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Naples, FL Plastic Surgeons Describe Traits that Boost or Limit Plastic Surgery Success

Cosmetic surgery can provide numerous benefits to the women and men who seek it out. Along with the pleasing aesthetics of refined contours, toned skin, slimmer proportions, and a more youthful look, plastic surgery can enhance one’s self-esteem. Many who need reconstructive plastic surgery due to damage caused by accident, birth defect or disease consider the procedure life changing and, in some cases, even lifesaving.

However, optimal results from plastic surgery cannot be guaranteed and specific traits make some people poor candidates for specific procedures. Likewise, certain traits can boost the potential success of plastic surgery outcomes. Whether negative or positive, these traits may be naturally ingrained, lifestyle oriented or emotional in nature. Whatever their source, these traits help dictate whether or not someone is a good candidate for plastic surgery. This means that those considering plastic surgery of any type should always discuss their suitability for plastic surgery candidate with their surgeon and ask if there are any factors that might limit the surgery’s ultimate success.  

The surgeons at southwest Florida’s Naples Plastic Surgery always assess patient suitability for cosmetic surgery and discuss traits that could boost or mitigate a successful outcome. With extensive cosmetic surgery experience and a strong reputation for delivering pleasing aesthetic results, Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leo M. Baccaro, and Dr. Jason Crespo provide expert pre-surgical assessments.   

Overall Health is Key

A patient’s overall health typically plays a significant role in surgical outcomes and unhealthy patients are generally not considered good candidates for surgery, plastic or otherwise. The healthier a patient is going into surgery the healthier they usually are during recovery. This helps make for a quicker and more successful recovery, which in turn helps optimize final results. Serious health issues raise the potential for complications to arise during surgery and hinder subsequent recovery post-surgery. For example, heart disease, high-blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, bleeding disorders, and lung-related conditions, pose risks associated with anesthesia and can increase complication risks related to infection, bleeding or skin loss.

Post-surgery and post-recovery, maintaining good health is important for preserving the benefits of plastic surgery. Regular exercise and a healthy diet support the longevity of your cosmetic surgery results.   

You Should Be at or Near Your Ideal Weight 

Those who are overweight do not make good candidates for many plastic surgery procedures because any weight loss post-surgery leads to loose and saggy skin. This tends to negate any positive smoothing, firming, and refining of contours that many procedures achieve.

Avoid Tobacco, Alcohol, and Caffeine

If you smoke, your cosmetic surgery will be reluctant to perform any invasive procedure on you unless you quit. This is because smoking is detrimental to every element of any surgery. It lowers your resistance to potential infections, makes your lungs more susceptible to pneumonia, reduces blood flows necessary for healthy healing, and slows the recovery process. Alcohol and caffeine, which also impact blood flows that are so crucial to successful healing, can decrease the quality of your skin. Thus, a good plastic surgery candidate only consumes them in moderation.

Are you Emotionally Strong and Do You Have Support?

Anyone considering cosmetic surgery needs to approach it with a positive attitude. This positive attitude helps with the recovery and helps address any concerns one might have about what “others” might think about the surgery post-op. You also need a good support system—someone to help with day-to-day activities—to assist you during recovery. This helps reduce potential stressors that could impede a smooth recovery. 

Learn More at Naples Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about your suitability for cosmetic surgery, one of our surgeons would be happy to speak to you in a one-on-one consultation. With a stellar reputation in the Southwest Florida area for delivering optimal plastic surgery results, Contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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