Every year millions of people experience the benefits of botox. Botox is a medication injected in the desired location of the patient’s face. There are several uses for this treatment, all the way from reducing wrinkles to treating migraines.
You might wonder, “How long do dermal fillers last?” And the answer is a surprising 15 to 18 months! These cosmetic solutions will benefit the patient for a long time and they provide lasting results. Dermal fillers are one of the most tried and proven techniques on the market today. One of the perks about the procedure is that it is nearly painless due to the small needle size. Botox injections are minimally invasive procedures and the recovery time is short. Patients can expect to have an in-and-out procedure, with temporal post-surgery orders.
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery to enhance and reshape your face or jaw, then these are some of the top things to consider before making your decision.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
When you begin your journey of finding the right medical provider you stumble across many different types of surgeons who are able to perform this procedure. Of the different types of surgeons, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s focus is physiology. An oral surgeon will focus on the anatomy of the mouth and the maxillofacial the face and jaw.
One of the benefits of having a surgeon who has studied physiology is that they have an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face and mouth. The surgeon understands how each part of the jaw connects to the face, and how to treat certain patient’s needs. Understanding how each muscle in the face interacts with the tissue and joints helps the doctors diagnose and treat the patient’s needs.
Based on the study of the face, jaw, and mouth, oral maxillofacial surgeons can determine how certain parts of the face will interact with botox injections. With their knowledge, they can administer the appropriate amount for the desired effect.
Wisdom and knowledge are the main advantages oral and maxillofacial surgeons can bring to their patients.
Maintaining Results Botox / Fillers
After the procedure is completed you will have the desired cosmetic results. Yet, like any normal procedure, the doctor will have some post-treatment orders to help you keep the desired effect. Here are some tips for maintaining cosmetic surgery results.
- Take care of your skin by following any postoperative activity restrictions.
- Keep the incision area clean and out of the sun to avoid any form of minor scarring.
- Make sure the facial care product you use normally is approved by your doctor. Many times you be able to use the products along with the medical ointment prescribed post-operation.
Overall it is best to proceed with what is prescribed to you. There are some skincare products on the market that can actually do damage to the healing process, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your cosmetic surgeon will know which skincare products to prescribe and you can always ask questions about your current skincare products. The last thing your surgeon wants is for a successful surgery to be damaged by negligent care.
Once the healing process is complete and the doctor gives you the thumbs up, you can begin to exercise. You can jumpstart your health also by dieting and choosing healthy meals. Dieting and exercising will prevent any additional weight gain that might stretch your skin. This seems basic, but it’s one of the most important ways to maintain your cosmetics.
One of the best ways to kick off your fitness is to join a gym. There are also many free and fun workout videos on the internet. A personal trainer might be the best option if you are the kind of person who hates working out. Having a personal trainer will motivate you and help you accomplish your fitness goals. Maintaining regular exercise and healthy eating patterns will go further in helping you keep the look you want.
Lastly, keep your body in check by kicking any bad habits and forming healthy ones instead. Stay away from bad habits, such as smoking, that can take a toll on your body. Nicotine can cause several complications to post-surgery results and it’s best to avoid the substance altogether. Forming new healthy habits like exercising and staying hydrated will ultimately help you achieve the long-lasting results you desire.
Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Surgeon
Don’t be intimidated by not knowing everything about the procedure. It’s normal for patients to have questions and it helps put you at ease having knowledge about the procedure. Here are some great questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon.
How many times have you performed this procedure?
What are the best ways to prepare the day before the operation?
What type of solution do you recommend for me?
May I see before and after photos?
Are there any patient references I can contact?
How long is the procedure and are there any potential complications?
These are just a handful of questions that can help get the conversation started. The overall point is you want to have a surgeon who is credible and you can trust. Trust is one of the most important variables when it comes to selecting a surgeon. Always take time to ask your doctor questions during the consultation to build that relationship.
Every patient should feel comfortable with their decision and confident in their surgeon’s abilities. This is why at Arkansas Oral and Maxillofacial we strive to make every patient feel welcome and comfortable. If you’re considering botox and fillers please don’t hesitate to request a consultation.