Some cosmetic procedures can transform your body, providing a more aesthetically pleasing look almost instantly. While the results are the closest thing we have to magic, this new look can only last if you remain at a healthy weight. The best way to maintain these results is to continue exercising regularly. Cosmetic rejuvenation aside, regular exercise can help you feel great and improve your overall health.
Eating healthy goes hand-in-hand with getting enough exercise. A well-balanced, nutritious diet will keep your skin looking fresh and youthful, which will enhance your surgery results, and keep it well-maintained for years to come. For the first week post-surgery, a nutrient-rich soft-food diet with low salt and sugar is recommended to prevent rapid skin aging. In addition, it is also recommended to stay hydrated, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and avoid excess alcohol and caffeine to maintain results.
Immediately following your procedure, proper care will make a big difference when it comes to scarring. Over time, great skincare will help your results look as good as new a few years down the road, just as they looked the day they were achieved. While it might come as a bit of a shock at first, scarring is a necessary aspect of many surgeries. It is critical to follow any postoperative activity restrictions and to protect incisions from the sun and from infection. Using topical scar creams and ointments recommended by your doctor can help with this. The right medical-grade skincare products can help enhance and maintain your cosmetic rejuvenation results long after the initial recovery stages. Your current skincare routine may have worked for you pre-surgery, but it is best to ask your doctor if any products you use will affect your results.
For the first few weeks during the initial post-op stages, it is best to avoid work and social obligations as much as possible. It is recommended to only associate with close family or friends who are supportive and positive to keep up morale, as it directly correlates with a healthy healing process. Any external stressors could potentially hinder your body from recovering properly.
Following all the above recommendations will provide you with your desired results that will look great for years to come. This newfound confidence will inspire you to maintain healthy habits, even post-procedure. If you have any questions about the cosmetic rejuvenation process, or regarding post-op care, feel free to click here to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation today.