Breast augmentation is a safe and effective surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the breasts, most often using saline or silicone breast implants. This can be done either for cosmetic purposes, or for reconstruction after a mastectomy. While the risk of complications is very low, the most common complication patients may experience after a breast augmentation procedure is capsular contracture. This is a relatively rare concern, and great strides have been made in understanding and treating this condition.
How does the Aspen Ultrasound Treatment for Capsular Contracture work?
The Aspen System relies on a series of painless, therapeutic ultrasound treatments administered to the whole implant capsule. The ultrasound energy helps loosen and soften the breast tissue without additional surgery, restoring a more natural looking and feeling breast and alleviating the tight or painful feeling that often accompanies capsular contracture.
During Aspen therapy, a special device (the Aspen harmonizer) is placed in different positions on the patient’s breast, without any incisions being made. It features a specialized paddle device that provides for more effective penetration of ultrasound energy. The Aspen harmonizer delivers precisely controlled ultrasound waves to the patient’s tissue, encouraging the growth of healthy collagen. This increases elasticity within the breast capsule around the implant, making the breasts feel soft and pliable again.