Aspen Therapy

Aspen Therapy

Aspen Therapy in Long Beach, CA

Do you struggle with discomfort stemming from breast implants? Or would you like to heal faster after cosmetic surgery? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Aspen Therapy in Long Beach might be your ideal solution.

Aspen Therapy is a revolutionary non-surgical treatment for women with breast augmentation complications like capsular contraction and patients who have had procedures like a tummy tuck, facelift, or liposuction.

Read on to learn more about Aspen Therapy, then contact Dr. Waltzman for your confidential consultation.

Capsular Contracture

Capsular contracture is a complication of breast augmentation surgery that occurs in approximately 5 to 10% of patients. While you heal from your procedure, your body will naturally form a capsule around each implant – a phenomenon that also happens with devices like artificial hips. Usually, these capsules are harmless and do not require medical attention. However, with capsular contraction, the capsule hardens and tightens around the implant, which can be painful.

Capsular Contracture Causes

The cause of this potential breast implant complication remains unknown. However, prevailing theories include breast trauma, infection, large implants, and radiation therapy. In addition, capsular contracture may occur if there is a collection of fluid around the implant after surgery (seromas) or bleeding under the skin (hematoma).

Capsular Contracture Symptoms

You may not experience capsular contracture signs and symptoms immediately after surgery. These usually take time. To determine capsular contracture in degrees of severity, physicians use the Baker grading scale.

  • Grade I: The breasts look and feel normal, with no palpable capsule.
  • Grade II: The breasts are firmer, but the implant remains invisible.
  • Grade III: The breasts are hard, with visibly distorted implants.
  • Grade IV: Breasts are hard, tender, and painful, with severe distortion of the implants.

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to book a procedure with Dr. Waltzman? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your new aesthetic journey today!

Schedule a Consultation

Ready to book a procedure with Dr. Waltzman? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your new aesthetic journey today!

How Do I Treat Capsular Contracture?

While breast revision surgery used to be the only way to address capsular contracture, the Aspen Multi-Energy Therapy protocol has helped many women avoid the stress of undergoing a corrective procedure. 

The Aspen Multi-Energy Therapy protocol, developed by clinician Tim Weyant, is the only patented, researched, and non-invasive therapeutic technique to restore breast shape, softness, and symmetry for women with capsular contracture. The outcomes of the patented Aspen Technique have proven successful at bringing Grade II and III capsules back to Grade I.

Dr. Waltzman performs this highly tolerable treatment in his Long Beach office, using soundwaves to increase the implant’s blood supply and soften the implant capsule.

The Aspen After Surgery System is an optimal non-surgical treatment to resolve capsular contracture. In addition, the procedure reduces the rate of recurrence significantly. The Aspen Rehab Protocol is cost-effective and requires no post-surgery downtime. It consists of 10 treatments for Grade II or III capsular contracture. Patients with Grade IV may consider a capsulectomy, an operation to remove the breast implant capsule.

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Aspen Capsular Contracture Treatment

Research on the Aspen protocol shows 90% of patients achieve improvement to a standard limit of shape and softness. This technology is unlike traditional ultrasound or soundwave devices used in some medical offices, which can harm your implants or worsen contracture.

The treatment employs a three-part approach. The first applies painless soundwaves to the hardening capsule surface. Once your tissue has softened, Dr. Waltzman will use stretching, messaging, and mobilization. He will also educate you on proper post-treatment stretches and compression bandages to correctly position and soften the breast implant.

Aspen Capsular Contracture Treatment Advantages

At Waltzman Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, your treatment team comprises highly trained clinicians who will evaluate your needs and create a customized plan.

 Benefits of the Aspen System include:

  • A 90% success rate
  • Specialized, pain-free soundwave technology to prevent additional surgery
  • Cost-effective, at only a fraction of surgical revision cost

Preventing Capsular Contracture

If you have a family history of capsular contracture problems, previous contracture surgeries, a compromised immune system, or implants that didn’t settle into place correctly, there’s a good chance you can benefit from preventive treatment for capsular contracture. You can start as soon as two weeks after breast surgery to prevent possible complications with our Aspen After Surgery treatment plan. The goal is to avoid the problem rather than wait for it to emerge.

The Aspen Rehabilitation Technique is a patented process offered in Long Beach, CA, by board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman.

Treatment costs are less than surgery, with none of the potential complications or downtime.

Body Contouring Surgery

All surgical procedures require a period for the body to heal correctly. In addition, side effects like discomfort, swelling, and fluid buildup may occur post-surgery. The body is fantastic at healing incision wounds on its own. But now, medical science offers a safe, non-invasive, and painless therapy to reduce the aftereffects of surgery.

The Faster You Heal, the Better You Feel

The Aspen Treatment is an optimal recovery tool to help patients enjoy their new and improved bodies sooner. In addition, it is the perfect solution to speed up the body’s natural healing process after procedures like these.

  • Tummy tuck: Helps improve the appearance of external scarring and relieves internal tightness shortly after surgery.
  • Liposuction: Smooths skin irregularities caused by firmness and scar tissue after liposuction.
  • Body lifts: Reduces scar tissue tightness and fluid buildup that may cause post-surgery discomfort.

After Surgery Care Equals a Better Recovery

With Aspen Treatment, Dr. Waltzman can help enhance the healing process and help treat potential complications after:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck surgery
  • Facelift

Breast Augmentation –  How It Helps

  • Employs unique soundwaves to help soften scar tissue
  • Improves breast softness and shape
  • Prevent capsular contracture

Liposuction – How It Helps

Helps smooth lumpy and bumpy irregularities due to scar tissue and firmness after treatment.

Tummy Tuck – How It Helps

Helps improve the look of the external scars and relieves the feeling of internal tightness shortly after surgery.

Meet Josh Waltzman, M.D.

Learn why Dr. Waltzman has been trusted by many throughout Southern California and why you should choose him for your aesthetic journey.

Meet Dr. Waltzman

Meet Dr. Waltzman

Learn why Josh Waltzman, MD has been trusted by many throughout Southern California and why you should choose him for your aesthetic journey.

Meet Dr. Waltzman

Why Choose Dr. Waltzman?

Dr. Waltzman, a board-certified plastic surgeon, strives to deliver the safest, best post-surgical outcomes. Unfortunately, a small percentage of breast augmentation patients develop capsular contracture. Dr. Waltzman offers the safe, painless, non-surgical Aspen System to help resolve this issue. He is the first and most experienced physician in Long Beach to offer this groundbreaking treatment to deliver a safe option for women who want the best outcomes.

Aspen Treatment FAQs

If you are experiencing a change in breast softness, shape, size, or position, and discomfort that never abates after surgery, you may have capsular contracture, and you need an immediate evaluation.

Waiting too long can potentially make the problem worse and increase the need for surgical intervention to resolve the issue.

Ten treatments over a three- to four-week period is recommended for treatment of existing capsular contracture. For prevention, Dr. Waltzman recommends five treatments over a five-week period beginning as soon as two weeks after breast augmentation.

The Aspen Treatment boasts a 90% success rate for qualified candidates. In addition, it has proven to result in enhanced shape and softness in clinical studies.

This promising technology helps with recovery by addressing wound and incision healing, bruising, hematoma, seroma, and infection. It also delivers venous and lymphatic drainage post-surgery to help drain fluids and reduce swelling.

Please call our office at (562) 448-6100 or schedule a consultation online. During your visit, Dr. Waltzman will answer any of your questions and fully explain the procedure.

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