Breast Revision Surgery
Unfortunately, some complications are outside the surgeon’s control, and because breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, many women will need revision procedures in order to replace implants that have outlived their product lifespan. The reasons for revision surgeries fall into one of three broad categories: problems with implant placement, problems with the patient’s tissue characteristics, and problems with the implants themselves. Appropriate initial implant selection, tissue match, and implant placement can greatly reduce the need for revision surgery.
Reasons for Breast Implant Revision
Problems with the Patient’s Tissue Characteristics
Breast Revision Surgery: What You Should Know
Alloderm™ Tissue Matrix
You can feel at ease with AlloDerm, as it is a safe tissue matrix that is derived from donors of the American Association of Tissue Bank-compliant sources. These donors are not only screened to ensure they fit the criteria for tissue donation but, in addition the medical records and social histories of these donors are reviewed. To date, the AlloDerm Tissue Matrix has been used in more than 1.4 million grafts and implants. As a result of the rigorous care and research, AlloDerm is confident in ensuring the quality of their product. AlloDerm has been used for more than 20 years with zero documented disease transmissions.
If your surgeon suggests that using a tissue matrix will give you the best result, pricing for AlloDerm starts from $3,000 plus tax, based on the size of the sheet(s) needed.