Plastic surgery has the potential to last many years, but there are several ways you can help make sure your results last even longer. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Grace shares the following five tips to ensure your plastic surgery results are successful and long-lasting.
Follow Pre-Op and Post-Op Guidelines
Before your surgery, Dr. Grace will go over in detail with you a list of guidelines to follow before and after your surgery. For example, Dr. Grace will advise you when it’s safe enough to go back to work or exercise after surgery. Exercising before your body has completely healed can cause bruising or scarring. Be sure to raise any questions or concerns you have regarding these guidelines.
Smoking has been shown to increase the risk of complications after certain cosmetic procedures. To minimize the risk of complications, Dr. Grace will ask you to quit smoking several weeks before surgery. Additionally, smoking after your plastic surgery procedure can harm results. For example, smoking can cause wrinkles and therefore work against skin rejuvenation procedures that aim to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, such as facelift or eyelid surgery.
Plan for Recovery
The days and weeks following your plastic surgery procedure are critical for a successful recovery. Before your surgery, shop for easy-to-digest foods and helpful items such as ice packs. Prepare for emergencies by filling up your gas tank. Keep medications, water, a TV remote and other must-have items near your bed or couch.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
How successful your plastic surgery results are will heavily depend on your post-op care. For body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck, eat healthy and follow a fitness routine to maintain your new curves.
Enhance Your Results with Non-Surgical Treatments
Botox and dermal fillers can help maintain a youthful facial appearance following facelift surgery. Dr. Grace’s Photofacial and MicroLaserPeel treatments prevent wrinkles and fine lines from appearing years after facial plastic surgery. Dr. Grace also offers several skin care product lines that can help plastic surgery results last longer at any age.
Choose Your Plastic Surgeon Carefully
A board certified plastic surgeon can deliver the beautiful, long-lasting results you seek. As you research potential surgeons, be sure to choose one who is experienced and highly trained in performing the plastic surgery procedure you are interested in. Make sure your plastic surgeon is board certified, has specialized surgical training and has earned a degree from an accredited medical school.
About Dr. Grace
Dr. Douglas Grace is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who believes in delivering beautiful results through patient safety, comfort and satisfaction. Patients in the Burlington and surrounding areas trust Dr. Grace for their body contouring, facial plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation needs.
If you are interested in learning more about pursuing plastic surgery with Dr. Grace, schedule a one-on-one consultation today. Please call the Grace Clinic at (905) 336-9636.