The Issue With Tissue

As we age so does our skin. After the age of 20, our skin loses about 1% of its collagen each year.[32] This gradual loss of collagen is what causes skin to become thinner and less elastic, resulting in natural sagging and wrinkles.

There are many factors that can accelerate this effect, including:

Why Soft Tissue Support Matters

Clinical studies show that within 10 years following surgery, somewhere between 32% – 48% of patients undergo a second surgery to revise their initial surgical results.[33,34,35] The most commonly cited reason for these secondary procedures is a recurrence of the soft tissue weakness or deficiency.[36]

Despite the intricate wound healing process, the integrity of the original tissue
may never be fully restored to its native state. Unsupported tissue only heals
to 80% of initial strength following surgery, primarily due to compromised
tensile strength of collagen.[31,37]

GalaFLEX soft tissue support leaves tissue stronger than native tissue. [9,17,19]

Reshape Your Thinking About Soft Tissue Support

Soft tissue support (STS) is used in both plastic and reconstructive procedures to repair, elevate and reinforce deficiencies where weakness or voids exist. In preclinical studies, GalaFLEX scaffold has been demonstrated to provide 2-4 times greater strength than native tissue at 12 months following implantation.[2,16]