Breast implant surgery may result in unsatisfactory results if the implants move too close together and cause a loss of cleavage. The skin pulls off the underlying breast bone and allows the implants to move toward each other in the midline of the chest. The normal separation between the right and left breast implant is lost and the implants may even touch one another. This is also referred to as “bread loafing” since the appearance can essentially be that of one broad breast.
Correcting this situation is challenging as the skin and soft tissues must be sutured back down to the breast bone to separate the implants from one another and reshape the breast.
In some cases, modifying the breast pocket and supporting the soft tissues is assisted by the use of Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix. This material is placed as an internal graft to support the tinned tissues and maintain separation of the implants.