Acellular dermal matrix for secondary procedures following prosthetic breast reconstruction.

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, Scott L. Spear

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Acellular dermal matrices (ADM) have generated interest for their possible applications in secondary revisions following prosthetic breast reconstruction. These materials can be effective in a variety of situations, including implant displacement, synmastia, capsular contracture, incisional support, and pocket conversion. ADM can also be placed in the setting of delayed breast reconstruction and to augment nipple projection. These biomaterials have demonstrated feasibility and success for many complex deformities. However, there is an associated learning curve that includes an understanding of proper technique and patient selection. The authors review their cumulative experience between 2004 and 2010 with ADM for the correction of secondary deformities following prosthetic breast reconstruction, focusing on the indications for repair, traditional management, and management with ADM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38S-50S
JournalAesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery
Issue number7 Suppl
StatePublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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