How to Get and Maintain the Best Cosmetic Surgery Results

When you’re deciding whether or not to get a facelift or another cosmetic procedure, it’s important to get all of the information that you can. Any surgical procedure is not one to be taken lightly and can be a major source of anxiety. Plus, many cosmetic procedures can cost hundreds—if not thousands—of pounds. You are, quite literally, investing in your body. 

Cosmetic procedures, however, don’t last forever. Even more invasive procedures like a full facelift will fade and deteriorate after some time, even if that period is much longer than other procedures like lip fillers. It’s something you should anticipate before beginning any kind of cosmetic procedure journey. 

This timeline doesn’t mean that you can’t make the most of your procedure, though. When you begin your cosmetic procedure journey, you’ll surely be given a list of tips and tricks to follow to get the most out of your procedure. If you are planning to receive cosmetic surgery in Glasgow in the future, then those of us here at Luxe Skin may be able to give you an idea of what to expect. 

How Long Do Cosmetic Procedures Usually Last?

Depending on the type of procedure you receive, your cosmetic procedure will last for different amounts of time. Non-invasive procedures like lip fillers will typically have a shorter lifespan than surgical procedures like a facelift. 

Many factors go into determining how long a facelift usually lasts. Factors like age, skin type, or even how the surgery was done can all contribute to the longevity of your facelift. Typically, those who choose to get a facelift at a younger age have a better chance of keeping their facelift results for a longer time because of their natural skin elasticity and the collagen in their skin. 

However, as we age, the natural ageing process continues even after the facelift procedure has been completed. Our skin begins to droop again, wrinkles may form, and that youthful look that a facelift helps you obtain begins to fade. 

On average, the typical facelift lasts about ten years. Some, with the exact right conditions, can last as long as fifteen, but it’s uncommon. 

Less invasive cosmetic procedures like lip fillers or other dermal fillers will have a shorter lifespan as the filler dissolves over time. Typical lip filler results will last for about six to nine months, and dermal fillers will usually last for about a year or more, depending on the type of filler used on your skin. 

There is no exact science in determining how long certain filler types will last under the skin, just as there is no surefire way to predict exactly how long a facelift or any other major cosmetic surgery procedure will last. 

Here are a few ways that may be able to help keep the longevity of your cosmetic procedure:

Keep a Healthy Diet and Exercise Regularly

What’s good for the inside of your body is also good for the outside of your body, and a good diet and regular exercise are no exception. By maintaining a good diet and exercise regime, you’ll be able to more easily maintain the results of your cosmetic procedure. 

For example, if you get a liposuction treatment but don’t maintain regular exercise and good dieting habits, then that might cause you to gain weight. Unfortunately, even the best liposuction treatments can prevent the natural buildup of fat in the body; these treatments can only remove it from a portion of the body once the fat has already built up. If you don’t maintain a good diet and exercise routine and continue to gain weight, then the results of your liposuction treatment won’t last. 

The same goes for cosmetic procedures like facelifts or dermal fillers. Facelifts and dermal fillers are used to help you shape and sculpt your face so that you can have the look that you’ve always wanted. However, rapid weight gain or loss can make these fillers ineffective because of the way your face is shaped and the way the fillers work under your skin.

Before you have a serious procedure, whether it’s cosmetic surgery in Glasgow or anywhere else in the UK, it’s important to speak with your doctor about the potential ramifications of this to your overall health. Here at Luxe Skin, Doctor Q will be able to give you his best advice, but you should also consult with your general practitioner for any additional questions you may have regarding your diet or exercise routine. 

Maintain Good Skin Care

It can be tempting to try out many different new products, brands, and more when you receive a cosmetic procedure because you want to keep the best look possible. The dedication to this is admirable, but too many people get sidetracked or swept into skincare fad trends that may be more harmful than helpful to your skin, especially after a cosmetic procedure. 

Medical-grade skin care products are your friend in this instance. Many doctors will direct you on what are the best products to use once you’ve had your procedure. These products can include your everyday skin care products like moisturiser, toner, and more, but may also include some newer products like those used to help prevent scarring. 

The most important thing to remember is that whenever you want to use a new skincare product, especially after having a cosmetic procedure done, you should always consult with your dermatologist to make sure that this product is right for you. 

Follow Your Doctor’s Advice

There is nothing better for your cosmetic procedure aftermath care than simply listening to your doctor’s advice. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many individuals are likely to completely disregard their caregivers’ advice. 

When your doctor gives you a list of aftercare instructions, you should be prepared to follow those to the letter. Those instructions are given out after every cosmetic procedure for a reason; they’re proven to work and are the best way that our doctor knows to take care of both your health and well-being and to preserve the work done on your skin. 

Be mindful of rest and recovery times. Whether you’re recovering from an illness or cosmetic surgery, your doctor is always going to give you a guide about what to expect when you’re recovering from your procedure. A cosmetic procedure is much the same. 

If you don’t follow along with the recovery timeline, then this can greatly affect both your overall health and the longevity of your procedure. These recovery guidelines are in place for a reason, and not abiding by them can be detrimental to your recovery. 

When you have cosmetic surgery in Glasgow done, our office here at Luxe Skin is sure to give you a detailed care plan for you to follow. Doctor Q is a professional in the industry, both with cosmetic surgery in Glasgow and throughout the entire United Kingdom. Though it may be tempting to check online and follow set lists and rules that you may find on a blog, your doctor is always going to know what care is best for you. 

Healthy Habits Make a Big Difference

A healthy lifestyle can make a world of difference in maintaining the longevity of your cosmetic procedures. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and enjoying vices like smoking or drinking in limited quantities can make a world of difference not only in the longevity of your cosmetic procedure but also in your overall health. 

In fact, during the consultation for your procedure, your doctor may discuss smoking habits, drinking habits, and more. Many doctors recommend quitting smoking tobacco at least a few weeks before your cosmetic procedure. This is because nicotine can affect your healing process, resulting in longer recovery times and maybe even complications that may lead to excessive pain, bleeding, swelling, or more. 

Alcohol consumption is another factor that may affect your recovery time. There is no harm in having the occasional drink, of course, but drinking in excess can be detrimental to your health. 

When you’re discussing your planned procedure and potential recovery timeline with your doctor, it’s important to remember that you need to be as open and honest as possible with your doctor. While you may feel embarrassed about your habits, your doctor should know so that they can best help you plan around it as opposed to trying to cover it up. Trust us–your doctor will have heard it all before.

If you choose to have cosmetic surgery in Glasgow, those of us here at Luxe Skin want to give you the best care possible when discussing your recovery plan. If you are open and honest with us about your lifestyle choices, then we can create a care plan that’s tailored to you and your lifestyle. 

Cosmetic Treatments Can Help You Maintain Longevity

If you receive a more invasive cosmetic procedure or have cosmetic surgery in Glasgow here at our Luxe Skin offices, then you’re guaranteed to have a good experience. However, depending on the procedure, your cosmetic surgery isn’t guaranteed to last without some maintenance. 

With procedures like facelifts, the actual surgery process can maintain its results for ten years or more. However, you may be able to keep the longevity of your surgery up if you maintain it using smaller, less invasive cosmetic treatments in the interim. 

Easier, non-invasive procedures like lip fillers, dermal fillers, and Morpheus8 treatments are perfect to touch up more intense procedures like a full surgical facelift. Lip filler results only typically last for about six to nine months, but they’re great for giving your cosmetic procedure a touch-up. 

Depending on the types of dermal fillers you use, those can have longer-lasting results. The results from a dermal filler treatment typically last about 12 months. These fillers are great for adding a little extra volume to your cheeks, chin, and jaw. 

Morpheus8 is a new kind of micro-needling procedure that has been developed to be more effective than other micro-needling processes. It’s a skin tightening and toning procedure that combines radio frequency with micro-needling, resulting in a smooth, long-lasting result. 

The reason Morpheus8 and other micro-needling techniques have such good results is that the actual micro-needling process promotes a type of healing that induces collagen growth. Morpheus8 results are even more impressive than the standard microneedling techniques because the Morpheus8 process uses radio frequency that prompts tissue tightening apart from the collagen-growing healing process. 

It’s because of these reasons that Morpheus8 results tend to last for a significant amount of time. If you receive a treatment approximately once a year, then the Morpheus8 results should stay consistent. If you get a facelift, then getting a Morpheus8 treatment once a year should help you to retain the facelift results you desire and prevent you from having to get major cosmetic surgery like that again in the future.

Choose the Right Doctor

Choosing the right doctor can make or break your cosmetic surgery experience. If you’re looking to receive the best and longest-lasting cosmetic procedures possible, then you’ll want to receive care from the most knowledgeable doctors and cosmetic specialists around.

If you’re looking to have cosmetic surgery in Glasgow, then there is no place better than Luxe Skin. Luxe Skin is the best aesthetic clinic in Glasgow, and for good reason. Doctor Q has performed more than fifteen thousand cosmetic procedures in our Luxe Skin clinic since it opened in 2012 and truly takes his time to understand both his clients and his clients’ needs.

During your consultation, Doctor Q will sit down with you one-on-one and make sure that he understands what your needs are. He wants to make sure that you will be happy with whatever you choose, whether it is to receive better lip filler results or Morpheus8 results after having a facelift. He is driven to keep you happy and comfortable in your skin, which makes Doctor Q the best of the best. 

When you come to the Luxe Skin offices for cosmetic surgery in Glasgow, you can expect to receive a star-quality care experience. We are the best aesthetic clinic in Glasgow with some of the best prices and treatments around, and with the knowledgeable Doctor Q at the helm, we take pride in providing the best experience possible. If you’re interested in booking a consultation appointment here at Luxe Skin, book an appointment with us or request a callback to have one of our awesome staff assist you.

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