Shorten Recovery Time After Plastic Surgery

To help usher along the healing process after surgery, many physicians are developing customized recovery programs tailored to specific patients needs. These protocols can include nutritional supplements to reduce swelling and bruising, sessions in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to increase the oxygen available to healing tissues, red light treatments to reduce the redness in healing incisions, and V-Star laser treatments to help scars blend with surrounding skin. Dr. Brent Smith of Littleton, Colorado calls his patient-specific post-surgical treatments the “Rapid Recovery Program,” and he says he sees patients healing better in less time, affording them the opportunity to return to their normal routines sooner.