An acellular dermal matrix is a tissue scaffold made from treated cadaver dermis that is used for both breast augmentations for cosmetic purposes and breast reconstruction surgeries following a mastectomy. The use of acellular dermal matrices allow complete control over the shape and position of the breast implants. The tissue scaffold cannot be felt by the patient and becomes fully integrated into the body over time. Surgeons frequently use acellular dermal matrices in implant-based breast reconstructions to create a more natural appearance to the breast silhouette. The procedure demonstrates positive results and a low complication rate.
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