Blood vessels can become narrowed and scarred in areas that have been irradiated. This can cause tissue damage months or even years after radiation therapy. Skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy procedures can also lead to skin loss or mastectomy flap necrosis. HBOT can be a transformative treatment in these types of circumstances. Reducing swelling, creating new skin cells, fighting toxins & bacteria, reducing skin discoloration, and more. By providing increased oxygenation to tissues, it may play a critical role in salvaging threatened breast skin, which can preserve the final aesthetic outcome and prevent delays in adjuvant therapy.
What few people know is that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used before and after surgery to increase the chance of healing! Treatment times are usually 1.5-2 hours and are often covered by most major insurance providers.