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Esther Wang Esther Wang Oct 24, 2019. 3 comments

FDA Now Wants Breast Implant Manufacturers to Warn People of Potential Risks

FDA Now Wants Breast Implant Manufacturers to Warn People of Potential Risks

After years of advising that it’s largely safe to get breast implants, the Food and Drug Administration is now recommending that breast implants come with stronger warnings about their possible health risks, ranging from fatigue to a rare form of cancer associated with a specific type of textured implant.

On Wednesday, FDA officials released a guidance proposing that implant manufacturers...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Jul 24, 2019.

FDA Now Wants Textured Breast Implants to Be Recalled

FDA Now Wants Textured Breast Implants to Be Recalled

Almost three months after the Food and Drug Administration chose not to enact a wholesale ban of textured breast implants—a type of implant linked to a rare cancer—the agency has asked the breast implant maker Allergan to recall its textured implants currently available in the United States. According to the FDA, Allergan is “moving forward with a worldwide recall.”

Worldwide, textured breast...

Emily Alford Emily Alford May 03, 2019. 11 comments

The FDA Chose Not to Ban Breast Implants Linked to Cancer and Autoimmune Problems

The FDA Chose Not to Ban Breast Implants Linked to Cancer and Autoimmune Problems

One month after hearing from dozens of women who claimed they’d suffered from health problems linked to textured breast implants, including cancer and autoimmune issues, the FDA has decided not to ban the implants.

According to The Washington Post, a statement from the FDA says the organization, “does not believe that the product — a kind of textured implant — meets the legal standard for...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Apr 14, 2019. 16 comments

Michelle Visage Evicts Her 'Toxic Sacks of Silicone'

Michelle Visage Evicts Her 'Toxic Sacks of Silicone'

Michelle Visage’s breasts are at least as delightful an element of RuPaul’s Drag Race as Ross Mathews, and next time we see them (Visage’s breasts, not Ross Mathews), they’ll be sans implants.

Visage recently told People that she had her implants removed and endured an agonizing-sounding four-week recovery because she worried they might be exacerbating an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s...

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Tracy Clark-Flory Tracy Clark-Flory Mar 27, 2019. 16 comments

'I Was Not Warned': Patients Push FDA to Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants

'I Was Not Warned': Patients Push FDA to Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants

Dozens of women who say their health has been harmed by breast implants called on the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to introduce better consumer protections. These patients argued that certain implants, especially those linked to cancer, should be restricted or banned. They also called for “a beefed-up informed consent process so that women have a clear understanding of the risks and...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Mar 20, 2019. 14 comments

Food and Drug Administration Finally Ready to Listen to What Patients Are Saying About Silicone Implants 

Food and Drug Administration Finally Ready to Listen to What Patients Are Saying About Silicone Implants 

The Food and Drug Administration is beginning to take concerns over the potential health risks of silicone breast implants more seriously, after years of consumer complaints that were either dismissed or downplayed by the agency, doctors, and implant manufacturers.

More from the New York Times:

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint...

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Mark Shrayber Mark Shrayber Nov 20, 2017. 21 comments

Aspiring Model Gets Refillable Breast Implants that Balloon to Size 32K

Aspiring Model Gets Refillable Breast Implants that Balloon to Size 32K

Move over Beshine and Claudia Marie . There's a new breast implant IT girl and it's 26-year-old Martina Big, who's spent over $50,000 in a bid to make herself a model. Not only has she had rhinoplasty and facial injections, but she's also got refillable breast implants that have possibly killed someone.

Cosmopolitan reports that Big, who was a former air hostess but now travels...

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Madeleine Davies Madeleine Davies Oct 15, 2017. 10 comments

Florida Politician's Bigamy Divorce Foiled By Leaking Breast Implants

Florida Politician's Bigamy Divorce Foiled By Leaking Breast Implants

The divorce proceedings of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida) got an unwelcome interruption this week when Lolita Grayson, soon-to-be ex wife of the congressman, wasn't prepared for court because of a medical emergency stemming from leaking breast implants.

Rep. Grayson is currently seeking an annulment from his wife after 24 years of marriage, claiming that she was married to another man at...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Sep 08, 2017. 24 comments

New York's Trendiest New Dessert Looks Like a Breast Implant

New York's Trendiest New Dessert Looks Like a Breast Implant

The newest food trend to sweep New York City looks like a tit.

It’s actually supposed to look like a droplet of water, according to creator Darren Wong, who has named his new fad the Raindrop Cake. The gelatinous half-orb is “inspired by” a Japanese dessert called Mizu Shingen Mochi—it’s made of water and gelatin and is served over brown sugar and kinako, or roasted soy flour. For now, it is...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Aug 17, 2017. 20 comments

A New Dispatch From the Proud, Perky Frontier of Breast Implants 

A New Dispatch From the Proud, Perky Frontier of Breast Implants 

In the high-stakes world of breast augmentation, my friends, the innovation never stops.

The New York Times reports on the latest advances in tit tech, which involves the boldly named “Ideal Implant”:

So in September, Ms. Miller got something called the Ideal Implant, which bills itself as “natural feel without silicone gel.” The implants, created by a Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert S....

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