People often wonder what time of year they should undergo a plastic surgery procedure. While everyone is different and some people may have conflicting circumstances, winter is generally the ideal time to undergo plastic surgery. Whether you’re considering a procedure to rejuvenate and enhance your face, breasts, or body, here are the reasons why Jack Frost and plastic surgeons get along so well.
Time Off for Recovery
After surgery, you will need downtime to recover. This can involve anywhere from a few days to two weeks off work, and you should refrain from strenuous physical activities for at least a couple of weeks. Most people can take time off in the winter for vacation, and many offices are closed during the holidays, leaving plenty of time to recover from surgery. Additionally, you are more likely to have a loved one who will have some time off during the holiday season to care for you for the first day or two after surgery.
Less Direct Sunlight
While it is important to protect your skin from sun exposure at all times, it is especially important to refrain from being in direct sunlight right after your surgery. Exposure to sunlight will impair healing and can turn incisions into more noticeable scars once they are healed. The gloomy and foggy winter months make it easier to stay out of the direct sunlight. Remember that even when it’s overcast, it’s still important to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or greater and to cover your skin as much as possible.
Bundle Up Until You’re Healed
You may have some swelling and bruising for a week or two after surgery that you’ll want to cover up when you go out in public. With the cold weather, everyone is bundling up with long sleeves, jackets, scarves, and beanies to stay warm. You’ll blend right in as you bundle up to camouflage bandages, swelling, and bruising until you’re all healed.
Heal Just in Time to Show Off Results
After winter comes more sunshine and warmer weather, and all those layers of clothing are no longer needed to keep you warm. If you undergo your plastic surgery procedure in the winter, you should have plenty of time to completely heal and allow any incisions to fade just in time to show off your fantastic results in the coming spring and summer months.
Don’t wait; now is the time to undergo plastic surgery! If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance or enhancing any of your features, please call (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to helping you achieve an appearance you can’t wait to show off!