Many patients consider cosmetic surgery to be an investment in themselves. Surely, when people invest money in their appearance, their confidence builds as their results become apparent. Often, the effects of cosmetic surgery trickle into other aspects of the person’s life – it can improve intimate relationships, dating (for single individuals), mood, social behaviors, and it can affect a person’s career, even if he or she works in Corporate America and not in the entertainment industry.
When you invest in cosmetic surgery, you want to make sure that the time, money, and effort you put into it pays off for as long as possible. As you probably know, the results from cosmetic surgery, whether from a facelift, a breast augmentation, or a Mommy Makeover are typically incredible and highly-satisfying. However, if you want the long-lasting results, you’ll need to take steps to maintain them.
What Can I Do to Maximize My Results?
Fortunately, there are things you can do to take care of yourself and to maintain your beautiful results for as long as possible. If you decide to undergo plastic surgery, here are some things you can do to ensure the results last for years to come!
- Eat right and exercise. If you have a fat removal procedure, such as liposuction, a tummy tuck, or another body contouring procedure, the results will be amazing, but only if you maintain a healthy weight. If you have a tummy tuck or a body lift, you don’t want to gain weight and stretch out the skin, as this would compromise the results.
- Take care of your skin. When you take proper care of your skin after a procedure, it can help minimize scarring, which will improve your results. Even though a certain amount of scarring is inevitable, it’s important to closely follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, and this includes restricting activity following surgery. You want to keep the incision areas clean, protect them from UV rays, and use the creams and ointments recommended by your plastic surgeon.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol following a procedure. Both nicotine and alcohol affect your body’s ability to heal after surgery. Be honest with your doctor about your lifestyle habits, such as smoking, drinking, and any medications or supplements that you’re on. Your doctor will advise you on what to avoid and for how long to maximize your results.
If you are considering plastic surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky would be glad to answer all of your questions and fully explain what steps you can take to ensure the best possible results that last. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!