Category Archives: Medical Devices

Dr. Lund re-elected to prestigious ASAPS Board of Directors

At its most recent meeting held in Montreal, Canada, the members of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reelected Dr. Herluf Lund to its Board of Directors. This will Dr. Lund's second three-year term on the Board and he will assume the Chairmanship of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Administration Commission. …

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How will the Affordable Care Act impact our cosmetic procedures?

On January 1, 2014, millions of Americans will have new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. While our services at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery are cosmetic, and therefore not covered by insurance, our patients may still feel the effects on the healthcare industry. When patients come in to our office to schedule a breast …

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The FDA Approved Natrelle® 410 Breast Implants

"Do you offer gummy bear implants?" It's a question we are commonly asked by women who desire the teardrop-shaped cohesive gel implant, dubbed the "gummy bear" and formally known as the Natrelle® 410 Highly Cohesive Anatomically Shaped Silicone-Filled Breast Implant. For the past 9 years, Drs. Lund, Huffaker and Dr. Bruce White have been using …

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BUT IT’S APPROVED BY THE FDA!?!

We have all heard it.  “This FDA Approved treatment….”  But what does “FDA Approved” really mean? Are all FDA Approvals the same or is there a difference between them? First, there are big differences amongst the types of FDA Approvals.  There are really two types of FDA Approvals for medical devices.  There is the 501(k) …

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