All Article News for Breast Surgery

  • UK establishes national breast implant register

    Following the conviction of the founder of a French breast implant company that issued thousands of faulty, toxic implants to women across the globe, the UK government is developing a national register to record every breast augmentation procedure performed in the country.  

  • New study sheds light on early implant loss

    Following a mastectomy, many women choose to rebuild their breasts through reconstruction surgery. The procedure can be done either during the same operation as the breast removal, or it can be postponed once the cancer treatment has finished and the chest has healed. According to the National Cancer Institute, the former is the most popular option for both breast cancer patients and women who want to prevent the illness. 

  • Summit shines a light on post-breast cancer techniques

    A group of Long Island, NY-based plastic surgeons recently held its annual conference, highlighting the new ways in which doctors can better treat breast cancer patients. According to a statement released by the group, an audience of 500 plastic surgeons, medical staff representing more than 20 New York hospitals and breast cancer survivors attended the event, which detailed the latest innovations in breast cancer treatment and reconstructive surgery.  

  • Patients find hope in plastic surgery after breast cancer

    Many mastectomy patients consider reconstruction surgery following breast cancer treatment, but oftentimes, it's not a decision made lightly. Undergoing breast reconstruction surgery not only presents a major change to your lifestyle, but can also affect one's body and mentality. However, by working closely with oncologists, plastic surgeons are helping breast cancer patients find new life and dignity in the wake of their intensive treatments.  

  • Breast implants get a high-tech update

    As technology continues to improve at exponential rates, it's no surprise that it would soon trickle over into the world of plastic surgery. From laser sculpting to virtual 3-D imaging, surgeons and their patients are increasingly benefiting from innovative digital tools to enhance the plastic surgery experience. Now, a French and Belgian company has taken plastic surgery - specifically, breast implants - to a whole new level.  

  • New study revolutionizes reconstructive surgery with stem-cell fat grafts

    A recent study out of Denmark found that using human stem-cell fat grafts is a safe and efficient practice that might become standard for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Standard practice for surgeries such as breast reconstruction involves autologous fat grafting, or lipofilling, which provides good initial results, but tends to have a high resorption rate. Now, a team of researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital has shown that stem cells may improve results from lipofilling.  

  • Your choices when it comes to breast augmentations

    According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 330,000 breast augmentations were performed in 2012, making it the most popular procedure of the year. The burgeoning popularity of silicone gel implants, which returned to the market in 2006 and has surpassed saline in popularity, helped breast augmentation edge out liposuction for the number one spot. 

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