When inserting implants into the breast envelope, it is important to ensure that the implants do not move or fall out of place after insertion. This will help reduce the risk of certain complications that could potentially require additional surgery. To facilitate this, a product called acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is used as an internal supportive layer that protects and holds the implants in place. ADM is created from a collagen layer of human skin derived from donated skin tissue. Once ADM is placed in the correct position, it will be incorporated into the surrounding tissue by the body's regenerative processes.
The use of ADM offers many advantages, such as more precise pocket development and better coverage of the implant. In addition, ADM comes in different sizes and shapes, which allows surgeons to customize it to the specific needs of a patient. It is important to remember that there is risk when using ADM, including seroma (fluid infection), infection, and erythema (red breast skin).