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‘Tis the Season for Plastic Surgery

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but is it also the most wonderful time for plastic surgery?

Actually, it is! If you or a loved one are thinking of having plastic surgery, now may be the time to pull the trigger. We see an uptick in consultations and surgeries during the colder months, because winter is the best time to have plastic surgery for a variety of reasons:

You’ll look great for holiday photos and parties.

Non-invasive procedures are especially perfect because they can help you upgrade your look in time for the holiday season without requiring much downtime. For example, injectables can help you achieve fuller, more youthful-looking facial features in as little as a few days. Ultherapy is also a great option for boosting collagen production and improving the appearance of the skin under the neck - with the first results starting to appear 3-4 days after treatment.

Healing is a more comfortable process in cold weather.

Let’s face it: healing after any kind of surgery usually isn’t fun. Going through the healing process in the summer though is much more uncomfortable than it is in the winter. Why spend your recuperation time sweating in the summer heat when you can spend it snuggled under a blanket in your cozy home? Most people spend winter inside anyway, so you may as well take advantage of this season for plastic surgery recovery.

There’s plenty of time to get ready for summer.

Some plastic surgeries, like breast augmentation, body contouring, and mommy makeovers, take longer to heal than others. By having these procedures performed during the winter, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your wounds will be healed and you’ll be fully recovered well in advance of bikini season.

Less sunshine means better scar healing.

During the healing process, it’s important that your scars receive as little direct sunlight as possible. This is because UV rays can have a much greater effect on the sensitive skin around scars than anywhere else. Scars that are exposed to the sun for too long can become either hyperpigmented or hypopigmented, which often requires additional scar reduction procedures to correct.

Your summer tan has faded.

Laser skin treatments are a great way to treat certain types of skin discolorations like birthmarks or pigmented lesions. That said, these imperfections are much harder to see when the patient is very tan. By winter, almost any tan should be faded enough to allow our spa staff to accurately assess and treat the problem area.

Wintertime makes it easier to hide under your clothing.

When recovering from plastic surgery, comfort is key. Not only does this mean wearing clothes that make you physically comfortable, but you should also wear what makes you emotionally comfortable. The recovery process can come with some feelings of self-consciousness, which is exactly why it’s nice to be able to cover up with a baggy sweater while healing in winter.

New year, new skincare routine.

So many of us put too much pressure on ourselves by setting massive New Year’s resolutions that only serve to make us feel bad if we fail. Instead, try a resolution that’s more achievable, like improving your skincare routine! Wilmington Plastic Surgery carries plenty of home skincare products for a variety of skin types and textures. They make great gifts and even better stocking stuffers!

Whether you’re getting or gifting plastic surgery this holiday season, the first step is choosing the right plastic surgeon. At Wilmington Plastic Surgery, all of our surgeons are board-certified and have years of training and experience. Our team is standing by to help you achieve the look you’ve always wished for. Schedule your consultation by clicking here or by giving us a call at 910-509-SKIN.

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