Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? When is the most wonderful time of the year…for plastic surgery? Without a doubt Fall & Winter! When scheduling your cosmetic surgery in Baltimore, MD or other areas that experience seasons, one of the most important factors to keep in mind is the time of year. Seasonal differences not only affect the way people feel and act; they can also affect your recovery process.
Here’s why the darkest time of the year offers the brightest opportunity for surgical success.
Colder Weather = More comfortable recovery
After any plastic or cosmetic surgery, there is an inevitable recovery time. Whether your recovery period is a couple of days or a couple of weeks, scheduling your surgery during the fall or winter season can make recovering significantly easier. For one, the cold months can help reduce FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) on participating in fun outdoor activities. Plus, the colder months lend you the opportunity to feel more comfortable by wearing multiple layers over any post-op garments your surgeon recommends to facilitate healing.
Darker & Shorter Days = Better for healing
Everyone loves sunny days, but when it comes to recovering from plastic surgery, the sun is not your friend. Minimizing sun exposure during recovery is essential, especially if you’re planning any facial surgery or skin resurfacing treatment. Excess sun exposure not only slows the healing process but can cause the post-op skin of chemical and laser peel patients to darken and scar. Even incisions on the breasts and abdomen need to be protected from sunlight so that they heal properly. Scheduling your procedure during the cooler months will help you avoid the sun’s harsh rays and recover successfully.
Slower Pace = More time to Relax
The fall and winter seasons seem to slow us down, driving us into a kind of walking hibernation. After any operation, those feelings are only increased. Fortunately, with the holidays around, the cold season offers a lot of downtimes to give your post-op body just what it needs: relaxation. By having your operation done in time for or even during the holidays, you ensure your body gets the time it needs to recuperate. Curl up at home with the support of family and friends, a fall or winter “staycation” can be just what the doctor ordered.
Prepare for Spring and Summer
By getting your cosmetic surgery during the cold season, you guarantee a more than relaxing recovery. Having your surgery ahead of the warmer season you’ll have time to prepare a wardrobe that flaunts your new figure and you’ll be ready to be out and about – no more FOMO. Say goodbye to your old insecurities and hello to the new, confident you!