The Role of Acellular Dermal Matrix in the Treatment of Capsular Contracture

Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Emory University, 975 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30319, USA.
Clinics in plastic surgery (Impact Factor: 0.91). 04/2012; 39(2):127-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.cps.2012.02.005
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Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications following breast surgery with implants and is a common cause for reoperation. Many techniques have been described to treat or prevent recurrent capsular contracture with varying success. Acellular dermal matrix (ADM), in combination with periprosthetic capsulectomy, is a powerful tool to delay or prevent recurrent contracture. Excellent results have been obtained when this approach has been used in patients with capsular contracture, but at increased cost.

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