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New treatment for breast capsules

Hardening or capsular contracture of breast implants following breast augmentation remains one of the most problematic issues to both the patient and the treating surgeon. It occurs in approximately 20% of all patients and despite much research the cause remains unknown.

Conventional treatment has centred on releasing or removing the capsule and placing the implant in a different position, usually under the muscle. More recently implants covered with a coating of Polyurethane foam have been shown to be less likely to harden.

Now recent studies in Spain and the USA have suggested that ultrasonic waves can be used therapeutically to both treat existing contractures and to prevent them occurring in the first place.

Further studies need to be done to independently verify the work of Jorges Planas and his Capsuloblast™ treatment but initial results are encouraging.

Nick Percival

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