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Otto J Placik MD (Chicago, IL), a board certified Plastic Surgeon, is pleased to announce the release of the first free iPhone app (currently available in the App Store) designed for patients following breast augmentation and enlargement with implants. Dr. Placik brings his expertise and experience with thousands of breast augmentations to create an app that provides instruction and guidance when performing post augmentation mammoplasty exercises. Also referred to as the Placik Protocol, the regimen is divided into two phases and allows users to adjust the settings including which side (left/right/both), alarm sounds, frequency, start/end times and start/end dates with printed instructions, photographs, and video supplements. Phase 1 is designed to guide the patient through the early phases of recovery and encourage a range of motion exercise and minimize spasm and discomfort especially with under the muscle implant placement. Phase 2 exercises are intended to promote descent of high riding implants, diminish pain and stiffness, and be potentially used preferentially or selectively on one side and may lower the rate of capsular contracture (firmness). There is a feature that permits users to upload their own exercises with video and instructions if desired. Future enhancements include an iPad and Android based platforms.


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