Five-Year Experience on Ultrasonic Treatment of Breast Contractures

@article{Planas2001FiveYearEO,
  title={Five-Year Experience on Ultrasonic Treatment of Breast Contractures},
  author={Jorge Planas and Valerio Cervelli and Gabriel Planas},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={25},
  pages={89-93}
}
Abstract. The authors report their experience in five years of treating breast implant capsular contractures with an external ultrasonic device that facilitates the closed capsulotomy technique. A set of 52 patients have been treated with a 82.6% of improvement at a year follow up. Methods of application and results are discussed. 
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