Reconstruction of a Nasal Defect With a Radial Forearm Flap Reconstruction of a Nasal Defect With a Radial Forearm Flap
The authors describe the successful reconstruction of a nasal defect using a radial forearm free flap.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Plastic surgery madness on Capitol Hill
The plastic surgery surge has never been more stark than now as the August recess was pushed back, flooding waiting rooms with patients looking for a time to squeeze an appointment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating South Korea ’s Healthcare Paradox
In recent years, we have witnessed an explosion of interest among our pharmaceutical clients in conducting research in South Korea. Some emerging market analysts have suggested a ‘K’ should be added to BRIC, reflecting the country’s burgeoning economic status and its increasingly inclusion in global studies, not just regional Asia Pacific or emerging market studies. Indeed, there is ongoing debate about whether South Korea can still be considered ‘emerging’ as it i s a growing player in the pharmaceutical industry in its own right.   As well as looking at South Korea ’s health...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear
Many transgender women say they feel increasingly unsafe, and that “ passing ” is necessary for survival. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY ELLIN Tags: Discrimination Transgender and Transsexuals Health Insurance and Managed Care Women and Girls Testosterone Hormones Mastectomy Plastic Surgery Surgery and Surgeons Accidents and Safety Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Why the medtech contract manufacturing M&A trend isn’t slowing down Consolidation is increasingly shaping the medical device industry, but what about players on the other side of the fence? Medtech contract manufactur...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

AirXpanders raises $15m debt round
AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) said yesterday that it raised $15 million in debt financing from Oxford Finance, sending share prices up today in Australia. 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 3 times a day. “We are delighted to be working with a partner like Oxford,” president & CEO Scott Dodson said in prepared remarks. “Under our current plans, this minimally dilutive debt financing positions...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Oncology Women's Health AirXpanders Source Type: news

Optimizing Outcomes of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Optimizing Outcomes of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction
What does the current evidence tell us about the benefits of acellular dermal matrix in breast reconstruction?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Austria: Women with leak-prone breast implants compensated
An Austrian consumer watchdog says 69 women in the country who received leak-prone breast implants made by a French company have received 3,000 euros (over $3,550) each in damages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shallow Millennials are having plastic surgery to create DIMPLES that they think make them look cute
(Natural News) Millennials (or Gen Y) are obsessed with beauty. Despite the generation’s relatively lower average student income, their devotion to purchasing high-priced beauty products is striking. Gen Y shoppers spend about 25 percent more on body scrubs, shampoos, conditioners, styling gels or mousses, and suntan products than the average American shopper. Furthermore, 75 percent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bulletproof boobs? Researchers claim breast implants reduce damage from gunshot injuries... seriously
(Natural News) According to researchers, bullets travel up to twenty percent less when they make contact with breast implants, which could mean the different between life and death. Over the years, many women have even backed up this claim, arguing that their breast implants saved their life by protecting the vital organs against a speeding bullet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perception of Nasal Function Linked to Mental Health Perception of Nasal Function Linked to Mental Health
Poor self-perception of nasal function is associated with poor mental health status, according to a cross-sectional study at two rhinoplasty centers in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Saving Vanessa, part 1: A mystery rash, a stroke and an epic rescue
Vanessa’s rash first appeared on her arms and legs when she 3 or 4 months old. It was red and bumpy and went away when she was sick with a virus, which happened often. Then it would come back. The dermatology team she saw at Boston Children’s Hospital was puzzled. “I was expecting they were going to think it was nothing, but they took it very seriously,” says Katherine Bell, one of Vanessa’s mothers. “They took a biopsy and very quickly realized they had no idea what it was.” Vanessa’s case was even featured at a regional dermatology conference where doctors take up mystery p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Pui Lee Dr. Robert Sundel Dr. Scellig Stone Dr. Todd Lyons stroke Source Type: news

Model says having big boobs saved her from bulimia
Leia Parker, 20, from Bracknell, developed bulimia at 13 and her weight fell to six-and-a-half stone. At the age of 18, she decided to get breast implants - which she says led to her gaining weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation Making Sense of Implant'Profile' in Breast Augmentation
A better understanding of the profile types of breast implants will help guide implant selection.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Surge in millennials having dimples put in their cheeks
Dr Wright Jones, owner of Muse Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, said requests for dimpleplasties among this age group have tripled in the last few years. It allows patients to have dimples like Cheryl Tweedy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips on Finding a Reputable Plastic Surgeon for Patient Referral Tips on Finding a Reputable Plastic Surgeon for Patient Referral
Drs Granick and Lee share their personal views on becoming plastic surgeons and offer resources on where to find reputable ones for patient referrals.Medscape Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Article Source Type: news

A gunshot destroyed her face. A rare surgery just gave her a new one.
A gunshot wound to the face left a teenager with so much damage that for years doctors knew plastic surgery could only help so much to give her back a regular life. In May, the now-21-year-old woman joined the small but growing ranks of face transplant recipients, doctors announced Tuesday. For the woman, now the youngest to receive […]Related:‘How did this happen to a 10-year-old?’: Child dies with heroin and fentanyl in his systemDiet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggestsWhy this adorable mouse is to blame for the spread of Lyme disease (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgery products maker to expand in Racine County
​Health care products manufacturer Merz North America Inc. plans a $3 million investment to consolidate and expand its Racine County operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Plastic surgery products maker to expand in Racine County
​Health care products manufacturer Merz North America Inc. plans a $3 million investment to consolidate and expand its Racine County operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sean Ryan Source Type: news

Fat Grafting After Invasive Breast Cancer Fat Grafting After Invasive Breast Cancer
Is fat grafting for breast reconstruction associated with a higher risk of subsequent cancer recurrence?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mother describes how her breast implants gave her cancer
Kimra Rogers, a mother-of-three from Caldwell, Idaho, claims her breast implants gave her cancer, and said her insurer would not pay to have them removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to know about the rare cancer linked to breast implants
The FDA published a report this year linking a rare cancer to breast implants. So far, 359 cases were reported globally, including nine deaths. The risk is low, and most are likely not aware of the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease -- and her insurance company. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implants linked to cancer: What women should know
One in 30,000 women with implants could develop the rare cancer, including one woman who says she's battling the disease--and her insurance company (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How FAKE BOOBS could save your life
Having breast implants fitted could prove the difference between life or death, researchers behind the bizarre findings at the University of Utah claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

50-year-old flu virus model revamped, revealing pandemic prediction possibilities
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) The scientific textbook depiction of the flu virus is about to get a facelift, due to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine team's discovery that a model of the influenza genome architecture untouched since the 1970s isn't so perfect after all. The finding could give scientists the opportunity to better predict pandemics and find new ways to disrupt the flu virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Entrepreneurship: Fat Freezing Helps Doctors Enhance Physiques, and Their Revenue
Dermatology clinics and medical spas are increasingly offering a procedure called CoolSculpting to shrink love handles, flabby tummies and jiggly arms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANN CARRNS Tags: Allergan Inc Weight Liposuction Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Two deaths and 23 cases of rare cancer in the U.K. linked to controversial textured breast implants
(Natural News) Since the year began, two women in the U.K. have died from cancer after receiving breast implants, revealed the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The organization has reported another 23 cases of women who’ve developed the same type of cancer: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The disease is a rare type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Deal Would Relax Rules on Reporting Medical Device Problems
The makers of cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, breast implants and other devices will be able to delay the reporting of malfunctions under an agreement headed to Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Medical Devices United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Defective Products Source Type: news

City infrastructure crumbling as NY subway trains now being held together with ZIP TIES
(Natural News) It seems New York State has been spending its annual budget on everything but infrastructure. Though infrastructure is one of the most elemental responsibilities, in lieu of patching up crumbling bridges or potholes littering the streets, Buffalo teachers and their families now get free plastic surgery included in their contracts, News Day reported.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging and Sexual Differences of the Human Skull Aging and Sexual Differences of the Human Skull
What implications could our understanding of the impact of gender and aging on skull anatomy have in the field of plastic surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Two die from cancer after controversial breast implants
Two women died from anaplastic large cell lymphoma after being fitted with textured surface implants, the medicines watchdog MHRA has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ballistics examination of firearm injuries involving breast implants - Pannucci CJ, Cyr AJ, Moores NG, Young JB, Szegedi M.
This ballistics study examines whether saline breast implants can decrease tissue penetration in firearm injuries. We hypothesize that the fluid column within a saline breast implant can alter bullet velocity and/or bullet pattern of mushrooming. The two e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Skincare, facelift and more: Top tips to help you glow this summer
THIS week we ’ve answered questions that have been sent in by readers or asked in our clinic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic chemicals in cosmetics are increasingly HARMING consumers
(Natural News) When we hear stories in the news of botched plastic surgery, the more natural-minded among us often wonder why someone would put their health in jeopardy in the name of looking good. Yet many of us continue to use cosmetics that are doing exactly that without giving it a second thought. Whether it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Three things I wish I'd known: Looking back at residency life
What do young doctors wish they had known before starting residency, the notoriously tough specialty training? One plastic surgeon shares his experience. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Students / Training Source Type: news

The Unexpected Hand Patient The Unexpected Hand Patient
What can these cases tell us about the diagnosis of malingering?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Vaginal surgery sought by girls as young as nine
Leading gynaecologist warns too many young girls seek surgery for cosmetic reasons Related items fromOnMedica Vaginal cosmetic surgery ads misleading, say researchers Royal College launches cosmetic surgery advice Demand for cosmetic surgery rises 13 per cent New legal duty on doctors to report FGM in under 18s Legalise genital ‘nicks’ argue two US doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Free Surgery Operation At Soma Health Centre in September
[Foroyaa] This is to inform the general public that there will be free surgical operations by a group of Spanish Doctors, to be held at the Soma Health Centre, in September, 2017. The group has three teams of specialist doctors that comprise burn, eye and plastic surgeon specialists. The operations will be carried out free of charge and if one is also admitted, feeding will be taken care of by them. Free transport will be provided for those coming from the Kombo area and after the operation; patients will be refunde (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Ganta Hospital to Modernize or
[Observer] Ganta United Methodist Hospital Administrator Patrick Martor. Since last year the GUMH has been under renovation, giving the hospital a much needed facelift. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Transgender woman fears breast implants could kill her
Kayla Lozano, 43, from Webster in Texas fears she could die at any moment from a fatal blood clot after discovering the silicone injected into her breasts could contain cement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Double chin: Causes and how to get rid of one
Excess fat under the chin can be caused by a number of factors, including age, weight, and genetics. Learn how to reduce the appearance of a double chin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

EuroMillions winner Jane Park posts video of hospital trip
Jane Park posted photos of herself in an ambulance and on a hospital ward in the early hours of this morning. She is believed to have  suspected sepsis after having the plastic surgery in Turkey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reports of Adverse Reactions With Cosmetics Increasing Reports of Adverse Reactions With Cosmetics Increasing
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Breast Implant Techniques Vary Widely Around the World Breast Implant Techniques Vary Widely Around the World
From country to country, breast implant surgeries tend to vary widely in technique, as well as in type and size of implant, according to an international survey of surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Breast implant techniques vary widely around the world
Reuters Health - From country to country, breast implant surgeries tend to vary widely in technique, as well as in type and size of implant, according to an international survey of surgeons. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctor invents non-surgical penis enlargement procedure
Perth plastic surgeon Dr Jayson Oates has performed a non-surgical penis enlargement procedure, named Calibre, on more than 100 Australian men aged between 22 and 68. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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