Can a Revision Be Done on Implant with Strattice to Just Lower the Implant, Nothing Else?
- Asked by Bullet in Peoria, AZ
- 8 months ago
I have had revision of my implants with strattice put in, but one boob is slightly higher than the other and I have to adjust bra straps all the time. I would like to know if you can lower a breast that already has strattice in it without renewing the strattice. In other words, can you just lower the pocket without disturbing the strattice? I hope that makes sense. Thank you so much.
Breast Revision with Strattice Already in Place
Thank you for your question. How long ago was your Strattice placed? Why was Strattice used? I would wait at least 6 months after your last revision before another operation. Depending on where/how your Strattice was placed, I don't see any reason why the Strattice couldn't be safely divided to lower the position of the implant that's too high. A huge part of my practice is revisionary breast surgery and Strattice has really expanded our treatment options for patients with implant complications. You should speak to your surgeon about your concerns. Good luck!
Web reference: http://www.renewingyou.com/breast-surgery/
Breast Revision and Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM)
Strattice and lowering pocket
It really depends upon where the strattice has been placed. It can be incised to lower the inframammary region as well if the fold is too high.
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Strattice not needed to lower an implant
Breast pocket revision to lower an implant is unlikely to require an allograft material such as Strattice. Reinforcing a large pocket to hold an implant in place is a common use.
Web reference: http://www.peterejohnsonmd.com
Yes it can but often its not needed.
Thank you for the question. Lowering a breast implant pocket usually does not need any acellular dermal matrix (Strattice). Strattice and similar products can be used to provide extra support if the position of the implant may not be held properly by the breast tissue after pocket lowering.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
I have found strattice useful when raising an implant. I have not used it when lowering an implant nor do I think it would be necessary for that specific purpose.
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