Quicker recovery after Plastic Surgery with Deep Oscillation Therapy

The basics of deep oscillation therapy

Deep oscillation therapy uses a patented machine that works by producing low-frequency electromagnetic radiations. The electrostatic waves penetrate deeply through skin, connective tissue, subcutaneous fat, muscle, blood, and lymph vessels. By increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage, tissue regeneration is accelerated and this results in faster healing. This is referred to as (Deep Oscillation) of the tissues.

Plastic surgery procedures that will benefit from deep oscillation therapy include:

• Liposuction and Liposculpture - surgical and nonsurgical procedures • Autologous fat transfer • Breast surgery, including breast lift, breast reconstruction, and breast augmentation • Facelift (Rhytidectomy) including thread lifts • Necklift (Platysmaplasty) • Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) • Body lift also called a 'circumferential lift' • Arm lift (Brachioplasty) • Thigh lift also called a 'thighplasty' • Removal (excision) of excess skin from anywhere on the body • Laser treatments anywhere on the body

Clinically proven benefits of deep oscillation therapy include:

• Reduces bruising and swelling • Alleviates pain • Speeds up recovery from local odema • Reduces risk of infection • Stimulates the removal of interstitial fluid • Promotes healing of wounds • Improves skin trophicity by reducing the death of skin cells • Improving skin elasticity and stimulates the production of collagen • Reduces fibrosis and aids in the faster healing of scar tissue • Stimulates delivery of nutrients to the tissues • Speeds up the removal of toxins (detoxification) • Improves muscle tone

Why do plastic surgeons recommend deep oscillation therapy?

Deep Oscillation therapy has been recommended by plastic surgeons and used for years to help speed up aesthetic, postoperative recovery throughout Europe and America. Additionally, this therapy has been studied during treatments and scientifically proven to work. Deep Oscillation therapy has also received FDA approval. Although relatively new to the UK, many plastic surgeons already recommend deep oscillation therapy both pre and post-surgery.

Prior and post plastic surgery procedures, deep oscillation therapy can help with the quicker recovery after a plastic surgery procedure (or any surgical intervention) by improving the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in all layers of the skin. This reduces swelling, edema, and fibrosis. Additionally, the therapy stimulates collagen production in the connective tissue, naturally improving skin elasticity. This therapy differs from conventional therapies, enabling deeper penetration into the damaged tissues without physical pressure. Consequently, this makes it extremely safe to receive one day after a surgical procedure. This results in inhibiting local inflammation, accelerating wound-healing processes, and reducing pain. With no known side effects, this therapy can be used as supporting therapy during treatment with pain killers and antibiotics.

What happens during deep oscillation therapy?

Your therapist will discuss your reasons for having deep oscillation therapy, to ensure that your treatment package can be tailored to your specific needs. You will then sit on lye down and will be given a titanium contact element to hold loosely between your fingers. Your therapist will then move the applicator or use their hands, wearing vinyl gloves that act as the semi-conductor, and powder is applied to the area that will be treated. Gentle pressure in a circular motion is then applied to deliver the electrostatic waves. There is no heat or electrical stimulation, you will feel gentle, deep vibrations (oscillation. Treatments normally last between 20 to 30 minutes and patients report it to soothe pain and be very relaxing. You may feel tired and urinate more frequently for a few days after treatment. improvement can be seen after one treatment.

Contraindications for treatment with deep oscillation therapy include:

• Vascular disorders and untreated thrombosis • Heart disease or irregular pulse, heart palpitations or a fluttering heartbeat (arrhythmia) • Pacemakers or any other electronic implants • Pregnancy • Hypersensitivity to electrostatic fields • A superficial form of cellulitis (erysipelas) • An acute infection

How does deep oscillation therapy work?

Prior to a surgical procedure, deep oscillation therapy encourages lymph drainage and increases blood flow supplying nutrients effectively preparing the tissue for surgery. After a surgical procedure trauma to the tissues results in increased movement of plasma and leukocytes essential for faster healing. A biological reaction releases chemicals to increase blood flow to the tissues and enable the plasma fluid to permeate the tissues which causes swelling and inflammation to occur. When the tissues become inflamed the nerves are also stimulated which is what causes pain. Damage of lymphatic capillaries during surgery may result in oedemas and hematomas. By stimulating the neurosensory system, with deep oscillation therapy, blood flow delivering oxygen and nutrients is increased to the damaged tissues. This results in quicker reabsorption of edema and hematomas, and reduction of swelling and bruising. The therapy also increases the lymphatic flow, to help flush out waste products and aids in the production of collagen. The combination of these effects speeds up the healing process and Swelling and inflammation are reduced and this is what helps to lower pain levels. Multiple sessions over a period of weeks are normally recommended to help the body to recover at a quicker rate after plastic surgery.

Benefits of going to a therapist vs using a home deep oscillation machine

A therapist will have received training to ensure they deliver biologically effective oscillations into the treated tissue. Deep oscillation therapy requires the precise application of the correct frequency range from 5-250 Hz, which will need adjusting throughout a course of treatments. A trained therapist will also know the optimum time to wait between treatments and how many treatments are required for maximum benefits from deep oscillation therapy. Purchasing a deep oscillation machine can be an effective way of continuing treatment yourself, in the comfort of your own home. The continued use of deep oscillation therapy can help to improve lymphatic function and blood flow, increase skin elasticity, tone muscles, and improve the production of collagen, helping to keep your skin smoother and tighter. Your therapist will be able to guide you on the best machine to purchase and how to effectively use it to maintain the benefits of the therapy you have received following a course of treatments delivered by a therapist.

Posted on May 18, 2020

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