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How long do cosmetic plastic surgery procedures last?

How long do cosmetic plastic surgery procedures last? | HuntsvilleIf a patient is planning to undergo any type of cosmetic surgery, one of their main concerns will be whether the aesthetic results with meet their expectations, and what will be the duration of their post-operative recovery. But while selecting a cosmetic procedure, the sustainability or longevity of the outcomes should also be an essential consideration.

This will help the patient to choose a surgery that not only satisfies their immediate post-operative expectations, but also their long-term aesthetic needs. Identifying the right time or stage of life to have a surgical procedures is also crucial while making a cosmetic surgery decision. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides breast implant removal to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities. 

Factors that will Influence the Longevity of Results

Some important aspects to know about various cosmetic surgery procedures are as follows:

Implants will require replacement at some stage

During their first consultation, many women desire bigger sized breast implants. However, an experienced surgeon will inform the patients whether their choice is suitable for their body type or not. While implants do not have an expiry date, they are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. 

On average, saline or silicone breast implants may last anywhere between 10 and 20 years. Therefore, patients considering breast augmentation are recommended to take into account their future needs to have their implants replaced.

Body contouring requires you to maintain a healthy lifestyle 

Irrespective of the age at which a person decides to go for a cosmetic surgery, some surgical procedures will need permanent changes to their lifestyle in order to ensure sustainable results. For best results, body contouring surgeries such as liposuction and tummy tuck need to be followed by an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. 

If the patient does not keep their body weight under control, they might regain the fat it in other areas. A procedure such as fat transfer breast enhancement or a breast reduction will create long-term results. However, weight gain or loss will still have an influence on the patient’s breast size. Therefore, you should be prepared to maintain a healthy and stable weight after the surgery.

Surgical procedures cannot stop the process of aging 

Gravity is ever-present, and will continue to exist after your cosmetic rejuvenation surgery. It will always push down on your skin and over time, soft tissues will be vulnerable to that pressure. For instance, a facelift may not appear as ‘fresh’ as it did during the first year after the surgical procedure. Almost one in five patients who go through facelift come back within seven years for further tightening or wishing for a revision facelift procedure. 

The aging effects usually manifest around the eyes, and even after an eye lift, the upper face will still age. Due to this reason, upper eyelid surgery may have to be repeated after a period of five to seven years.

You can ensure that the outcomes of facial rejuvenation surgery are extended by keeping yourself hydrated and making use of a high SPF sunscreen on a regular basis. You should also stay away from alcohol and cigarettes, which can lead to premature facial aging. 

Does the Age of the Patient Make a Difference?

Age in itself is not a deciding factor, and if the patient is in good overall health and does not suffer from conditions such as hypertension, osteoporosis, or diabetes, they could still be a good candidate for surgery. There are some surgeries which cannot be undertaken before a particular age because they will not deliver the ideal or most sustainable results. 

For example, if you undergo a facelift much later in life, you will have less elasticity remaining in your facial skin. Therefore, the result is not going to be notable in comparison to someone who undergoes the procedure in their forties and fifties.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for breast implant removal surgery.

For More Information

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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