Breast Revision with Strattice™ AlloDerm®
The loss or lack of natural breast tissue to adequately cover a breast implant may result in breast surgery results that don’t meet your expectations. Strattice™ and Alloderm® are revolutionary new tissue matrices that help support and enhance undesirable outcomes such as implant malposition and capsular contracture. The matrices enhance your breast surgery to achieve a natural appearance. Strattice™ has the ability to achieve adequate coverage over your breast implants and decrease visible implant wrinkling or rippling. Strattice™ supports your breast tissue around the implant and can assist in improving the appearance of implants that are out of position, such as those that may have been previously placed too far to the side and create a lack of cleavage. Dr. Bengtson is an educator and trainer of plastic surgeons in the United States on revisional breast surgery. He is a global leader in breast aesthetics and the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as Alloderm and Strattice for Breast Augmentation Secondary Revision Surgery that may be recommended specifically to improve the likelihood of success and longevity of your breast revision. View Dr. Bengtson’s patient before and after photo’s here.
Details & FAQ
What is Strattice™ revisional breast surgery?
Strattice and its human-based counterpart Alloderm, is a tissue substitute that may be used in breast augmentation, revisional surgeries and breast reconstruction. It is designed to help control the breast pocket location and size, help support and hold the implant in place, help support repairs following malposition repair, and offer an additional layer of tissue that may help mask implant visibility, wrinkling and rippling. There is also increasing evidence it may correct and reduce the chance of developing capsular contracture which is the leading complication of all breast implant surgery.
Why might Strattice breast surgery be recommended for me?
Only breast implants can permanently increase the size of your breasts and bring your body into better proportion. Strattice enhances the outcome of breast implants following revision surgery, decreasing the chance of further complications and more revisions in the future. The result for many women includes enhanced self-confidence and a more positive body image with longer lasting result.
Who is a candidate for Strattice breast surgery?
Women of various ages and from many circumstances choose breast implant surgery. These factors generally define good candidates for breast implant procedures:
- You can clearly define your goals for the procedure
- You understand what breast implant surgery can and cannot accomplish
- You accept the potential risks of breast surgery and your responsibilities as a patient
- You are healthy, emotionally secure and you’re stable
- You accept that you will need to make healthy lifestyle choices to maintain the results achieved by breast surgery
- You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries
What should I know about Strattice breast surgery?
- Breast surgery using Strattice may be performed on an outpatient or in-patient basis, depending on the nature and extent of your procedure
- Breast surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia, including those procedures that utilize Strattice
- Recovery ranges from 2-5 days, but you’ll be up and walking on the day of surgery and back to your daily routine
- Weight loss/gain or pregnancy may change your results and normal aging along with gravity may affect outcomes
- You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the hospital or recovery center
- All surgeries carry the potential for risks which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation
Research and Innovations
Dr. Brad Bengtson is recognized as one of the leading clinical investigators in the United States with the Natrelle 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” gel implant. To learn if you are a good candidate for the 410 Silicone “Gummy Bear” style implant, call our office. In general you need to meet these criteria:
- Be a female 18years of age or older
- Have a condition appropriate for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision
- Have adequate tissue available to cover the implant(s)
- Be willing to sign the Informed Consent document which gives you information about your breast implants and confirms your commitment to follow study requirements and acceptance of the potential risks involved
Dr. Bengtson has nationally supported research looking into the high resolution ultrasound and gel breast implants
Dr. Bengtson has many studies looking into 3D photography and simulation of your before and after results
Dr. Bengtson is one of the global leaders of Acellular Dermal Matrix such as Alloderm and Strattice for breast augmentation secondary revision surgery