What is AeroForm®?
AeroForm® is a needle-free, wireless tissue expander system for patients who choose to have reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. Using a wireless dose controller, the patient independently inflates the expander in the comfort of her own home.
AeroForm® uses the controlled delivery of small amounts of gas (CO2) through an internal valve. The physician places a small amount of volume in the device during the surgery. Once the surgical incisions have healed, the patient then controls the expansion process through the use of the wireless dose controller at home.
With the push of a button, the prescribed amount of CO2 is delivered to the expander quickly and comfortably, allowing the patient to continue with her daily activities. The AeroForm® Tissue Expander System offers a new choice for women and physicians and can take as little as a few weeks to achieve full expansion.
How does AeroForm® work?
Following a mastectomy, the AeroForm® tissue expander is placed underneath the chest muscle. The end goal is to stretch the tissue of the chest wall to make room for a permanent breast implant. The device uses carbon dioxide (CO₂) to fill the expander, which is compressed within a reservoir in the device. Using a hand-held, wireless dose controller, patients and physicians can release 10cc of CO2, up to 3x 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.
Wireless Dose Controller
The AeroForm®‘s wireless dose controller is designed to be an empowering and simple device, allowing women to participate and control the process of regaining their shape. Using the wireless dose controller, patients can release 10cc of CO2, up to 3x per day, with a minimum of a three-hour break between dosing.
- Easy to use
- Light and tone indicators
- Single button activation
- One controller for each expander
- Programmed dosing limits