Thinking about facial rejuvenation or body sculpting? While many people wait until spring time to get plastic surgery, that isn’t always the best time of the year.
In fact, you may be better off having your treatments in the winter! Get ahead of the game and leave the procrastination to someone else.
Here’s why it’s a great choice to have your procedure performed during the colder months.
It is essential that surgical scars are protected from the sun completely for at least six weeks following the procedure, particularly for popular facial treatments like the facelift, blepharoplasty (eye lift), and brow lift, as the face is a body area that is always exposed to the sun.
If you get your procedure too close to the sunny spring and summer months, you may run into issues with healing of the scars and hyperpigmentation or other side effects of sun exposure.
Hiding Surgical Scars
Trying to hide surgical scars while wearing a cute little sundress isn’t easy. It’s much easier to keep scars and post-op garments out of sight by being able to cover them with clothing.
Scars at the hairline from a facelift or brow lift can be partially obscured by the hair, while compression garments and surgical bras from plastic surgery procedures like a “mommy makeover” will be invisible under warm winter clothing.
Time to Heal
Initial surgical healing can be fairly short, usually lasting only a week or two; however, this is only the time frame for when patients return to normal activities.
If you want to enjoy the full results of your procedure, you’ll need to give yourself plenty of time to let the swelling subside and results settle, ideally a few months.
Rhinoplasty and facelift results can take up to 12 months for all swelling to subside, and body contouring procedures such as SmartlipoTM laser liposuction, tummy tuck, body lift, and breast surgery can look worse for a short time before they look better.
Rest assured that a skilled plastic or cosmetic surgeon is likely to give you the results you want—you just need to be patient!
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get away from the office and find time to rest up after your procedure. For many people, the holidays are an ideal time to get the procedure they’ve always wanted—time off to rest up and a fresh start to the New Year.
Learn More About Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York
If you’re interested in moving forward with winter plastic surgery, come meet with our highly-qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan or Long Island. Our experienced surgeons have years of experience and stellar surgical skills.
For more information, call us today at (212) 206-0023 or (631) 499-1831 to schedule your complimentary consultation at either of our convenient locations.
Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from these surgical procedures. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.