The effects of plastic surgery procedures – how long do they last and how to maintain them?

The effects of plastic surgery procedures – how long do they last and how to maintain them?

Plastic surgery offers virtually endless possibilities to improve the appearance, but the procedure itself is only one part in a process that includes the appropriate preoperative and postoperative care. In our clinics such care includes: physiotherapy, consultation with a dietitian, a cosmetologist and  an aesthetic doctor.

Patient’s contribution to maintaining the effects of plastic surgery

Although modern surgical techniques and the experience of plastic surgeons can offer   exceptional results, the stable effects of these treatments depend largely on the patient. The patient’s responsibility begins when they make the decision to have the operation and includes not only preparation for surgery, but above all taking care of themselves during the recovery period, which may require a change in habits. Maintaining a constant weight, skin care, elimination of harmful substances such as tobacco or alcohol, are just some of the elements that have a direct impact on the long-term effects of the surgery.

Maintaining a constant weight

Changes in weight can significantly affect the appearance after plastic surgery, so maintaining a stable weight through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is essential. It should be noted that it is not only about avoiding weight gain, but also about preventing its rapid loss.

Proper skin care

Regular use of dedicated cosmetic, physiotherapeutic or aesthetic medicine treatments is essential alongside the surgical procedures. Regular moisturizing, drinking the right amount of water, using cosmetics selected for the skin type, and protection against UV rays, are instrumental in maintaining the skin in good condition.

Giving up stimulants and a healthy lifestyle

Harmful habits, such as smoking cigarettes and excessive alcohol consumption, can have a negative impact on the effects of surgery. Smoking tobacco narrows blood vessels and can slow down the healing process, as well as increasing the risk of postoperative complications. A healthy lifestyle not only maintains of the effects of surgery, but also contributes to the general well-being.

The role of the clinic in preserving the long-term effects of plastic surgery

Choosing the right specialist and clinic that offers comprehensive care and access to the latest technologies and treatment methods is as important as the patient’s involvement. Therefore, it is worth remembering that choosing a clinic is a decision that can have long-term consequences for the patient.

Comprehensive care before and after plastic surgery

Comprehensive care is the foundation for achieving satisfying and lasting results. For us, it begins at the consultation stage, where a thorough assessment of the patient’s health and expectations is the first step to creating a personalized treatment plan. To fully respond to the needs of our patients, our clinic has specialists in aesthetic gynecology, vascular and hair restorative surgery, physiotherapy, cosmetology and aesthetic medicine. This allows us to provide a holistic approach, perfectly complementing plastic surgery.

Preparation for the procedure often includes recommendations for changes in diet, physical activity or elimination of substances that could negatively affect the healing process. This integrated approach is aimed at not only minimizing the risk of complications, but also at optimizing conditions for healing.

Postoperative support is equally crucial – regular follow-up visits, access to nursing care,  and the possibility of telephone consultations are the elements that create a safe and comfortable environment for the patient. Guidelines on proper care of the operated area, pain management and early detection of possible abnormalities are an integral part of the recovery process.

Dietary support

Diet has a significant impact on the healing process and the lasting results of the surgical effects. Dietitians working in the Dr Szczyt clinic create individually tailored nutritional plans that support the body in the preoperative and postoperative period. A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and other essential nutrients, is crucial for rapid regeneration, reduction of inflammation and to minimize the risk of infection.

Aesthetic physiotherapy

Physiotherapy plays an invaluable role in the process of returning to full fitness after plastic surgery. Dr Szczyt’s clinic provides access to a wide range of physiotherapy services that are tailored to the individual needs and type of surgery.

Such physiotherapy programs include strengthening exercises, manual therapy, lymphatic drainage and scar reduction therapy. These not only accelerate the healing process, but also minimize the risk of complications such as adhesions or irregularities. In addition, properly planned rehabilitation contributes to a better and faster recovery of the range of motion, which is especially important after operations requiring a longer recovery period.

Additional support in the form of aesthetic medicine and cosmetology treatments

In order to achieve and maintain the optimal effects of plastic surgery, additional treatments in the field of aesthetic medicine and cosmetology play an important role. Dr Szczyt Clinic offers a wide range of complementary therapies that aim not only to maintain, but also to boost the results of plastic surgery, contributing to even greater patient satisfaction.

Hi-tech laser therapy treatments effectively improve the condition of the skin, reduce fine wrinkles, minimize the visibility of acne scars or stretch marks. These methods can be combined effectively with plastic surgery, especially in areas where the skin requires additional regeneration or improved elasticity.

In addition, consultation with cosmetologists and aesthetic medicine specialists allows patients to access individually selected care programs. Regular treatment sessions, tailored to the specific skin needs of each patient effectively prevent premature signs of aging.