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𝘋𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘩𝘺𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. ⁣⁣⁣

I was first introduced to the concept of “bioengineered breast” in 2009 by Dr. Pat Maxwell and colleagues. He originally coined this term to describe an enhanced breast form consisting of a combination of cohesive gel breast implant, regenerative scaffold, and regenerative cells. ⁣⁣⁣

The implant and the soft tissue covering it can both be enhanced to achieve the optimal female breast form.

Enhancing the soft-tissue cover not only supplements volume and shape but also further alters how the recipient’s host tissue responds to the foreign body implant. ⁣⁣⁣

This powerful combination of constructs better allows us to achieve the ultimate goal of breast reconstruction: to recreate a breast that appears and feels like the natural breast. ⁣⁣⁣

This patient had large breasts and underwent bilateral skin-sparing mastectomies. She opted for one-stage reconstruction to minimize downtime. This was achieved using a hybrid concept after the mastectomy flap perfusion was evaluated. ⁣⁣⁣

I was able to pair an anterior acellular dermal matrix sheet with a posterior stable Galaflex base to provide the patient with both softness and stability. ⁣⁣⁣

She plans on having fat grafting during her nipple-areolar reconstruction to further augment her soft tissue envelope and soften her breast borders.⁣⁣⁣
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