Study shows new methods greatly reduce capsular contracture in breast augmentation patients. Dallas plastic surgeon publishes data to make breast implant procedures safer for patients worldwide.
(PRWEB) January 23, 2006 -- When it comes to cosmetic surgery, patients deserve nothing less than perfection. Although breast augmentations and other implant related procedures are highly popular and rewarding, a condition known as ?capsular contracture? can prevent optimal results and distinguished Dallas plastic surgeon William P. Adams Jr. is publishing a landmark study in the January 2006 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that provides data to make breast implant procedures safer for patients worldwide.
Capsular contraction is the most common side effect/ risk of cosmetic and reconstructive breast implant procedures. A capsular contracture occurs when the normal fibrous capsule around the implant tightens and/ or thickens resulting in breast firmness, shape distortion and pain (in advanced states). This results in the need for further surgery and re-operations for the patient.
Current data demonstrates that 15-20 % of all patients who undergo cosmetic breast implant procedures and > 20 % of reconstructive and revision patients experience capsular contracture. Dr. Adams has previously published recommendation to minimize capsular contracture using combination breast pocket irrigation based on in vitro studies. Over the past six years, he has studied outcomes of these recommended breast pocket irrigations clinically in over 300 patients...
?This study culminates the past 8 years of work we have done on capsular contracture and how we can make breast augmentation and breast implant procedures safer and better for patients,? he reports.
Dr. Adams completed his undergraduate work at Princeton University and went on to graduate in the top 10 % of his class at Vanderbilt Medical School, where he received the prestigious award for best graduating clinician. He has then received his training in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center, and has been in practice in Dallas for the last decade.
In addition to his years of experience, Dr. Adams is a board certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS), Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the breast implant task force.