Acellular Dermal Matrix

Also known by its brand name Alloderm. This is a common component of implant-based breast procedures. Concerns about their use remain because of the significant costs associated with these products. It is made from human skin treated to remove all living cells, so it is essentially a sheet of collagen. The matrix is attached to the pectoral muscle, providing stability for the inter-mammary fold and coverage for the implant.

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