Bioabsorbable breast implant

Prosthesis (i.e. – artificial body members) – parts thereof – or ai – Breast prosthesis – Implantable

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C424S400000

Reexamination Certificate

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ABSTRACT:
A breast implant has at least an outer shell which is composed of a resorbable material. The implant, which can be formed entirely of bioresorbable material such as a collagen foam, is sized and shaped to replace excised tissue. The implant supports surrounding tissue upon implantation, while allowing for in-growth of fibrous tissue to replace the implant. According to various alternative embodiments, the implant is elastically compressible, or can be formed from self-expanding foam or sponges, and can be implanted through a cannula or by injection, as well as by open procedures. The implant can carry therapeutic and diagnostic substances.

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