Toronto Cosmetic Surgeons Reveal Insider Advice You Need

If you’ve made the physical, emotional, and financial commitment to undergo cosmetic surgery, you’re probably wondering how you can maximize your results for as long as possible.

Here are some insider tips to help maintain the results of your cosmetic surgery. Most Toronto cosmetic surgeons will provide their patients with a list of post-operative care instructions. It’s important to take recovery seriously and follow these instructions as closely as possible to ensure you’re getting optimal results.

Skincare Regimen

The Process of Recovery

During recovery, one of the most important measures to take is keeping incisions clean and avoiding sun exposure. UV rays can impede the healing process and cause darkened scarring, so for the first few weeks it’s extremely important to avoid direct sunlight on your scars and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen when you are outdoors. Making sure you do not neglect your skin and starting up a better skin care routine will also help keep your skin in the best condition to uphold your cosmetic surgery results. Medical-grade skincare products can be a great addition to your skincare regimen to enhance and maintain the results of your procedure.

Another important piece of advice is to avoid smoking and alcohol consumption for not only the weeks leading up to your surgery, but also following the surgery. The chemicals in cigarettes or nicotine products interfere with the body’s natural healing process, so they will not only accelerate the appearance of aging but may also impair your ability to heal. Most cosmetic surgeons in Toronto recommend that patients avoid smoking for the first 2 to 4 weeks following their procedure until the majority of the healing is complete. Maintaining a healthy post-surgery weight is also key to maintaining good results. If you gain or lose a significant amount of weight following your procedure, the skin will likely stretch, rendering the contours created by your surgery less visible.

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Maintaining the Results

Healthy Changes in Your Diet

Sticking to a regular exercise regimen that targets the whole body is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Incorporating healthy changes into your diet will also help with weight management. Focusing on a balanced diet with a generous percentage of lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains will help maintain the results of your surgery by keeping you in good overall health.

Although there are many measures that you can take to help maintain your results, the truth is that down the line many people feel they need a little outside help. Maintenance procedures such as laser skin treatments or non-surgical facelifts are all low-risk, simple ways to give your results a boost. A non-surgical facelift is one of the most popular ways to bring back youthful and rejuvenated skin by subtly adding volume and smoothing lines and wrinkles.

At Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Centre, a variety of both surgical and non-surgical procedures are offered. Certified by the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Canada with specific expertise in head and neck facial surgery, Dr. Torgerson is one of Canada’s most popular facial plastic surgeons. His keen aesthetic eye coupled with an extensive background as a Toronto cosmetic surgeon has provided countless patients with youthful and natural-looking results.

To find out more, we welcome you to visit our clinic, conveniently located in Yorkville, Toronto, or contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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