Our Capsular Contracture Prevention Program is not only for revision surgeries, but also for those patients seeking to ensure the best results after a primary breast augmentation. It is always best to be proactive, so you do not have to be reactive.
CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE PREVENTION
The Aspen prophylactic program provides for capsular contracture prevention by addressing the biological and mechanical nature of the capsule early after surgery. Utilizing an antibiotic in conjunction with external ultrasound, a phonophoresis process occurs in which the antibiotic is pushed into the deepest tissue layers where biofilm lives. The combination antibiotic/ ultrasound has been shown through research to reduce biofilm replication as well as providing an aerobic environment which helps the antibiotic to be more effective (2,3).
The Aspen Prevention Protocol which begins at two weeks post-op provides early intervention of slow low- load mechanical deformation of the histological structure of the capsule. This pre-stretching codes capsule myofibroblasts to elongate within its early stages helping prevent capsular contracture and the classic upward , high appearing , asymmetrical breast implant. The Aspen program has been very successful in providing surgeons the ability to reduce surgical revision costs, offer a post op insurance , and an alternate non surgical revenue stream.
2. Carmen JC, Roeder BL, Nelson, Beckstead BL, Runyan CM, Schaalje GB, Robinson RA, Pitt WG. Ultrasonically enhanced vanomycin activity against Staphylococcus epidermis biofilms in vivo. Biomater Appl. 2004; 18(4):237-245.
3. Carmen JC, Roeder BL, Nelson JL, Ogilvie RLR, Robinson RA, Schaalje GB, Pitt WG. Treatment of biofilm infections on implants with low-frequency ultrasound and antibiotics. Am J Infect Control 2005; 333(2):78-82.