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Fat Grafting Technique Improves Results of Breast Augmentation

March 30, 2015 – In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient’s own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In particular, the […]

Four new styles of MENTOR MemoryShape Breast Implants get FDA approval

Mentor Worldwide LLC, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four additional styles of the MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants, expanding its suite of silicone breast implant products. MemoryShape® Implants are supported by unsurpassed 10-year prospective clinical data. With the addition of these styles, the […]

Study Shows Breast Reduction Improves Physical and Mental Well-being

Philadelphia, Pa. (July 30, 2013) – Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study used the BREAST-Q© questionnaire, a well-validated survey […]

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction Common for US Plastic Surgeons

Philadelphia, Pa. (July 1,2013) – Seventy percent of U.S. plastic surgeons have used fat grafting techniques for breast operations, but they are more likely to use it for breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic breast surgery, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American […]

The FDA Has Approved a New Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the MemoryShape Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) for use in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age. The MemoryShape Breast Implants are manufactured by Mentor Worldwide LLC. The FDA’s approval is based on six years […]

Mastectomy Most Popular Treatment for Young Breast Cancer Patients

A new study of young women with breast cancer has found that most chose to have a mastectomy rather than a surgical procedure that would conserve the breast, researchers will report at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 31-June 4, in Chicago. Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute […]

New Data Helps Optimize Flap Design for Breast Reconstruction

  Philadelphia, Pa. (May 29, 2013) – For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, the weight of the tissue flap used affects the risk of an important complication called fat necrosis, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Information on […]

Gynecomastia Has Psychological Impact on Adolescent Boys

Philadelphia, Pa. (April 2, 2013) – Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Even mild gynecomastia can have adverse psychological effects in […]

New Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implant Gets the OK from Feds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Gel Filled Breast Implant to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age. Natrelle 410 implants are manufactured by Allergan, Inc. The FDA based its approval […]

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Launches Campaign to Educate Women about ReconstructionOptions

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A new survey released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction surgery results would look like before undergoing treatment for breast cancer,* prompting the world’s largest group of board-certified plastic surgeons to launch a landmark show-and-tell event as part of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, […]

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