How hyperbaric oxygen helps speed up healing for cosmetic surgery patients


Beverly Hills: Along with new surgical techniques, Dr Paul Nassif (pictured right) of Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery is using hperbaric oxygen to reduce pain and swellling and speed up the healing process after cosmetic surgery.

Hyperbaric oxygen is a medical treatment which uses 100% oxygen which is given to the whole body in a pressure chamber. Oxygen which is the most important element necessary for the health of all cells in the body, is raised hundreds of times more than normal. This high level of oxygen has dramatic effects on the cells and speeds up the body’s natural healing process.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported through the entire body only by the red blood cells, which already carry 98% of their capacity for oxygen. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, oxygen is dissolved into all the body’s fluids and tissues, and can even be carried to areas where the circulation is compromised or even blocked.

This allows extra oxygen to reach all of the damaged tissues so that the body can carry on its own healing process. This increased oxygen gretly enhances the ability of the white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduce local swelling, and promote collagen formation.

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are painless and pleasant even after recent surgery. Each treatment lasts for about one hour in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber. You will be impressed by how comfortable and relaxing the treatment is.

An additional benefit of this tretament is the reduction of stress and anxiety over the recent surgery. Many patients sleep during the procedure and find it similar to meditation.

Dr Paul Nassif is a rhinoplasty specialist and facial plastic surgeon. He developed the “anti-gravity” facelift which leaves no visible scars and is noted for achieving natural-looking results in the shortest recovery time. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on facial plastic surgery and has given medical conference presentations and lectures about the latest surgical techniques. For more information about Dr Nassif visit
Listen to our ELIXIR podcast interview with Dr Nassif on hyperbaric oxygen treatment and also on the anti-gravity facelift ELIXIR PODCASTS