Monthly Archives: February 2010

New Mesh for Breast Implants

A frequent challenge with saline implants, particularly the larger ones, is that they tend to slide a bit, as skin is not an extremely strong mechanism to hold them in place. I have used various products over time but am happy to report that Allergan, from whom I purchase my Natrelle implants, has recently bought the cosmetic & reconstructive surgery unit of Serica Technologies. This is good news because, by virtue of this purchase, Allergan now owns a product called  SeriScaffold, a silk-based mesh that can be used to better hold implants in place.

SeriScaffold joins Allergen’s ever-growing product line which includes the Natrelle brand of breast implants, Botox, Juvederm and Latisse, all big favorites among the beautiful.

“Serica’s scaffold biomaterial expertise provides Allergan with a new tissue engineering platform technology for use in tissue regeneration, including breast augmentation, revision and reconstruction and bariatric applications,” said company spokeswoman Caroline Van Hove.

“The technology represents the first silk-based medical device cleared by the FDA. We are always looking for ways to bolster our medical aesthetic franchise, and our acquisition of Serica is another example of our intent to further develop our leadership and expertise in breast aesthetics and reconstruction.”

To your Health & Beauty,