a $9.70 close Sept. 24, 2015, and Zeini wa...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Implants Legal News Wall Street Beat Sientra 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

Intranasal Airway Device Safely Boosts Breathing After Nasal Surgery Intranasal Airway Device Safely Boosts Breathing After Nasal Surgery
An intraoperatively placed airway device is well tolerated and maintains nasal patency after rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction without increasing the risk of incisional dehiscence, researchers in California say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News 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

New Approach to Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain and Weakness for Some
The technique places implants on top of muscle, instead of under it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Implants Breasts Muscles Surgery and Surgeons Radiation Plastic Surgery Mastectomy Cancer Pain Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss: Scientists test wearable regrowth device
A study investigating ways to promote hair regrowth takes a look at micro LEDs. The scientists believe that they could be used as a wearable solution. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery 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's Dr. Binita Ashar provides a statement on continuing the agency ’ s commitment to studying breast implant safety. To read the statement, click the link: https://go.usa.gov/xPg4C   #MedicalDevices
#FDA's Dr. Binita Ashar provides a statement on continuing the agency’s commitment to studying breast implant safety. To read the statement, click the link: https://go.usa.gov/xPg4C  #MedicalDevices (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) 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

Statement from Binita Ashar, M.D., of the FDA ’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on agency’s commitment to studying breast implant safety
FDA Statement on agency ’s commitment to studying breast implant safety Short Title: FDA Statement on agency’s commitment to studying breast implant safety (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from Binita Ashar, M.D., of the FDA ’ s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on agency ’ s commitment to studying breast implant safety
FDA Statement on agency ’ s commitment to studying breast implant safety Short Title: FDA Statement on agency ’ s commitment to studying breast implant safety (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- For patients undergoing rhinoplasty, postoperative opioid refills are extremely rare, according to a research letter published online Sept. 6 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Rosh K.V. Sethi, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon who did Snooki and Angelina's breast augmentations insists they are NOT the same
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr John Paul Tutela, who performed breast augmentations on Jersey Shore stars Angelina Pivarnick and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi explains how they're different. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AirXpanders Is Pumped for Anticipated Growth After Recent Financing
The company responsible for the first major change in breast tissue expansion in almost 40 years is getting strong support from investors. San Jose, CA-based AirXpanders recently closed a rights offering in Australia to raise roughly A$15.7 million, along with a U.S. placement to raise about $3.4 million (A$4.6 million), equivalent to a total of about $15 million before transaction costs. Vivo Ventures invested $3.3 million of the U.S. placement and the company's board chairman invested $500,000. "We are confident of the outlook for the company and the successful closing of our A$20.3 million raising place...
Source: MDDI - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news

Orlando Health hit with $100M defamation lawsuit by former surgeon
A former Orlando Health plastic surgeon has filed a $100 million lawsuit claiming he was defamed by the nonprofit health organization. Dr. Jeffery Feiner was a physician with Orlando Health until March 12, 2018, where he said he was fired because he pointed out an "unethical and illegal relationship" between the company and pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc. The complaint, filed Aug. 21 in the Circuit Court of Ninth Judicial C ircuit in Orange County, said the surgeon's firing was not because… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news