No two surgeries are exactly alike, and Dr. Brantner tailors each procedure to the health, history, and desired outcome of each patient. Dr. Brantner consults with each patient prior to surgery to determine how to give them the best results. But good results rely on more than finding a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon. They rely on the patient too. Want to get amazing plastic surgery results? Avoid these bad habits.
5 Ways Patients Can Ruin Their Results
- Withhold information. You may not think a previous procedure is relevant, but leaving it off your medical history form could seriously impact your surgery and recovery. Past procedures and health complications may affect the safety of your surgery, or they may change how Dr. Brantner approaches the procedure. It’s always safer to give too much information instead of too little.
- Forget about current medications. When filling out their current medications form, many patients only consider prescription meds. But aspirin, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications can seriously impact your procedure and recovery. Notify your doctor’s office about all your current medications and supplements, even if you take them infrequently.
- Lay out in the sun. Sun exposure lead to complications with non-surgical procedures like laser hair removal and chemical peels. The sun also makes scars more noticeable. Avoid sun exposure after a procedure, and always protect your skin by covering up with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sun hat.
- Smoke. Smoking affects the skin’s ability to heal, leading to a longer recovery. It also increases the risk of infection, scarring, and other complications. For the sake of your health, we recommend you never smoke, but if you’re intent on keeping the habit, you should quit at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and refrain from smoking during recovery.
- Decide the rules don’t apply. Your doctor gives instructions based on knowledge and experience. His goal is to give each patient the best possible results, as well as protecting their overall health. Ignoring your surgeon’s treatment plan, recovery instructions, or prescribed medications is the fastest way to ruin your results.
For more information on plastic surgery in Johnson City, TN, call Dr. Brantner’s office.