Establishment Labs Announces Independent Publication Detailing New Advancements in Hybrid Breast Reconstruction Technique Using Motiva Ergonomix Implants

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA), a medical technology company focused on women’s health, initially in the breast aesthetics and reconstruction market, announced today that a recently published independent study concluded that the hybrid breast reconstruction approach using Motiva® Ergonomix implants improved outcomes in implant-based breast reconstructions.

Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, this independent study analyzed 56 prepectoral, hybrid breast reconstructions in 33 patients performed between 2014 to 2017. Utilizing the two-step, prepectoral reconstruction approach, the study found that Motiva Ergonomix implants allowed better control of the final breast shape, and complications related to submuscular approaches were avoided. The study further noted that Motiva Ergonomix implants “offer a wide set of advantages related to their surface features that can benefit short- and long-term adverse events related to chronic inflammation and fibrotic reaction.”

“The introduction of ergonomic implants that adapt to the position and motion of the breast is a new advancement in hybrid breast reconstruction surgery that improves patient outcomes over the traditional choice of anatomical and round implants,” said study co-author Filip B. J. L. Stillaert, Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ghent University Hospital in Belgium. “The viscoelastic properties of the Motiva Ergonomix breast implant allow it to adapt better to gravitational force and mimic natural movement. Overall, patients were very satisfied with the clinical outcome and the natural touch of the breast.”

“Based on our success in breast augmentation, Establishment Labs is committed to introducing safe, innovative technologies that fundamentally improve aesthetic outcomes in breast reconstruction, especially for younger women who have suffered from breast cancer,” said chief executive officer Juan José Chacón-Quirós. “We are thrilled to see the aesthetic results of this independent study using our Motiva Ergonomix implants in hybrid breast reconstruction.  We believe the use of our Ergonomix implants, alongside our Motiva Flora tissue expander, the only MRI-compatible tissue expander with an integrated valve, will be a tremendous advancement for women undergoing breast reconstruction.”

Motiva Ergonomix® and the Motiva® Flora Tissue Expander are currently not approved for commercial distribution in the United States. Motiva Implants® are undergoing clinical investigation pursuant to U.S. FDA regulations for investigational medical devices.   Prof. Stillaert and his co-authors received no compensation or support from Establishment Labs for this study.

About Hybrid Breast Reconstruction

Hybrid breast reconstruction, sometimes referred to as composite breast reconstruction, provides a solution for rebuilding the breast with natural living fat combined with a supplemental breast implant to give added size and projection to the new breast.

About Establishment Labs

Establishment Labs Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ESTA) is a global medical technology company focused on women’s health, initially in the breast aesthetics and reconstruction market, by designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing an innovative portfolio of silicone gel-filled breast implants, branded as Motiva Implants®, the centerpiece of the MotivaImagine® platform. Motiva Implants® are produced at our two manufacturing sites that are compliant with ISO13485:2016, FDA 21 CFR 820 under the MDSAP program, and are currently commercially available in more than 80 countries through exclusive distributors or the Company’s direct salesforce. In March 2018, Establishment Labs received approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA and initiated the Motiva Implant® clinical trial in the United States in April 2018. In addition to Motiva Implants®, Establishment Labs’ product and technologies portfolio includes the Divina® 3D Simulation System and other products and services. Please visit our website for additional information at  

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