Before having cosmetic plastic surgery, try instituting some insider tips on looking better and younger as summer approaches. Here’s how:
- Eat wisely and well. Cut back on fats, sweets and high calorie eats. Add at least five servings of bright colored veggies daily. Water is already America’s favorite drink so consume lots.
- You’ve heard it before, but regular exercise ranks with sufficient sleep and wholesome foods to maintain health, vitality and good looks. Aim for three to four workout sessions weekly, if you can’t exercise daily.
- Use Your Scales. Learn your ideal weight although most people weigh somewhat over that number. Best way known to science to reduce? Burn calories through exercise. Then, think about having cosmetic plastic surgery.
- Have physical exams on a regular basis. Check your health levels – blood pressure, heart health, sugar use history (A1C), kidney output and other metrics regularly. Medical woes can make you look older. Besides, before having cosmetic plastic surgery, you will need a physical. Make sure your metrics are up to snuff.
- Beware Old Man Sol: In summer, the sun is not your friend after 20 minutes. That’s all it takes to receive a dose of Vitamin D. After that, your skin burns which really piles on the apparent years. To cope, slather on the sunscreen.
- Forehead worry lines and crow’s feet are extremely unpopular and really add the perceived years. Solution? Try BOTOX® and Dysport; they’re safe and work well to remove wrinkled skin for a while. If you like the results and can bear the costs, keep the injections up. That puts off cosmetic plastic surgery for a few more years.
- Normal aging causes grooves and deep skin folds around the mouth, lips and chin. But facial fillers – Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra® and others — can plump up those lines, removing quite a few years. Some fillers last longer than others, but the products are proven and safe.
- Want to get rid of wrinkles, long term? The classic winner is the non-surgical deep chemical peel. Other high-tech gizmos include some lasers and microdermabrasion that also work.
(See some chemical peel before and after pictures.)
- Got sagging jowls, bagging eyelids and other sagging flesh? Sorry, no shortcuts here; surgery is needed. You may not need a face and neck lift but there is considerable bang for the buck in surgically removing sagging upper eyelids, under eye bags and liposuction for jowls and the neck. See an experienced cosmetic facial surgeon.
(Look at some eyelid surgery before and after pictures.)