You may have heard that some cosmetic surgery patients are being prescribed sessions in a hyperbaric chamber after their operation, as it can increase oxygen flow, possibly helping to reduce swelling and speed up recovery time. However, this is not the post-op norm.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a treatment where compressed oxygen helps to speed recovery, and it’s typically prescribed for specific diseases and disorders, such as an air embolism. While this treatment is purported to accelerate healing, there is no medical evidence to support its use following cosmetic surgery.
Furthermore, HBOT is a costly treatment, and it’s simply not the standard of care for plastic surgery recovery. It can even be risky if a patient is on certain medications or has a history of conditions that are considered contraindications.
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