Silimed tissue expanders are made of silicone elastomer membrane. Its indications are multiple, ranging from post-mastectomy breast reconstructions to the correction of burn sequelae, through baldness surgery, facial tumors and revision of scars in general. They are available with 3 valves, adult and children’s round and luer lock.
The expansion of breast tissue, performed after mastectomy, offers significant advantages:
- It does not affect or alter the color, texture, vascularity and innervation of the tissue that has been expanded; ⁶'⁷
- Allows better planning and monitoring of the restoration;
- It ensures a more natural, safe and comfortable result for women.⁸
Types of remote valves
It has an internal stainless steel disc to prevent needle passing and facilitate radiographic location.
Base diameter: 34mm (adult); 22mm (child) Height: 11mm (adult); 8mm (child)
Valve with threaded fitting for direct connection to the syringe without needle. It has a sealing system that prevents liquid from escaping automatically when disconnecting the syringe.
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