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Brazil tightens breast implant regulations

Brazil tightens breast implant regulations

Breast augmentation surgery is a popular procedure throughout the world, especially in Brazil.

Categories: Breast Surgery News
May 11, 2012
Fiftieth anniversary of silicone breast implants

Silicone today, fat tomorrow; breast augmentation rocks on

Silicone breast implants, invented in 1962, soldier on. Though they provide a smooth profile, they’ve had a bumpy path. The sixties bought a clamor for them. Then, because of complications, the nineties bought a clamor against them. Of these silicone devices, Wmag.com, May 2012, reports, “Now they are back: bigger, safer, and more popular than ever.” In fact, the FDA recently approved a new silicone breast implant manufactured by Sientra.

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News
May 8, 2012
New research and development for cancer-fighting breast implants

New research and development for cancer-fighting breast implants

Researchers from two institutions, Brown University and the University of Akron are leading the way in developing breast implants that deter or even detect cancer cells.

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News
April 11, 2012
FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of a third brand of silicone-gel breast implants, this one manufactured by California-based Sientra.

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News
March 29, 2012
If you receive implants or injectable, make sure your clinician is using an FDA-approved product.

UK credit card company issues refund for PIP breast implant surgery

Sometimes there’s a big advantage to paying by credit card.

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News
March 26, 2012

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