Low Level Laser Treatment (LLLT) for fibrosis: capsular contracture of post-mastectomy breast implants

Emily O'Brien, Egon Perilli, Eva Bezak, Alan Wilson, Colin Carati

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    Cosmetic reconstruction of the breast can involve implantation of a prosthetic
    device. Due to contraction of the fibrotic capsule that develops around them, implants undergo deformation in 10%–50% of cases; grade III or IV contracture requires implant removal. Based on its efficacy in treating lymphoedema and fibrosis,
    recent work in the USA has shown improvements in capsular contracture in humans following low-level laser treatment (LLLT). The authors evaluated the effect of LLLT on fibrosis associated with implant capsules in an animal model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference - Auckland, New Zealand
    Duration: 3 Apr 20145 Apr 2014


    Conference10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference
    Abbreviated title2014 ALA Conference
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
    OtherThe 10th Biennial ALA Conference, held in Auckland continued to build the scientific and research interest in lymphology and lymphoedema and to provide an important venue for lymphoedema management skills updating.
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    • micro-CT
    • animal model
    • breast cancer
    • fibrosis
    • lymphoedema


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