Plastic surgery is an investment in time, money and energy, so naturally patients want to enjoy their beautiful results as long as possible. This is a frequent topic of discussion with Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery; here, he shares his best tips for patients to maintain plastic surgery results long-term.
Maintain Your Weight
Maintaining your weight is one of the most important things you can to do enjoy your plastic surgery results — especially body contouring results — over the long run. For example, liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells (they cannot grow back); however, gaining weight can cause the remaining fat cells to expand, in turn masking the results of liposuction. This is why plastic surgeons encourage patients to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, as soon as they have made a full recovery from surgery.
Something you may be surprised to learn is that many patients are inspired by their plastic surgery results to maintain their weight. Seeing their slimmer, sculpted physique is motivation to work out and eat right. It may be easier than you think to maintain your weight after surgery!
Follow Smart Skin Care Habits
Facial plastic surgery patients should take excellent care of their skin after surgery. Good skin care includes using the right combination of professional skin care products (as prescribed by a skin care expert), practicing healthy sun protection habits, eating well and drinking a lot of water. The right skin care habits can help enhance and prolong the results of procedures like facelift and neck lift for many years to come.
Smoking during the healing phase (and in general) is a surefire way to compromise results. Smoking compromises the body’s ability to heal, prolongs recovery and can cause complications like bleeding, visible scarring and pain. If you smoke, be honest with your plastic surgeon about your habits and talk to him about finding a way to quit for good.
Communicate with Your Surgeon
Your surgeon is an expert in cosmetic medicine and can recommend procedures and treatments to complement your plastic surgery results. Stay in regular contact with him and occasionally inquire about treatment options that may accentuate your new look.
Contact Dr. Carlos Chacon
If you would like more information about maintaining your plastic surgery results, Dr. Chacon can help. Call (858) 633-7546 or email Divino Plastic Surgery today to get in contact with our team or speak with the doctor.