Implant Breast Reconstruction Result Photos
Implant Breast Reconstruction provides a solution for restoration of volume and shape with silicone or saline filled breast implants. The implant is inserted at the time of mastectomy and is placed beneath the pectoral muscle. It is supported by a “sling” or “internal bra” made up of collagen sheeting known as “dermal matrix”. The material is composed of “collagen” much like that used to inject into the face and lips for cosmetic enhancement. Its purpose is to keep the implant in position so that it doesn’t fall to the side of the chest. The dermal matrix also helps protect the skin that is left fragile at the time of mastectomy. The improved coverage thickness in the lower part of the breast can make the implant less palpable and it is thought to help reduce the risk of capsular contracture.