Z Wave in Salt Lake City & Layton, Utah
Non-Surgical Capsular Contracture treatment in Utah with Z wave
Capsular contracture is one of the most common complications after breast augmentation. Capsular contracture is a process where excess scar tissue forms around, typically, one implant. This results in a breast implant outcome that is firm and often out of position. It can feel tight, uncomfortable, or even painful. Traditional treatment of capsular contracture is surgical. We offer a new non-surgical option for capsular contracture called the Z wave acoustic sound wave treatment for those suffering from capsular contracture after breast augmentation in Utah.
How does the Z wave work to improve capsular contracture?
The Z wave acoustic sound wave treatment by Zimmer uses rapid, deep, and powerful sound waves that travel through the skin and subcutaneous tissue to provide a “shock wave” to the deep scar tissue. With a few treatments, we have seen capsular contracture improve considerably in many patients.
The Zimmer Z wave therapy is a completely non-surgical procedure. The procedure is painless, without needles or anesthesia. The Zimmer handpiece is moved around the involved breast and delivers 2,000 – 3,000 shockwave pulses in a single treatment session. The procedure takes approx 10 minutes. Most patients require 4-6 treatments to achieve the full effect. We may also prescribe SINGULAIR, Vitamin E, and antibiotics as part of the treatment protocol for some patients.
Who is the best candidate for Z Wave shock wave therapy for capsular contracture?
Patients who present with a recent onset of capsular contracture do best with the Z wave. For patients with very old implants ore established contracture, the Z wave is unlikely to improve contracture.
What are the benefits of the Z wave for Capsular contracture?
Compared to surgical options for capsular contracture the Z wave has many benefits
- Less expensive
- No downtime
Will Z wave “cure” capsular contracture?
There is a risk of recurrence of capsular contracture after treatment with the Z Wave. Similarly, there is a risk of capsular contracture recurrence after surgical treatment. Long term studies are required to determine the rate of recurrence.
How many treatments are required for Z wave for Capsular contracture?
4-6 treatments are recommended for capsular contracture treatment.
What are the other uses for the Z wave acoustic sound therapy?
The Z wave by Zimmer is used in some Urologist’s office for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The shockwave treatments are thought to increase the effective blood supply to the penis
The Z wave is also indicated for cellulite treatment. The results of this treatment in cellulite have been underwhelming. We don’t market this for cellulite to our patients as a result.
The Z wave is also used in our practice as an adjunct to CoolSculpting treatments. It has been shown to improve the results of CoolSculpting treatments by a significant degree. It is a simple addition to the CoolSculpting process, and we wouldn’t recommend CoolSculpting without it.
How much does the Z wave cost for capsular contracture or CoolSculpting?
In our Utah office, the cost of a Z wave treatment is very affordable. Our fee is only $200 per treatment with a series of 4-6 treatments necessary for most patients. We also have a “no risk” guarantee. If the Z wave does not result in the improvement of capsular contracture and surgical treatment is necessary, we will apply what was spent on the Z wave to the surgical procedure.