Plastic surgery is an investment in time and money, so it only makes sense that patients are eager to learn how they can maintain their results for as long as possible. Plastic surgeon Dr. Sandra Margoles regularly discusses this topic with her Greenwich patients. Here, she shares her top tips to maintain your results long-term.
Maintain a Stable Weight
While liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the body, it does not prevent future weight gain. Similarly, weight fluctuations after lift procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift and breast lift can stretch out the skin and hinder the beauty of your results. Maintain your weight by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Keep in mind that exercising too vigorously too soon after your surgery can hinder your results. Your surgeon will give you the green light when it is safe to exercise.
Smoking immediately after your surgery can compromise the success and beauty of your results. Smoking slows down your body’s ability to heal and can lead to complications including bleeding, pain and visible scarring. Picking up smoking once you are completely healed from surgery is also a bad idea. Smoking is terrible for your skin’s health and appearance and can sabotage the cosmetic effects of facelift, eyelid surgery and other procedures.
Practice Healthy Skin Care Habits
No plastic surgery procedure can completely stop the aging process, which is why a good skin care regimen is key to prolonging facial rejuvenation results. Using the right combination of moisturizers, sunscreen and other skin care products can help you look radiant and young for years to come. Following a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water can also help.
Consult Your Plastic Surgeon
If you have any questions about your recovery or how to maintain your results, your surgeon is the best source for accurate answers. In addition, your surgeon can recommend procedures or a skin regimen that can complement your plastic surgery results.
For more tips on how to prolong your plastic surgery results, schedule an appointment with Dr. Margoles. Contact her Greenwich plastic surgery practice by calling (203) 869-2939 today.