6 Reasons to Get a Breast Augmentation in the Winter
Posted December 21, 2018 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants
When planning your breast augmentation, timing is everything. If you want to undergo your procedure when it will be the most convenient, feasible, comfortable, and ideal for enjoying the results, the best time is during the winter months. Here are six reasons why former patients and plastic surgeons recommend scheduling your breast augmentation in winter.
1. Cold Weather
After breast augmentation, you may want to wear additional layers or accessories to hide post-surgery compression garments, swelling, and incisions. Cold weather is the perfect reason to wear loose and warm clothing that will keep you comfortable after surgery. Your recovery will be long behind you and your scars should heal up nicely by the time the weather warms up and you’re ready to bare a little skin.
2. Less Sun
Breast augmentation scars can become darker and more noticeable if they are exposed to ultraviolet sun rays. During the winter, reduced sunlight and shorter daytime hours help reduce your risk of poor surgical scars. By getting surgery during the winter, your incisions scars have more time to heal and fade before the sunny season.
3. It’s Easier to Stay In
After your surgery, you will need to spend several days indoors taking it easy while your body recovers. This is much easier to manage during a cold, wet winter where going outside is far less tempting than when a clear, bright summer day is beckoning through your windows.
4. Holiday Time Off
A staycation is essential for comfort during your breast augmentation recovery. The winter holidays in November and December as well as the typically slow work season in January and February make it easier for many people to take time off work. Additionally, paid holidays and office closures can reduce the number of vacation or sick days you may need to use for your recovery. You may be able to save your vacation days for a more relaxing and enjoyable personal vacation during the summer.
5. Holiday Gifts and Bonuses
Treating yourself or giving the gift of plastic surgery to a loved one can make the holiday season particularly special. Receiving a nice Christmas bonus from work or a generous financial gift from a family member may help sweeten the deal by providing a financial cushion for your special treatment.
6. Ready for Summer
Winter is a great time for most plastic surgery procedures, but it is particularly good for breast augmentation. After breast augmentation, your new breast implants will take three to six months to settle before you can enjoy your final results. Getting your procedure done during the winter can guarantee that you look your best by the time you are ready to hit the beach again.
Book your breast augmentation this winter to ensure you’re ready for summer. Schedule your consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andres Taleisnik.