Facial implants are a cosmetic solution that can help to improve facial contours, restore a youthful plumpness and also provide better symmetry to the face and the facial features. Facial implants may also restore a natural shape to a face that has been impacted by trauma or perhaps an illness, such as cancer.
If you are considering facial implants, whether for your cheeks, chin or nose, there are five great tips that you can follow in order to ensure that you get only the best in results from your cosmetic procedure.
- Ensure that you are as healthy as can be
Any cosmetic surgery or procedure should only be undertaken if you are in the best physical shape that you can possibly be in. This is because a healthy body is one that will allow you to get the best in results. If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking. Smokers are at an increased risk for complications from surgical procedures, even ones as minimally invasive as facial implants are. Your weight should be a healthy and maintained number for several months, as any weight gain or loss can potentially impact the results of your procedure.
You should have a healthy diet and lifestyle, and be sure that you take great care of your skin and body. The better care that you take of yourself, the better your results will ultimately be.
- Research your surgeon
Plastic surgeon Dr. Reddy encourages each patient to do his or her research into the procedures that they are interested in. He also encourages patients interested in cosmetic surgery to do some research into the surgeons that they are consulting with. You should feel comfortable with the surgeon and feel comfortable with the information that is shared about each procedure. You should be comfortable asking all of the questions that you have and feel confident in the answers that you receive.
Remember, you are putting your face and your health in the hands of this surgeon. You should feel confident in the skills, expertise and experience that your surgeon offers.
- Follow the instructions provided to you by your surgeon
Your surgeon will give you plenty of preoperative and postoperative information so that you can prepare for the surgery and prepare for the recovery phase after the surgery. It’s important to take this information seriously, as it will include tips that will help you to control any discomfort after your procedure. It will also help you to avoid the potential for infection and other complications.
- Rest is important, but so is staying active
After any surgical procedure it’s important that you get plenty of good rest. Even the smallest of procedures can lead you to feeling fatigued for a few days after. Resting is important, but it’s also a good idea to keep active between enjoying a bit of rest. After any surgical procedure you may be at risk for developing a blood clot, or a deep vein thrombosis. Taking short walks around your home or garden can help to keep your blood flowing, and even help to encourage faster healing.
- Prepare for the healing phase to take some time
Each person heals at his or her own unique pace, so it’s important that you don’t try to rush your healing phase. Swelling could last for several weeks after your procedure, and even long after your incisions have healed. Eating a healthy diet that is rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and also drinking plenty of fresh water will help to keep you feeling you best and healing well.
If you have any questions or concerns about your surgery or your recovery, it’s important that you reach out to your surgeon for more information.