Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and My Tummy Tuck

I recently decided that it was time to do some mild repairs.  I was eighteen when I gave birth to my first child, via cesarean.  Needless to say, I was left with stretch marks and a fairly hidden c-scar.  Baby number two, was a whopping 8lbs 11 oz.  She left a pouch.  Kind of like a kangaroo pouch, just different.  I waited 25 years to make the decision to have a mini tummy tuck. 

Our office has had an HBOT for over a decade.  I've seen patients use it for autism, injuries, MS, etc.  I personally had never ventured into the unit.  I'm claustrophobic.  I discussed the possibility with Dr. Dopps as soon as I had made the decision to have surgery.   Dr. Dopps normally charges $50 per half hour and $100 for a full hour.  He said I could do it for FREE!  Yes, FREE my friends!  For anyone else though, yes $50/ $100.  Which truly is a great price!  The average cost per session of hyperbaric is $300-$500 and Dr. Dopps happens to own the only publicly available unit in Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding area! YAY!!

I discussed hyperbaric oxygen therapy with my plastic surgeon on my first consultation.  My surgeon was very excited.  He said that the service is typically not affordable, but could be ideal for a patients recovery.  HBOT is not typically used because of the cost.  I explained that I can use the unit for free at work.  He encouraged me to do so and to write about my experience.  

I am two weeks post surgery.  I have only made time for three treatments.  I want to increase my frequency in the coming week.  For the most part, I've been laying around, trying to heal the old fashioned way.  

I wanted to encourage anyone looking into plastic surgery to visit the following link.  I thought it was a great read.  



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