New Study Authored by Dr. Salzman:
“Z Wave for Capsular Contracture After Breast Implant”

By Regina West; June 27, 2019 


Marc Salzman Z Wave Study

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Some of the topics covered by Dr. Salzman in this paper may not be FDA cleared and may be considered off-label use.

Read the new article, authored by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Marc J. Salzman, about his Z Wave clinical study. The article details his experience in treating with non-invasive Z Wave Radial Pulse Technology to soften and resolve capsular contractures that resulted from breast implants. The complete article is available here.

Dr. Salzman’s paper describes pre-testing performed on breast implants from three major brands. This test determined that the Z Wave device would not damage the implants themselves. Dr. Salzman then outlines the progression of treatments and protocols used on patients with breast implants.

Dr. Salzman notes that the treatment yields low-risk and high satisfation:

“No anesthesia, analgesia, or other pretreatment protocol is required; the patient simply comes in, undergoes treatment, and leaves with no effect on their day-to-day life because there are no side effects or downtime. Satisfaction is high because persistent results are easy to obtain with little hassle.”

In the paper, alternative methods for capsular contracture treatment are acknowledged and the following conclusion is drawn:

“There are a number of different treatment options, including surgery, but more recent study (including histology) has suggested that shockwave therapy (Z Wave) is a viable and potentially powerful therapy for capsular contracture.”

The paper reports the success rate achieved in completely resolving capsular contractures. Dr. Salzman concludes, “…given the safety and ease-of-use seen with Z Wave, any practitioner can safely perform this treatment and expect noticeable results using the simple guidelines stated above.”

Scroll down to read the complete 2-page paper,
“Z Wave for Capsular Contracture After Breast Implant”, by Dr. Marc J Salzman.

Salzman - Z Wave treatment demo - capsular contracture post breast augmentationZimmer MedizinSystems’ Z News recently featured another article about Dr. Salzman’s practice and their incredible results treating with Z Wave for capsular contractures post breast augmentation. An accompanying video includes a treatment demonstration and practitioner discussion of protocol and results. You may click on the “Related Z News Articles” link at the bottom of this page to watch that video.

About Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS

Dr. Salzman performs traditional surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures at his practice, Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, in Louisville, Kentucky. He is from Miami, Florida and is a Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Florida. He graduated from Tulane University Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed a General Surgery Residency and was Chief Resident at the Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. His Plastic Surgery Fellowship was at Duke University. He has completed fellowships in Hand Surgery at the Kristine Kleinert Hand Program in Louisville, KY and a Craniofacial fellowship at Chang Gung Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. Salzman is a past president of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, where he serves on the Emerging Trends Committee. He is also a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville, Division of Plastic Surgery. He has contributed to Plastic Surgery Literature with many peer reviewed journal articles. He is an active speaker at local, national and international plastic surgery meetings.

About Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa

Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The practice is operated by Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS. Dr. Salzman is a board certified plastic surgeon offering traditional surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. The medical office offers procedures for both men and women, ranging from breast augmentation / reduction to “Brazillian butt lifts” to ear pinning. The Med Spa offers services such as injectable dermal fillers and laser resurfacing for skin rejuvenation, as well as peels and facials, lash lifts and lash/brow tinting.

Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa uses an array of state-of-the-art medical devices to aid in obtaining the best results possible.

To learn more about the practice and the services offered at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, please visit

About Zimmer Z Wave

The Zimmer Z Wave transmits powerful sound waves into the tissue. The energy then spreads out radially to enhance the treatment effect (Radial Pulse Therapy). The body responds to these sound waves with increased metabolic activity in the form of lymphatic drainage and increased blood circulation. The end result is an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and improved results when used with other body contouring procedures. For more information about the Z Wave, visit a web overview of the product. You may also contact Zimmer any time by phone or email.

Below is the complete article by Dr. Marc J. Salzman about his Z Wave clinical study.

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Marc Salzman White Paper - Z Wave for Breast Contractures 5-2019

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