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Venezuela's Newest Shortage: Breast Implants

September 15, 2014 9:44 am | by Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | News | Comments

Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices...

FDA Approves New Styles Of The MENTOR MemoryShape Silicone Breast Implant

September 15, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mentor Worldwide LLC, the U.S. market leader in breast aesthetics, today announced the U.S. Food...

New Technology Puts the Body's Own Cells to Work to Repair the Body

September 9, 2014 9:33 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

There is enormous interest in the worlds of medicine and esthetics in the promise of...

Cynosure Acquires Assets of RF Medical Device Manufacturer Ellman International

September 8, 2014 8:51 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and...

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Turkish Doctor Claims Unique 3D Usage in Plastic Surgery

September 3, 2014 11:21 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Turkish doctor who says he is the first person to use 3D printing in rhinoplasty and aesthetic surgery, is employing the technology to show patients a realistic preview of how their planned surgical procedures will look. Joel Flynn has more...

3D Printing in Reconstructive Facial Surgery Must Overcome Reimbursement Challenge

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

While three-dimensional (3D) printing has been lauded as a game-changing development in the medical devices industry, the technology is battling to convince surgeons that it is a financially viable treatment for craniomaxillofacial (CMF)...

FDA Clears PicoSure to Treat Acne Scars

August 8, 2014 8:46 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

With acne as the most common skin condition affecting more than 60 million Americans today, it is no surprise that 20 million people have severe enough acne to cause scarring (33 percent of sufferers). Cynosure, the leader in aesthetic lasers...

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Adoption Increases for VeriTeQ’s “Q Inside” Breast Implant Safety Technology

July 17, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Veriteq,A Vaisala Company | News | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, announced today that the adoption of its Q Inside Safety Technology continues to increase across Europe. There are now...

Cosmetic Lasers from Aeslight Get FDA Approval

June 23, 2014 10:52 am | by PRWeb | News | Comments

The world’s leading cosmetic lasers by Aeslight have now been approved by the FDA for sale within the United States. That means that Americans will finally have access to the cutting edge cosmetic laser products that have been breaking sales...

Developing an Improved Liposuction Technique that Melts Fat

June 18, 2014 4:07 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure using gold...

AxoGen Receives DoD Funding for Next Generation Peripheral Nerve Repair Research

June 4, 2014 10:35 am | by AxoGen | News | Comments

AxoGen Inc., the emerging leader of the $1.6 billion U.S. peripheral nerve repair market, announced that it would share in the award of two Department of Defense Grants totaling approximately $1.9 million with Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

Eternity Healthcare to Develop a Hand-held Laser Hair Removal Device

May 29, 2014 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eternity Healthcare Inc., a leading medical device and diagnostic company, announced today that it has initiated the research and development, with Asian Developers, to manufacture a Hand-held Laser hair removal device. Currently the hair...

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Master 3D Printers to Grow Replacement Body Parts

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

QUT and three of the world's leading research universities in the 3D printing of replacement body parts have joined forces to offer the world's first international masters in biofabrication whereby graduates will hold a masters degree from...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts 3D Printed by Masters

May 9, 2014 2:58 pm | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Professor Dietmar Hutmacher holds a 3D printed breast scaffold. QUT's biofabrication research is well-advanced in printing 3D custom-made scaffolds using bio-ink infused with the patient's stem cells to enable the body to grow a new breast...

Leading Boston-Based Plastic Surgeon Launches New Line of Facial Implants

April 17, 2014 4:41 pm | by Matrix Surgical | News | Comments

Boston’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Michael Yaremchuk, has announced a partnership with Matrix Surgical USA to manufacture and distribute his new line of patented facial implants. The craniofacial implant system will be marketed under...

TauTona Group Sells Aline HA to Allergan

April 17, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investment fund focused on the rapid development of innovative medical products, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aline Aesthetics has completed the sale of its Aline hyaluronic...

Syneron Receives US FDA Clearance to Market the UltraShape System for Fat Cell Destruction

April 14, 2014 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Syneron Medical Ltd., a global market leader in the aesthetic medical device marketplace, announced today that it has received the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the UltraShapeT System for non...

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Studies Show Lab-Grown Body Parts Working Well

April 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Malcolm Ritter and Maria Cheng, Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

Photos of the Day: Body Parts from the Lab

April 11, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Windpipes, bladders, blood vessels and other structures have previously been created in part from a patient's own cells and then implanted. Eventually, scientists hope to tackle more complicated things like lungs and kidneys with this strategy...

Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

Ellman International Enters Body Treatment Market

February 27, 2014 1:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ellman International, Inc., a global leader in advanced radiofrequency (RF) and laser technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures, announced today that the company has received clearance from US Food and Drug Administration...

New Breast Implant Recall in the EU Prompts Need for VeriTeQ’s Device Traceability Technology

February 24, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, today commented on the latest breast implant recall in the European Union. Breast implants manufactured by French company...

Innovative Technique Creates Large Skin Flaps for Full-Face Resurfacing

February 5, 2014 10:39 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

Patients with massive burns causing complete loss of the facial skin pose a difficult challenge for reconstructive surgeons. Now a group of surgeons in China have developed an innovative technique for creating a one-piece skin flap large...

Converting Adult Human Cells to Hair-Follicle-Generating Stem Cells

January 28, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

If the content of many a situation comedy, not to mention late-night TV advertisements, is to be believed, there's an epidemic of balding men, and an intense desire to fix their follicular deficiencies. One potential approach to reversing...

Facelift Complications Eased with Help of New 3D Imaging Technique

January 28, 2014 10:17 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally...

LifeCell Corporation Acquires Advanced Adipose Tissue Injector

January 27, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that LifeCell Corporation has acquired an advanced adipose Tissue Injector (aTI) for improved fat grafting procedures from the TauTona Group, a medical device incubator based in Menlo Park, California...

Sciton's NanoLaserPeel Takes Facial Peels High Tech by Restoring Bright, Smooth Skin More Easily than Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels

January 21, 2014 1:43 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sciton, a leading manufacturer of high-quality laser and light systems in the aesthetic medical market, announces their latest laser treatment innovation. The NanoLaserPeel offers a faster, more comfortable alternative to microdermabrasion and...

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