Almost every potential plastic surgery patient fears one thing: “botched” plastic surgery results. In fact, the fear of bad results or looking “overdone” is perhaps one of the top concerns plastic surgeons hear from patients seeking cosmetic treatment.

While these concerns are normal and understandable, there is plenty you can do to achieve successful, beautiful results. Here, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Rob Kessler shares his recommendations.

Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

The results of your plastic surgery rely highly on the plastic surgeon who performs the procedure. First and foremost your plastic surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). By achieving board certification from the ABPS,  the surgeon has demonstrated through a rigorous process that he or she is educated, knowledgeable and skilled. Look to see that your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). In addition to board certification, membership in this society means your surgeon has focused on aesthetic surgery and meets a higher standard of practice. Additionally, your surgeon should have years of experience performing the specific procedure you seek. Don’t be afraid to ask to see before and after pictures of the surgeon’s previous work.

Research the Procedure

Researching the procedure will help you understand the risks and limitations. The more you know going into the procedure, the more you can prepare for both your surgery and the recovery process. In order to find the most accurate information, consult a board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Rob Kessler.

Follow Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions

Prior to surgery, your plastic surgeon will give you a list of pre-op and post-up instructions to follow. These instructions will include a list of medications to avoid before your procedure, specific limitations on activity and important concerns to bring to your surgeon if they occur. If you have questions about these instructions or on how to prepare for your procedure, don’t hesitate to ask your surgeon. Dr. Kessler and his staff are available to answer all of your questions.

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle After Surgery

While plastic surgery can achieve beautiful results, there is maintenance involved. There are several simple everyday habits you can practice to prolong your results for as long as possible. For example, eating nutrient-rich foods, drinking plenty of water and keeping a good skin care regimen can keep the wrinkles at bay following facelift surgery or other facial rejuvenation procedures. Exercising regularly keeps your silhouette smooth and the skin firm well after tummy tuck surgery or liposuction. It is also highly recommended you don’t smoke after your surgery. Not only does smoking increase your risk of complications, it weakens and ages your skin.

To learn more about your cosmetic enhancement options, contact Dr. Kessler today. Dr. Kessler is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless men and women in the Newport Beach area achieve their plastic surgery goals. Schedule a personal consultation today at 949.644.6544.

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