If you are noticing the signs of aging every time you look in the mirror, you may be thinking that plastic surgery would be a great way to restore your appearance. Plastic surgery can turn back the clock on your appearance, but plastic surgery shouldn't be your first thought if you are looking for a fresher appearance. Plastic surgery can achieve unparalleled rejuvenation, but it also comes with tradeoffs, so before deciding on plastic surgery, it is often better to try a few other things first. Some things to try before plastic surgery, include:
- Improve your skin care regime
- Talk to your doctor about a healthy, low impact exercise regimen that includes toning exercises
- Eat a more balanced diet
- Quit smoking
- Reduce your sun exposure with hats, shades, and sunscreen
- Reassess your wardrobe and makeup
None of these things are going to give you the same results as a facelift or laser skin resurfacing, but they will help. If you start young, doing these things will reduce the impact of aging on your face and body. You will look younger longer, and no matter what these will definitely improve the quality and longevity or your results from plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery isn't a miracle cure that can magically transform your body and face despite bad lifestyle habits. Instead, it is part of a serious commitment to looking and feeling your best, and if you combine it with complementary techniques like those mentioned above you will get the best-looking and longest-lasting results possible.
To learn more about plastic surgical rejuvenation, please call or email New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits.