“Should I plan my cosmetic procedure according to season?” is a question plaguing many potential plastic surgery patients. The answer is often yes, according to a recent article published in the Huffington Post.
Planning by season can be an effective tool to maximize your end results from plastic surgery. Considerations such as avoiding direct sunlight or the need for additional days off from work to recuperate can all be effectively planned by season. Below is a list of seasonal recommendations for common plastic surgery procedures.
In ideal circumstances, winter is the absolute best time to undergo any type of plastic surgery. Body contouring procedures, breast augmentation, as well facial surgery are all popular during this time period because the cooler weather allows patients to effectively conceal healing scars or swelling during the recovery period. Patients also are likely to have more time off from work during the holiday season to schedule and recover from surgery. Additionally, many surgical procedures require patients to avoid direct sunlight during their recovery.
Spring is also a great time to seek out plastic surgery. Depending upon your location, the climate may still be cool enough to conceal the healing process with additional clothing. Also, if you are prone to putting on weight during the holiday season, its best to lose it and be at your idea weight prior to undergoing body contouring surgery. Spring surgeries give patients some leeway to get back in shape.
Summer is not usually a recommended time for surgery, unless you have a scheduled period of time off from work or school obligations. Extreme heat or sun exposure can lead to an extended recovery period and in some cases, bleeding post-op. If you chose to undergo surgery during the warm summer months, plan on staying indoors for 1-2 weeks following surgery. Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox or dermal filler injections are the only recommended procedures during the summer.
Minor procedures such as Botox, Juvederm or Restylane
Similar to winter and spring months, fall can be a great time for plastic surgery, especially if you’ve been able to reach your target weight during active summer months. Thick sweaters or scarves can easily conceal swelling or bruises from facial or body surgery and the results can be ready for reveal by the holiday season.
Face and nose
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery is a decision not to be taken lightly. Make sure to do your research and plan according to season for the best results.
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