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Number of women left with rock-hard breasts after implant ops increases

The number of women left with rock-hard breasts after implant ops has more than doubled in three years, figures show. In 2016 there were 377 cases of capsular contracture — scar tissue forming around the implant which feels solid to touch — but just 148 in 2013. Experts think the cause is an infection causing the body to reject the boob job. The complaints are logged by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency as “adverse reactions”.

Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma -- or BIA-ALCL -- is a rare peripheral T-cell lymphoma that may develop in patients with breast implants. The researchers said the cancer is likely underreported, and although it appears to be linked with a certain type of implant, more research is needed to identify the specific cause.

Cheap breast implants linked to cancer in Australia

A heavily discounted device used across Australia in breast implants has been linked to an increasing number of cancer cases.

ASJ Study Puts The Risk Of Death From Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Into

Findings from a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal showed that the risk of dying from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is 0.4, based on a micromort analysis, a unique tool measuring relative risk of activities, and exposures, defined by Ronald Howard in 1979 as 1 micromort = 1:1 million chance of death.

Doctor sued after naked photos with patient’s name appear online

A Fresno, California, cosmetic surgeon is on trial, accused of identifying two photographs of a patient’s breasts online and damaging the patient’s reputation. Mandi Stillwell has accused the doctor of wrongdoing in publishing online identifiable photographs of her bare breasts.

Breast implants can lessen gunshot injuries by slowing bullets

Who needs a bulletproof vest when you’ve got a bulletproof chest? Breast implants seem to provide some protection against gunshots, altering the speed and shape of bullets as they hit the body. It has previously been claimed that breast implants have saved women from gunshots, stabbings, and even kangaroo attacks. To see if there’s any scientific credibility to this, Christopher Pannucci, a plastic surgeon at the University of Utah, and his colleagues have analysed bullets shot through breast implants into ballistics gel – a substance designed to mimic human tissue.

New York City surgeon reports surge in `nipple tucks`

One surgeon based in New York City says he has seen a huge surge in the number of women asking for nipple operations. In just six months, Dr Norman Rowe`s weekly number of nipple patients has more than quadrupled, from about four a week to around 18.

Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack

Electrocardiogram recordings are often used to diagnose heart attacks and other conditions. But a new study suggests that in the case of patients with breast implants, the recordings can often be misleading. It recommends that doctors use other tests to confirm any indications.

There are now virtual reality boob job goggles

New virtual reality goggles can show women exactly what their newly enhanced breasts will look like if they considered having breast augmentation. The goggles use a 3D simulation app that lets you look down at your own chest and see what your breasts would look like with various size implants

Boob job before and after pictures: NEW 'invisible’ breast augmentation

A NEW boob job technique is promising almost undetectable results. The ‘invisible’ boob job breast augmentation is hitting the UK market. Pioneers have shared before and after images from the procedure.

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.


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.