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Two little words no woman ever wants to hear in the same sentence are: breast implants and cancer.
After several years of news stories and debate, BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders made by Allergan under the Natrelle brand were voluntarily recalled. Regrettably, these specific implants have been linked to a rare type of lymphoma known as BIA-ALCL or breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. To date, 573 cases have been reported and 481 of these cases were linked to Allergan Biocell implants, according to the FDA.
Sadly, there were 33 deaths among these cases. The FDA also explains that textured breast implants are less common in the U.S. compared to
Good News for Women with Breast Implants!Although it has taken way too many years to finally prove the safety of silicone gel,there are now an infinite number of implant choices available for women,not only in terms of fillers and the implant shell itself,but also in the variety of shapes available.Fortunately,the leakage concern with silicone gel has been largely overridden with new technology.The newest form of silicone gel is thicker and does not flow freely.Mentor MemoryGel® breast implants are FDA approved for breast augmentation in the U.S and have been used for almost 20 years. One million women all over the world have these silicone gel implants. One of the main advantages is tha
ISAPS, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery celebrates its 40th birthday with some global statistics. LIPOSUCTION and BOTOX are the big winners, and not surprisingly Brazil and the USA lead the way!
Top 5 cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide:
Liposuction 18.8%, Breast augmentation (Mentor, Allergan) 17%, Eyelids 13.5%, Rhinoplasty 9.4%, Abdominoplasty 7.3%.
Biggest Users of Cosmetic Surgery:
Brazil, USA, China, Mexico, India and Japan
Top 5 Non surgical Treatments:
Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport) 32.7%, Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, etc) 20.1%, Laser hair removal 13.1%, Fat transfer (Cytori) 5.9%, Intense Pulsed Light Treatmen