MTF Biologics recently launched its FlexHD Pliable PRE acellular dermal matrix that is designed for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction procedures.
The matrix is designed to conform and project naturally and the company suggests that the FlexHD Pliable PRE will help minimize preparation time in the operating room.
“The pre-pectoral breast reconstruction procedure is becoming more popular because it can mean a shorter surgery, less pain and reduced recovery time for patients when compared to other methods,” Tom Shaffer, executive VP of global sales and marketing at MTF Biologics, said in a press release. “In talking with plastic and reconstructive surgeons across the nation, it became clear that a new tissue form designed specifically for the pre-pec procedure would be useful. So, we teamed up with surgeons advancing this area of practice to examine how we could better serve that need, and with their feedback and guidance, FlexHD Pliable PRE was born.”
FlexHD Pliable PRE is designed to support and conform to breast pocked. It starts as a 2D pattern that turns into a 3D shape to promote aesthetic symmetry. During a pre-pectoral breast reconstruction procedure, implants are placed over the chest muscles directly under the skin instead of under the muscle, which is common for other reconstruction procedures. Using this method eliminates the need to cut into muscle, shortening procedure times and reducing pain in recovery.
“With bilateral pre-pectoral breast reconstruction, time and attention is needed to achieve proper projection and symmetry,” Dr. Aldona Spiegel, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and innovator of the design, said. “FlexHD Pliable PRE can be used as a template for both breasts improving symmetry and efficiency in the OR, helping to achieve more natural results.”