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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 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.