Cosmetic Surgery ChicagoQuestion: How long does cosmetic surgery last?

Answer: This question comes up frequently in consultations and it should! It is important!

What I tell patients is this:

For many surgeries, the results can last for years, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, routine exercise and adequate amounts of sleep).

No matter how good a cosmetic surgeon is, bodies and faces will continue to age. And they will also be exposed to the elements (sun, wind, etc.), not to mention biohazards and carcinogens such as smoke and pollution.

Think of yourself as the owner of an exquisite, intricate very expensive machine. (You actually are!) You would want to take care of this machine in order to make it last in the best piece possible for as long as possible. Before surgery, I prepare all of my patients for post-surgical adaptations to their diets, or skincare regimens that I believe will make lasting, positive changes in their lives. My goal is to help you keep your new shape / new look, or restored shape and look, for as long as possible…we will come up with a maintenance plan as well. Typically, patients come in even years after surgery to be sure they get the most current information on healthy lifestyles.

Much of the success depends on how willing you are to:

  1. work with me on maintaining your new result by folding in positive changes and eliminating identified ‘unhealthy’ habits
  2. be consistent with diet, exercise & stress reducers
  3. try to see me for an annual follow-up post-operatively. There is never a charge and this way, we can follow your progress together!

There are many things one can do to ‘keep it going’. It takes a team and that is what we are here for!

How can I get more information?

Call now for your complimentary consultation.

You may reach us at the Chicago North Shore suburbs of Glenview (847-657-6884).

Dr. Laurie A. Casas and her team will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your cosmetic and aesthetic wishes.
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2050 Pfingsten Road – Suite 270 – Glenview, IL 60026

The University of Chicago Medical Center – 5841 S. Maryland Avenue – Chicago, IL 60637

Central Phone: (847) 657-6884