So you’ve already had plastic surgery and you are extremely pleased with your results but what can you do to maintain them? Here are our top 3 tips for prolonging the longevity of your results:
1, Consistent healthy eating and exercising
After a body contouring procedure such as lipo, your body will show almost immediate results however one must be vigilant about remaining at a healthy weight. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery:
“For instance, fat removal procedures such as liposuction will permanently rid you of targeted fat cells, but if you gain weight, you will see it in other areas as remaining fat cells expand. It’s even more important to keep your weight within a stable range if you’ve had a surgical lifting procedure (such as tummy tuck or body lift)—you’ll want to avoid stretching your skin again and nullifying the improvements you worked hard to achieve.
The best way to maintain body contouring results is to continue exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. The good news is that sticking to this rule will also help you feel great and improve your overall health, in addition to helping you retain the look you love after surgery.
2. Practice a good skin care regimen
In order to prevent scarring, proper skin care is needed. This is especially important with invasive surgeries as there is more of a propensity to scar.
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery states :
“First off, scarring is a necessary aspect of many surgeries and while your surgeon will take care to place your incisions where they can be most easily hidden, making sure they heal optimally and fade nicely over time is partially in your hands. First, it is critical to follow any postoperative activity restrictions; these rules will help you avoid straining your scars, which could cause them to become wider or more visible. Secondly, be sure to protect your incisions in the sun, keep the area clean, and use the topical scar care creams and ointments recommended by your doctor.”
In addition, your doctor may recommend specific medical-grade skin products that you should use, make sure to follow that advice. Remember, your doctor is the best resource for your post op-recovery, make sure you utilize him or her.
3. Lead a Healthy Lifestyle
Whatever your reasons for getting plastic surgery, it is integral to practice a healthy lifestyle moving forward. “What you put in and on your body not only impacts your surgical results, it can make a huge difference in your overall health. For instance, most board certified cosmetic surgeons require patients to quit smoking tobacco for at least a few weeks before and after surgery. Nicotine greatly impacts your body’s ability to heal, resulting in prolonged recovery times and, potentially, complications that can lead to pain, bleeding, and more visible scarring. Excessive alcohol consumption is another pitfall you’ll want to avoid; there are a number of health drawbacks to overdoing it when it comes to drinking.”
At VIP, we provide you with post op recovery at every step. We want you to have a great aftercare experience. Please contact us if you want to learn more about this. We can reached at firstname.lastname@example.org