How to maintain cosmetic surgery results

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

When you undergo cosmetic surgery, you are making an investment into your looks which should be protected afterwards as well. You have to ensure that the money, time and energy you spend pay off when the stitches heal. The following are some ways you can maintain your cosmetic surgery results to ensure this:

Protect your skin from the sun

As the scars on your face heal, it is very important that you keep the skin protected from harmful elements afterwards. UV rays from the sun can undo all of the work your surgeon did and cause the skin to age faster as well. Therefore, always apply sunscreen before heading out and protect the delicate skin around your eyes with sunglasses as well.

Maintain a healthy diet

While you may not be able to run a marathon while those stitches heal, you can make sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes maintaining a diet regime that is free of trans fats or anything that is not a home cooked meal. Eat as many greens as you can to facilitate the healing process and avoid excessive alcohol. In some cases, it can dehydrate you fast and speed up the healing process. Plus, keep away from fast food as the new you emerges and the scars heal.

These facts should be related to you by the plastic surgeon who performs your cosmetic surgery. Book an appointment today with Dr. Poulos who has had extensive experience in the field. She is the supervising physician as well as the owner of Classical Medical Spa. As a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, her skills are second to none so you will not be disappointed. Sign up for a consultation today and you will also get a complimentary pre and post surgery massage depending on the procedure you choose.