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Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADMs)
Sometimes the natural anatomy of the pectoralis muscle may not be adequate coverage for the implant. The muscle may have suffered loss or be of poor quality. For patients who have had radiation, utilizing their pectoralis muscle to support an implant can be challenging. In these types of scenarios, an Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM) may be employed. An ADM is often a human cadaveric or porcine product that is utilized at the time of tissue expander placement. The ADM is sewn into the pectoralis muscle, allowing for greater support in the lower breast pole, while supporting the tissue expander and eventually, the implant. It can provide a natural shape or "hang" to the breast. The ADMs also support cellular growth and healing, while providing stabilization of the implant.
Next: TRAM (Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous) flap
Note about these procedures: When patients come in for a new patient consult, Dr. Burgess will review the various procedures she performs as well as discuss the other options available to patients. She will help guide you towards the reconstructive surgery that most compliments your aesthetic goals, as well as maintain close communication with your other physicians.
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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess specializes in Lake Oswego face lift as well as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She serves the entire northwest Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.