The frigid Ohio weather in the winter months means more layers and less time outside, making it an ideal time to have that plastic surgery you’ve been dreaming about for years, or at least since summer. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you reach your dream figure with plenty of time to recover before the summer heat and activities come around.
Plastic surgery in the winter has several benefits, including:
Your Scars Will Fade by Summer
Whether you are interested in breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction or a combination of procedures, these invasive surgeries will leave some scarring. While Drs. Foglietti and Fostyk do their best to conceal the incisions where applicable, they will initially be red and quite noticeable. Scars fade with time, though.
You also need to avoid sun exposure while you heal, as the UV rays may affect the incision’s healing process. When swimsuit season arrives, your scars will have faded, and you can enjoy showing off your new figure. (But remember to wear sunscreen.)
Colder Weather Offers Easier Concealment
You may need to wear compression garments and have post-surgical drains in the initial weeks after your plastic surgery. The cold weather allows you to conceal these items along with the initial swelling and bruising without raising suspicion among your friends, family and coworkers. Winter is when we spend more time indoors cozied up with our loved ones, which is perfect for plastic surgery recovery.
Your Post-Op Swelling Will be Gone by Summer
Most plastic surgeries will have swelling in the tissues for quite some time, which typically goes away around six months after your procedure. By having your plastic surgery in the winter months, you can ensure that your body is fully healed when the warm weather comes along so you can reveal your full results with the new season.
Holidays Mean Fewer Days Off for Recovery
Most procedures require one to two weeks off work to focus on healing and taking care of your body. With the holiday season, many workplaces are closed for several days, which means you won’t need to take as many days of PTO or unpaid time off to accommodate your recovery from plastic surgery.
You May Have Better Scheduling Options
Many people interested plastic surgery start to schedule their consultations and procedures in the springtime in anticipation of summer. Having your plastic surgery in the winter months may offer the best options for scheduling on your desired dates.
If you are interested in plastic surgery, now is the perfect time to reach out to Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery in Beachwood, Ohio to schedule your consultation and procedure. Call (216) 292-6800 to schedule your appointment or fill out our online contact form.