External ultrasonic treatment of capsular contractures in breast implants

Jorge Planas, Emilia Migliano, Jorge Wagenfuhr, Sebastian Castillo

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The authors report their experience on the nonsurgical treatment of capsular contractures due to breast implant augmentation mammaplasty. External ultrasonic repeated applications have been applied to 24 patients after closed capsulotomy procedures in order to reduce the recurrency rate. The new ultrasonic device used was based on a 2-MHz generator with a timing adjustable power emission connected to eight transducers designed for breast anatomy. The authors report significant improvement of the closed capsulotomy technique demonstrating a persistent stability of the achieved results in 82% of the treated contractures, even in severe cases (Baker's IV), after a minimum follow-up period of 12 months. Methods of application, technical features of the ultrasonic device, experimental charts, and results obtained on 34 breast implant capsular contractures are reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-397
Number of pages3
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Breast Implants
Contracture
Ultrasonics
Implant Capsular Contracture
Equipment and Supplies
Mammaplasty
Transducers
Anatomy
Breast
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Breast implant
  • Capsular contracture
  • Closed capsulotomy
  • Ultrasonic treatment

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  • Surgery

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External ultrasonic treatment of capsular contractures in breast implants. / Planas, Jorge; Migliano, Emilia; Wagenfuhr, Jorge; Castillo, Sebastian.

In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol. 21, No. 6, 1997, p. 395-397.

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Planas, Jorge ; Migliano, Emilia ; Wagenfuhr, Jorge ; Castillo, Sebastian. / External ultrasonic treatment of capsular contractures in breast implants. In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 1997 ; Vol. 21, No. 6. pp. 395-397.
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