Things to Know before Going Under the Knife

"Extra" Lifechangers uncover plastic surgery shockers! How long do breast implants last -- and could a nose job swell for a year?

Things to Know before Going Under the Knife

Weight Gain

80% of liposuction patients gain 10 lbs. within 5 years of surgery. The fat will redistributed in other areas of your body.

Other Options

Do research before going under the knife. See if there are other options are available because you may be able to get the results you want with a more invasive procedure.


Some medications can increase bleeding. These medications should be avoided for 2 weeks before and after surgery.

An Implant Expiration?

Breast implants do not last forever. They can last anywhere from 10 to 12 years.

Inplants and Breastfeeding

Make sure your doctor knows if you will be breast feeding with implants. You can breast feed after breast augmentation or a breast lift, but you want to make sure your surgeon doesn’t cut any of the ducts that bring the milk from the deep breast tissue to the nipple area.

Healing Process

Patients who get nose jobs generally wear a cast for one week. However, swelling can take last a full year.

Hand Rejuvenation

Hands are exposed to the sun almost daily. Rejuvenation for the back of the hand is becoming more popular. It can be performed with a laser resurfacing. The Pixel laser can fill in the back of the hands with fat grafting.