After breast surgery, some women experience lengthened nipple-to-inframmamary fold distance due to skin stretching, and the breast pocket dropping lower than desired. For breast pockets that are bottomed out, Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (TM) can be used to help the surgeon to support and position the breasts in the desired location.
The contour, shape, and form of the breast are affected by folds that provide gentle curvatures under and on both sides of the breasts, as well as the strength of the breast skin. When the breast skin, which provides a supportive envelope for the breast tissue, becomes thin, weak, or stretched, this is referred to as skin laxity. This can be the loss of skin elasticity and can be attributed to factors such as heredity, aging, pregnancy, rapid weight changes, or multiple surgical breast procedures.
Breast skin laxity or the loss of skin elasticity may cause the breast to drop, with the nipple appearing to sit high on the breast. The skin below the nipple also may look stretched and disproportionate in relationship to the overall size of the breast size, giving the breast a droopy or sagging appearance.
In bottoming out, the natural fold (inframammary fold) under the breast, which helps to provide breast shape and form, will be compromised. Bottoming out is a frequent reason for breast revision surgery using
Strattice™ TM. When used to support the fold, Strattice™ TM is attached internally to the inframammary fold and chest muscle, which can help the surgeon to support and position the breasts in the desired location.
For more information on breast augmentation revision using Strattice™ TM, request information about the product.