Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? When’s the best 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. Seasons 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
Scheduling your surgery during the fall or winter season can make recovering significantly easier. The colder months lend you to feel more comfortable wearing multiple layers over any post-op garments your surgeon recommends to facilitate healing. Another benefit is that these full-coverage clothes keep your incisions completely out of the sun, which is an excellent way to make sure your scars heal as seamlessly as possible. Turtlenecks, scarves and hats hide the effects of a facelift, eyelid, laser resurfacing, brow-lift and rhinoplasty.
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 when the weather counts!