Seri is a new material created for women undergoing breast lift and breast augmentation revision surgeries. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii explains what it is, how it’s used and what he thinks of this new material for plastic surgery patients.
Hi, I’m Larry Schlesinger from Honolulu, Hawaii and I’m a board certified plastic surgeon. I’d like to tell you a little bit about SERI. SERI is well known to most plastic surgeons. This is a piece of SERI and it’s made out of silk. Not the kind that you buy at the store that has wax in it and paint and all that. This is pure silk that comes from a silkworm and it’s woven into this mesh also known as scaffolding.
This SERI will buttress or back up what’s referred to as a capsulloraphy or a capsulopexy. Implants tend to fall to the side too far or when you’ve got implant fallout, so it (the breast implant) goes too far down. The surgeon can go in, do a periareolar incision (an incision around the nipple), take out the implant, close the capsule (use the scar tissue to wall off the extra opening) and then lay a piece of SERI down and SERI needs to be sutured in.
This will form a kind of internal hammock or an internal lifting device to keep your implant from falling down, to the side or even across the middle. This can be used to stop or reverse the process known as uni-boob or symmastia. SERI is excellent. I find it’s much easier to use than the acellular dermal matrixes. And I’m particularly enamored with the results.
Thanks again, I’m Larry Schlesinger from Honolulu and that’s a little tip about SERI.