Summertime is the perfect season to show off your hard-earned plastic surgery results. You may have spent months – or even years – waiting for the perfect time to get that breast augmentation or liposuction you’ve always wanted, and now that you finally have your dream body, you want to show it off!
The Importance of Sun Protection
Although skin cancer is on the rise, many people still do not take the necessary precautions to protect themselves from the harmful effects of the sun. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer, and it can also damage the eyes and immune system. Premature aging can also occur by too much sun exposure.
While it’s essential to enjoy the summer sun, it’s also important to take steps to protect your plastic surgery results. Here are 5 tips to help you enjoy the summer while keeping your results safe:
Wear sunscreen: This is important for all skin types, but it’s crucial for those who have had plastic surgery procedures on the face or body. Be sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply it often, especially if you’re swimming or sweating.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors. This will help your skin look its best and can also help reduce swelling after surgery.
Avoid salt water: Salt water can dry and irritate the skin, so it’s best to avoid it if possible. If you do go in the ocean, be sure to rinse off afterward with fresh water.
Protect your incisions: Keep them clean and dry if you have incisions that are still healing. Avoid soaking in pools or baths, and don’t apply topical products without your doctor’s approval.
Watch for signs of trouble: If you experience any redness, swelling, or other changes in your incisions or skin, be sure to contact your doctor immediately, as this could be a sign of infection.
By following these simple steps, you can help protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. At our office, we believe in developing long-term relationships with our patients, emphasizing patient comfort and feeling at home. We focus on integrity and providing the best possible results. Please call 702-369-1001 for more information.