NEWS on esthetic, contour implants

Germany: Health insurance fund does not have to pay for breast augmentation for psychological reasons

The complaint was filed by a 52-year-old woman, who had already undergone breast augmentation with saline implants at the age of 26. When she visited her gynecologist because of a leaking implant, he diagnosed breast cancer - both implants had to be removed. Two years after the operation, she applied...

Artificial intelligence supports the production of facial implants

A research group at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is using artificial intelligence (AI) to create individual facial implants. Instead of designing a model from scratch for each patient, as has been the case in the past, in the future we will be able to use AI to access...

Court orders TÜV to pay damages in breast implant scandal

According to the verdict published the previous day, around 1,600 plaintiff women are to receive provisional compensation of 5,150 euros each, or a total of around 8.2 million euros. Within two years, an expert is to investigate the matter further. TÜV announced that it would appeal against the decision in...

When the breast implant makes sick

In association with breast implants, complications sometimes occur, such as large cell lymphomas and capsular fibrosis. At the annual conference of the German Society for Senology, renowned experts gave advice on how to minimize the risk. In breast reconstruction, the 1-year incidence for capsular fibrosis is about 12% and the...

Do Not Use Needle-Free Devices for Injection of Dermal Fillers – FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public and health care professionals not to use needle-free devices such as hyaluron pens for injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) or other lip and facial fillers, collectively and commonly referred to as dermal fillers or fillers. The FDA is aware...

Paris court awards compensation to women for faulty breast implants

For years, the now insolvent manufacturer PIP had produced implants that were susceptible to rupture. The testing organization TÜV Rheinland had certified the process. A French court has now granted compensation to the complainants. The Paris Court of Appeal on Thursday condemned the testing organization TÜV Rheinland for lack of...

A Systematic Review of the National Breast Implant Registry for Application in Korea: Can We Predict “Unpredictable” Complications?

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Liability issues in the scandal about defective silicone breast implants in Germany

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Update: Breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma

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