Before receiving cosmetic surgery, research the timeline for the surgery and post-op results. Being informed before surgery will help you maintain the results for a longer period through healthy habits and specific instructions from your doctor. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we provide treatments for your face, skin, body, and breasts.

Learning how to maintain the results of your plastic surgery may help you save money and time on future procedures. Some procedures may only require one operation, while others will need to be redone occasionally. Here are some of the best strategies to keep your results looking as good as possible for as long as possible:

Choose the Right Cosmetic Surgeon

Maintaining your results is much easier when you choose the right cosmetic surgeon. Choosing a cosmetic surgeon based on their experience, training, and results can help you achieve better results and feel more at ease during your procedure. Develop a relationship of trust with your surgeon to help you communicate any concerns you have before and after surgery. If you want to see results and examples before deciding on surgery, you can check out our before and after page.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Aftercare Instructions

After your surgery, your surgeon will give you detailed aftercare instructions. They are specific to your procedure and can help simplify the healing process and set you up for long-term success. Your instructions may include details on medication, wound care, and activity restrictions. We can also recommend or provide specific products that can aid you in your recovery. Following your surgeon’s instructions can help you maintain your results and make the healing process more comfortable for you.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is beneficial for your overall well-being and the results of your cosmetic surgery. We recommend maintaining a balanced and healthy diet and staying hydrated. We also recommend that you avoid unhealthy habits, such as smoking. Research has shown that smokers do not heal as well after facelift surgery and tend to have more complications after breast surgery. Quitting smoking, at least while you are healing, can help your body heal faster and leave you with better results. 

Follow a Skincare Routine

Healthy skin can help your skin heal and enhance the results of your procedure. We especially recommend following a skincare routine if you are receiving a skin treatment, such as Botox or Juvederm. An appropriate skincare routine can promote the reduction of fine lines or wrinkles. It can also help enhance a face procedure, such as a facelift or forehead lift, by improving your skin’s overall health and appearance.

You should consult your surgeon or a skin care professional to determine the treatments and products to use on your skin. Cleansing, moisturizing, and using other recommended products or serums can help keep your skin healthy. Prioritize sun protection, especially after your surgery. UV rays can cause premature aging and pigmentation changes. You can help reduce these negative effects by using broad-spectrum sunscreen every day or using clothing to help shield your skin from the sun.

Stay Active

Regular exercise can help you tone your muscles and prevent weight gain. This can have positive results on your health and can help you maintain your cosmetic surgery. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we offer four different body procedures: liposuction, abdominoplasty, body lift, and arm lift. These procedures can help you remove stubborn fat or loose skin, and you can see results almost immediately. These procedures do not prevent you from gaining weight afterward, so be proactive in preventing it. While staying active is good for you and your cosmetic results, consult with your surgeon about when you are safe to resume exercising. This can vary based on your procedure and how well you are healing.

Follow-up Regularly

After a cosmetic procedure, your surgeon will likely recommend a follow-up appointment. This can help monitor your progress and address your questions or concerns. They can also make any necessary adjustments or treatments to verify that your results last. Certain procedures, such as Botox or Juvederm, may require that you have follow-up appointments to maintain your results. We can help you schedule these appointments after your procedures and guide you on how long you should take between appointments.

Come to Somerset Plastic Surgery for Your Cosmetic Surgery

At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we can give you guidelines and recommendations that may increase the longevity of your treatment. For treatments that require regular follow-up appointments, we can help you regularly schedule appointments to encourage proper post-op treatment.

Maintaining the results of cosmetic surgery may require at-home care as well as follow-up appointments with a doctor or assistant. If you are in Michigan and want to get cosmetic surgery on your face, body, or breasts, or if you are interested in our skin treatments, request an appointment with us today.