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Recovery Rules

By New You Editorial
Posted On Apr 16, 2013

New You Beauty Tip: Follow the doctor’s orders for flawless healing.

The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure represents a huge investment in improving one’s appearance: But the work does not end there. After any procedure, from microdermabrasion to a facelift, patients must decide to follow the rules laid out by their doctors. “Patients still take matters into their own hands by ignoring or diverting from the recommended treatment plan laid out for them by their surgeon. It’s a common mistake and one of the top five ways to ruin your surgery results,” said to James Marotta MD, New York Facial Plastic Surgeon. According to Marotta, smoking is one major example of bad recovery behavior that directly increases risk of complications like scars and skin necrosis. Laying out in the sun is another tempting, yet forbidden act that leads to uneven skin pigmentation and harsher looking scars. Thus, following the rules and disclosing all medical history is the best away to assure the beautiful results you are looking for.