How long do the results of plastic surgery last

How long do the results of plastic surgery last

02nd Mar 2019

When it comes to undergoing plastic surgery to correct an imperfection or improve the appearance of the body, there is one common concern for most patients: how long do the results of plastic surgery last? It is a common concern and a topic you should discuss with your plastic surgeon even during the pre-operative consultation.

Knowing what to expect in terms of results and their sustainability is an important factor you should weigh in when considering if the procedure is worth the effort or not. Just think about undergoing surgery to improve your physical appearance and the results would last just six months. Would this be worth the trouble of the recovery period, the risks entailed, and even the money? Generally speaking, the answer is no. However, the results often last for years, if not permanent. However, it is important to keep in mind that the sustainability of the results achieved with plastic surgery often depends in a great measure on the patient’s ability to follow the recommendations of the plastic surgeon regarding post-operative care.

When it comes to procedures performed on the breasts, you should know that the results are considered permanent if the patient doesn’t undergo considerable weight fluctuations or has a new pregnancy that would alter the results. But it is important to understand that permanent doesn’t mean that 30 years after getting a breast lift your breasts will look just like a year after the surgery. The breasts, just like any other part of the body, is affected by the passing of time. The loss of skin elasticity that occurs with time affects us all sooner or later, whether you had plastic surgery or not. What is essential to know though is that if you had plastic surgery on the breasts, chances are your breasts and even your overall appearance will look younger for longer.

The results of the tummy tuck are also permanent if the patient keeps a constant weight. Moreover, what was achieved with the procedure won’t be altered by time in terms of correcting umbilical hernia or strengthening loose abdominal muscles. Even if with time the patient might develop a slight accumulation of fat tissue on the tummy due to the natural aging process or even skin sagginess, they will occur much later in life compared to people who didn’t have a tummy tuck.

Procedures performed on the buttocks, especially butt augmentation with implants, also deliver permanent results. Butt implants are different than breast implants, and there is no need to change or replace them during the patient’s lifetime. Moreover, the volume achieved after getting gluteal implants will be the same for as long as the implants stay inside the buttocks. The results of fat transfer to the butt are more likely to be impacted by factors such as weight gain or weight loss.

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