What Is The Shelf Life Of Your Cosmetic Surgery Procedure?

Facial plastic surgery usually makes us think of nose jobs or a facelift.

If you have decided to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure, after researching to select the best cosmetic surgeon in Toronto, you may be wondering what the shelf life of your surgical procedure will be and whether you will need to undergo a second surgery in the future to maintain your result. The answer to these questions depends on the surgical procedure and somewhat on the individual. However, in most cases, it is realistic to expect some future surgical adjustments.

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Facelift

Although the long-lasting result of a well-done facelift can last for many years and make patients appear 10 to 12 years younger, the results are not permanent because the surgery cannot stop the natural aging process. You can, however, expect to appear years younger than your actual age for many years even as you continue to age because your surgeon has essentially set the clock back. In most instances, the results of a facelift last approximately a decade, at which time you may wish to undergo a second procedure to maintain the results. In addition, avoiding smoking, practicing a healthy lifestyle, and taking great care of your skin can help extend the longevity of your result.

Breast Augmentation

Although a breast augmentation can dramatically enhance a woman’s figure and today’s breast implants are extremely safe, no implanted medical device can be guaranteed to last forever. Women will sometimes choose after 10 to 15 years to have a second surgery. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, approximately 20% to 40% of women with breast implants undergo a second surgery to change the implant size, undergo a breastlift, or remove damaged implants. This is because breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and breast tissue will continue to change over time. It is recommended that women have regular breast exams and see their surgeon for long-term checkups if they wish to discuss any changes.

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Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (otherwise known as an eyelid lift) has an estimated shelf life of 10 to 15 years. But in many cases the results last much longer because the fat that is removed from the eyelids will not grow back and bags under the eyes typically do not reappear. While eyelift surgery can turn back the hands of time, reducing wrinkles and puffiness under the eye, it cannot prevent future signs of aging or skin damage. Treatments such as neurotoxin injection in the crow’s-feet area will help keep the delicate skin around the eyes smooth and crinkle-free.

Brow lift

A brow lift, or forehead lift, can transform your appearance by elevating lowered brows and rejuvenating forehead skin, creating a more youthful appearance. Although the technique used and the effect achieved will vary between patients, the smooth, lifted look can last as long as 10 years. Like other facial procedures, a browlift does not stop the natural aging process. The results will depend on the type of lift performed and the steps taken to prolong the results.

Rhinoplasty

Unlike most other facial plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty often has permanent results and rarely requires a second touch-up surgery unless the patient is unhappy with their primary procedure.

Regardless of which procedure you chose, the natural aging process is unavoidable. But there are many actions you can take to ensure beautiful skin and long-lasting results. Selecting a highly qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon in Toronto and taking great care to stay healthy can help prolong the shelf life of your procedure. Trust the experts at Dr. Torgerson Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Centre.

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