There are a lot of reasons to get plastic surgery, especially procedures like a facelift or breast augmentation. One of them is to improve facial aesthetics, but a lot of them can actually be for health reasons like the treatment of a condition or a birth defect.
But no matter if you’re one of the 56% of people that come to their plastic surgeons looking to get their cheekbones back for facial aesthetics, or looking to have rhinoplasty to improve nasal breathing, you need to maintain it. The procedure and the improvements don’t end the moment you recover from the knife.
Here are a few ways you can maintain your cosmetic surgery results:
- Healthy Diet And Exercise
This might come as a surprise to you if you thought that something like liposuction or a tummy tuck would be the end solution, but you need to exercise and eat right to maintain the results. This is the only way that you can keep the weight and the excess fat off of your body.
So, if you want to keep those magical surgical results, hit the gym and start eating right. You’ll be able to improve your looks and your health.
- Good Skin Practices
Proper care of your skin can make a major difference in scarring, especially immediately after the procedure. Great skin care can make you look as good or even better than you ever have before.
Scarring will likely happen, and while your surgeon might do their best to keep your skin relatively mark-free, the recovery and healing process is on you. You need to drink water and keep from straining the scars and incisions to keep them from worsening. You also need to keep them out of the sun and keep the area clean. Use scar care creams and ointments recommended by your doctor, too.
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices
You also need to keep with these healthy lifestyle choices long after the surgery, too. Drink water more than anything else, avoid carbonated and high sodium drinks, avoid smoking and make sure to exercise daily. A healthy body is a body that recovers faster and stronger than an unhealthy one. And the results from your surgery and your facial aesthetics can only benefit.
Those are just a few of the healthy choices and decisions you should make post-surgery. If you have questions about other healthy options, contact us. We’ll be glad to assist you.