Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy benefits patients pre and post cosmetic surgery procedures.
Patients who receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy recover much faster in the post op period. We see many patients pre and post surgery for the following procedures: breast reconstruction & augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummytuck), rhinoplasty (nose refinement), liposuction, facelift as well as cosmetic facial procedures.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by increasing the oxygen concentration in all body tissues and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels that assist in bringing more oxygen to the cells of the damaged tissue. This supplies the nourishment necessary for wound healing which in turn, leads to a faster recovery and less scarring.
The use of HBOT in cosmetic procedures may involve 2-3 treatments prior to surgery. This will stimulate the immune system and bring more blood and oxygen to the area to prepare for surgery.
Studies have shown the benefits of HBOT in cosmetic procedures
Reduction in swelling / inflammation and bruising
Decreased risk of infection at the incision site; oxygen has an anti-bacterial effect
Reduction in post op pain, which will allow the patient to return to a normal lifestyle much faster
If not healing optimally or showing signs of necrosis, hyperbaric oxygen therapy will not only create new blood vessels to nourish the area, the pressure will diffuse oxygen into the liquid part of the blood allowing it to nourish compromised tissue.
In non-surgical procedures, patients can see the erythema (redness) associated with laser re-surfacing and chemical peels diminish much quicker