This 23-year old patient from San Diego, California who was status post breast augmentation surgery in 2004 and then revision breast surgery 2005 (both surgeries performed by another surgeon).
As a result of encapsulation and an unsuccessful attempt to revise the complications form her first surgery, the patient decided to research a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who is experienced in breast revision surgery and found Dr. Pousti on the Internet.
During her consultation, the patient explained in detail, she was unhappy with the results of her previous surgery she experienced rippling and you can see in the pictures above how thin the skin is (you can see the valve of the breast implant). The patient also expressed that she was interested in significantly increasing her breast size.
Due to very little breast tissue and thin skin, her saline breast implants were removed and Strattice (Dermis) was inserted for more support.
In order to achieve her desired look, Strattice was used to reconstruct the skin under the nipple and areola.
Stratticeis an acellular dermal matrix derived from donated human skin tissue. Collagen structure (fiber-like proteins) and other proteins naturally found in skin. This structure acts as a frame for your tissue to grow into and around.
600cc silicone-gel breast implants were used to limit complications of rippling.
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