Cosmetic surgery takes time, energy, and of course, money. While it’s worth it all and most people get to enjoy the results of their procedure for many years to come; it’s important to know that results can fade if proper care isn’t taken. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ensure that the results of your cosmetic surgery last.
Keep up with Diet and Exercise
Tummy tucks, face lifts, and liposuction are all great options for body contouring. They provide real, almost unimaginable results. However, they only last if a person retains a healthy weight. For example, if someone who has had liposuction gains weight, fat cells will appear in areas that the procedure didn’t focus upon. If you want to keep the results of your body contouring procedure, the best way to maintain a healthy weight is to keep up with a healthy diet and exercise routine. It’s suggested that individuals exercise at least three times a week for thirty minutes a day. And, eat the suggested amount of fruits and vegetable throughout the day. Finally, don’t forget to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.
Keep up with Skin Care
Having surgery commonly coincides with having scarring. Scarring can fade over time. However, routine skin maintenance can reduce scarring after plastic surgery. First, make sure to keep scaring away from the sun, as UV rays can actually make scarring more visible. Secondly, follow all the tips your plastic surgeon offered after your procedure. Some of these tips are essential in keeping scarring from appearing worse, widening, and getting deeper. Finally, if scarring doesn’t fade, talk to an aesthetician, or skin care specialist. Typically, plastic surgeons refer their own skin care specialists or hire one as a part of their practice.
Keep Away from Bad Habits
Lifestyle choices can do a number on the results of surgery. Smoking and drinking can both affect the immune system negatively, making it harder for the body to heal after plastic surgery. So, make sure that if you drink or smoke, you only do so in moderation, if at all. Most plastic surgeons will require that smoking and drinking cease before surgery. So, if you’re considering surgery, you may wish to stop beforehand.
Want to Benefit from Plastic Surgery for Years to Come?
The results of surgery, if you’re careful, can benefit you for many years. If you want to take advantage of the results of any of the many available cosmetic surgeries, contact Dr. Park today.