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Medical Practice Creates Unique Recovery Program for Non-Patients
Therapy shows marked improvement in patients whose surgery was performed elsewhere
The treatment is called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a treatment that has been recognized over the last 30 years to speed the healing of traumatic soft tissue and bony injuries as well as prevent further destruction of tissue from a variety of causes including infection, radiation therapy, and poor circulation. Until recently, it has not been used to speed healing from the uncomplicated plastic surgical procedure.
Over three years ago, Facial Aesthetic Concepts installed its first HBOT chamber at its San Clemente surgical facility to promote healing from a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures. After performing nearly 1000 treatments, HBOT’s ability to improve the appearance of incisions, speed recovery by reducing bruising and swelling quickly, improve fat transplant viability, and improve the overall recovery from surgery and anesthesia has proven to be a significant benefit to patients.
HBOT works by increasing the amount of oxygen delivered to all tissues nearly 20 times greater than the body can deliver it by breathing room air alone. By subjecting patients to pressures about equal to those experienced when snorkeling 12 to 18 feet deep while breathing 100% oxygen, much more oxygen gets delivered to tissues particularly to surgical tissues that always have less circulation. This allows for a more efficient metabolism of cells needed for healing and to fight infection, both speeding healing and reducing the risk of infection. Surgical scars are diminished and swelling reduces more quickly.
“HBOT is an added service we want to provide for all cosmetic plastic surgery patients in the region, not just our own,” says Dr. Richard Gangnes, FAC founder. “We know that access to HBOT is limited to but that should not prevent anyone who has had a facelift or other cosmetic facial surgery from benefitting from its proven results.” With the newer chambers the cost to patients has been reduced and HBOT is very affordable.
The HBOT recovery program is available at FAC’s San Clemente office and is open to patients who have had cosmetic surgery and want to increase their chances of improved aesthetic results in less time.
“We’ve seen HBOT’s results in our own facial cosmetic surgery patients. Their swelling is reduced, their scarring is minimized, and their recovery time is shortened,” says Dr. Gangnes. “This is an outstanding option for these patients, regardless of where the surgery was performed.”
About Facial Aesthetic Concepts
For over 35 years, FAC has created refreshed, youthful new appearances for men and women throughout Orange County and beyond through comprehensive, state-of-the-
Facial Aesthetic Concepts (FAC) has been voted the #1 surgery center in Orange County for nine years in a row.
FAC’s list of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic options is one of the most extensive in the region and includes leading-edge treatments and state-of-the-
Facial Aesthetic Concepts is focused on beautiful results coupled with superior patient satisfaction. Their high patient satisfaction ratings on major Internet sites are a testament to the expertise and care of their physicians and staff.
For more information, contact Chris Gangnes, General Manager, at Chris@NewBeautyMD.com or call (949) 485-4111.
Chris Gangnes, General Manager