SurgiSpa owner and plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro uses ultrasound technology to help prevent capsular contracture, a surgical complication in breast implants
(Las Vegas)— Dr. Arthur Cambeiro, owner of SurgiSpa Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, is now using an advanced ultrasound treatment to help prevent breast augmentation patients from developing capsular contracture, the most common complication following breast enhancement surgery.
“We began offering a non-invasive treatment option that uses ultrasound technology to treat mild to moderate capsular contracture, which can occur in five to 10 percent of patients,” Cambeiro said. “Until recently, women needed surgery to treat this but now we can both help prevent and treat it at its earliest stages.”
Breast augmentation surgery involves the creation of small pockets for implant placement. In the vast majority of cases, the tissue surrounding the implant remains soft and pliable. Capsular contracture occurs when the tissue hardens and begins squeezing the implant. It is typically a cosmetic concern that distorts the shape of the breast, but in the most severe cases, the condition can become painful.
In a 7-year [link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/11/prweb8945023.htm]* study, moderate to severe capsular contracture was found to develop in as many as 15% of patients. It was also the most common cause for reoperation in the postoperative period.
When Dr. Cambeiro performs breast enhancement service [link: http://www.surgispa.net/plastic-surgery/] plastic surgery at his SurgiSpa™ clinic in Las Vegas, patients are informed of this preventive option, especially those patients with a high risk of developing capsular contracture.
"These are mostly women who are undergoing a revision breast augmentation procedure because of capsular contracture," Dr. Cambeiro said. "I may also recommend it for patients who are concerned about their risk of having this complication because a member of their family developed it after getting [link: http://www.surgispa.net/plastic-surgery/breast-enhancement/breast-augmentation/breast-implant-options] breast implants.”
Innovation is a key part of Cambeiro’ s philosophy and he believes that advanced treatments such as the External Ultrasound offer patients a welcome alternative to revision breast implant surgery.
Although the precise cause of capsular contracture isn't known, recent research suggests that bacteria is a primary factor, creating a film around the implant. The ultrasound waves break down this filmy envelope and, combined with antibiotics, effectively treat the condition.
"Whether used to prevent or treat capsular contracture, the after-surgery ultrasound technique offers patients a non-surgical alternative that is effective for many women," Dr. Cambeiro said. "I'm excited to provide my patients with this option."
ABOUT SURGISPA & DR. ARTHUR CAMBEIRO
Dr. Arthur Cambeiro (www.surgispa.net) is a board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon. His practice, SurgiSpa™ Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures ranging from BOTOX® Cosmetic to facelifts and breast augmentation. Dr. Cambeiro earned his medical degree from University of Colorado and received his surgical training from the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program and the world-famous Mayo Clinic. He is certified by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery.