Oasis Plastic Surgery among the first in Phoenix to offer new breakthrough medical technology

Posted at 7:39 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 13:40:01-04

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Breakthrough Medical Technology - Now Available in Phoenix - Allows Cancer Patients to Assist in their Own Breast Reconstruction from the Comfort & Convenience of Home
Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, plastic & reconstructive surgeon at Oasis Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, is among the first in the greater Phoenix area to offer a new breakthrough medical technology that enhances the breast reconstruction process for women following mastectomy. Recently cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the AeroForm® Tissue Expander System is the first needle-free, patient controlled, wireless tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. 

Each year, more than 100,000 women in the United States have surgery to remove a cancerous breast, with approximately 42 percent opting for reconstructive surgery with an implant. Previously, the reconstruction process required multiple trips to the doctor for several months to receive needle injections of saline to stretch the breast tissue. However, the new AeroForm System offers a needle-free alternative to these women, giving them control of the expansion process while promising a more comfortable, convenient and time-efficient experience. 

"For many patients that I see in my practice, the thought of yet another painful breast procedure involving needles is a major barrier to undergoing breast reconstruction surgery," said Dr. Geoghegan. "AeroForm represents a significant step forward in the breast reconstruction space, as it not only offers these women enhanced comfort and convenience, but provides them with a sense of being in control of their breast cancer recovery journey." 
Following a mastectomy, the AeroForm Tissue Expander is placed underneath the chest muscle to stretch the tissue of the chest wall to make room for a long-term breast implant. When activated, the device emits a controlled delivery of carbon dioxide through an internal valve to fill the expander. Via an easy-to-use hand-held, wireless dosage controller, patients can comfortably and quickly release 10cc of carbon dioxide up to three times per day to gradually inflate the expander. This can be done from any location, such as home or work, and only takes a few seconds, allowing the patient to continue with her daily activities in an uninterrupted manner. 
A clinical study published recently in the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery showed that patients using the AeroForm device completed tissue expansion in an average of 21 days, compared to 46 days for those undergoing saline expansion. Additionally, patients who utilized the AeroForm device also progressed to breast implantation one month faster on average than those undergoing the saline process.
Once fully expanded, the device is removed and replaced with a long-term breast implant. 

For more information on the new AeroForm Tissue Expander System, visit To learn if you are a candidate for AeroForm, contact Oasis Plastic Surgery at 480-264-6428.

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