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Injectable Gel for Breast Enhancement Studied in Europe

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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Injectable Gel for Breast Enhancement Studied in Europe

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal examined whether an injectable gel could be an alternative to surgical breast augmentation. The hyaluronic acid-based gel Macrolane was assessed for the safety and efficacy of the procedure and the gel for breast enhancement. Macrolane is make by Q-Med, which also makes Restylane, and the …

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Breast Reconstruction Patients Prefer Silicone Implants

Breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and then breast reconstruction prefer silicone implants over saline implants, according to a new study. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Cancer, surveyed 482 women who had breast reconstruction surgery with implants after undergoing double mastectomy. Of those women, 176 chose silicone implants and 306 …

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How Breast Surgery May Advance Regenerative Medicine

Could breast surgery lead to a breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine? The latest issue Wired magazine reports that Cytori Therapeutics, a biotech company, is working toward using stem cells from fat to help the body rebuild itself. CEO Chris Calhoun says his firm has figured out a way to augment and rebuild breasts …

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