How does HBOT work?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, works by exposing the body to an atmosphere of 100% oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT helps to reduce swelling and discomfort while providing your body with at least 10–15 times its normal supply of oxygen. This allows more oxygen to be delivered to damaged tissue and helps promote the healing, growth, and repair of cells. Due to this, many doctors recommend HBOT to help plastic surgery patients recover faster after their cosmetic procedures. We all need oxygen to heal properly. Exposing your body to 100% oxygen can accelerate the healing process by allowing more oxygen to reach treated areas. This gives your body the opportunity to heal and significantly improve—and in some cases totally relieve—your presenting symptoms after surgery.
HBOT also helps to reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as stimulate new cell growth. It is a safe and effective option for many conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, stroke recovery, and wound healing. Additionally, HBOT has been known to help improve cognitive functioning in patients suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Research suggests that this therapy can also help treat depression, autism, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery with HBOT
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used for decades to help patients prepare for plastic surgery. According to South West Florida Health and Wellness, hyperbaric oxygen therapy prior to surgery increases the body’s ability to respond to the trauma of surgery and fight off the infection-causing agents that can quickly proliferate in a wound. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure that helps increase the amount of oxygen that reaches your tissues before an operation. This promotes healing, reduces inflammation and swelling, and improves tissue quality before surgery.
Studies have shown that patients who undergo HBOT before going under the knife have a much better outcome, with faster recovery times and fewer complications. Additionally, HBOT has been linked to improved collagen production, which helps improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles after surgery. Overall, it is an effective tool for both pre-operative preparation and post-operative recovery from plastic surgery procedures.
Benefits of HBOT Post Surgery
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is becoming increasingly popular for people who have undergone plastic surgery. HBOT accelerates the body’s natural healing abilities by increasing blood oxygen levels and delivering oxygen to tissues, especially in areas with compromised blood supply. This makes HBOT a powerful tool for recovery no matter how minor or major a surgery you have undergone. It can help reduce pain, inflammation, and wound healing time, as well as improve the overall outcome of the procedure. HBOT works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, which promotes faster healing and tissue regeneration.
Research has found that HBOT can reduce swelling and bruising, as well as help minimize scarring. Additionally, it may also help reduce the risk of infection and speed up the recovery time after surgery. In some cases, HBOT has been known to improve the quality of the skin and leave patients with smoother and more youthful-looking results.