Our Skin Expanders
Skin expanders are mainly used in reconstructive plastic surgery in order to gain new tissue and thus to remedy accident-related defects.
In principle, skin expanders are also implants, but they are only used temporarily in the so-called donor region. Expanders have a similar function as a balloon: when implanted, they are initially quite flat and then gradually, over several weeks or months, filled through a valve. This process exerts pressure or pulling on the skin and promotes the emergence of new cells and new tissue. Once sufficient tissue has formed, it can be transplanted to a different location on the body.
Depending on the required amount of new tissue in the target region, expanders in different shapes and sizes are used. POLYTECH has developed a large selection of products for this purpose. They are round, crescent-shaped, square or rectangular - with a remote valve or an integrated valve. Inside, all our expanders are equipped with a reinforced base to control the expansion of the skin in the right direction.
Our Breast Expanders
Breast expanders are very special implants that serve a purpose other than normal breast implants: they are primarily used in breast reconstruction after cancer surgery and prepare the body to receive the final implants. Therefore, they are only used temporarily.
To preserve the tissue, breast expanders are used unfilled. Then they are filled to the desired volume. POLYTECH manufactures a wide range of breast expanders, offering a variety of solutions for the patient's individual needs.