New Study with Good News- Breast Reconstruction with Polyurethane Implants...

Jul 30, 2012 by

Polyurethane foam breast implants reduce complications, reoperations and capsular contracture, a new study has great news for women that undergone breast cancer surgery– Polyurethane Foam implants are very effective when used in breast reconstruction. Study overview: Time: June 2002 – December 2008 Size- 166 unilateral breast reconstructions, with 113 polyurethane foam implants used and 23 textured used. In the 166 reconstructions, 136 temporary expanders and 30 definite implants with no previous tissue expansion were used. Of the 166 reconstructions, 136 were following skinsparing mastectomy and 30 were following radical mastectomy. The 136 temporary expanders used for immediate reconstruction have been replaced, during later surgery with 113 polyurethane implants (Silimed Short/Nuance) and 23 with expandable textured implants (Allergan 150SH). For the 30 immediate breast reconstructions with definite implant with no prior tissue expansion, 24 expandable...

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Breast Implant Picture- Before Breast Implants “drop” or “settle”...

Dec 23, 2011 by

So, if I’m paying money for a surgery, I want results. And I don’t want to wait for them and hope for them. If I was a doctor I would use products that gave the results, and that gave results immediately.I wouldn’t use or want a breast implant that needed to “drop” or “settle” in the months following in the breast augmentation surgery. How much will breast implants drop and settle? How does a doctor plan for the final position of breast implants based on the dropping and settling of the implants? What if they don’t drop or settle? Or what if the breast implants drop more than anticipated? What if only one implant drops? Or what if they don’t drop at the same rate or to the same position? Have a look at this picture....

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A Doctor Writes: Brazilian Breast Implants Dramatically Reduce The Risk of Capsular Contracture...

Nov 27, 2011 by

An old blog entry by a doctor, but a great blog entry. Below I have copied a blog written by Dr. Peter L. Dixon, a Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne Australia. Please note- I do not know Dr. Dixon, I am not promoting Dr. Dixon or being compensated by Dr. Dixon in any way; I found his blog post very good and wanted to share it. Please visit his website to read other blog posts. The article is below- a few comments: Older blog posts are great, they show how long the furry brazilian implants (Polyurethane foam implants have been used The Furry Brazilian- Polyurethane Foam- implants are very popular in Australia, reading chat rooms it seems women consider them the “gold standard” in terms of the kind of implant used for breast augmentation No reason to comment much on...

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Breast Reconstruction with Implants, Capsular Contracture and Radiotherapy...

Nov 17, 2011 by

I found the following study about capsular contracture following breast reconstruction with breast implants and when radiotherapy is used. The study is named: Incidence of severe capsular contracture following implant-based immediate breast reconstruction with or without postoperative chest wall radiotherapy using 40 Gray in 15 fraction and was conducted in 2008. The study tracks the capsular contracture rate in patients having a breast reconstruction and how the use of radiotherapy, hormones and chemotherapy impact the rate of capsular contracture. The bad news is a significant rate of capsular contracture can be seen if radiotherapy is used, but there were no cases of capsular contracture when chemotherapy and hormones were used. To the study: Some interesting points of the study regarding capsular contracture: Capsular contracture can occur in the absence of radiotherapy (RT), but published case series indicate that postoperative RT tends...

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Polyurethane Foam Breast Implants in England and the United Kingdom...

Oct 16, 2011 by

I received an email asking where to find Polyurethane implants in England. As you can see from other posts I have written, Polyurethane foam breast implants are popular in England as can be seen by the large number of doctors using them- here is a doctor locator from the PURE implant website: find a doctor in the UK that uses Polyurethane implants. And here is a link to the general information page for the company that distributes Polyurethane foam covered silicone implants in the United Kingdom: Eurosurgical PURE Implants. Please make sure and check out the great Polyurethane implant podcast featuring a doctor in England, very informative. And…as always…my disclaimer: I am not employed or receiving any compensation from a doctor, an implant company or any company listed in this...

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Removal of a Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant- Video...

Oct 14, 2011 by

Some goofball wrote in a chat room that you cannot remove a Polyurethane Foam Silicone Gel Breast Implant once it has been implanted. What? I guess he works for one of the implant manufactures that are not happy about the rise in popularity of Polyurethane Foam Implants; well, I don’t work for any breast implant company and found a video that shows removal. Here it is: Removal of Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant on YouTube As you can see, a Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant can be removed. End of story.        ...

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Capsular Contracture Rates Following Breast Reconstruction...

Oct 12, 2011 by

Unfortunately capsular contracture occurs following breast reconstruction surgery. The reports submitted to the USA FDA by the makers of the NATRELLE® breast implants and the MENTOR® MEMORYGEL® implants detail that capsular contracture is significant following breast reconstruction with implants. The capsular contracture rates from their studies: The NATRELLE® breast implant study of 98 patients following primary breast reconstruction surgery followed the patients for 7-years showed a capsular contracture rate following breast reconstruction of 17.1% The MENTOR® MEMORYGEL® implant study that has been published followed 251 patients for 3 years following primary breast reconstruction surgery and found a capsular contracture rate of 8.3% The above figures are for capsular contracture rate following primary reconstruction. I also found this data regarding the complications following Revision-Reconstruction (the revision surgery following the primary reconstruction): The NATRELLE® breast implant...

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