If you are thinking about getting plastic surgery done, now is the best time to schedule a procedure. Planning and timing your plastic surgery can be a major hassle. However, winter is the perfect season to schedule one for yourself.
During the winter months, you have time to fully heal and recover. There are also several other benefits to consider with winter surgeries.
We’ll talk more about the benefits of plastic surgery during winter, and why you should consider getting work done during this time. Keep reading to find out more information.
Top 4 Reasons Winter Is The Best Time To Get Plastic Surgery:
1. Your Body Will Be Ready For The Summer Season
We all want to look our best during the summer season. But, if you get cosmetic surgery right before summer or during summer, you will have to wait months to show off your new look, as your body needs time to recover and heal.
Plastic surgery doesn’t magically transform your body overnight. It takes months of healing to see the effects of major procedures like breast augmentation, body contouring, and other complex plastic surgeries.
This is why it is best to get your surgery done and over with during the winter months. By the time you have gotten out of surgery and healed, whether that takes a few months or more, you will be ready to show off your beach body.
In short, winter surgeries are your best option as you won’t have to worry about healing, pain, or discomfort as the summer season approaches. But you do want to make sure that you plan ahead and schedule your surgery in advance.
We recommend getting your plastic surgery done in December, but you can even get your procedure scheduled as late as January or February if that fits your needs more.
2. You Have More Time to Plan
Many people plan on getting plastic surgery shortly before the summer season starts. This rush of scheduled procedures in spring and late winter makes it harder to plan your own surgery and figure out what you want to get done.
This is why we recommend getting winter plastic surgery. If you plan on getting your surgery at the start of winter or the mid-way point, then you have plenty of time to plan ahead.
Plastic surgery is something that needs to be done the right way. Consultations with your chosen doctor should be scheduled in advance. You also want to make sure that you are working with a surgeon that is board certified.
If you plan and start the process in winter, you will have a lot more flexibility and your doctor will have more availability. In short, starting to plan now, at the start of winter, will give you plenty of options. Dr. Vitenas will be able to help you plan and schedule a surgery that is best for your busy life.
And again, you will have more than enough time to recover from major surgery and more complex surgeries that combine different procedures.
3. You Will Miss Fewer Days of Work
When getting plastic surgery done, many people worry about missing work. This can add an extra layer of stress and worry to your cosmetic procedure. However, there is a solution to this problem that will help minimize the amount of time you have to take off from your job.
Many people are able to get days off in November and December thanks to the holidays. You can use up less of your vacation time and recover from your procedure more easily when it is scheduled during the winter.
But, remember that the majority of plastic surgeries require weeks of recovery. In some cases, it requires two weeks or even longer. So, you will miss some work. Still, planning your winter surgery will allow you to take less time off your vacation days.
Especially if you plan your surgery during December right near Christmas. Scheduling around New Year is also a good time to plan your procedure. Different workplaces will offer you different amounts of days off. So, keep this in mind.
And luckily, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your recovery time, with all the festive movies and food that comes along with the holiday season.
4. Easier to Stay Indoors and Recover
Winter is an ideal time to recover and rest, even if you are not getting plastic surgery done. This time of year, with the chillier weather, people stay indoors more often and wear heavier and looser clothes. So, it will be a lot easier to plan your surgery during this season.
On the other hand, during the summer, people don’t bundle up and tend to be more active. What this means is that now might be the perfect time to schedule your plastic surgery. You can put on sweaters and other long sleeve outfits to help you cover up your surgical bandages and ease the healing process.
Not everyone may realize this, but getting plastic surgery means that you need to stay inactive and reduce strenuous activity for eight weeks at a minimum. Really, it’s much harder to stay inactive during the summer season as opposed to winter.
The warmer months are a time where you are expected to go out and enjoy the good weather and spend time with family and friends. Winter is much more conducive to sitting back and relaxing.
Also, no one wants to spend their summer or spring indoors healing up, as this can put a major damper on your vacation plans and daily life. This is another reason we highly recommend scheduling a winter surgery with Dr. Vitenas. He can help you find the perfect time for your procedure.
Other Reasons You Should Consider Getting Plastic Surgery During Winter:
Gives You Time to Heal Your Scars and Bring Any Swelling Down
As we have mentioned before, winter offers many opportunities for patients who want to heal in more comfortable circumstances. Not only do people stay indoors more during the winter, but they also wear clothes that offer more concealment and warmth.
For anyone recovering from plastic surgery, this is ideal. Most people get surgical scars after their cosmetic procedure. These scars will fade over time, but, as you are waiting for them to heal, you might want to cover them up so that you don’t draw negative attention to your body.
This is part of the reason why winter surgery can be the best option for you. Your scars won’t fully go away by summer. But the redness and swelling will go down considerably. Your scars are at their worst right after your surgery and they need a few months of healing to make any surgical scars less noticeable.
Swelling after surgery needs to be considered too. Swelling can last for many months and your body won’t take on its final shape until after you have gone through the healing process. Winter is the perfect cover, as you can wear more baggy clothes and stay indoors much more easily.
You Can Avoid Direct Sunlight and Heal Better and Faster
Also related to scarring and healing is sunlight. You want to get surgery during winter, this way you can avoid direct sunlight on your scars. There is less sunlight during winter and this will help speed up the healing process.
Most people don’t think about this, but sunlight can actually slow down the healing of scars and make your recovery time even longer. Sunlight can even make your scars more noticeable and uncomfortable.
The heat from the sun actually increases swelling and can make your scars more inflamed. This is why many people use ice packs to bring down swelling and speed up their healing.
Most importantly, though, you want to keep your scars out of direct sunlight. Otherwise, they can darken and become more noticeable. Hyperpigmentation can be an issue with your plastic surgery even with a small number of scars. And in some cases, the darkening can be permanent.
This is why we recommend getting your surgery during winter. This is best for your scars and best for anyone that wants to heal fully and with the best possible results.
Fewer Celebrations and Major Events During Winter
Some of the biggest events of the year happen during summer. This is why it is much better to plan your surgery during the winter season.
While Christmas is a big event that you will have to plan around if you get surgery, you have to remember that many people have their weddings during the summer, and other events happen during summer, as well.
So, you don’t want to go to someone’s wedding or a summer get-together while you are still recovering from plastic surgery. Fourth of July and Memorial day also means that there will be plenty of outdoor events that you might have to attend.
You will want to be fully recovered and looking your best by the time these special events arrive.
We recommend that you start looking at your calendar now.
If you know that anything is coming up this spring or summer, it is best to schedule a winter surgery now. Doing this will make it much easier to enjoy any special events, and will let you feel confident and self-assured.
Plastic Surgery Is A Great Present to Yourself
You might not realize it, but plastic surgery could be the perfect present for yourself this holiday season. Changing the way you look will give you the confidence you need to really shine this upcoming year. And if you want to treat yourself to something special there is no better way to improve your natural looks.
You can even get plastic surgery as a present from close friends and family. This might seem like an odd present, but it’s possible that your friends and family might want to pitch in for your plastic surgery, especially if they are asking you what you want for Christmas already.
Best of all, you will be able to recover during winter and stay out of the holiday crowds. Just schedule your plastic surgery and relax and restore yourself for the rest of the holiday season. You might miss out on some Christmas gatherings, but it is worth getting your cosmetic surgery done during this time.
Perfect Way to Start Fresh This New Year
We are all expected to make changes to ourselves during the New Year. Whether you decide to create some new year’s resolutions and grow your relationships and career or decide to change the way you look, the choice is up to you. But, this is truly a time of transformation and renewal.
Keeping all this in mind, you might want to consider scheduling your plastic surgery during winter. Getting any plastic surgery done during winter and reemerging during the new year might be the best way to start fresh in 2022!
You might be nervous about disappearing during winter to recover from surgery, but what better way is there to celebrate New Year than with a fresh new look! Most people will be spending their time indoors during winter anyway, and you get to spend your healing and recovering for 2022.
You might miss Christmas with your in-laws, but there is always next year. And if your friends and family have chipped in on your surgery then they will understand that you need to take some time for yourself.
Contact Dr. Vitenas Today
If you are interested in scheduling any winter plastic surgery, please contact our office today. Dr. Vitenas has years of experience in plastic surgery and can help transform your body and your look safely and effectively with his cutting-edge surgical techniques and specialized knowledge.
You can call us at this number, 281-484-0088, to schedule a consultation with our team this winter. We can also be contacted through our website. Use this link here to fill out our contact form and book your appointment with our office.
We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any of your questions about any of our surgeries and other procedures we provide at our clinic.