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Augmenting the Risk: Breast Implants Linked to Rheumatic, Autoimmune Diseases

November 30, 2018
As one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, breast augmentation — or augmentation mammoplasty…

In the Journals

DIEP, SIEA flaps may be preferable in abdominal-based breast reconstruction

November 6, 2017
Improved abdominal outcomes were reported for deep inferior epigastric perforator and superficial inferior epigastric artery flaps compared with both…

In the Journals

Auto-augmentation techniques demonstrate acceptable complication rates

September 29, 2017
Women undergoing breast reconstruction using auto-augmentation techniques experienced similar complication rates as those undergoing traditional…

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Half of women with early-stage breast cancer consider prophylactic double mastectomy

August 23, 2017
A quarter of women with early-stage breast cancer and a favorable prognosis strongly considered undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy…

Sientra, Silimed reach settlement on litigation on breast implant manufacturing

August 2, 2017
A settlement agreement was reached between Sientra Inc., a medical aesthetics corporation, and Silimed-Indústria de Implantes Ltda., the…

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Tumor-to-nipple distance should not impact nipple-sparing mastectomy

August 1, 2017
A tumor-to-nipple distance as short as 1 cm is not a contraindication for nipple-sparing mastectomy, according to recent research.  The…

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Women less likely to undergo immediate breast reconstruction at safety net hospitals

July 27, 2017
Women undergoing mastectomies at safety net hospitals were significantly less likely to undergo immediate breast reconstruction than women at…

Worldwide demand for cosmetic surgery continues dramatic increases

July 14, 2017
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published results of the annual Global Aesthetic Survey that showed a 9% overall increase in…

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Submuscular breast tissue expander may be optimal in proton beam radiotherapy

July 11, 2017
Submuscular placement of breast tissue expanders may be preferable to subcutaneous placement in patients undergoing proton beam radiotherapy for the…

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Postmastectomy radiotherapy did not impact quality of life

June 30, 2017
Postmastectomy radiotherapy had no impact on a number of outcomes after free flap based breast reconstruction, including quality of life and…

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Financial incentives improved follow-up rates after breast implant surgery

June 28, 2017
A novel financial incentive strategy was associated with improved follow-up visit habits after breast implant surgery. The study included 502…

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Prepectoral breast reconstruction may be safe alternative to partial submuscular reconstruction

June 12, 2017
Prepectoral breast reconstruction demonstrated comparable safety and efficacy as partial submuscular expander replacement in a cohort of patients…

Allergan to acquire breast implant insertion device

June 7, 2017
Allergan announced that its subsidiary, Allergan Sales LLC, has agreed to acquire Keller Medical, the developer of the Keller Funnel used in breast

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Bullying may lead to poor psychological function, desire for cosmetic surgery

June 2, 2017
Adolescents victims of bullying were more likely to report poor psychological function and desire cosmetic surgery, according to recent findings. The…

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Composite breast augmentation proves strong, reliable method

May 31, 2017
Composite breast augmentation is a reliable technique that yields strong results, according to recently published data. The researchers noted that

Breast implant-associated ALCL incidence reporting may be limited

May 30, 2017
Reporting of breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma may be limited in the United States and worldwide, according to recent…

FDA News

Reusable fat collection and grafting system receives FDA clearance

May 3, 2017
A reusable fat collection and grafting system known as the Lipo-Loop System today became the first to receive FDA clearance, according to a statement…

FDA News

MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants gain FDA approval

April 26, 2017
The MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants received FDA approval today, according to a statement from Mentor Worldwide LLC, manufacturer…

Meeting News

ASAPS to celebrate 50 years of aesthetics at annual meeting

April 19, 2017
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual meeting April 28-May 2 in San Diego. Surgical…

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Nipple-areola complex repositioning may be corrected in multiple ways

April 10, 2017
Radiation experience and vertical mastectomy incisions were factors associated with nipple-areola complex malpositioning. Researchers conducted a…

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