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Approximately one year after the announcement of the scandal over substandard breast implants from the manufacturers Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) and Rofill, a new discussion has begun about the health risks of ruptured or burst gel cushions: This is because of late the British regulator MHRA is no longer advising affected women, as a principle, to have implants removed as a precautionary measure. Supposedly the industrial silicone used is neither toxic nor carcinogenic. The effect on breast milk and infants is still being checked.
Young and old men are ashamed, do not venture into the pool, suffer from mental health problems: Men who grow female breasts. You may have read in the media about the fact that this illness called gynaecomastia, curiously, has become frequently detected in the soldiers of the guard battalion of the German armed forces in Berlin – possibly as a result of drills, during which the gun strikes against the left breast. The symptoms of the Chancellor’s guards frequently occur on the left-hand side.
Five years of data about the success of a migraine surgery were presented at a congress for plastic surgery in Seattle. Dr. Bahman Guyuron from Cleveland had operated on 79 patients.
The result: 61 patients had significantly fewer headaches after five years than before surgery (reduction of symptoms by at least 50 per cent on migraine scales) and in 20 of them, the migraine disappeared altogether. In only 8 patients the pain was only slightly eased and 10 patients had to undergo surgery again, after discovering new trigger points.
An alternative to surgery is an injection of botulinum toxin in the frontal muscles (=on the face). There is evidence that migraine symptoms are alleviated by this treatment
In comparison, an operation has significant disadvantages and I would not recommend it despite the medically interesting results from the U.S.A.
In an American study published in the American journal Cancer(McCarthy et al., 2010) in November 2010, women were asked about their satisfaction with breast reconstruction after breast cancer. According to this study, patients with silicone implants were more satisfied than those with saline-filled breast implants. However, the satisfaction was not always directly attributable to the type of implant. Continue Reading