Surgery is never easy, but thanks to many new and remarkable post-operative products, patients have the opportunity the recover faster, heal better, and be on their way to “a new life” in record time. These are a few “not-to-miss” care products that are certain to make patients feel better during their recovery.

Avocet Polymer Technologies

To soothe, moisturize, and diminish the appearance of post-operative scars, turn to Avosil® Scar Care Gel by Avocet Polymer Technologies. The gel contains nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory, salycylic acid as well as vitamin E and aloe. For best results, begin use as the wound closes and continue treatment for 6 to 8 weeks or until symptoms subside. Avosil is safe and effective, and it is available over the counter.

For additional information, contact Avocet Polymer Technologies, 23560 W Main St, Suite 2, Plainfield, IL 60544; (866) 352-7227;

Bio Med Sciences

Bio Med Sciences offers Oleeva® Scar Shapes, pieces of self-adhesive silicone sheeting designed for the management of scars following breast or abdominal surgery procedures. Breast Forms come as two separate pieces, en­suring proper placement and full coverage for all breast sizes. AP-Curves are designed for abdom­i­no­plasty patients and are ideal for use under surgical garments or ordinary clothing. Scar Shapes contain no messy gels or pastes. The outer surface is covered with a silky fabric for optimal comfort, while the inside is made of Silon, used around the world for the treatment of burn scars.

For additional information, contact Bio Med Sciences Inc, 7584 Morris Court, Suite 218, Allentown, PA 18106; (800) 25-SILON;

Enzymes Inc

Enzymes Inc introduces Inflammenz™, a high-potency enzyme supplement that accelerates soft-tissue healing and decreases healing time by 2 to 3 days. In addition to reducing general inflammation, Inflammenz is 100% natural and is available exclusively from Enzymes Inc.

For further information, contact Enzymes Inc, 8500 NW River Park Dr, Suite 227A, Parkville, MO 64152-9827; (800) 647-6377;


ESBA Labs offers Topicaine® 4% and 5% topical anesthetic gel in child-resistant tubes. Topicaine 4% gel is translucent, non-oily, and is specially formulated to penetrate skin, for the prevention and relief of pain caused by electrolysis, waxing, laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal. Topicaine 5% gel promotes wound healing with aloe vera gel, alpha-bisabolol, and shea butter. It may also be used in the peri-anal area for hemorrhoidal pain.

For more information, contact ESBA Labs Inc, 1001 Jupiter Park Dr, Suite 112, Jupiter, FL 33458; (800) 677-9299;

Gel Concepts

NatraGel® Pre/Post Filler Pads by Gel Concepts help calm treatment areas before injection and reduce puffiness and swelling post injection. The soothing hydrogel pads contain essential oils to gently cool and are available in specific shapes for the forehead, mouth, and peri-orbital areas.

For additional information, contact Gel Concepts LLC, 30 Leslie Court, Whippany, NJ 07981; (973) 884-8995;

Invotec International Inc

Invotec International Inc offers Swiss Therapy Mask, a lightweight and flexible mask that assures minimum pressure while maintaining maximum skin contact. The mask wakes up tired eyes, soothes sore, puffy eyes, moisturizes and maintains the vulnerable skin around the eyes, eases tension, and cools sunburn pain.

For additional information, contact Invotec International Inc, 6833 Phillips Industrial Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256; (800) 998-8580;

Lipo In a Box

Lipo in a Box® offers Phase2­Wear, a post-operative compression garment that is comfortable enough for everyday wear. The garments are woven on a circular machine, making some styles seamless and others with minimal seams. They are available in sizes XS to 2X, in either nude or black colors.

For additional information, contact Cova Marketing LLC, PO Box 290219, Nashville, TN 37229; (866) LIPO-BOX;

McKinley Medical

To control post-operative pain, McKinley Medical offers the Accufuser® Post-Op Pain Control Pump, which delivers continuous local anesthetic through a patented Saturation Catheter directly to the surgical site for up to 5 days. During use, patients can receive additional medication doses to relieve pain with a touch of a button. Accufuser is disposable and lightweight, allowing portability. A variety of Accufuser models enables surgeons to customize drug delivery to meet their patients’ needs.


Medical Z

Medical Z Corp offers post-surgical lipo garments, which give the desired compression needed and allow for unsurpassed comfort without the use of zippers. Lipo garments are available in black or white and in sizes XS to XXL.

For additional in­formation, contact Medical Z Corp, 6800 Alamo Downs Park­way, San Antonio, TX 78238; (800) 368-7478;

VitaMedica Inc

VitaMedica introduces the Surgery Program and Healing Supplements Program to its surgery supplements. Both are pre- and post-operative nutritional supplement systems for cosmetic surgical patients. The supplements provide nutrients that support internal wound and skin care by enhancing the body’s natural mechanisms for repair and healing. Along with the surgery supplements, VitaMedica also offers a brochure, “A Guide to Ensure Surgical Safety,” which informs patients of the supplements they should discontinue during the pre-operative period.

For additional information, contact VitaMedica Inc, 1140 Highland Ave, Suite 196, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; (888) 367-8605;