Before and After Gallery
Lumpectomy with BioZorb®
This is a 52-year-old female with a history of cosmetic breast implants and right breast cancer. Most of her breast volume comes from her cosmetic reshape breasts implants, as she has very little breast tissue. After two attempts at removing her cancer with a lumpectomy, she still has positive margins and most surgeons have recommended she have a mastectomy. We are able to clear her margins and replace the volume that is lost by using a BioZorb® implant covered in acellular dermal matrix (donated, sterilized human skin) – a procedure first described and innovated by Dr. Schwartz. This allows her to avoid a mastectomy or getting tissue from another part of her body (flap surgery) to replace breast volume. She is shown six months after she completed her final surgery and radiation therapy.
This is a 54-year-old female with a central right breast cancer that is invading her nipple. She has a large central deficit after we remove her cancer and replace her 20-year-old implants with new ones. We also lift and reshape both breasts. We were able to replace her volume deficit with a BioZorb® implant wrapped in an acellular dermal matrix. BioZorb® implants are commonly used to replace volume after a lumpectomy but this is difficult when there is minimal residual breast tissue left to cover the Biozorb. Dr. Schwartz has described covering the Biozorb implant in an acellular dermal matrix (donated, sterilized human skin) when it is just under the patient’s skin and there is no breast tissue left to cover the BioZorb®. She is shown six months after she completed her final surgery and radiation therapy.