45-54 year old woman treated with AlloDerm

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This 46 year old female was interested in a mommy makeover and breast revision surgery. After pregnancy, she was unhappy with the way her body adapted. Having a child is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have, with new life and energy to any family. Some women, however, feel somewhat self conscious about their new body post-pregnancy. At her consultation, Dr. Pousti recommended a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and breast lift with new implants. Dr. Pousti also used AlloDerm to provide support for the breasts. AlloDerm, also known as ADM or is an acellular dermal matrix, derived from donated human skin tissue. Since AlloDerm is regarded as minimally processed and not significantly changed in structure from the natural material, the FDA has classified it as banked human tissue. AlloDerm is made from donated human skin. It is handled in much the same way as other transplantable organs. The tissue is processed to remove cells that might cause your body to reject the foreign tissue or react negatively to it. What’s left is the collagen structure (fiber-like proteins) and other proteins naturally found in skin. This structure acts as a frame for your tissue to grow into and around. The AlloDerm goes between the skin and the implant to provide an extra layer of tissue. The patient is 6 months from surgery and has bilateral 655cc high profile silicone gel breast implants.

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