The Best Skincare Routines to Consider After Cosmetic Surgery

Congratulations on your recent cosmetic surgery procedure! At NuBody Concepts, we understand the importance of looking and feeling your best. We are committed to providing top-notch treatments and care. However, we know your journey doesn’t end with the surgery. Establishing the best skincare routine ensures lasting results and maintains the beautiful New You. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Tennessee-based NuBody Concepts recommend being extra mindful of caring for your skin post-surgery. Here, we’ll guide you through the essential steps after cosmetic surgery and introduce you to the professional treatments we offer at our Nashville and Memphis locations that can enhance your results.

How Do You Take Care of Your Skin After Plastic Surgery?

Taking proper care of your skin after any facial treatment, including cosmetic surgery, is essential to ensure your health and the longevity of your results. At NuBody Concepts, the premier cosmetic and skin surgery center in Nashville and Memphis, we recommend maintaining excellent daily skincare habits, especially as your skin changes with age or after cosmetic surgery. Regardless of age or skin type, three fundamental steps should be part of every daily skincare routine: cleanse, hydrate, protect.


Cleansing is a crucial step in achieving beautiful and younger-looking skin. Your skin encounters environmental pollutants, dirt, oils, and grime throughout the day. Washing your face twice daily, morning and night, helps prevent clogged pores, dullness, and acne, promoting a clear and radiant complexion. Make it a priority to cleanse your skin daily and set yourself reminders to ensure consistency.


Ensuring your skin is hydrated and healthy is essential to your skincare routine. Many natural products can help hydrate your skin. Coconut oil has many benefits, and it can help hydrate skin, prevent infections, and promote healing. Also, you can add serums and consider different vitamins. According to the journal Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders,​ many people don’t consume enough essential nutrients like selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and vitamin E. This negatively affects your skin’s health! You can hydrate your skin by topically applying or ingesting regular Vitamins A, C, and E. You can also improve your skin by consuming enough fatty acids and amino acids. A healthy diet and water intake are also essential for your skin’s hydration and health.  


Moisturizing is essential for all skin types and ages. Moisturizers prevent water loss in the skin’s outer layers and complement the skin’s natural protective oils. Our skin’s ability to retain moisture decreases as we age, making moisturizers crucial year-round. Find a gentle and nourishing moisturizer containing natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamins to promote skin hydration and healing. Post-surgery, a suitable moisturizer can aid in skin recovery. Our licensed aestheticians at NuBody Concepts can recommend the best moisturizers to keep your skin supple and rejuvenated.

Skin aging is a normal process influenced by genetics, lifestyle, and nutrition. Adequate nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. These are important to consider when thinking about your skin post-surgery. Insufficient intake of essential nutrients such as selenium, zinc, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E can affect skin health. Certain fatty acids and amino acids are also vital for skin health. Additionally, antioxidants like carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamin D, and certain probiotic bacteria can support good skin health. 

At NuBody Concepts, we offer a full range of Alastin skincare products at our Nashville and Memphis locations, carefully curated to address various skin concerns and promote healthier, more vibrant skin. By following these essential steps and selecting products tailored to your unique needs, you can achieve a radiant and youthful complexion, boosting your confidence and helping you look and feel your best.

What Else Can I Do to Protect My Skin After Cosmetic Surgery?

Once you have your daily skincare routine set, it’s important to start thinking of other ways you can care for your skin. At NuBody Concepts, a cosmetic skin and surgery center based in Tennessee, we recommend paying close attention to sun exposure, daily habits, and your individualized vitamin and supplement intake. 

Avoiding prolonged sun exposure is crucial to preventing thin and fragile skin. Protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats, can reduce sun-related damage and abrasions. Applying sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and reapplying regularly, especially during swimming or sweating, is also advised.

Also, healthy daily habits are vital in keeping your skin beautiful. Stick to a regular cleansing routine, rest well, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and manage stress levels. Pay attention to your diet, and quit smoking. Healthy lifestyle choices complement our expert care and contribute to your overall well-being.

Supplements can be taken orally as pills or capsules or applied topically as creams or ointments. Topically, retinoids (vitamin A) can counteract sun-related damage, reduce wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and spider veins, and improve skin texture and firmness by increasing collagen content. Also, incorporate Vitamin C and E into your diet as an oral supplement or topical application. These vitamins work together to enhance each other’s effects on collagen production, reducing wrinkles and improving skin health. Antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and polyphenols and flavonoids can benefit skin health when consumed through diet or supplements. Another helpful addition is polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega-6, which contribute to skin health. Increased intake of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, has been linked to reduced skin atrophy and dryness.

Consider Professional Treatments at NuBody Concepts

Complement your excellent home skincare routine with professional treatments at NuBody Concepts for even better results. Our skilled aestheticians offer a variety of treatments, including microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microneedling, hydra facials, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels. These treatments effectively target common skin concerns like sun damage, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, age spots, and acne scarring.

It’s important to note that certain laser treatments may not be suitable for darker skin tones. However, we offer alternative options like microdermabrasion and microneedling that deliver great results without the risk of hypopigmentation or burning. Our Dermasweep microdermabrasion system is especially well-suited for sensitive skin, including rosacea-prone and blemish-prone skin and the delicate area around the eyes. It effectively addresses fine lines and wrinkles and improves overall skin tone and texture.

The professionals at NuBody Concepts understand the significance of proper skin care after cosmetic surgery. With cosmetic surgery near you in Nashville and Memphis, our mission is to help you achieve the best and longest-lasting results possible. We offer a comprehensive range of facial surgeries and professional skincare treatments tailored to your needs. By practicing the best skincare routine, using premium products, and considering professional treatments, you can maintain your post-surgery radiance for years.

At NuBody Concepts, our expertise and care are unmatched, and our highly-experienced licensed aestheticians can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation today, and let NuBody Concepts be your partner on this exciting journey to a more confident and beautiful you!

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.