Sought by women the world over, breast augmentation has become the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed today. While breast augmentation surgeries have produced many happy, satisfied patients, some women have not had their aesthetic goals met through prior breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Jason Pozner of Sanctuary Plastic Surgery Center of Boca Raton, Florida, specializes in the revision of prior breast augmentation surgery. Each year, he performs hundreds of complicated breast augmentation revisions. For many of these procedures he uses a product called Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix which offers a number of benefits to plastic and reconstructive surgery, particularly breast revision. In many cases of breast revision and breast reconstruction, there is a lack of natural tissue and underlying support for the implants which can make obtaining a satisfactory result very challenging if not impossible.
5 Months Post Submuscular Conversion. Used strattice Contour 2 Bilaterally
Side view using Strattice.
Strattice contour shapes.
Capular Contracture Case 14 Months Post Operative. “As far as Strattice goes, I think it was a miracle fix for me”
Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix is a soft, natural product that is made from sterile porcine dermis. It may be implanted beneath the skin to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists. For breast revision, Strattice™ can provide a more satisfying breast appearance by mimicking natural tissue and acting as an internal bra for additional support and stabilization of the breast implant.
Strattice™ can help to achieve a more satisfactory breast augmentation result in women who have thin, tight skin or little to no natural breast tissue. It can be particularly beneficial in helping to repair common problems occurring from breast augmentation, including the following:
- Bottoming Out – Bottoming out occurs when the implant drops lower than the desired position due to stretching of the skin. Strattice™ can be used as an internal bra to lift and support the implant in the desired position.
- Capsular Contracture – Capsular contracture occurs when the capsule surrounding the implant tightens, causing implant distortion and even pain. Strattice™ can act as an internal bra, replacing the capsule and providing the necessary support for the breast implant.
- Fold Malposition – Fold malposition is a condition in which the lower or side breast border moves because the breast implant has shifted downward or to the side. Strattice™ can help to redefine the breast borders and support the breast augmentation repair.
- Rippling and Wrinkling – In some instances, breast implants may cause visible ripples or wrinkles on the surface of the skin. By helping to support the implants, Strattice™ can improve the appearance of rippling and wrinkling.
- Symmastia – Symmastia may be referred to as breadloafing or uniboob because with this condition the implants sit too close together and may even touch. Strattice™ can be used during revision to help control the location of the implants.
Incorporating Strattice™ into your breast revision surgery can help to enhance the outcome of your surgery and create the look that you desire. Strattice™ may also reduce the risk of some complications following surgery, including implant palpability, implant migration, symmastia and bottoming out. During consultation, Dr. Pozner will discuss all potential risks and benefits and whether or not Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix is right for your revision. Contact Sanctuary Plastic Surgery Center today at 1-800-651-1897 to schedule a consultation.