ROI, which stands for “return on investment,” is a term made popular by the finance world — but not exclusive to it. It is understandable that facial plastic surgery patients who invest time and money into their treatment want to enjoy their results for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Rob Kessler, a talented facial plastic surgeon in Orange County, assures his patients that with the proper care and maintenance, the gains from facial plastic surgery can prove lucrative for a very long time. Here are some of his best tips.

Protect Skin from the Elements

Since Dr. Kessler practices in Southern California, a good deal of the facial procedures he performs correct damage from overexposure to the sun (or other environmental elements). It’s crucial for patients to prevent further sun damage by wearing sunscreen and sunglasses whenever going outdoors. A wide-brimmed hat is also helpful, and, luckily, department stores are currently carrying many fashionable styles.

Also, keep in mind that smoking severely accelerates the aging process, so avoid using any tobacco products and e-cigarettes.

Maintain Your Weight

Fluctuating wildly in weight can stretch your facial skin, rendering your facial plastic surgery futile. Avoid gaining or losing a significant amount of weight by eating healthy meals, practicing portion control, exercising regularly and managing stress.

Consider Supplemental “Maintenance” Procedures

Laser skin resurfacing and injectable treatments can also help prolong the results of facial plastic surgery. Laser skin resurfacing diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin and other imperfections, while promoting the growth of new collagen for firm, elastic skin. Injectables like Botox and dermal fillers such as Volbella can smooth lines and creases and restore youthful-looking contours to the face.

These options are non-surgical and, depending on the specific treatment, may not require anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period. They can be conveniently scheduled during your lunch break. Depending on the specific procedure and how long it has been since you had surgery, you may opt to have a non-surgical “maintenance” treatment every few months or once a year such as Ultherapy, which uses focused ultrasound to tighten skin and increase collagen production.

Invest in Quality Skin Care Products

Medical-grade skin care products can help keep skin smooth and youthful looking. Ask your plastic surgeon and his team to recommend products specifically suited to your skin type, lifestyle and needs. Be diligent about using these products and watch as they help your surgical results last for many years!

Contact Our Orange County Plastic Surgeon

If you have a question about facial plastic surgery or would like to discuss your personal treatment needs, please call 949.644.6544 or email us today and make an appointment with Dr. Kessler.

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