Many women have undergone some type of breast surgery either for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes.
Most of these surgeries are very successful but unfortunately for some, either the initial outcome falls short of their desire or over time the breast becomes distorted or hard.
In the case of breast augmentation, the body forms scar tissue around the implants which is normal but sometimes the scar tissue contracts making the implant feel firmer. This is referred to as a capsule. The appearance also becomes distorted. Other complications include bottoming out, fold malposition, wrinkling and rippling, and symmastia. With time, sagging of the overlying breast tissue is not uncommon, creating a disconnect with the underlying implant. And of course a woman’s breast naturally will change shape and contour as the body ages.
Natural conditions such as lax skin elasticity, thin tissue, and multiple corrective procedures often pose technical and special challenges.
If you are unhappy with the outcome of a prior surgery a revision surgery may be in order. Patients need to understand that revision surgery is complex and technically demanding. There are limitations based on one’s anatomy and what can be achieved.
Technologies have evolved over the years to help correct the described complications and deformities that can occur. The use of Strattice is a soft, natural product that is designed to reinforce weak tissue and to support growth of your own tissue. Derived from porcine dermis, it’s a strong and sterile product.
Strattice, when used for revision breast surgery, acts as an “internal bra” to support and hold the implant in the desired location.
Advantages provided by this internal support are:
• Provides coverage and support of the implant
• Significantly reduces the rate of capsular contracture
• Acts as an “internal bra” to give better support and control implant location
• Provides an additional layer to mask visibility of rippling and wrinkles
• Becomes viable tissue without scarring or fibrosis
The one drawback of Strattice is that it is expensive, but in my experience, it is well worth the cost if it significantly cuts down on the need for future revisions.
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