Plastic Surgery

Recovering From Plastic Surgery?

Post surgery is the time to focus on healing, and one of the best things that can be done to speed up recovery time is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Patients can usually return to work faster, with less bruising, or swelling. Less pain, less scars, less down time for the patient, less infections are reported.

A pre surgery hyperbaric session is recommended. Then 5-10 treatments after plastic or cosmetic surgery of any type. Call our office for a free consultation. Hyperbaric oxygen is a safe way to alter the inflammatory process to help wound healing. It cuts down pain and swelling, inflammation in tissues, and it has an anti-bacterial effect. Patients who had this therapy in conjunction with their cosmetic surgery seem to have a shorter recuperation period and scars have been shown to heal better with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Cosmetic surgeons are recommending hyperbaric oxygen particularly for patients who have problems with healing. They may have been smokers, overweight, they may be immunity suppressed, or their incisions may have become infected, etc. The bruising goes away faster, swelling decreases faster, and the patients actually feel better overall.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can help:

Speed up Recovery Time

HBOT is known to be exceeding effective for laser peels. After a laser peel, lingering redness is a problem for many patients. The chamber gets rid of the red more quickly. For liposuction, the chamber helps the swelling decrease much faster, which results in less post-operative discomfort.

Normally, only red blood cells are fully saturated with oxygen molecules and the body consumes energy sending it to demanding cells. However, inside the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, oxygen obeys Henry’s Universal Gas Law and so the oxygen becomes soluble using passive diffusion to saturate the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. Depending on the treatment depth, the patient will leave the chamber saturated with up to twenty times normal oxygen levels.