Cosmetic surgery is a financial and emotional investment. You are taking the step to transform your appearance by investing money in yourself and accruing confidence as you heal and see your beautiful results.
Cosmetic surgery procedures yield high patient satisfaction rates, and most patients feel that their lives have changed significantly in a positive way for many years after surgery. However, it’s important to understand that your results require upkeep because unfortunately, nothing can fully stop the effects of aging, lifestyle habits, and genetics. The great news is that there are some things you can do to successfully maintain your results for years and maximize your investment.
Healthy Diet & Regular Exercise
Body contouring procedures can transform your shape, providing a more pleasing silhouette. While the immediate results seem magical, the key is to maintain a healthy weight to ensure longevity in your new body. Procedures such as liposuction will permanently rid you of specified fat cells, but if you gain weight, you will see it appear bulkier in other areas. If you have a body lift or tummy tuck procedure, it is extremely important to keep your weight in a stable range to avoid stretch marks or pulling of the skin in those areas.
The best way to maintain body contouring results is to exercise and eat a healthy diet. After all, our goal at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center is to improve your overall health and well-being, and sticking to great exercise and eating habits will help you love your surgery for years to come.
Great Skincare Habits
Immediately following your procedure, your body needs the proper care to heal, which will greatly affect the chances of post scarring. As time goes by, proper skincare habits will also help your results look better than ever.
Scarring is a necessary aspect of many surgeries. While Dr. Castellon takes extreme care to place incisions in a hidden area, in most cases, making sure those areas heal is also in the patient’s hands during aftercare. It is critical to follow the post-care instructions and activity restrictions to avoid straining or stretching your body too soon. Also, be sure to protect your new incisions from the sun, keep the area clean, and use Silagen as recommended by Dr. Castellon to assist in the healing process.
At the appropriate phase chosen by Dr. Castellon, a skincare consultation with our highly trained aestheticians is essential to choose the correct medical-grade skin care products and skin treatments to help enhance and maintain your cosmetic surgery results, particularly when it comes to facial procedures. Even if you have an existing skincare routine, it’s best to ask about your products and see if you should adjust anything going forward.
What you put in and on your body not only impacts your surgical results, it can make a huge difference in your overall quality of health and wellness. Dr. Castellon requires his patients to quit smoking tobacco before and after surgery. Nicotine negatively impacts your body’s ability to heal and can lead to complications with your surgery. Excessive alcohol consumption is another negative contributor when it comes to cosmetic surgery and healing.
The number one priority at Castellon Plastic Surgery is patient care. Honesty is the best policy to ensure patients receive the best quality of surgical care possible and achieve optimal results. The good news is that many patients feel an increased sense of confidence and comfort in their new appearance that they find extra motivation to maintain healthy habits after a cosmetic procedure. Our team at Castellon Plastic Surgery Center is here to provide all patients with a welcoming and nurturing environment. We are here on each patient’s journey from beginning to beautiful results.