So you’ve chosen to under cosmetic surgery. Congratulations! This decision has likely been given much research and thought. After all, it’s a big investment of time and money. Now that you’ve decided to have a cosmetic procedure, you’ll want to be sure that you not only recover safely over time but that you’re pleased with the dramatic results. To help maximize the outcomes of your cosmetic surgery, consider the following guidelines:
- Maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
Eating right and exercising goes a long way to making the results of your cosmetic surgery last. What’s more, it’s good for your overall health. But if you were active before your surgery, don’t be discouraged if you can’t jump back into your regular exercise routine right away. Your body needs time to heal, so focus on nourishing your body with the good food it needs to stay healthy and be patient. You can hit the gym again soon enough. And if you weren’t active before surgery, now is the time to adopt an exercise routine that’s right for you. Even 30 minutes of exercise a day goes a long way.
- Be good to your skin
Scarring is a part of the surgery, and while your surgeon will make the incisions in places that are the least noticeable, it’s up to you to make sure they heal correctly. Aside from decreasing your exposure to the sun and keeping your skin clean, be sure to follow your all of your doctor’s after-surgery advice to the letter. He or she will also have recommendations for the best products to use for treating your scars. This can work in tandem with your existing skin care routine, but for best results, tell your doctor about any products you’ve been using on your skin to make you’re doing what’s best for your skin post-surgery.
- Adopt healthy habits
Your post-surgery outcomes can be greatly affected by what you put into your body. Before surgery, it’s crucial that you are honest with your surgeon about your lifestyle habits. For instance, most surgeons require patients who smoke tobacco to quit smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery, as it can restrict blood flow and make it more difficult to heal. Alcohol consumption is also a factor, so limit your intake or avoid alcohol altogether to make sure your cosmetic surgery outcomes last as long as possible.
Only an experienced physician should take care of your skin. Dr. Lin is equipped with advanced knowledge and the ability to give you the best results.