How Does the DuraSorb® Internal Bra Support Breast Shape During Recovery?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Breast augmentation is without question one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women of all ages, providing the opportunity to increase their breast size or restore a more youthful, feminine look after pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. While breast augmentation can be performed using fat transfer alone, the majority of cases involve the placement of synthetic breast implants. Historically, many surgeons have used surgical mesh to support the implants as the body heals, helping them to stay in the desired position and ensuring a pleasing shape. However, surgical mesh has been linked to an array of health problems. To safeguard patients’ health and give them the most beautiful outcome possible, top Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is proud to use the DuraSorb internal bra support system during breast augmentation at SSK Plastic Surgery. If you’re considering breast augmentation with implants, review the compelling benefits of DuraSorb below.

Why is mesh used during breast augmentation?

Surgical mesh has long been used as a supportive aid during the healing process after breast implant placement, helping to prevent certain complications and encourage a shapely result. In more recent times, patients and surgeons alike have been moving away from the use of mesh, as it has been linked to painful symptoms and certain health conditions in some patients. As a safer alternative, Dr. Kelishadi utilizes the DuraSorb internal bra support system.

What is DuraSorb mesh?

DuraSorb is an absorbable mesh-like material that can be used to support breast implants as the patient recovers from breast augmentation. Acting as a sling or internal bra of sorts, the DuraSorb material provides a structural framework on which the tissues can build. Once healing is complete, the DuraSorb material begins to dissolve and is safely absorbed by the body, leaving behind no trace of mesh and causing no short- or long-term health issues.

How does DuraSorb help with breast implants?

By providing support to the healing tissues and implants as they settle into place, the DuraSorb internal bra system can result in a more attractive final breast shape and help to prevent certain breast implant complications, including:

  • Bottoming out
  • Implant displacement
  • Asymmetry
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast sagging (ptosis)

How long does DuraSorb mesh take to dissolve?

In as little as 2 – 3 months, virtually all of the DuraSorb mesh material used during a breast augmentation will have been safely resorbed into the body. Some material may remain as the tissues continue to heal and settle. By the one-year mark following a DuraSorb internal bra breast augmentation, there will be no remaining mesh in the body. Even before this time – usually around six months or so – the patient’s postoperative swelling and firmness should have resolved, and she’ll be able to enjoy a supported, natural new look that will last for years to come.

With DuraSorb internal support, your Orange County breast augmentation can be safer and more successful than ever

If you are interested in the supportive benefits of surgical mesh during breast augmentation but don’t want to assume the risks of mesh, a DuraSorb internal bra support breast augmentation may be right for you. Learn more about the functional and aesthetic benefits of DuraSorb with breast implants by calling SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to schedule your private consultation with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

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