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Increase in Australian cancer cases linked to breast implants

Five more cases of a rare blood cancer linked to breast implants have been confirmed in Australia, bringing the total to 51 women, including three who have died. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has been monitoring the link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, known as ALCL, a form of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma, since 2011 when US regulators warned of an association.

Technique improves breast reduction outcomes

Research led by Frank Lau, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that long-term breast reduction outcomes can be improved by using techniques that minimally disrupt the lower breast suspensory ligaments.

EU takes steps to improve breast implant safety

The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted measures to improve medical safety in the wake of the worldwide scare over faulty breast implants from France. The measures adopted after nearly five years of debate aim to ensure devices like breast and hip implants can be traced, meet EU patient safety requirements, and face tighter approval procedures.

FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA said it now agrees with the World Health Organization, which concluded years ago this type of lymphoma can develop following breast implants. Concerns were first raised at the FDA in 2011, but the agency said then that there were too few cases to know if there was a connection.

Woman puts used BREAST IMPLANTS for sale on eBay for £200

The seller - known only as 'Katt' - from Rowley Regis, West Midlands, has already had eight offers about the products, which she claimed will give the buyer a 'beautiful cleavage'.

German company gets boost in faulty breast implant ruling

The European Court of Justice says a German product-testing company is not necessarily liable for faulty French breast implants sold to thousands of women around the world. The manufacturer, PIP, was convicted in France of fraud for making implants with industrial-grade silicone instead of medical silicone, but the bankrupt company could not pay damages to women who suffered from leaky implants as a result. Many women sought compensation from product-testing company TUV Rheinland instead.

'Plastic surgeon Dr Annamal did boob job under local anaesthetic', MPTS told

A WOMAN claims a Harley Street plastic surgeon carried out her breast job surgery without first putting her out with general anaesthetic. The unnamed woman's allegation is at the centre of a medical tribunal into the conduct of Dr Annamalaikani Jeyapragash, which was today adjourned.

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

A French court on Friday ordered German safety certifier TUV to pay €60 million in compensation to 20,000 women who received defective breast implants that the group had approved. TUV Rheinland was ordered to make a provisional payment of €3,000 to each plaintiff for certifying that implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) met safety standards.

Cancer survivor who can’t get reconstructive surgery is backed by national charity and top surgeons

A mother-of-two battling to get the reconstructive surgery she needs following a mastectomy has been backed by a national breast cancer charity as well as a prominent group of surgeons and health professionals. Now a leading cancer charity - Breast Cancer Care as well as the Association of Breast Surgery and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), have joined forces to issue a strong statement in support of her cause.

Mum unhappy with post-baby breasts gets pioneering ‘space boobs’ with technology used by NASA

Ruth Davies struggled with her confidence after giving birth to twin girls and a son, but has been given a new lease of life with her breast implants. A mum-of-three left desperately unhappy with her “saggy” post- baby breasts says she’s got the body of her dreams back - thanks to pioneering ‘space boobs ’.

Systematic use of anatomically shaped implants is not justified, says plastic surgeon

Looking at before-and-after photos, plastic surgeons and nurses can`t tell whether breast augmentation surgery was done using conventional round implants or newer anatomically shaped implants, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Women are having THIS unusual breast surgery for smaller nipples

A rising number of women are having plastic surgery to make their nipples smaller, in search of the “perfect” nipple. While breast enlargement surgery was one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, more and more women are turning their attention to their nipples. Surgeons have seen a 30 per cent rise in women requesting a smaller nipple size and cup size requests plummeting from DD to a natural C.

Women with breast implants at greater risk of rare cancer than previously thought.

Women with breast implants have a greater risk of developing a rare cancer than previously thought, Australian health authorities have warned. Women who have had breast implants have been advised to talk to their doctor if they notice any changes in their breasts.

'Nine-minute' boob job gone wrong: Harley Street surgeon sued for giving woman 'lopsided' breasts

A young woman is suing a plastic surgeon for damages after claiming he left her with lopsided bosoms in a breast-enlargement operation that allegedly lasted only nine minutes.

App makes boobs look bigger so women can tell what they will look like before surgery

A new app shows pre-op boob job patients see what their enlarged breasts will look like before going under the knife.

Gail Porter reveals she nearly became anorexic in effort to shrink cleavage

First she was a Blue Peter Presenter, then a lad's mag pin-up, when an image of her naked posterior was famously beamed onto the Houses of Parliament. Gail Porter has revealed the 28JJ breasts she developed that left her so distraught she nearly suffered an eating disorder. Wearing an unbuttoned black blouse, the 45-year-old model showed how her bust used to look before undergoing breast reduction surgery earlier this year. Whilst her figure may have aided her in becoming a lad's mag pin-up in the late 1990s she was left embarrassed, depressed and in severe pain.

Breast implants are linked with cancer according to French study

Breast implants are under the microscope after health watchdogs said there was a ‘clear link’ between them and cancer. A French agency has given firms a year to prove their products are safe. However, the British agency stressed that the link with cancer has not been confirmed.

Botched Bangkok boob job woman reveals she nearly died from flesh-eating bug

A woman who had a routine operation to replace her breast implants feared she would die after a flesh-eating bug left her fighting for her life. Lianne Young, 41, from Bristol, was told she had just a 50 per cent chance of survival after undergoing the botched surgery in Bangkok, suffering blood poisoning and necrotising fasciitis. The retired pornstar was so terrified she wrote heart-wrenching goodbye letters to her two children and even planned her own funeral.

FAULTY BREAST IMPLANTS: FRENCH COURT UPHOLDS 4-YEAR SENTENCE

A French appeals court on Monday upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010.

Ongoing Safety and Efficacy of Sientras Silicone Gel Breast Implants Supported by Nine Years of Follow-up Data

Since approval in March 2012, data on Sientras silicone gel implants have been updated and published regularly to provide immediate visibility to the continued safety and performance of these devices.

Germany catches woman smuggling cocaine in breast implants

A 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of cocaine inside her breasts, German customs officials said on Wednesday.

NHS breast reductions for obese women cost taxpayers £1m a year

Taxpayers are shelling out up to £1 million a year to give obese women smaller breasts. One in 25 breast reduction operations carried out last year on the NHS was due to a ‘primary or secondary diagnosis of obesity’, according to official statistics.

Mentor Receives FDA IDE Approval for its ATHENA Clinical Trial

Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast reconstruction, today announced that it has received a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to initiate its ATHENA clinical trial.

Las Vegas Surgeon Prevents Breast Implant Complication With New Method

Dr. Arthur Cambeiro is using an advanced ultrasound treatment to help prevent breast augmentation patients at his Las Vegas practice from developing capsular contracture, the most common complication following breast enhancement surgery.

Women going for smaller boob implant for natural look

Looks once favoured by glamour models such as Katie Price are out of fashion. One top plastic surgeon reckons the change in trend is down to the PIP scandal, which has made women rethink how big they want to go.

Sale of silicone implants made by Silimed suspended by UK regulator

The UK’s health regulator has suspended sales of silicone implants made by Brazilian company Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice.

E Bra that increases the size of a womans breasts being trialed in US

A miracle vibrating bra that can permanently increase the size of a woman’s breasts by one cup size without surgery is being trialed in America, Daily Mail Online can reveal. Serbian inventor Milan Mili?, 30, claims the device enlarges breasts, makes them perkier and brings them closer together - in just seven days.

Woman with 42N breasts told by doctors her boobs are not BIG enough for NHS operation

A woman who cannot work because her 42N breasts cause her constant back pain has been denied an NHS operation – because her case is not exceptional. Ginny Chapman, 20, struggles with unbearable back pain and is forced to claim £250-a-week in benefits because her boobs are so massive.

Women with breast implants are three times more likely to commit suicide

Those with enlargements are at triple the risk of death from alcohol or drug abuse, research suggests women with breast enlargements are three times more likely to kill themselves, a new study has found. In addition, those with implants are at triple the risk of death from alcohol or drug abuse, the evidence suggests.

Woman raises £7,000 for a breast operation by posting `degrading` videos online

A controversial website offers women new breasts in exchange for erotic photos - but safety groups have blasted the site, saying its concept is `concerning`. Women are stripping off for strangers to raise money for new breasts, in a bizarre new crowdfunding craze. And the website, has outraged the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

FRANCE: Appeal court clears inspectors in French breast implants case

A French appeal court on Thursday overturned a negligence conviction against certification agency TUV Rheinland for its role in approving faulty breast implants produced with counterfeit silicone by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure.

3D printing silicone breast implants takes one step closer

Sheffield Based Industrial and Product Design consultancy, Fripp Design and Research, announce a breakthrough in the development of their 3D Print technology; Picsima. Picsima is a unique 3D Print Technology capable of creating three dimensional geometry from Room Temperature Vulcanising (RTV) medical grade Silicone. Although the technology is still in its development stage, the company have announced their first attempt at 3D Printing Silicone breast implants.

Faulty breast implant case referred to European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is to determine legal questions relating to a compensation dispute over faulty breast implants. Germany's Supreme Court says it needs clarification on points of EU law before it can proceed. A 65-year-old woman seeking compensation from German certification company TÜV Rheinland has had proceedings in her case stayed until points of law can be clarified by the European Court of Justice.

One in five mums who have boob jobs don’t breastfeed, study finds

One in five women who have a breast enlargement don’t breastfeed and research suggests the mothers fear it will compromise their investment in the surgery. Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute tracked 378,389 women who gave birth in NSW between 2006 and 2011. They found while nine in ten women who had not had a breast augmentation were breastfeeding when they were discharged from hospital, only eight in ten women who had a breast enlargement were.

Manchester scientists develop enhanced surface for silicone breast implants

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body. In the US alone almost 400,000 cosmetic breast augmentations and reconstructions are carried out each year, and the number is growing. Some of these cases are for reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer and can have important psychological benefits.

French breast implants to carry cancer warning

Breast implants in France will come with a health warning after experts discovered a link with a rare form of cancer. France's National Cancer Institute said there was a 'clearly established link' between a specific type of implant and the disease. Experts said they have identified 18 cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma since 2011, linked to silicone breast implants. Given the rarity of cases, the Institute said there is no need to recommend the removal of the implants.

FDA Approves Allergan’s NATRELLE INSPIRA™ Round Gel-Filled Breast Implants

Allergan, Inc. announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA™ round gel-filled smooth breast implants. The NATRELLE INSPIRA™ line is different from other available breast implant styles as it has a higher fill ratio that provides an additional breast shaping option for women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery.

Turn back the clock with a bra that irons out wrinkles as you sleep

From eye-wateringly expensive serums and paralysing injections to going under the knife, there are countless ways to turn back time and give ageing faces a youthful boost. However, one glance down at a woman’s sagging, crepey décolletage is certain to give the game away.

Breast reconstruction using patient's own tissues yield higher satisfaction rates

For women who have undergone mastectomy, breast reconstruction using the patient's own tissues - rather than implants - provides higher satisfaction scores, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But the findings may at least partly reflect differences in the characteristics of women choosing different options for breast reconstruction, according to the study by plastic surgeon Dr. Yassir Eltahir and colleagues of University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands.

Free breast reduction op for Chelmsford mum Kim Mills after NHS refusal

A plastic surgeon has reduced a mother-of-two's breasts by five cup sizes for free after the NHS refused. Kim Mills, 32, from Trenchard Crescent in Springfield, Chelmsford, lost consecutive appeals for NHS-funded reduction surgery for the 38KK breasts that were "ruining her life". But Aurora Clinics, based at Baddow Hospital in West Hanningfield Road, stepped in to fund the £7,000 operation after reading her story in the Chronicle.

Women with dangerous PIP implants to get £500million payout

There are believed to be more than 50,000 women in the UK who were fitted with PIP implants, before the product was found to contain a high level of industrial silicone. The scandal came to light after high numbers of the implants ruptured. Now a firm of British lawyers is surging women to come forward before a March 2015 deadline to seek compensation for the trauma and financial costs of having their implants removed.

Study: Mental Health Impact of Breast Size Differences in Teens

Differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning, reports the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

UK plastic surgeons deflate excitement over US style two-week `vacation breasts`

New York plastic surgeon Dr Norman Rowe is said to be developing an injection which makes breasts bigger for two to three weeks and he`s calling them `vacation breasts`. The doctor currently offers a saline injection procedure for around $2500 (£1600) that boosts breast size for 24-hours. A top UK plastic surgeon – Dr Ash Mosahebi, has also expressed concern over risks associated with the procedure

FDA Approves New Styles of Allergan’s NATRELLE® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants | Business Wire

Offers additional implant options with X and L styles. Allergan, Inc. announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market two new styles, X and L, of the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implants for use in breast reconstruction, augmentation and revision surgery.

Number of women suffering ruptured breast implants soars

Reports of breast implants bursting in Britain have risen more than fivefold in three years, it was revealed today. More than 1,500 cases of ruptured implants were reported in 2012/2013, compared to just 293 in 2009/2010 - with one expert putting the problem partly down to the ‘Jordan syndrome’. Plastic surgeon Douglas McGeorge said many women are insisting on outsize breasts to copy glamour model Katie Price, who became known for her surgically-enhanced chest.

Breast implants linked to new sub-type of lymphoma

Silicon-coated breast implants could be responsible for a new subtype of a rare but malignant lymphoma suggests research from Vienna. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma normally found in the lymph nodes but also the skin, lung, liver and soft tissue. The cancer doesn’t usually manifest itself in the breast, but there have been 71 documented cases worldwide of patients with the disease in which researchers suspect breast implants to be the cause.

Link between breast implants, cancer under investigation

Cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumors at a later stage is currently under investigation. The researchers conclude that breast implants can cause a new subtype of the rare yet malignant lymphoma known as ALCL.

Hydro gel breast implants developed in Kazakhstan

Breast implants developed by Kazakhstani scientists will possibly find a market in South Korea. The new technology for breast implants does not seems to have a market in Kazakhstan. Development of mammoplasty in Kazakhstan, according to Dr. Mun, is difficult, because the demand for breasts plastic surgery is relatively low. The scientists are considering selling the technology abroad.

Study offers clues to how breast implants may cause lymphoma

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, together with colleagues specialising in plastic surgery or histopathology in Austria, Australia, Liverpool and Swansea, have identified clues to explain how breast implants may, on very rare occasions, contribute to the development of lymphoma.

Over 1,000 Women Worldwide Have Now Received Motiva Breast Implants with VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology

VeriTeQ Corporation, announced that more than 1,000 women worldwide have now received Motiva Implant Matrix® breast implants with VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology™. Manufactured by Establishment Labs S.A., featuring VeriTeQ’s Q Inside Safety Technology™, they can be safely and accurately identified from outside of the body in a physician’s office.