How long the results of your cosmetic surgery procedure will last is a question you should ask La Jolla, California cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Smoot, during your initial consultation. The answer will most likely depend on your age, general health, the type of procedure you are having performed, and certain environmental and lifestyle factors. Reconstructive surgery results may last a lifetime while certain cosmetic procedures may last ten years or more.
Plastic or cosmetic surgeons cannot hold back time. The areas of the body on which cosmetic procedures were performed, at some point will once again show signs of the aging process. It may take five, ten or fifteen years, but the aging process will continue. At that time, you may need minor surgery to tighten up a few wrinkles or you may need a repeat of the total procedure. Everyone is unique and her or his response to the surgery and factors governing what happens to their bodies after the surgery and the following years must be taken into account.
The tightening of droopy eyelids may need to be redone ten years later. Lower facial surgery ages more quickly than upper facial surgery. Usually, breast implants need to be replaced every ten to twenty years.
If you have questions concerning how long the benefits of a cosmetic surgery procedure will last, please contact California cosmetic surgeons Wendell Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.S., and John Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.S. at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery today.