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 technique

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
  • Non-surgical
  • No downtime
  • Painless

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.  

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Dr. York Yates
2121 N 1700 W
Layton, UT 84041
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Phone: (801) 525-8741

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2121 N 1700 W, Layton, UT 84041 801.525.8741


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