What are the benefits of having plastic surgery in the winter?
Winter is in full swing, bringing with it a perfect opportunity to get that procedure you’ve been wanting. Winter is an excellent time for plastic surgery for a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having plastic surgery in the winter.
Winter is the ideal time of year for recovery and aftercare
In the warm summer weather, you’ll want to be able to show off your new physique after your procedure. Keep in mind that for some procedures, it may take 3-6 months to see and enjoy your ultimate results. That makes winter the best season of the year to have the procedure when it comes to the timing of your recovery. For body contouring, breast surgery, or other similar procedures, if you have them done in the winter, you have plenty of time to recover before the exposure to the sun that comes with spring and summer.
Take advantage of time off from work
Holidays during the winter months often include a number of days off from work. Having your procedure during long weekends or extended time off helps reduce the number of vacation days you use to recover after your procedure. Many procedures require one or two weeks off of work during the recovery period, so the more time you already have off, the better.
As a side benefit, holiday movies and new shows are often streaming during the winter months, which gives you something new to watch while you’re spending plenty of time resting in bed.
Many people wait until just before summer to get their procedure because they start thinking about wanting to look fit only when the weather gets warmer. Because of this, most plastic surgeons are heavily booked during spring and early summer and have less availability. Having your procedure done ahead of time gives you more options for appointments that work well with your schedule.
Cold weather is the best time to stay home during recovery
During the cold weather, it can be easier to stay home and be cozy during your recovery period. Instead of wishing you could get outside in the sun and do your favorite warm-weather activities, you can relax in your warm home away from the chilly winter weather and freezing temperatures.
Once you’re up and about more, but still wearing compression garments, thick sweaters, jackets, and stylish scarves are the perfect thing to wear to conceal compression garments and residual swelling as you continue to heal.
You’ll be healed in plenty of time to get back outside once the weather warms up again and you’re looking forward to a good jog, hike, beach time, or other outdoor activity.