Implant & Biomesh
In order to improve the soft tissues a more recent innovation is to cover the lower part of the implant with a piece of organic mesh derived from pig or cow skin. Removes the need for a donor site such as in the back flap operation.
Notorious for producing an inflammatory response and seroma.
May not be able to reduce the longterm effects of radiotherapy.
2 hours of surgery
1 to 2 days in hospital
Drains may be required for 2 weeks, but wounds should heal well by 2 weeks
6 weeks for initial result to settle