When planning for your plastic surgery there are many factors to consider… time off work, childcare, help around the house, making sure you’re in your healthiest condition, working with a board certified surgeon like myself, etc. should all be on the list. In addition you should schedule for enough recovery time between life events, such as:
- Family reunions
However, outside of their personal circumstances and life events, most people may not consider what time of year may be the best. While you can have a successful surgery any time of year, there is an ideal season for most people, depending on where they live. Factors such as heat and sun will aggravate and be a detriment to the healing process unless avoided, which is more difficult in summer months. Healing well also requires rest, which means no outdoor activities or adventures.
So where does that leave most people with an ideal surgery window? Well, if you live anywhere with a season change at all, think about when you spend a lot of time indoors, relaxing by the fireplace… that would be Fall and Winter. A bonus is that the warmer, cozy clothing, along with hats and scarves, easily allows for covering up any bruising, swelling or scars while they heal.
Depending on the surgical procedure, the Fall season window of September and October leaves you with cooler weather and a typically calmer social calendar. Also, the Winter surgery window of January and February puts it after the holiday festivities have calmed down and most people are excited about a fresh look for the New Year.
By the time you’ve been through a complete recovery, the warmer spring weather will be right around the corner. Spring symbolizes a fresh new start, and with it, you’ll be so excited to get out and enjoy because you’ll feel and look great!
Right now is the best time of year to schedule your cosmetic procedure that you’ve always wanted. The cooler weather, slower schedule and comfortable, covering clothing make the Fall and Winter ideal for surgery. I am ready to speak with you about your goals and make a plan for your season of renewal. Visit www.davinciplastic.com to set up your consultation today.
Steven Davison, M.D.
Triple Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon