To put it simply: Yes, take advantage of those winter holidays to recuperate.
If you are considering getting plastic surgery, then you have probably wondered when would be the best time for you to do it. While responsibilities and commitments don’t disappear when the weather gets colder, there are a lot of compelling reasons why most people planning cosmetic surgery would benefit from getting their treatments done during the chillier months of the year.
Here are 3 major reasons why you should consider the Fall and Winter seasons:
Staycation: Winter is the best time for recovery
For most people, the Fall and Winter seasons are a time when the outdoor activities start to lull and more time is spent in-doors, relaxing, sleeping, spending time with friends and family, and focusing on work and exercise. It is a hibernation of sorts until the sunnier, more festive weather comes back. It therefore follows that these colder months make for the perfect time to heal and recover from any treatments or surgeries that you undergo. It is even better if you take advantage of your winter vacation to rest and recuperate without anyone bothering you or asking questions.
In addition, summer tends to come with more social engagements like weddings, barbecues, festivals, social outings, etc. Most people would rather be at their best during these summer social events.
Colder Months: Perfect season to cover up!
Sweater weather is a great time for plastic surgery because you can cover up bandages and post-surgery garments with layers of clothing. Covering up is definitely something you wouldn’t be able to do in the hot temperatures of the summer when the trend is to wear tank tops and shorts. Scarfs, hats and turtle necks can hide the healing scars of a brow lift or mini face lift while baggy sweaters will hide bandages after a mommy makeover or breast augmentation.
No Sun, No Problem: The benefit of minimal sun exposure
It’s no secret that UV light can burn and damage your skin, but it can also hinder the healing process and cause discoloration and darker, more noticeable scarring. This is especially important if you are considering facial surgery or a skin resurfacing treatment. If you want the most natural looking and inconspicuous results, then avoiding the powerful summer sun should be a priority. The sun loses much of its strength starting in the Fall, reaching its lowest point at the end of December. While you can choose to have your surgery in the summer and avoid going outdoors on bright, sunny days, wouldn’t you rather spend the summertime with as much freedom as possible? Scheduling your procedure during the darker months of the year is much more convenient.
If you’d like to get the process going while the time is right and book a consultation, feel free to give our clinic a call, send us an email, or fill out a contact form. We’d be more than happy to book you in at your earliest convenience. When it comes to plastic surgery, the importance of your healing process cannot be understated. Avoid the headache and do it during a time of the year that fits your schedule.