3 Post-Cosmetic Procedure Tips to Maintain your Results

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

If you are spending your hard-earned money on cosmetic procedure, wouldn’t you want the results to last long term? This requires you to make some changes in your lifestyle so that you don’t end up in the same place that you were at before.

Don’t panic though, there are some easy things that will have a massive positive impact on your health and do a lot in the long run to help maintain your results. Here are 3 post-cosmetic procedure tips to help you maintain your post-cosmetic procedure results:

1. Pamper your skin: In the weeks following a cosmetic procedure you need to be extra vigilant to your skins needs. Pampering your skin following a cosmetic procedure does a lot in the long run in terms of hiding your scarring. Scars are unavoidable and necessary with every cosmetic procedure you undergo, but good surgeons know how to properly hide scars so they aren’t super visible. Pampering your skin helps these scars heal and become even less visible.

2. Good health inside and out: As the saying goes “you are what you eat” the same can be said for things you put on your body as well. If it is absorbed into your body in any way then it is going to have an effect on your health. The majority of board certified surgeons require cosmetic patients to quit smoking multiple weeks in advance before coming in for a surgical procedure. This is because the nicotine in cigarettes can slow recovery times and lead to potential complications following a cosmetic procedure.

3. Control your diet and get active: Weight loss procedures are a great way to achieve the body image you desire, but once you have it you will want to maintain that. In order to do this, the most essential thing is to make sure you are dieting properly and getting a sufficient amount of exercise.