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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Traction Wrinkling following Breast Augmentation...

Dec 28, 2011 by

A number of doctors have mentioned the rate of breast implants wrinkling has been increasing; many attribute this to something that is being called traction wrinkling. Traction wrinkling of breast implants could be on the rise due to the increased use of anatomical shaped implants- like the popular tear drop shape. When you combine the anatomical shape of the implant with the textured surface, the traction wrinkling can occur as the implant moves and settles. A Plastic Surgeon in America named Richard V. Dowden, MD wrote a good description about traction wrinkling of implants which can be seen below or found here. I am not sure how Dr. Dowden doesn’t consider traction wrinkling as a complication- the picture he posted shows prominent wrinkles caused by the traction wrinkles, something no woman would want or...

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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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Why Are Polyurethane-covered Silicone Implants Not Legal in USA? Q & A...

Nov 22, 2011 by

I will try to avoid ranting and raving about one country not approving a drug/device while other major countries use the drug/device with great success. I will try. But, it still makes no sense to me that capsular contracture in the USA is shown in FDA studies to be up to 15% of implants with textured or smooth shells and the FDA doesn’t evaluate what 35 other countries are using- polyurethane foam covered silicone gel breast implants- to reduce capsular contracture. This might become a challenge for doctors in the USA as more and more patients know about capsular contracture and polyurethane foam covered silicone gel breast implants- will USA based doctors lose business to countries like England, Brazil and Mexico? I found this Q & A on the Real Self website (this is a great website for Q...

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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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