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What surgeries use alloderm? Is it for plastic surgeons?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many specialties
Alloderm is a trademarked product classified as an acellular dermal matrix.
It has found a variety of uses in plastic surgery. However the most popular use is for breast reconstruction or complicated breast augmentation procedures. However it has been described for use in many, many plastic surgery procedures.

In brief: Many specialties
Alloderm is a trademarked product classified as an acellular dermal matrix.
It has found a variety of uses in plastic surgery. However the most popular use is for breast reconstruction or complicated breast augmentation procedures. However it has been described for use in many, many plastic surgery procedures.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Acellular dermis
That means that alloderm is a piece of skin which has had the living cell portions removed and only the structural parts of the skin remain.
It can be used as a type of skin graft but has many other uses in surgery. It can be used as filler material (lip augmentation or rhinoplasty) or as a "sling" facial reanimation surgery or breast reconstruction. It is used by many different surgeons...

In brief: Acellular dermis
That means that alloderm is a piece of skin which has had the living cell portions removed and only the structural parts of the skin remain.
It can be used as a type of skin graft but has many other uses in surgery. It can be used as filler material (lip augmentation or rhinoplasty) or as a "sling" facial reanimation surgery or breast reconstruction. It is used by many different surgeons...
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Adam Schaffner
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: AlloDerm
Alloderm may be used in breast reconstruction surgery.
It may also be used in facial plastic surgery, including revision nose jobs (rhinoplasty) and to fill defects following removal of the parotid gland. Its sterile, porcine (pig) counterpart is known as strattice and is used in revision breast augmentation surgery as well as to repair abdominal wall defects and assist with hernia repairs.

In brief: AlloDerm
Alloderm may be used in breast reconstruction surgery.
It may also be used in facial plastic surgery, including revision nose jobs (rhinoplasty) and to fill defects following removal of the parotid gland. Its sterile, porcine (pig) counterpart is known as strattice and is used in revision breast augmentation surgery as well as to repair abdominal wall defects and assist with hernia repairs.
Dr. Adam Schaffner
Dr. Adam Schaffner
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Breast recon. Nose jobs.

In brief: Yes
Breast recon. Nose jobs.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Scott Tucker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Often in breast
Alloderm that is a human acellular dermal matrix is often used in breast reconstruction to stabilize the position of a breast implant.
It can also be used in other types of abdominal wall reconstruction.

In brief: Often in breast
Alloderm that is a human acellular dermal matrix is often used in breast reconstruction to stabilize the position of a breast implant.
It can also be used in other types of abdominal wall reconstruction.
Dr. Scott Tucker
Dr. Scott Tucker
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Varietyofspecialties
Acellular cadaveric dermis is used in a variety of applications across a broad spectrum of surgical specialties, including plastic surgery.
Its use has been described in parotidectomy, static suspension sling, septal perforation, rhinoplasty, just to name a few.

In brief: Varietyofspecialties
Acellular cadaveric dermis is used in a variety of applications across a broad spectrum of surgical specialties, including plastic surgery.
Its use has been described in parotidectomy, static suspension sling, septal perforation, rhinoplasty, just to name a few.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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