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How to Ensure the Best Results

Posted April 17, 2018 in Better Plastic Surgery Results

Plastic surgery is a significant emotional, physical, and financial commitment. The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is not one to be taken lightly; however, when done for the right reason, it is a decision that can provide you with years of enhanced confidence and joy. Because of the long-lasting nature of cosmetic surgery, it’s no surprise that you would want to ensure that the results you desire match the results you achieve. And while there will always be risks, there are ways to minimize the possibility of those risks and walk away knowing that you made the right decision.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Choosing the right plastic surgeon should be at the top of your list of priorities when it comes to planning your procedure, as the skill and care provided by your surgeon will significantly impact the quality of your results. While there are many qualified surgeons out there, finding the one that is best for you goes far beyond their training. That said, skill and experience should be of the highest value. When choosing a surgeon, you should look for one that is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This means that the surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS) and has more than six years of training, with a minimum of three specializing in plastic surgery. Here at Careaga Plastic Surgery, Dr. Careaga is not only certified by the ABPS but also by the American Board of Surgery, and he has spent years honing his skill and craft to ensure that you leave his center with the highest quality of results. With over 6,000 aesthetic operations performed and dedication to both the professional care and the emotional well-being of his clients, you can feel assured that you are in good hands with Dr. Careaga.

Being Prepared Leads to Better Results

When it comes to surgery, preparation goes a long way in helping you achieve your desired transformation.

Stop Smoking

You will be asked to stop smoking at least four weeks before your surgery date. By not smoking both before and after the operation, you are minimizing your risk of complications during the procedure as well as making it easier for your body to heal afterward. Smoking limits blood flow, and in the days following your procedure, it is proper circulation that will aid in the healing of your scar and your overall recovery.

Reach Your Ideal Weight

We recommend that candidates for many cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, are either at or near their ideal weight. By following this rule, you can improve the quality of your results tenfold. Since these procedures are not designed to be weight loss procedures, the closer you are to your goal weight, the greater the transformation will be.

Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

While it may seem that the quality of your results is solely dependent upon what happens in the operating room, that’s not the case. Your results can be impacted by the way you handle your recovery. Following your procedure, Dr. Careaga will give you a detailed explanation of how to take care of yourself in the following days and weeks. Listen to what he advises. If you are asked to rest, then rest. Pushing your body too hard too fast can backfire and negatively affect the outcome of your surgery.

Contact Us Today

If you are ready to start your plastic surgery journey, then contact Dr. Careaga today by calling (305) 960-7511 or by filling out the online contact form. Dr. Careaga specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and breast lift procedures, and he and his staff look forward to guiding you to your ideal results.


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