With the desire of many to maintain a youthful appearance and look their best, plastic surgery has seen a steady increase over the last few decades. And the variety of treatments that exists today allows patients to undergo procedures to improve virtually any physical aspect of their face and/or body. While plastic surgery is typically very safe and effective, some often wonder how long the results will last.
Breast augmentation enhances the shape, volume, and projection of the breasts using either saline or silicone implants. Although implants are not considered to be lifetime devices, the results of this procedure can last for ten to twenty years or longer.
Liposuction removes stubborn fat deposits from areas all over the body through a thin hollow tube, called a cannula, connected to a state-of-the-art suctioning device. The results from this procedure are intended to be permanent as long as patients maintain a stable weight. It’s important that liposuction not be viewed as a form of weight loss surgery.
An eyelid lift, also called “blepharoplasty,” restores a youthful appearance to the face by eliminating excess fat and sagging skin in the eye area. Done well, results from an eyelid lift can last between 10 and 15 years. Although an eyelid lift will not stop the natural aging process, a youthful appearance can be maintained by living a healthy lifestyle and protecting your face from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays at all times.
If you would like to know more about the procedures we offer or wish to schedule a consultation, please call our practice at (301) 220-0400 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Carlton Scroggins is a board-certified plastic surgeon and strives to provide you with satisfying results. We look forward to seeing you soon!