Acellular Collagen Matrix

Acellular collagen matrix is becoming a commonly used tool in breast augmentation revision procedures as well as breast reconstruction procedures. It is a processed collagen filler material without any remaining cellular material. At your initial consultation, Dr. Angelchik will review all of your options with you, including the use of acellular collagen matrix in your breast surgery procedure, before recommending the appropriate course of action for your unique situation and cosmetic goals. There are several breast augmentation complications which can be corrected using acellular collagen matrix:

  • Breast implants which have been poorly placed
  • Rippling

If your breast implant has been positioned incorrectly, acellular collagen matrix can provide additional support in your breast region in order to shift the implant into its proper place. In cases of rippling, the material can provide additional cushioning to supplement your natural breast tissue, hiding the rippling. Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik also finds that acellular collagen matrix can help enhance the results of traditional breast reconstruction techniques for women with small breasts. In the traditional procedure, tissue expanders are used to gradually expand the chest muscle and breast skin in order to create the necessary room for your implant. Dr. Angelchik can suture acellular collagen matrix to the sides of your breast muscle to create a more well-defined pocket for your new implant. Additionally, this material can help provide greater coverage for the implant for women with small breasts. To find out if acellular collagen matrix is the right option for your breast procedure, please contactour Phoenix plastic surgeon today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Angelchik serves patients in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona.

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