Better Health Equals Better Surgery Results

Posted on June 29, 2009 | by

Did you know that healthy patients  – with a stable weight, who don’t smoke – are far more likely to have successful surgery outcomes?  Patients with unhealthy lifestyles face greater risks and complications when they undergo surgery, so in most cases it is wiser for the surgeon to simply decline the procedure.

Those interested in cosmetic and facial plastic surgery should first go through a sort of ‘lifestyle makeover,’ modifying their habits until they have reached a satisfactory state of health.  At Boston Plastic Surgery, we want our patients to have the best surgical experience possible, so we ask them to focus on being healthy first.  The ideal patient refrains from smoking or using illegal drugs, has a stable weight, and realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery.

For more specific information on health and surgery outcomes, contact us for a consultation.