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So I went to my PS to talk about my implants being very low and we discussed the options for revision. He said there is a product that is made from pig skin that can be used to recreate the crease which has been compromised and therefore unable to hold up my implants. It is not technically pig skin anymore. I guess it has been thoroughly processed, sanitized, sterilized etc. I have overs now. So the PS said that he could go in take the implants out, put them under the muscle and use this "pig skin" to reinforce and recreate my crease. Has anyone done this? He also gave me the option of keeping the implants where they are but doing the crease with the "pig skin" or just moving the implants under the muscle and redoing the crease the regular way which I forgot to ask how he does that. I would assume he uses some stitches??? What else I don't know. In my PS's opinion under the muscle with the "pig skin" would be a double safe way to go. The danger of going under the muscle would be that I might need a lift soon but he thought the reinforced pig skin would take care of that. What I forgot to ask was if I need to switch out my implants in the future is that going to be really difficult if I get my crease reinforced with pig skin. Anyone know anything about this?
Ok Im confused , sorry . So he's going to use the pig skin as sort of a patch like under the crease the sew up your own skin in attempt to hold the implat up so it wont fall down any further . Is that correct ? As if you now had two layers of skin ? Did you reasearch his procedure ? I dont know about that , what if your body rejects that skin ? i did research it only on google and it's a very new procedure , I dont know if I would want this new of a procedure . The pig skin is permant and cant be removed .
Hi meisje, I've had the "pig skin" inserted to create pockets, the product is called strattice. My pockets basically ruptured and did not hold the implants and they fell about 4 inches... this can't even be called bottoming out since I didn't have an intact pocket. I had the revision surgery with the strattice in April 2010 and it's still holding, my ps also replaced my 500 cc implants with 300 cc ones to help. Strattice is very expensive and not many surgeons have a lot of experience with so, so make sure your doctor has used it before. I am thankful for it since it has allowed me to keep implants! If you have any questions, please ask!
First of all this pig skin thing is totally new to me and I haven't had time to research it really. I was wondering whether your body could reject it like any other transplant organ and what the complications from that would be. My understanding is that the crease is reinforced with the pig skin. I was wondering also whether the pig skin would break down over time. I actually have a lot of questions for you SanyBelle. Would you look at my pics and tell me what you think. My pw=cantwait. Did your PS put your implants under the muscle with the pig skin or are they overs? How much experience did your Dr. have and how much do you think they need? Is less than 10 times enough? Does it feel weird? Like really tight? Did it make your implants sit really high? Do you have pictures?
I would seriously consider getting a second and maybe third opinion on this procedure. There may be a less invasive treatment,even if you have to pay for a few consultations I think it may be worth the added research.
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