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What can I expect after my procedure?

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
This means that they are performed in the doctor’s office with either no anesthesia
or local anesthesia. The individual returns to regular activities immediately
or after a very short recovery period.

Some of the effects of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are temporary, and
a person may choose to repeat a treatment.

Other non-surgical cosmetic procedures may require the individual to make certain
changes to their lifestyle. For example, to lengthen the benefit of tooth-whitening
procedures and to prevent re-staining the teeth, an individual should avoid:

  • drinks such as coffee, tea, or cola
  • foods such as blueberries and tofu
  • habits such as smoking

Surgical cosmetic procedures require a longer recovery time than non-surgical
cosmetic procedures.
The amount of time will depend on the procedure that
is performed. After a surgical cosmetic procedure, an individual may experience
some of the following signs:

  • swelling
  • changes in skin colour
  • pain

The healing process is gradual and depends on the individual and the type of
surgery performed.

After a cosmetic procedure, your body continues to age and change. Even after
a face lift or other wrinkle-removal procedure, signs of aging will over time
reappear in the face or on the body. In cases such as liposuction, for the results
to remain long lasting, a sensible diet and a regular exercise program must
be followed.

All material copyright MediResource Inc. 1996 – 2017. Terms and conditions of use. The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Source: www.medbroadcast.com/healthfeature/gethealthfeature/Cosmetic-Procedures

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