Plastic surgery is generally
considered an elective surgery. Patients who smoke, who are diabetics or have other risk factors for compromised healing have
benefited from pre- and/or post-surgical hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBOT). Other patients opt to have HBOT as a means
of accelerating healing.
Studies have shown that patients
who have had plastic surgery for face lifts, laser or chemical peels for skin resurfacing, tummy tucks, breast reduction or
enlargement surgeries, and other elective surgeries heal up to 75 percent faster with a course of hyperbaric oxygen treatments.
Hyperbaric oxygenation for
· shortens recuperation time by 1/3 to 1/2
· reduces swelling and pain
· decreases scarring
· decreases bruising
· inhibits infections
· may improve the results
Suggested treatment schedule:
A pre-surgical hyperbaric
session is recommended.
After surgery, one to two daily treatments, five days
per week for a total of 5-10 treatments is the usual protocol.
Individual responses vary.