How Long Will My Facial Plastic Surgery Results Last?
By Dr. Fredric Newman on December 06, 2016
Board-certified plastic surgeon Fredric Newman believes that establishing honest, open lines of communication with his patients is essential to achieving the best possible results through facial cosmetic surgery. From the initial consultation onward, he strives to foster a relationship of mutual trust and respect so that patients will feel comfortable asking questions and raising concerns, and he can address those questions and concerns with frank, plainspoken responses. This sort of doctor-patient relationship helps to ensure that patients go into procedures with realistic expectations and come out of procedures fully satisfied with their results.
One of the questions most commonly asked of Dr. Newman is “How long will my facial plastic results last?” During consultations at his Darien, CT plastic surgery practice, Dr. Newman takes multiple factors into account as he answers this question. The precise answer to this question will, of course, be different for each individual patient. However, there are general factors that will influence the longevity of results that all facial plastic surgery patients will want to bear in mind.
Are you a good candidate for facial plastic surgery? To find out for yourself, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Fredric Newman today.
Factors That Influence the Longevity of Facial Plastic Surgery Results
In general, people who undergo facial plastic surgery will always experience positive results from their procedure to some degree. In other words, a patient who undergoes a brow lift at the age of 45 should have less pronounced wrinkling in the forehead at the age of 60 than she would have if she had not undergone the procedure, even if a fair amount of wrinkling is present. It is important to understand, however, that while facial plastic surgery may turn back the clock by as much as five years, it does not stop the clock. Patients will continue to age, and signs of age will continue to develop on the face. However, some treatments, such as rhinoplasty, are better immune to signs of aging.
There are ways that people can help to promote the longevity of their facial plastic surgery results, however. These include:
- Not smoking: Patients who smoke will have to give up smoking at least temporarily prior to undergoing surgery anyway, so why not quit the habit for good? Nothing causes premature aging of the facial skin quite like cigarette smoke, and resuming smoking after surgery is a surefire way to undo the beneficial results of a procedure as quickly as possible.
- Eating a healthy diet: Weight gain, as well as fluctuations in weight, can cause skin laxity and drooping.
- Avoiding sun damage: If patients must spend time in the sun, it is very important that they wear strong sun protection to avoid damaging their skin.
- Touching up their results as necessary: Whether through the application of injectable treatments or occasional surgical touch-ups, patients will want to return to our office every few years as necessary to maintain their results.
Learn More about Facial Plastic Surgery
To learn more about facial plastic surgery, please contact the practice of plastic surgeon Fredric Newman today.
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“Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me.” - Kim, Actual Patient