MENTOR CPX4 Smooth Tissue Expander for Easier Implantation Post Mastectomy
MENTOR, a J&J company, is releasing a new tissue expander for breast reconstruction surgeries that features a smooth surface.
The new CPX4 device, used to make space for a breast implant following a mastectomy, was designed to make it easier to implant and remove due to its smooth surface that glides against tissue as it’s pushed in and out. Suture tabs on the sides of the device help to fixate it within tissue to prevent movement following implantation.
“I am looking forward to using the CPX4 Smooth expander in prepectoral and submuscular breast reconstruction,” in a published statement said Mark Migliori, MD, board certified plastic surgeon in Edina, Minnesota. “I believe it will offer ease of use during placement and removal with the added protection of the proprietary BufferZone, along with providing a natural breast shape and a soft comfortable expander for the patient.”
Some of the features of the new device according to the product page:
Proprietary BufferZone™ Self-Sealing Patch and the posterior Dacron®Patch* focus the expansion toward the lower pole of the breast to maximize lower pole projection and minimize undesired shape distortion.
More pliant proprietary BufferZone™ Patch, smooth injection dome and enhanced shell pliability* designed for easier device insertion and removal.
The magnet in the MENTOR® CPX™4 Tissue Expander is 48% stronger.
The proprietary BufferZone™ Self-Sealing Patch has at least 1.5 times – and at most 5.7 times – the surface area of the injection dome, reducing the risk of device leakage from inadvertent needle puncture. The target area for injection is 47% greater than the Natrelle®‡ Style 133 Tissue Expander.
The MENTOR® Centerscope™ Magnetic Detection Device clearly indicates the optimal location of the fill port on the patient’s skin.
Optional suture tabs allow offer additional stability for better positional control and symmetry in bilateral breast reconstruction.
The SILTEX™Texture shell provides a disruptive surface for collagen interface and creates a surface substantially free of pores and interstices to prevent pooling or sequestration of body fluids.