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Why Winter Is the Best Time for Getting Plastic Surgery

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Winter Is the Best Time for Getting Plastic Surgery

As fall weather continues to cool, the days continue to shorten, and pumpkin spice lattes are replaced with seasonal red cups, the signs are showing that winter is almost upon us.

Winter is a wonderful time of year, although this can be a controversial opinion to many summer-seekers. Winter is the time for big sweaters, hot chocolate, festive holidays. It’s also the time where many plastic surgeons see an influx of new clients seeking the benefits of a tummy tuck, liposuction, other forms of cosmetic procedures. This is because winter is one of the best times to get plastic surgery.

Here are three reasons why winter is ideal for getting cosmetic procedures done before Spring rolls around.

Tons of Time to Recover

Depending on the type of plastic surgery you’re getting, especially in the cases of body contouring surgery like liposuction or tummy tucks, often, the goal is to be ready for the warmer weather. Late Spring brings out short-sleeved shirts and shorts, and skin exposure only gets more revealing as the summer season approaches. Depending on the intensity of your procedure, recovery times can often be between three to six months. By getting your cosmetic procedures done in the winter season, especially earlier on, your signs of surgery such as swelling, bruising, and scarring should be far behind you. This allows you to be able to slip right into your summer wear without any noticeable signs of augmentation.

Holiday Time Off

Depending on your line of work, the winter months, particularly December, often come with holidays. Some offices close for a few days during this time or are more flexible with taking time off.

Additionally, if you have any leftover unused vacation time, December is often the last time of the year it can be used (unless your work allows it to be carried over)

Less Heat Means Less Sweat

Sweat is unpleasant at best, but it can be especially annoying when healing from surgery. For starters, excess heat and sweat can create inflammation, cause chafing, slow healing, and perhaps the most simple reason; sweat smells bad.

After getting plastic surgery performed, you need to go several days without showering, usually just two, but sometimes it can be longer if advised by your doctor. Utilizing the colder temperatures of the winter season means less sweat for you and your recovery.

The Season of Coverups!

After your surgery, your affected area is likely to be tender. Additionally, compression bandages and drainage tubes may need to be applied depending on your surgery. These might need to be worn for surgeries such as boob jobs, tummy tucks, liposuction, or more. These recovery items may need to be worn for several weeks at a time. Rather than having these bandages and tubes cling to tight clothing, it is often recommended you wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes during your recovery.

Fortunately, winter is the right season for these types of clothes. Baggy sweaters, loose sweatpants, and puffy coats all work to hide the signs of your procedure but keep you comfortable as well.

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