Tips for Maintaining Plastic Surgery Results
Cosmetic Procedures are an investment. You are investing money into yourself to feel better about your overall being. It is also an investment of your time and energy and you want to make sure this investment pays off. Also you want that investment to last for a number of years.
After your cosmetic procedure we hope that you love your results and are thrilled with your new look. However, it is important to understand that your results require upkeep to stay in shape, and that nothing can fully stop the effects of aging, lifestyle habits, and genetics.
At our office, we want to ensure that our patient’s results last as long as we promise and hopefully even longer with these few simple steps. Here are some suggestions for maximizing your cosmetic surgery outcomes.
- Healthy diet & regular exercise. These two things are the key to a healthy life but also to long lasting cosmetic procedure results. While your results may seem magical, the look you see now will last if you maintain a healthy weight. Obsessive weight gain can completely contour and take away the results of the procedure that was performed. For example, liposuction, is a surgery that is designed to get rid of the current targeted fat cells. If you gain excess weight post-surgery, it will create new fat cells and diminish the results of the liposuction. The best way to maintain body contouring results is to continue exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. The good news is that sticking to this rule will also help you feel great and improve your overall health, in addition to helping you retain the look you love after surgery.
- Following post procedure instructions. Proper care after any procedure is extremely important. Scarring is a necessary aspect of many surgeries and while your surgeon will place your incisions where the can be most easily hidden, making sure they heal optimally and fade nicely over time is partially up to you. Here at Ohio Plastic Surgery Specialists, we offer detailed after care instructions to all of our patients before the surgery even takes place. It is very important that you are following those specific instructions to ensure the best results.
- Overall habits. What you put in and on your body can not only make an impact on your surgical results, it can also make a huge difference in your overall health. Smoking is a huge factor, if you are having surgery, it is recommended that you stop smoking weeks prior and after surgery. Nicotine greatly interferes with your body’s ability to heal. Excessive alcohol is another thing you might consider avoiding. Be honest with our doctors about your health habits prior to surgery and they can work with you to making the changes you need to be successful.