Plastic surgery may look like a simple way to shave years off your appearance or improve or enhance your appearance, but it takes a big commitment and investment of time and money, not to mention a skilled surgical team to give you your best outcome possible. Here are some simple tips to help you maintain and prolong your plastic surgery results so that you can enjoy them for years to come.
1. Protect your skin in the sun.
It’s important to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays that cause premature aging of the skin. This leads to fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. Depending on the procedure you have done, you will want to wear a sunscreen after your procedure. It’s important to minimize exposure to the sun on any incisions as too much sun can cause discoloration or darkening of the scar.
2. Follow a healthy diet.
Consuming a healthy, balanced diet is important to all of us but especially important to maintaining the appearance of your skin. Stay hydrated and avoid overconsumption of sugar as that can make your skin age prematurely.
3. Exercise regularly.
In addition to following a healthy diet, exercise is crucial to a healthy lifestyle and is especially important when it comes to plastic surgery outcomes. A good diet and exercise can help you keep off the pounds and prevent fat cells from expanding and skin from stretching, which is important if you get liposuction or have a tummy tuck or body lift.
4. Follow a skin care routine.
Often, patients already have a skin care routine before they turn to a plastic surgeon to help them achieve the results they desire. Share your detailed routine with your surgical team so that they can tell you to stay the course or make recommendations on products to add or remove to help enhance your results.
Patients are so often thrilled with their results after plastic surgery that they are motivated to adopt new, healthier habits to maintain their results. If you are considering plastic surgery, call (202) 750-5189 today to schedule a consultation.