Z Wave  In The Press

Acoustic Shockwave Device Improves Plastic Surgery Outcomes

This article was published in the November 9, 2022 issue of Aesthetic Insights.


The Z Wave device (Zimmer MedizinSystems, Irvine, Calif.) provides a safe, effective treatment following a wide range of aesthetic treatments, including plastic surgery. It uses high-energy acoustic sound waves that spread radially beneath the skin’s surface, treating soft tissue irregularities that may occur after breast reductions, abdominoplasties, brachioplasties, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. The body responds to the acoustic waves with enhanced metabolic activity, including lymphatic drainage and increased blood flow. The device also decreases swelling and speeds up lymphatic drainage for reduced patient pain, faster recovery, and improved outcomes.

“Z Wave is an essential part of my practice for addressing untreated small, localized fat collections,” said Gordon Sasaki, M.D., F.A.C.S., a plastic surgeon in Pasadena, Calif., and a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical School. “These irregularities represent not only fatty nodular collections and/or fibrotic masses but also excessive collagen formation leading to soft tissue fibromatosis or thickened capsular contractures around breast implants.”

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