Breast Cancer , Mastectomy, and Breast Implants: What to know

Breast Cancer can be a life-altering diagnosis with many avenues on how to address, treat, and manage.

Patients with breast cancer, who go through their treatment course may opt to elect, either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, which may ultimately lead to having breast implants as a final stage of the process.

One of the issues patients may experience, especially with a history of radiation therapy, can be breast implant capsular contracture also known as capsular contraction, in which the breast implant becomes harder and firmer, and changes shape, and position.

Even without radiation therapy as part of your breast cancer management, final implants, especially with complex mastectomies can still result in breast implant capsular contracture

Breast reconstruction that results in an implant having capsular contracture previously only had a singular option of the surgeon removing the breast implant cutting out the scar tissue and hoping the breast implant contracture did not return. Unfortunately, this statistically can be between 70% to 90% of patients will experience re-encapsulation, despite the type of implant, the type of procedure, and the quality of the surgeon doing the procedure.

The good news is, is that patients who have breast reconstruction now have a non-surgical option of how to treat breast encapsulation using painless sound wave technology through the Aspen After Surgery treatment. This treatment involves specific technology, and hands-on therapy compression garments that can help stretch, soften, and return the breast to its original shape.

The Aspen After Surgery treatment first starts with placing what looks like headphones on the patient’s breast that emits sound waves also called ultrasound waves which vibrates, resonates, increases blood flow , and helps to realign the contracted fibers of the breast capsule. The second step is the clinician rendering the treatment using very specific hands-on stretches to the capsule the surrounding tissue and addresses any issues regarding the external excision, adhesions, or scarring. The final step in the process is applying a compression garment that the patient is fitted for that realigns and reshapes the asymmetry or high sitting position of the breast implant.

Below is a video of a patient who had breast reconstruction and mastectomy who received the Aspen After Surgery treatment and discusses her experience and results with the treatment.


For inquiries of receiving this treatment call 818-478-9208. You can also request a Virtual evaluation and a clinical expert can evaluate your condition and suggest where and how to receive treatment.