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November 2015

How are breast implants made?

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I had the opportunity to visit the Polytech breast implant manufacturing plant in Germany. Despite having used breast implants for many years I was not aware how they were actually made.     The process of breast implant manufacturing was a lot more complicated than I had thought. Did you know that most of the process for making a breast implant is done by hand. It takes about 2 weeks to make each implant.  There are multiple steps in making breast implants. The initial step involves production of a mold of the breast implant. The mold is then covered with silicone…

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Evidence Based Hype – Marketing and Evidence Behind Novel Aesthetic Devices

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The demand for non-surgical procedures is rapidly increasing. The ASAPS statistics revealed that 9.5 million non-surgical procedures were performed in 2013 compared to only 1.8 million surgical procedures.  This has fuelled development for numerous non-surgical devices with varying technologies to combat ageing and body contouring. A number of these devices have had strong marketing campaigns and media coverage. We explored a number of these devices comparing marketing claims in the media with results in peer reviewed scientific publications. The press and media feature significantly more articles than the scientific literature on novel non-surgical devices (583 vs 63 articles). The majority…

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