Trained surgeons know that when it comes to facial surgery, the healthy patients have more consistently successful outcomes. Those who engage in unhealthy habits (smoking, for example) face a greater risk of complications. That’s why surgeons strongly advise against engaging in these activities before or after surgery. In some cases, surgeons will even decline to operate on such patients.
Those interested in cosmetic and facial surgery should go through a sort of lifestyle makeover beforehand, modifying their unhealthy habits until they have reached a set goal.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Lee wants his patients to have the best surgical experience and results possible. Part of achieving this requires a strong focus on being healthy before and after surgery. The ideal patient refrains from smoking or using illegal drugs, has a stable weight, and has realistic expectations about facial surgery.
Contact Dr. Lee for a consultation at our Newport Beach location. Dr. Lee can provide more specific information on healthy habits and ideal facial surgery outcomes.