The TGA’s decision not to routinely remove PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants in patients without rupture has been questioned further as yet more countries, including Iceland and the Netherlands, back the removal of PIP implants after conflicting reports about the product's safety.
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A BEAUTICIAN whose breast implant rotated because of a spinal manipulation — ultimately leading to the breakdown of her marriage — has won a negligence ruling against her chiropractor after a judge said the man should have asked her medical history first.
A BEAUTICIAN whose breast implant rotated because of a spinal manipulation – ultimately leading to the breakdown of her marriage – has won a negligence ruling against her chiropractor after a judge said the man should have asked her medical history first.
CONTROVERSY continues to reign over the TGA’s decision not to routinely remove PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants in patients without ruptured implants.
A HIGH profile cosmetic surgeon has been fined $15,000, banned from possessing or supplying human growth hormones and most anabolic or adrenergic steroids and ordered to stop advertising ‘anti-ageing’ treatments.
THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says there is currently no evidence that Australian women who received silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) filled with sub-standard silicone are at an increased risk of rupture. The statement was the outcome of an expert panel convened by the TGA on Wednesday in response to global panic over the safety of the implants. While women who have received the implants in other countries including France and Venezuela have been advised to have them routinely removed, the TGA says there is no immediate need for Australian ...
AUSTRALIA’S love affair with Botox continues to grow, as new estimates put the total national vanity spend for 2011–12 at a staggering $6.99 billion, including $1.41 billion on plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
LAST year’s recession has been implicated in a decline in US plastic surgery rates, The New York Times reports. A report released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found the number of tummy tucks, face-lifts, and breast implant procedures performed fell by around 30% from 2.1 million in 2005 to 1.5 million in 2009. The rate dropped 18% since 2008. The annual report involving responses to questionnaires from 930 medical specialists identified a consumer backlash against radical plastic surgery makeovers costing thousands of dollars extolled by television shows like Extreme Makeover, in favour ...
AUSTRALIA’S nursing shortage has prompted some innovative strategies for attracting and retaining nurses, such as cash incentives, but the inducement of free breast enlargements has never been on offer. However, the nursing shortage has become such a crisis in the Czech Republic that nurses are now being lured with offers of free silicone breast enhancements and liposuction to sign on the dotted line. According to a report in The New York Times , free German lessons and five weeks holiday were also among the incentives being put forward by some private health clinics. Jiri Schweitzer, ...