Liposuction, facelift surgery and other types of plastic surgery typically involve long healing times and the downtime will vary from person to person. If you’ve been worried about the recovery time associated with different types of surgical procedures, your surgeon may suggest a treatment that uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as part of the recovery process. PRP is currently used to treat sports injuries and is also becoming a preferred treatment of choice for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
PRP Therapy was recently featured on The Doctors TV show and has helped many patients recover from chronic pain and inflammation after injury.
The body’s natural healing process can take several weeks, especially after a serious surgical procedure such as liposuction, breast augmentation, facelift surgery and other procedures that require a lot of incisions. PRP therapy supports the body’s natural healing process so that the tissues can repair themselves quickly. The patient’s blood is used to enhance cell repair using the body’s own stem cells and can speed up the healing process.
The platelet retrieval process is a fairly simple process and involves drawing blood from the patient before spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the blood cells. The plasma can then be directed directly into the skin tissues where the area needs to heal.
Plastic surgeons and medical doctors alike can now use PRP therapy to improve outcomes with different surgical procedures and provide better services for their patients. The latest techniques can improve healing times and make it easier for the patient to enjoy better results with their procedure. Talk to a plastic surgeon in your area to find out what types of healing treatments are available for any cosmetic and plastic surgeons you may be interested in.