Which Breast Implant Product Should I Choose?

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What is a Breast Tissue Expander?

Expanders create a space by stretching the tissue and preparing your skin to accommodate the implant at the time of exchange.

What is a Breast Tissue Expander

During your breast reconstruction procedure, your surgeon will insert a tissue expander with a port and gradually fill it with sterile saline fluid over several months (not beyond six months). Your breast tissue expands to fit the space.

What is a Breast Implant

Once your breast tissue reaches the appropriate size, your surgeon will replace the expander with the implant.

* As compared to the CONTOUR PROFILE® Tissue Expanders CPX™2 Expander and CPX™3 Expander

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1. Source 1: Claim 9, 27, 1211008_CPX4 Expander Claims List Dec 2012 v1_CA

2. Source 6: Design Requirements Matrix

3. Source 9: Patient Comfort VOC

4. Source 16: Design Verification Report

5. Source 17: Design Validation Report

6. Design Fact: Fluid travels the path of least resistance. The reinforced anterior and posterior patches drive fluid towards the lower pole of the expander. Lower pole expansion more closely mimics the female breast (which is tapered in appearance).

7. Source 14 AST-2012-0176 3D Imaging Study

8. Source 21: Natural Breast Shape Reconstruction

9. Source 15: Surface Area Memo