Latest breast implants Stories

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Officials from the FDA recently said they would consider creating an implant registry that keeps track of the life of breast implants. Plastic surgeons Dr. Andrew Goldberg and Dr.

2011-10-03 22:15:43

A new review published in WIREs Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology explores how nanotechnology may be used to develop safer breast implants as an alternative to silicone rubber, minimizing health complications.

2011-07-05 06:40:00

ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed a possible link between breast implants and a rare type of cancer (anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL).

2011-06-23 05:25:00

US 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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