For many years, the only two breast implant options available were either saline or silicone gel. Each type of implant has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending upon individual breast augmentation patient needs and physician preferences. However, on Feb. 20, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates all medical devices and implants sold in the United States, granted approval for a new type of implant to be marketed. The Natrelle 410, also known as the “Gummy Bear” implant because of its resemblance to the feel of the popular chewy candy, is made of a special cohesive silicone gel. (more…)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a press release and report of the number of cosmetic procedures performed by ASPS surgeons in 2011; according to the report, the number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures increased by 2 percent when compared to numbers from 2010. (more…)
News about the leak-prone breast implants that were made by a French manufacturer has raised concerns about implant safety among some American patients. (more…)
The FDA has approved many new cosmetic products this year. Some of the most notable include: (more…)
The risk of developing certain complications after breast reduction surgery, including infection and wound-healing problems, are higher in women that are over the age of 50, according to the results of a recent study. (more…)
Here in the United States, we have been observing National Breast Cancer Awareness month each October for the past 25 years. In support of the cause, many organizations seek to increase public knowledge of the disease in hopes of lowering breast cancer rates and finding a cure. At the plastic surgery practice of Mark Deuber, MD, we want to make sure that our patients are proactive about their health so that if they do develop breast cancer, it is caught in its earlier stages. (more…)
An FDA hearing on the safety and effectiveness of silicone breast implants was held this week; although the FDA decided to keep silicone gel implants on the market, agency officials stated that the manufacturers of these products did not sufficiently track thousands of women who received silicone implants. (more…)
Silicone implants were cleared of their suspected association with breast cancer when the FDA approved them for use in women over 22 years of age in November of 2006. (more…)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released U.S. plastic surgery statistics for 2010, and the number of surgical and non-surgical procedures that patients underwent has increased. Patients underwent 1,555,614 cosmetic surgery and 11,561,449 non-invasive procedures in 2010, compared to 1,521,409 cosmetic surgery and 10,972,592 non-invasive procedures in 2009. (more…)
Many brides-to-be undergo cosmetic treatments before their weddings. Some limit their beauty treatments to a new professional hairstyle, manicure, spray tan, or teeth whitening. (more…)
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