Medical News Today: What are the risks of breast implant surgery?
As with many medical procedures, breast implant surgery has a range of risks and complications for people to be aware of beforehand. These can include pain, swelling, infection, and visual changes. In this article, we identify the risks of this surgery, along with early signs and symptoms to be aware of afterward. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery 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

Medical News Today: Can avocado oil strengthen my hair?
Oils play an important role in the health of a person ’s hair. Avocado oil may have specific benefits due to its vitamin and mineral composition. When the hair’s natural oil balance is uneven, or the environment has damaged the hair, using oils on the scalp or hair may moisturize it and prevent further damage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery 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

Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids, critics say
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother performed world's first DIY breast-implant removal surgery
Tonia Rossington, 49, from Skegness, Lincolnshire, who could not afford to have the £3,000 operation done privately, was not willing to join an NHS waiting list. She claims the procedure was painless. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apps accused of marketing plastic surgery to kids
More than 128,000 people have signed a petition asking app stores to remove the games or make them less appealing to children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Cutaneous Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Hand Cutaneous Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Hand
What can this case tell us about the presentation, diagnosis, and management of cutaneous pyoderma gangrenosum?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Camphor burns on the palm: an unusual new presentation - Ramesh BA.
This study aims to analyze different patterns of camphor burns on the palm. METHODS: Five women and one man presented with camphor burns ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

FDA proposes new path to 510(k) clearance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a new pathway for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices FDA releases update on breast implant lymphoma risk FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images FDA clears blood test to assist concussion evaluation FDA updates policy for nixing 510(k) submissions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MD < 40: New Technologies Are Exciting, But How Do We Get There?
(MedPage Today) -- Plastic surgeon Neil Tanna, MD, stays ahead of the curve (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Surgeon SLAMS writer for telling women to stop plastic surgery
American writer Janne Robinson's comments about plastic surgery have infuriated women around the world - including two 'plastic positive' women in Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeon SLAMS writer for telling women to stop 'sewing their a** to their face'
American writer Janne Robinson's comments about plastic surgery have infuriated women around the world - including two 'plastic positive' women in Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis
What is levamisole-induced vasculitis? Learn more about this condition and find out how it's best diagnosed and treated.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Our Addiction To Selfies Means Big Business For Plastic Surgeons
We now know people don ’t have to be consciously aware that they are aroused for their reward system to highjack neural pathways. New research on addiction indicates social media “likes” and approval from others is changing the way we think and request plastic surgery. Welcome to'Selfie Surgery'. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:SNAP NYSE:TWTR NASDAQ:FB Source Type: news

FDA to launch ICD registry, update GUDID system
The FDA is slated to launch a new national registry of implantable cardiac defibrillators, according to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. The move comes after some reluctance from industry players around the use of unique device identifiers, according to the report. The FDA implemented a final rule in 2013 requiring UDIs on most medical devices, including updated labeling designs and requiring that certain information be submitted to the federal watchdog’s publicly available Global Unique Device Identification Database, RAPS reports. The implementation of a national UDI system helps provide ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Juv & eacute;derm Voluma XC Feasible for Correcting Infraorbital Hollows
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Juv éderm Voluma XC is feasible and seems safe for correcting infraorbital hollows, according to a study published online April 5 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Michael B. Hall, M.D., from the Buckingham Center for Facial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Patient-Reported Outcomes After ADM Breast Reconstruction Patient-Reported Outcomes After ADM Breast Reconstruction
How do patients feel after undergoing ADM-assisted implant-based breast reconstruction? Are they generally satisfied with the outcomes?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Cosmetic surgery procedures done in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications that U.S. providers and payers must handle, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beware Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad
Americans who head abroad for cheaper plastic surgery may find they're rolling the dice when it comes to their safety. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
Title: Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer BewareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy Differ in Women With Implants
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Method of diagnosis, stage, and treatment are not affected by type of breast implant or anatomic location, according to research published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Michael Sosin, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Matrix in Wound Bed Preparation Hyaluronic Acid-Based Matrix in Wound Bed Preparation
What benefits might the application of a hyaluronic acid-based matrix offer patients with complex surgical wounds?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Autologous Fat Transfer Effective for Facial Reconstruction
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- Autologous fat transfer (AFT) is an effective technique for treating soft-tissue deformities in the head and neck, according to a review published online March 29 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Todor K. Krastev, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

March 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bovie Medical launches Renuvion cosmetic surgery J-Plasma brand
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said yesterday it launched the Renuvion brand of cosmetic surgery devices using its J-Plasma technology. Through the newly launched brand, the Clearwater, Fla.-based company said it will sell devices powered by the J-Plasma technology specifically for the cosmetic surgery market. The J-Plasma device is a plasma-based cutter and coagulator that uses helium ionization to produce a focused beam of ionized gas over a blade, used for cutting or coagulating during surgeries, Bovie Medical said. “On behalf of Bovie Medical, I am excited to announce the launch of the Renuvion brand, which we hav...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in U.S. Medical Tourists Associated with Plastic Surgery — Dominican Republic, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Patients who travel abroad for plastic surgery can bring home serious complications
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) With the promise of inexpensive procedures luring patients to travel abroad for plastic surgery, medical tourism has become an expanding, multi-billion-dollar industry. But while the initial procedure may be cheap, it can place a significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the magnitude of medical complications that can result from plastic surgery abroad. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plastic surgery abroad can lead to severe complications after returning to the US
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients traveling to developing countries for plastic surgery procedures may experience severe complications--requiring extensive and costly treatment after they return to the United States, reports 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! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients Who Travel Abroad for Plastic Surgery Can Bring Home Serious Complications
Brigham and Women ’s study on “medical tourism” trend reveals substantial problems, risks, as well as effect on U.S. health system (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 29, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck
Find out about the'danger zone'in the anterior neck region that surgeons should be aware of when performing face-lifts and neck-lifts.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that modern cosmetic surgical procedures
(American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that many modern cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise, and that surgical procedures account for 77% of all surveyed physicians' business. The latest annual survey (Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics) from the organization now reflects input exclusively from ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons, which previously encompassed data from physicians in a wider range of specialties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Startup Turns to Liquified Silk for Tissue Regeneration
A Boston-area plastic surgery startup wants to use a reverse-engineered form of an ancient medical material in tissue regeneration for aesthetics and medical purposes. Sofregen is working on tissue regeneration using liquefied silk protein, which has emerged from academic research in recent decades. Liquefied silk protein offers biocompatibility and engineering controllability without using harsh chemicals, according to Sofregen chief medical officer Anh Hoang. Hear Anh Hoang discuss the use of silk protein in implantable devices on April 18, 2018, at BIOMEDevice Boston. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off co...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Materials Source Type: news

More Cases of Breast Implant-Linked Cancer: FDA
The disease -- breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma -- is not breast cancer. It's an immune system cancer that can usually be cured by surgery alone if detected early, The Times reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avita touts ReCell use in treating flesh eating bacteria, announces Chinese trial
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) this week announced that its ReCell technology had been used to treat a patient with necrotizing fasciitis, and that it launched a Chinese trial of the device exploring its use treating second-degree burns. The ReCell autologous cell harvesting device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. The company said that a woman at Arizona’s Maricopa Integrated Health Systems Burn Center with necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, has been treated with its ReCell de...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Wound Care avitamedical 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

#FDA issues updated information on Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Know and consider the risks. https://go.usa.gov/xQxxs   #MedicalDevice
#FDA issues updated information on Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Know and consider the risks. https://go.usa.gov/xQxxs  #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) 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

Medical News Today: Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms
A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

The Addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Facial Lipofilling The Addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Facial Lipofilling
A new study examines the potential benefits of platelet-rich plasma as an additive to facial lipofilling procedures.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Heterotopic Ossification: A Late Chemical Burn Complication Heterotopic Ossification: A Late Chemical Burn Complication
A patient who sustained a napalm burn in combat later developed heterotopic ossification. How was this case diagnosed and managed?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news