In terms of the longevity and durability of the plastic surgery procedures, ‘one size fits all’ cannot be the answer. It applies not just to every patient, but also to every surgery. Factors like the expertise of the surgeon, age of the patient, aftercare, and more have significant roles to play in outlining the timespan of the results.
There are nose jobs that tend to last forever, whereas facial injections tend to fade within months. Here’s offering the examples of a few common plastic surgeries and how long they tend to last without going under the knife one more time.
Longevity: 10 to 25 years; no update required at times
Reasons to redo: Hardening, ruptured implants, and rippling
Breast augmentation procedures are constantly improving, though most people still have to update the implants at a certain point. Although some patients need a revision of the surgery within two years of the procedure due to side effects and improper sizing, a majority of breast implants can last for ten to twenty years on an average. Another surgery might be necessary due to implant hardening, visible ripples in the skin, and implant rupture.
Longevity: 5 years to a lifetime
Reasons to redo: Sagging
Breast lifts need no implants or artificial materials. So, the patient does not need to go under the knife one more time when the procedure lasts for life. But due to gravity, the skin might start stretching and sagging to need additional procedures for maintaining the perkiness you got right after the surgery. To make the results last, it’s important to stay away from sun damage, control weight fluctuations, and wear supportive bras.
Longevity: Usually a lifetime
Reasons to redo: Sagging and regrowth of breast tissues
Typically, the results of breast reductions are permanent if the patient does not have any weight fluctuations. An increase in breast sizes is possible if there is weight gain post-procedure or the breasts haven’t completely grown. Although surgeons will address sagging at the time of the surgery, a follow-up procedure might be necessary if some sagging still persists.
Longevity: Usually a lifetime, without weight changes
Reasons to redo: Post-pregnancy, stretched skin, and weight gain
If there is no excess weight fluctuation, the results of tummy tuck are permanent. However, this procedure leaves a major scar that runs along the bikini line, though that can be hidden inside clothes. Although the results last for a lifetime, there is no guarantee. Results might disappear if the patient gains weight or gets pregnant.
Longevity: Six months to a lifetime
Reasons to redo: Loose skin and potential fat growth due to weight gain
Liposuction lasts if the patient refrains from regrowing the previously accumulated fat. Thus, patients need to be at the ideal weight before they go under the knife. Fat will not return if the weight is maintained.
For patients, the right way to get long lasting, incredible results after plastic surgery is to select a well-experienced plastic surgeon with specialization in the specific procedure. Also, it is necessary to maintain every post and pre-op suggestions from the surgeon.