Seeing the results that you’ve been dreaming of following a procedure is a phenomenal feeling. The big reveal, and the weeks following as the definition becomes more visible, is a thrilling time—whether you’ve had a rhinoplasty, injectables or CoolSculpting. But how can you ensure that the results will last? Simple maintenance will keep you looking and feeling your best for years to come.
One way is to always listen to the advice of your surgeon, who has familiarity with both the procedure and your medical history. The direction from your surgeon will help you prolong your results, and go through the recovery process safely, with the least amount of discomfort.
Another way to keep your amazing results is to protect your skin. Exposure to the sun and free radicals can harm and age your skin. Use sunscreen daily, even in cloudy weather, and stop smoking. These simple actions can prolong results of procedures like face lifts. Protect your skin from the inside out by staying hydrated.
Staying healthy will always help maintain your results, especially when it comes to body contouring treatments like liposuction where fat cells are removed permanently from the body. Generally, fat won’t build up in the treated areas but if you were to gain a substantial amount of weight, the body will keep its shape but in a larger size. Keep up with your exercise regimen and eat a healthy diet to maintain the results you obtained. If you don’t take good care of your skin, the results you love will last a shorter amount of time than anticipated.
Procedures like chin reshaping and rhinoplasty generally provide permanent results. But a regular treatment plan for many procedures like facial injectables is an ideal way to maintain optimal results. Using Botox to slow down the visible effects of aging by smoothing out wrinkles is a popular choice, but after a few months, the effects of the toxin will wane. By setting up follow-up procedures every four to six months on a treatment plan, you’ll retain the same look, while taking the guesswork out of a schedule and saving money at the same time.
Additional surgical procedures can also require maintenance, like a face-lift. Since face-lifts can naturally change over time as the tightened skin loosens, taking care of your skin will help maintain the results longer. An eyelid-lift can also require maintenance as eyelids have a tendency to fall with age.
Find out how you can look and feel your best by calling 646.362.5245 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Levine, one of only a few surgeons who are double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. She can help you achieve “Believable Beauty” results that are natural and long-lasting.