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Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

It’s been since November of 2006 since the FDA approved silicone breast implants for use in most breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures. One Huntsville, Alabama plastic cosmetic surgeon reflects on the benefits of the decision and discusses why he believes silicone offer...

Consumer Alert: Illegal Silicone Injections Result in Death

Coalition warns illicit injections are not "plastic surgery" (Vocus) April 13, 2009 -- Accept an illicit injection and the result may not be an improved appearance, but rather death, warns the Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety. The recent death of a...

New Hampshire Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Discusses Silicone Breast Implants after Breast Augmentation becomes No. 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

Silicone breast implants went through a long period of relative dormancy after a series of lawsuits prompted their removal from the market. Now, two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved them for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures, cosmetic plasti...

As Breast Augmentation Becomes the No. 1 Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Paul LoVerme, MD Discusses the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

18 years ago, silicone breast implants were pulled from the market for further study. Now, after being formally approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006, one New Jersey cosmetic plastic surgeon discusses the reasons why the FDA’s decision is beneficial to breast aug...

Florida Plastic Surgeon Comments on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants, 2 Years after FDA Approval

After years of clinical trials and rigorous study, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved silicone breast implants for use in breast reconstruction and breast augmentation procedures, re-introducing them to the market in 2006. Two years after the landmark decision, one Orlando, Florida-ar...

Ascension Orthopedics Introduces the Silicone PIP Implant System

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascension Orthopedics, Inc., a leader in orthopedic extremity implants, announces the release of the Ascension(R) Silicone PIP System at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This system features the smallest pre-flexed silicone proximal interphalange...

Sacramento Breast Augmentation Surgeon Charles Perry, MD Discusses Silicone Implants on 2-Year Anniversary of FDA Approval

Two years ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave formal approval for the marketing of silicone breast implants for use in breast reconstruction surgeries for patients of all ages and breast augmentation procedures for patients over the age of 22. One Sacramento, California cosmetic plast...

Two Years after FDA Approves Silicone Breast Implants, Atlanta-area Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tom Lintner Discusses Their Safety

For the growing number of patients considering surgery for breast enhancement, one of the major decisions they face is the choice between silicone or saline implants. One Georgia cosmetic plastic surgeon offers his views on silicone breast implants, two years after their approval by the Food and ...

Breast Augmentation Raleigh Natural Looking Results with Saline or Silicone Implants

Breast Augmentation Raleigh North Carolina: Natural Looking Results from Breast Augentation Surgery with Saline or Silicone Implants Silicone Gel Implants are now available. Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Law compares Silicone Implants to saline Implants for natural looking breast enhanceme...

ASPS Studies Re-Evaluate Psychological Benefits and Health Concerns of Silicone Breast Implants

Effect on Body Image, Cancer, and Breast-feeding Examined ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plastic surgeons are re-evaluating past scientific findings and developing new knowledge about the effects of silicone breast implants. A recent supplement to Plastic and Re...

Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health

Review of data finds no link to most common illnesses WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Silicone breast implants do not increase the risk of cancers, connective tissue diseases, or other serious chronic diseases, according to U.S. researchers. A team from the International Epidemiology I...

FDA gives the green signal for silicone breast implants

After decades of controversy, the US Food and Drug Administration have lifted a 14 year ban on the commercial use of silicone breast implants. //Allergan Inc of Irvine and Mentor Corporation of Santa Barbara, California have been authorized to market the implants to women over 22 years of age. The ...

Canadian Regulators allow Silicone Breast Implants in Market

Allergan Inc. and Mentor Corp. breast implant makers on Friday said that Canadian regulators have given them the green signal to put silicone gel breast implants back on the market. // Allergan Inc., popular for its Botox wrinkle treatment, said that Health Canada has granted the company a licen...

Potentially Dangerous levels of Platinum Found in Women with Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Safety of silicone gel breast implants have sparked off doubts in the researchers after potentially harmful levels of the metal platinum was found// in some of the women who were sporting silicone implants for a number of years. This discovery is not perfect timing, uncannily close to the p...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...ncreased by 5% and units in Germany by 4% during the quarter. U.S. IOL sales were flat compared to the second quarter of 2008, at $2.3 million. silicone IOL sales increased 19% in the second quarter year over year and are up 9% for the first six months of the year due to conversion to NTIOL product lin...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

...litate rapid securement, and simplify catheter replacement procedures. An important feature is the integrated design of the recessed suture cutter and silicone rollover sleeve that allows rapid, single-handed securement of the pigtail retraction suture. The most innovative feature of the DrainEx™ cath...

New DrainEx(TM) Catheter Simplifies Insertion and Replacement

...litate rapid securement, and simplify catheter replacement procedures. An important feature is the integrated design of the recessed suture cutter and silicone rollover sleeve that allows rapid, single-handed securement of the pigtail retraction suture. The most innovative feature of the DrainEx™ cath...

Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center Selects Artefill to Meet Growing Patient Demand for a Longer Lasting Dermal Filler

... breast reduction. Dr. Gray has received the significant honor of being only one of 15 plastic surgeons in the United States selected to offer silicone breast implants for primary augmentation. This safe, FDA approved study is a very carefully controlled process. Dr. Gray's staff is knowledgeable on t...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

...uly 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a routine day, Specialty silicone Fabricators in Paso Robles, California, will make silicone micro-implants such as surgical drains, catheter s...nded of these miniature products. Considering that silicone is a highly flexible substance, achieving consiste...

Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem

...of the principle investigators in FDA-commissioned silicone gel breast implant studies. ...nvestigators in both the Alergan/Inamed and Mentor silicone gel breast implant studies, which were commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. silicone breast implants were approved by the FDA in 2006 a...

Flexi-Seal(R) Fecal Management System Receives 2008 Critical Care Nurse Advertising Effectiveness Award

...ced Odor Control has been shown to successfully eliminate* catheter odor permeation to levels below those that are humanly detectable. Parylene-coated silicone catheters do not effectively manage odor.(4) * Eliminates perceptible naphthalenic (indole) and sulfide odors radiating from the catheter tub...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

...ded anodized aluminum frames, have a UL900 Class I flammability rating, and meet IEST and MIL standards, including 100% efficiency testing. The unique silicone gel seal provides a more secure, bypass-free seal than other designs. About Abatement Technologies Protecting patients and staff from potentially...

New York City's World Product Centre Announces Initial Charter Partners

...fering products that fulfill the needs of the healthcare practitioner ; and Vesta, a contract manufacturer with innovative solutions in medical grade silicone molding and extrusion. "World Product Centre is pleased to welcome this esteemed and diverse group of companies as our initial Charter Partners,"...

STAAR Surgical Receives Japanese Clearance for the KS-Ni Preloaded IOL Injector System

...oday announced the approval of the KS-Ni Preloaded silicone Intraocular Lens (IOL) injector system by Japanese regulatory authorities. The KS-Ni Preloaded silicone IOL Injector System allows the surgeon to deliver STAAR Japan's blue-blocker silicone IOL through an incision size of 2.6 mm as compared...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

... daily disposable, 45 percent two-week replacement silicone hydrogel and 39 percent one-month replacement silicone hydrogel. Eye care practitioners were asked to pro...’s clinical trials focus on conventional and silicone hydrogel materials, rigid gas permeable lenses, le...

Enlarged Prostate and Erectile Dysfunction Are Subjects of Free Men's Health Seminar

...the following conditions: Active urinary infections or active skin infections in the region of surgery. A known sensitivity to silicone or the antibiotic rifampin or tetracyclines. Lupus erythematosus. Taking warfarin, thionamides, isoniazid and halothane Rena...

Dr. Daniel Ronel Offers New Permanent Lip Enhancement in New Mexico

...nt solution: PermaLip.     The lip implant is made of soft silicone gel, like a "gummy bear" candy. An excellent alternative to repe...y Allergan to sit on the Breast Implant Research Team, an advisory panel on silicone breast implants. Additionally, Dr. Ronel is a member of the Radiesse Medic...

NuSil Technology Acquires Pharmaceutical Antifoam (Simethicone) Business from Bluestar Silicones

...il.com ), a leading formulator and manufacturer of silicone compounds for the healthcare and pharmaceutical in...ia. NuSil formulates standard and customized silicone products based on the vast, unique array of proper...http://www.nusil.com/simethicone . About NuSil silicone Technology NuSil is a leading formulator of...

Video: GoGirl!, Don't Take Life Sitting Down

...s a simple sanitary female urinary device (FUD) made from medical-grade silicone that lets women enjoy the same benefits that men do in terms of restroom av... to be used again and again, GoGirl is made of germ-resistant medical-grade silicone that can be cleaned for repeated use. GoGirl is small and discreet enough t...

Widner Oral Surgery is the First Oral Surgery Practice in Austin to Offer Perma Facial ImplantsTM

...SurgiSil, LLP, the manufacturers of Perma Facial Implant TM, is a Texas based company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of silicone based products for cosmetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Widner is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Board Certi...

Watson-Marlow Releases Informative Video Featuring Showcased High Purity Pumps, Tubing and Fillers at Interphex 2009

...c tubing, and additional USP Class VI materials. Manufactured in our own purpose built class ISO 14644-1/J/10,000 clean rooms, Pumpsil platinum cured silicone and Bioprene TPE are premium grades of tubing that have comprehensive bio-pharmaceutical approvals including USPVI, ISO10993 and CFR177.2600. This tub...

Dr. Peter J. Capizzi of Stillwater Plastic Surgery Honored in Patient Satisfaction Survey

...er Plastic Surgery, P.A., founded in 2003 by Capizzi, has the largest line of breast implants available in North Carolina and has experience with more silicone implant varieties than any Charlotte area practice. For more information, visit www.stillwaterplasticsurgery.com . About Carolinas Medical Ce...

VISTAKON to Introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA

... TECHNOLOGY(TM) optics with senofilcon A, the same silicone hydrogel material of ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM), and HY... Senofilcon A Senofilcon A, a new generation silicone hydrogel material is a breakthrough for contact le...ial is 50% smoother than other currently available silicone hydrogel lenses. HYDRACLEAR (R) PLUS...

Breast Self-Exam Rates Go Up With Counseling

...ion of breast self-exams or a 30- to 45-minute counseling session about breast self-exam that included an educational video, practicing self-exam on a silicone model and a discussion of possible barriers to doing self-exams. This group also received follow-up phone calls one and two months later. Before th...

Women 10 times more likely to do breast self-exams correctly with intervention, KP study finds

...o mention of BSE, or the study group that received a 30 to 45-minute counseling session in which they watched an educational video, practiced BSE on a silicone model, and discussed possible barriers to doing self- exams. At one and two months after the session, the women also received follow-up phone calls. B...

Women Ten Times More Likely To Do Breast Self-Exams Correctly With Intervention Program, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...o mention of BSE, or the study group that received a 30 to 45-minute counseling session in which they watched an educational video, practiced BSE on a silicone model, and discussed possible barriers to doing self-exams. At one and two months after the session, the women also received follow-up phone calls. Be...

Breast Augmentation: Survey Highlights Recent Trends In Today's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure

...ted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline...ted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of silicone gel implants for cosmetic purposes in 2006, saline...onding plastic surgeons had increased their use of silicone gel implants since their reintroduction in 2006. ...

Circadiance Launches the New SleepWeaver(TM) ADVANCE All Cloth CPAP Mask

...ir leakage is reduced. It is also designed to reduce mask noise to provide a good night's sleep. And unlike other masks, SleepWeaver has no plastic or silicone parts that touch the face, preventing it from irritating sensitive skin. "Circadiance has already proven that cloth is a superior way to int...

Video: Allergan Announces the LATISSE(TM) Wishes Campaign, Committing $1 Million to The Make-A-Wish Foundation(R)

...uronic acid and collagen-based dermal fillers; and physician-dispensed skin care products. Allergan Medical also offers the industry's widest range of silicone gel-filled and saline-filled breast implant options for reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, and leading minimally invasive devices for obesit...

Anti-microbial catheter to cut infection risk for dialysis patients

... they become a molecular part of the catheter. The silicone material of the catheter is a polymer, a network f...rm, and the anti-microbial agents which causes the silicone to swell to twice its normal size, making these ga...gents inside but allowing them to move through the silicone and kill any pathogens coming into contact with th...
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