What is a Breast Revision with ADM?
Acellular Dermal Matrix, or ADM is used to correct a variety of issues that are common with breast augmentation surgeries. Breast implants can shift or move outside the breast area, causing them to sit too low or too far apart, or even too close together. When breast implants are not in their optimal position, ADM can be used to revise the breast within the existing space.
How Does ADM Work?
For almost two decades ADM has been used safely and effectively. Derived from the collagen produced by your body’s dermal layer of skin, ADM is a natural solution that gives skin its volume and strength. During the revision surgery, ADM is sewn to the pectoralis muscle and alongside of the breast. The specific location will depend what is required in your individual case.
Will I Feel the ADM After Revision Surgery?
Patients will not feel the Acellular Dermal Matrix after surgery. The ADM is collagen, and when placed alongside your breast, it will be absorbed and incorporate itself into the body’s tissue over time. Think of it as a bridge or support structure that corrects the positioning of your implants naturally, restoring the look that was intended.
What is a Breast Revision with Mesh?
Many patients, as a result of age or pregnancy will lose the natural strength and elasticity of the breast tissue. That strength is needed to hold the breast in position. Patients who have had implants are finding that their breasts are no longer looking as aesthetically pleasing and are drooping lower. Mesh is a surgical option that can be likened to having a sling or hammock to add extra support to your breasts that the tissue surrounding them is unable to provide.
How Does Mesh Work with a Breast Revision Surgery?
Mesh provides an internal bra to support your breasts that may be sagging, uneven, or have bottomed out from a complication to breast augmentation. The mesh adds strength to your body’s stretched tissue. The sheet of mesh will be placed to support your breasts, lightening the weight stress, so that your skin is less likely to pull and stretch as time passes.
Will I My Breasts Remain Where They Should Be?
The mesh itself comes in a variety of shapes and sizes to ensure comfort and a proper fit. You will not feel the mesh. The internal mesh bra is made of absorbable materials that will fully dissolve over time. During the first year after surgery, your mesh bra will remain present in the breast. Over time, your body will replace the mesh with natural tissue. As the mesh fully dissolves over 24 months, the breasts will continue to be fully supported.