German court denies compensation claim for faulty breast implants
The federal supreme court in Germany rejected a woman’s claim for compensation from certification agency TÜV Rheinland, which approved faulty breast implants produced by Poly Implant Prothèse until it closed in 2010. PIP sold implants for almost 20 years until investigators found out it was posing a low-grade industrial silicone as a pricier medical product. The counterfeit substance was used in implants that were given to 300,000 women and thousands of them ruptured. The plaintiff, who was appealing to the supreme court after a lower court denied her complaint, had implants fitted in 2008 and subseq...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Legal News Wall Street Beat Women's Health Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news

Millennial men are causing a boom in male plastic surgery
Thirty-one percent of men revealed they are interested in getting plastic surgery, with millennials making up 92 percent. Cosmetic surgery for men has skyrocketed 325 percent since 1997. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German court rejects compensation claim over faulty breast implants
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal supreme court said on Thursday it had rejected a woman's claim for certification agency T ÜV Rheinland to pay compensation for approving faulty breast implants produced by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Apps encourage youngsters to have cosmetic surgery
Apps like Princess Plastic Surgery, available globally from Google Play, have been called 'shocking' by experts from Nuffield Council who fear they cause psychological damage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack
A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Breast implants increase heart attack diagnoses
Researchers from Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco advise women with breast implants to inform their doctor before having an ECG. Doctors should be aware of ECG misinterpretation, they add. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants 'could put women at risk of false heart attack diagnoses'
BREAST implants may impede an important medical test for the heart, a new study suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top iOS Apps
(MedPage Today) -- Pulmonology, plastic surgery, and allergy apps top the list (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - June 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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

Shaped vs Round Implants in Breast Reconstruction Shaped vs Round Implants in Breast Reconstruction
How do these two types of implants compare in terms of postoperative complications and patient satisfaction?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Sunless tanning chemical
Scientists are looking at a new way for sunless tanning. A new chemical treatment could give your skin the sun-kissed color without having to go outside. Plastic surgeon Dr. David Candello joins CBSN to discuss (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunless tanning chemicial
Scientists are looking at a new way for sunless tanning. A new chemical treatment could give your skin the sun-kissed color without having to go outside. Plastic surgeon Dr. David Candello joins CBSN to discuss (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons need more support to cope after clinical errors
Surgeons particularly vulnerable to ‘devastating’ effects of their clinical errors, says expert Related items fromOnMedica Why doctors should not lose heart if they make a mistake Shortage of critical beds and surgeons cause cancelled ops Royal College launches cosmetic surgery advice 'Explain all options to patients,' say surgeons Six-month-plus surgery waits triple in four years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Why Do I Sweat So Much?
For SELF, by Amy Marturana.   I will never be a woman who can spend a full hour working out hard in the morning, and then after, spritz some dry shampoo on her hair and saunter off to the office looking presentable. The problem isn’t my hair — it’s straight and easy to manage, which I am grateful for. It’s the sweat. After any workout, it looks like I just dunked my head under a shower. Why do I sweat so much? I ask myself this question on a near-daily basis. Every time I’m working out with other people, I notice that they do not suffer from the same level of sweatiness as I do. It&rsquo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York mother-of-two 'dies following plastic surgery'
Janelle Edwards, 25, was found unconscious in her car near her home in the Bronx, New York City, NY, last Tuesday, and later died in hospital, according to reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body contouring is only for the rich and insured
(Springer) Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to help them control their weight follow up this procedure with further plastic surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess rolls of skin. Such body contouring surgery is generally only affordable to patients with adequate insurance and income, says Maria Altieri of Stony Brook University Hospital in the US, lead author of a study in Springer's journal Obesity Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Discussions Disparities Seen in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Discussions
Lack of patient trust or effective physician communication skills may be contributing to disparities in the uptake of postmastectomy breast reconstruction and other elective procedures, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

A happy return: Catching up with Eva
It’s about 2,400 miles from Salt Lake City to Boston. But it’s a distance Jennifer and Vincent Ramirez are more than happy to travel to get care for their daughter Eva. The family first traveled to Boston Children’s Hospital in January of 2016 for surgery to remove Eva’s encephalocele — a surgery her doctors in Utah had said wasn’t possible. This spring, the family was back in Boston for a follow-up visit with the surgeons who performed her surgery, Dr. Mark Proctor, neurosurgeon-in-chief, and Dr. John Meara, plastic-surgeon-in-chief. For this visit, Jennifer and Vincent had decided to b...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Craniofacial Program Dr. John Meara Dr. Mark Proctor encephalocele Source Type: news

William 'Skip' Baker Joins White River Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. William "Skip" Baker has been hired as medical director and Dr. Danyale Wallace has been appointed assistant medical director in the emergency department at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Baker previously was the director of emergency services and trauma and an emergency department physician at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Baker earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He also completed a three-year residency in emergency medicine ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants: What happens if they rupture?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergan picks up aesthetic device dev Keller Medical
Allergan (NYSE: AGN) said today its Allergan Sales subsidiary will acquire medical device developer Keller Medical for an undisclosed amount. Keller Medical is a privately held medical device company which developed the Keller Funnel, a cone-shaped, lubricated plastic funnel designed to reduce surgeon and patient contact during breast augmentation or reconstruction procedures. The device was originally launched in 2009, with a next-gen version released in 2014. “The purchase of Keller Medical demonstrates Allergan’s ongoing commitment to excellence in breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Mergers & Acquisitions Women's Health Allergan Inc. Source Type: news

Victims recount suffering at hands of fake plastic surgeon
A Denver surgical assistant posed as a plastic surgeon and performed face-lifts, tummy tucks and other procedures with limited, if any, anesthesia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman dies while having cosmetic surgery in Florida
Lattia Baumeister, who was visiting from Chicago, died from plastic surgery complications at Seduction by Jardon's Medical Center in Doral, Florida (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is 3D Bioprinting the Future of Reconstructive Surgery? Is 3D Bioprinting the Future of Reconstructive Surgery?
The emergence of 3D bioprinting provides exciting new options for reconstructive surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Ventricular Perforation After Deep Sternal Wound Infection Ventricular Perforation After Deep Sternal Wound Infection
Learn more about the identification, management, and prevention of ventricular rupture associated with the use of a vacuum-assisted closure device in patients with deep sternal wound infection.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient records stolen from plastic surgery clinic
Officials say the records of 15,000 patients were stolen from an exclusive Rodeo Drive plastic surgery clinic in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Launches Crackdown on Illegal Cosmetic Surgery China Launches Crackdown on Illegal Cosmetic Surgery
Chinese authorities have launched a year-long crackdown on practitioners of unregistered cosmetic surgery, the official China Daily said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Plastic Surgery Ransom; 101 Words that Launched the Opioid Crisis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

China launches crackdown on illegal cosmetic surgery: paper
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have launched a year-long crackdown on practitioners of unregistered cosmetic surgery, the official China Daily said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

7 Cool Things About Being An Introvert
You know the feeling. You spend much of your life thinking something’s wrong. You’re alone a lot, usually with your nose in a book or daydreaming. But then someone puts a label on it and everything falls into place. You’re an introvert. You’re wired differently. And even better, you realize this trait comes with some great benefits… You like your own company – Ever notice how after a meeting, people like to linger and talk in small groups? I never got that. Even if the gathering went well — even if a great time was had by all –I can’t get out fast enough. That’s ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time for Single Payer (Feedback)
Two of our readers take on national health care and what Americans can – and can't – live without. TO THE EDITOR: Forty-five thousand people die per year in the United States because even basic and preventive care is unavailable to many. Our national health indicators (lifespan, infant mortality, maternal mortality) rank with Third World countries rather than industrialized democracies. In Canada, whose population and socio-economic structure is similar to the U.S., a single payer, the government, pays the bills while patients choose among providers of medical services, most of them in private practice. Everyon...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why a retired plastic surgeon spent millions funding simulated medicine
Dr. David Zamierowski has made helping students learn through medical simulations a "second career." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Why a retired plastic surgeon spent millions funding simulated medicine
Dr. David Zamierowski has made helping students learn through medical simulations a "second career." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Acelity launches Prevena Duo NPWT system in US
Acelity said today it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the San Antonio, Texas-based company said, claiming it is the 1st such product of it’s kind. The system is designed to reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, including vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries. “SSIs encompass more than 20 percent of all HAIs and represent a significant burden both financially...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years
Plastic surgeons'group identifies top transition treatments (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - May 23, 2017 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Reproductive Medicine, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Pct in 2016 U.S. Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Pct in 2016
Gender confirmation surgeries rose 19 percent in 2016 from the previous year, a survey of plastic surgeons said, an increase some doctors attribute to expanded Medicare coverage and greater social acceptance of transgender people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Champagne Groove Lipectomy in Abdominoplasty Champagne Groove Lipectomy in Abdominoplasty
How does the champagne groove lipectomy compare with standard abdominoplasty techniques in terms of costs and complications?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeries
(MediaSource) For the first time, the world's largest plastic surgery organization is tracking national statistics on gender confirmation surgeries. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found a nearly 20 percent increase in these surgeries in just the first year of reporting. In 2016, more than 3,200 surgeries were performed to help transgender patients feel more like themselves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope'
In a new blog post, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed one...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate confirms new FDA commissioner FDA hits firm with thermography warning letter FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants FDA updates MQSA guidance for DBT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Women Request Labiaplasty Why Women Request Labiaplasty
A survey of patients provides insight into the reasons why some women choose to undergo labiaplasty.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

WATCH: A link between plastic surgery and cancer?
Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a link between certain types of breast implants and cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Morning Break: Breast Implant Cancer; Cholera in Yemen; Teeth Tell
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Psychosocial Effect of Body-Contouring Surgery The Psychosocial Effect of Body-Contouring Surgery
How does body-contouring surgery after weight loss impact the psychosocial status of these patients?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma Highlighted in New York Times (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH Patients may ask about a New York Times story highlighting the small but real risk for anaplastic large-cell lymphoma in women with breast … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants
There is no need to remove implants if you have no problems, but if you have swelling, fluid buildup, lumps or asymmetry you should see a doctor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Surgery and Surgeons Source Type: news

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘ Gave Me Cancer ’
A rare cancer of the immune system, linked to implants, has had devastating effects on women, many of whom had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Allergan Inc Immune System Surgery and Surgeons Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Breasts Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

French appeals court orders Germany ’ s T ÜV to pay $66m for faulty PIP breast implants
(Reuters) — A French appeals court has ordered German certification agency TÜV Rheinland to pay €60 million ($65.5 million) immediately to 20,000 victims of faulty breast implants produced by the French company PIP prior to its closure. Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), the French company at the centre of the scandal, sold implants globally for over two decades until investigators discovered it was passing off low-grade industrial silicone as a much pricier medical product. The ruling confirmed a previous decision by the administrative court in the southern French city of Toulon, which ordered TÜV in...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Legal News Poly Implant Prothèse Source Type: news