Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix for Breast Lift or Augmentation Revision Surgery

If you are considering a breast lift to improve your body after pregnancy or you are not satisfied with your previous breast augmentation procedure, you may want to review the following information about Strattice™ Tissue Matrix.
What is Strattice™ Tissue Matrix?
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix is a surgical mesh that is used by a plastic surgeon to reinforce weakened tissue in mastopexy augmentation and revisionary procedures.  It helps the surgeon to support and position breasts in the desired location during the procedure. It also acts as a scaffold to support the growth of your own tissue.
How is Strattice™ Tissue Matrix used in breast procedures?
In combination with good surgical technique, the use of Strattice™ Tissue Matrix may help the surgeon address the following challenges due to weak or thin breast tissue:
  • Capsular Contracture:  This is the hardening of the breast area around the implant. It can occur in the tissue surrounding one or both implants. This hardening causes the tissue to tighten, which can cause discomfort.  Strattice™ Tissue Matrix can be used to provide tissue reinforcement during the procedure to repair capsular contracture.
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  • Fold Malposition: Weak tissue causes the lower or side breast border to move downward or to the side. Strattice™ Tissue Matrix allows the surgeon to redefine the fold location by supporting the fold repair.

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  • Bottoming Out: Stretchy breast tissue causes the implant to drop lower than desired.  Strattice™ Tissue Matrix helps the surgeon to support and position the breasts in the desired location.

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  • Wrinkling and Rippling:  When a patient’s breast tissue is not sufficient to cover the implant it can create visible wrinkles or ripples on the breast. Strattice™ Tissue Matrix allows the surgeon to reinforce thin tissue and support the breast pocket.

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  • Symmastia: Weak tissue causes the breasts to migrate too close together.  Strattice™ Tissue Matrix provides support to the medial repair giving the surgeon control over the breast pocket size and position.

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  • Mastopexy Augmentation: Strattice™ Tissue Matrix helps the surgeon to support the stretchy skin and lax tissue.

What is Strattice™ Tissue Matrix made from?
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix is a soft product from LifeCell that is designed to reinforce weak or inadequate tissue and to support growth of your own tissue. Derived from porcine dermis, it's a flexible and sterile product. Porcine products have been widely used for the repair and replacement of damaged tissues in a variety of surgical procedures, such as heart valves.
How much does Strattice™ Tissue Matrix cost?  How much will it increase the cost of my revision procedure?
It is not possible to say how much a patient will be charged for Strattice™ Tissue Matrix, because it varies based upon the type of revision procedure being performed.  Strattice™ Tissue Matrix may increase the cost of the breast revision procedures. 
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix Video


Every woman’s situation is different, so be sure to ask your surgeon if Strattice™ is right for you.  The video above is not intended to replace a discussion with your surgeon.  The video does not describe all the potential risks and potential benefits associated with breast revision procedures.  Every patient is different and every patient’s results may vary.  Whether or not you have breast revision surgery is a decision you need to make in consultation with your surgeon.  Only you and your surgeon can determine the best option for you. For more information visit
Important Safety Considerations for Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix BPS is intended for use in patients as a soft tissue patch to reinforce soft tissue where weakness exists and for the surgical repair of damaged or ruptured soft tissue membranes that require the use of reinforcing or bridging material to obtain the patient desired surgical outcome. Strattice™ Tissue Matrix BPS is intended for single patient, one time use only as reinforcement in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix is derived from a porcine source and should not be used in patients with known sensitivity to porcine material. Strattice™ Tissue Matrix should also not be used in patients with a known sensitivity to Polysorbate 20.
Strattice™ Tissue Matrix is available only through a licensed physician. Complete product and safety information is available at or at
LifeCell Corporation
One Millennium Way
Branchburg, NJ 08876 USA
Phone: 908-947-1552
Toll Free: 800-288-9247

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