Difference between Seri–silk and dermal matrix used in breast surgery.
As others have mentioned Seri–silk is a new supportive matrix made from silk that is used in the same way as Acellular matrix to support the breast implant during breast reconstruction, breast lift, capsular contraction release, and other reconstructive options.
Well both products have the same use, the structure is different. While Seri- silk is made from silk Acellular dermal matrix is made from biological tissue harvested from humans or pigs.
Truly comparative studies for effectiveness are not yet available.
What the product is made of
Seri-Silk matrix is a silk fibroin protein based
product. It continues to gain
acceptance for use in the Plastic Surgery community. Dermamatrix is a collagen
protein based product that is part of the traditional group of products with
similar indications for use in Plastic Surgery. Statements about which product is “better” cannot be made at
this time. It is best to determine which product your surgeon is very
comfortable in using, and with which he/she gets good results. I recommend
consultation with a Plastic Surgeon who is board certified by the American
Board of Plastic Surgery.
-Brian M. Derby MD on behalf of James C. Grotting MD
Seri- woven silk vs biologic ADMs
Seri is a woven silk material from Allergan all other ADM products are either human dermis or porcine dermis. It will certainly take some time to determine which material is best for which application.
Seri is new to the market and is obviously made of silk where as the other matrix materials are bovine, porcine or human derived. Because Seri is new most surgeons have not been using it as long as the other materials but all in many respects are similar.