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2011-06-23 05:25:00

U.S. health regulators said Wednesday that women who get silicone breast implants are likely to need additional surgery within 10 years to address complications like rupturing of the device. The Food and Drug Administration said it will work to revise safety labels for silicone breast implants after reviewing data from long-term studies. The agency said the studies confirmed its decision that implants can be used safely, but said the conclusions could be limited because some women dropped...

2011-06-22 11:36:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An FDA report released today provides more information about the safety of silicone gel-filled breast implants, approved in 2006 for breast augmentation in women 22 years or older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The report includes preliminary safety information from follow-up studies of women who received the implants. The report also draws from...

2011-06-22 09:30:00

Agency highlights information women should know when considering implants SILVER SPRING, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report today updating the clinical and scientific information for silicone gel-filled breast implants, including preliminary safety data from studies conducted by the manufacturers as a condition of their November 2006 approval. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) While the report...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

San Francisco, June 17-19 Arlington Heights, Ill. (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Will breast implants become obsolete? Will stem cell therapies soon play a major role in how breasts are reconstructed after mastectomy, how wounds and wrinkles are treated and how we age? These are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery (TIPS) conference, June 17-19, in San Francisco. TIPS is hosted by the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the educational and...

2011-04-19 14:49:10

Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop, according to a study by researchers from the RAND Corporation. The study, published online by the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, also finds that the disease takes a slow course and can be controlled by surgical removal of the implant and surrounding capsule. The...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

Dr. Michael Tantillo of Longwood Plastic Surgery now offers fat transfer procedures as an alternative to breast implants in Boston. This innovative enhancement technique uses existing fat cells for increasing breast size. Brookline, MA (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 Boston plastic surgery (http://www.cosmeticsurgeonboston.com/procedures.cfm) specialist Dr. Michael Tantillo (http://www.cosmeticsurgeonboston.com) of Longwood Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the availability of a natural...

2011-02-15 00:02:49

New Update Provides 'Rational Approach' to Evaluating Lumps and Swelling in Breasts with Implants Arlington Heights, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 14, 2011 In the wake of a recent FDA statement linking breast implants to a rare cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a newly updated algorithm provides plastic surgeons with guidance in managing women with breast lumps or swelling after breast augmentation. The algorithm appears in an article published on the website of Plastic and...

2011-01-28 10:40:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported on January 26 that "a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of cancer. Data reviewed by the FDA suggests that patients with breast implants may have a very small, but significant risk, of ALCL in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant. According to the National Cancer Institute, ALCL appears in...

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2011-01-27 08:25:00

The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to investigate a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to AP Health Writer Matthew Perrone, ALCL "attacks lymph nodes and the skin and has been reported in the scar tissue which grows around an implant." Perrone reports that the FDA is aware of just 60 cases of the ailment globally, but according to Lisa Richwine...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Breast augmentation: Everything a woman needs to know about breast augmentation and breast implants is included in a new website by Dr. Michael Law a board certified plastic surgeon in Raleigh, NC. The new website includes a breast augmentation before and after gallery Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Breast Augmentation surgery remains a top plastic surgery procedure. Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law introduces a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of breast augmentation...


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