While you can get plastic surgery at any time of year, many procedures are best performed in the fall or winter. Getting these procedures done during the colder seasons or winter holidays can help you have the most positive recovery experience possible and ensure that you’re fully ready to show off your improvements when the weather starts warming up again.
Brachioplasty corrects excess fat and loose skin in the upper arms to restore a more youthful arm contour. Since you will need to avoid arm exercises for several weeks after surgery, the cold weather provides a great excuse to curl up with a blanket and catch up on your reading. The cooler weather also provides a perfect opportunity to cover up your incision site with extra layers of clothing to prevent the scar tissue from darkening due to sun exposure as it heals.
Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat from localized areas of the body. Getting liposuction in the fall or winter is a good idea because by the time spring comes, you will be fully recovered and ready to show off your new, slimmer body contours. Additionally, the compression garments you will need to wear to minimize swelling during recovery can easily be hidden by comfortable sweaters and cozy, warm clothing. Lastly, the holiday feasts and treats that are so irresistible can lead to stubborn fat pockets. If you realize you overate at those holiday parties, and your New Year’s diet plan and exercise routine aren’t doing the trick, liposuction has you covered!
3. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation provides attractive enhancement to breast fullness and contour. If you choose to get breast implants, they will need time to settle and may look slightly too high or stiff for a few months after surgery. Fall or early winter is the perfect time to undergo this procedure because most cold weather clothing can easily mask this while they settle in plenty of time for tank top and bikini weather. Cooler weather also provides the perfect opportunity to cover up your incision site with extra layers of clothing to prevent the scar tissue from darkening due to sun exposure as it heals.
A facelift is a major surgery that corrects signs of aging in the lower face and neck. Because some bruising and swelling are to be expected during recovery, most people take at least one week off work. Depending on your profession, scheduling the necessary time off may be easier to do during holiday hours. Also, any bruising around the neck can easily be hidden during the winter with scarves or turtlenecks.
5. BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a facial injectable that eliminates wrinkles in the brow, forehead, and eye area. It’s a quick and easy procedure to get done at any time of year, but what makes it so perfect for the fall is the upcoming holidays. During the holidays, you will probably see friends and family you don’t normally get to see, and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help you look your best and most youthful just in time for those social gatherings!
6. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are facial injectables that correct wrinkles and volume loss in the cheeks, mouth, and nose area. Like BOTOX® Cosmetic, scheduling your quick injectable filler treatment during the fall could help you look your best at all the upcoming holiday parties and social gatherings.
7. Skin Renewal
Skin renewal with Venus Viva™ helps your skin look firmer, tighter, and more youthful. The fall is a good time to get skin renewal treatment because you can correct any damage done by the harsh summer sun. Because Venus Viva™ treatments can have temporary side effects like minor swelling, skin redness, or a sensitive acne-like reaction, it’s best to stay inside and avoid sun exposure while the skin heals. The cooler weather during fall and winter makes this very easy to do.
The fall and winter seasons are the perfect time of year for many plastic surgery procedures—not just the seven listed here! If you’ve been thinking about getting a little work done, now’s the perfect time. Call (720) 634-7400 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Joyce Aycock today.