Despite acknowledging that breast implants can increase cancer and autoimmune disease risks, the Food and Drug Administration isn’t planning to ban their sales yet. Instead, it issues guidelines to improve patient and healthcare provider information.
Public Health May 4, 2019
FDA reviews the safety risks of breast implants at a public hearing where multiple women spoke out against breast implant surgery. Breast implants have been linked to a number of health issues, including a rare type of cancer.
Medicine March 26, 2019
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma has already been linked to breast implants. Doctors now report the first case of deadly cancer on a woman who had a buttocks implant.
Public Health March 1, 2019
The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.
Public Health February 9, 2019
A 44-year-old mother accused the doctor, who performed her double mastectomy, of giving her breasts implants following the surgery. The woman claimed she did not consent to the implants.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
A Russian mom died after being in a coma for 13 months. The 30-year-old wife went to get breast enlargement surgery for her husband and fell into the coma after being given anesthetic.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018
A state in southern India will be helping its poorest citizens by giving away free breast implants. There will also be a range of other surgeries that will be given to the residents of the state.
Public Health February 23, 2018
The FDA announcement on a link between breast implants and ACLC, a rare type of blood cancer, may raise concerns over the safety of breast enhancement procedures. Here are other cosmetic surgeries that come with health risks.
Public Health March 23, 2017
If you’re considering breast augmentation, the first thing to take into account is safety. Although both types of implants pose similar health risks, silicone implants have been linked to more problems after surgery compared to saline implants.
Public Health March 22, 2017
The FDA warned against breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It has so far led to nine deaths and a probe on the specific danger of breast augmentation surgery.
Public Health March 21, 2017
Lip reduction procedures, labiaplasty, and breast augmentation enjoyed year-on-year growth in cosmetic surgeries in 2016. New figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reflect current plastic surgery trends.
Public Health March 3, 2017
Both men and women are opting for cosmetic surgery to improve facial features and body image. A total of 15.9 million plastic surgeries were reported in 2015.
Life February 29, 2016
California-based breast implant maker Sientra has issued a temporary suspension of its sale of products made by Brazilian contractor Silimed after health regulators launched a review of the South American company.
Life October 10, 2015
Brazil has followed the European Union and announced Friday that it has suspended the production, sale and use of products from breast implant maker Silimed. The major implant manufacturer failed production standards after a recent inspection of authorities.
Life October 5, 2015
A NYC plastic surgeon who created 24-hour breast implants, anticipates 'vacation breasts.' These two-to-three week temporary implants will be available for patients by 2016.
Internet Culture November 13, 2014