Tips for Maintaining Your Cosmetic Surgery Results

At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, with locations in Clearwater and Tampa, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier cosmetic treatments. Our lead physician, Dr. Todd Besnoff, along with our team of skilled aesthetic technicians, offers a range of services to keep you looking your best. However, the journey doesn’t end when the procedure is over. Maintaining the results is key to long-term satisfaction. Here are some tips to help you keep that snatched post-surgery look:

Follow Post-Procedure Instructions Diligently

Your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions on how to care for the treated area after the procedure. It’s crucial to follow these guidelines closely to ensure optimal healing and maintain the results. If you do not follow post-procedure instructions, don’t be surprised if your results don’t last as long as they should.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A balanced diet and regular exercise can greatly influence the longevity of your cosmetic surgery results. Healthy eating habits, drinking plenty of water, and physical activity help you maintain a stable weight and enhance your treatment, especially body contouring results.

Keep Your Skin Protected

Sun protection should be your daily routine, but it is especially vital after a cosmetic procedure. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear protective clothing like large hats and sunglasses to prevent exposure of the surgery site to the sun and to ward off premature aging.

Stay Hydrated

We already mentioned it, but it’s important enough to say twice. Drinking plenty of water is important for overall health and helps keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh. This is particularly beneficial after procedures like dermal fillers or any procedure where there is blood loss.

Don’t Smoke or Drink Alcohol

Smoking can accelerate the aging process and negatively affect the results of your surgery. The face and lip area are especially susceptible to the effects of smoking. Similarly, excessive alcohol consumption can dehydrate the skin and impact healing. It’s best to ditch the habits anyway, but be sure to pause them leading up to surgery and directly afterward.

Regular Skincare Routine

Invest in a good skincare routine that matches your skin type and the nature of your procedure. High-quality skincare products, like our medical-grade skincare products, can enhance and prolong the results of your cosmetic treatments.

Go To Your Follow-up Appointments

Don’t skip the regular follow-ups with your cosmetic surgeon or aesthetic technician. These appointments will help manage the long-term results of your surgery. These appointments allow your practitioner to keep an eye on your progress and make any necessary revisions.

Manage Stress Levels

Stress kills. High stress can take a toll on your body, including your skin. When you’re healing after surgery, you need your immune system to be firing on all cylinders. When you’re stressed, your immune system is impaired. Find stress management techniques that work for you, such as meditation, yoga, or other relaxing activities.

Consider Maintenance Treatments

Some procedures may require maintenance sessions to keep optimal results long-term. Discuss with your doctor the recommended schedule for follow-up treatments to maintain your results.

Enhance and Preserve Your Beauty with Ultimate Image

At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center, we’re committed to helping you achieve and maintain the best results possible. If you’re in the Tampa Bay area and looking to explore cosmetic treatment options or need advice on maintaining your results, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling 727-799-7000 or contact us online for personalized care tailored to your needs.