Many people decide to have a cosmetic surgical or non-surgical procedure to combat the signs of aging. Often times, it’s more about self-esteem, and looking younger is simply a bonus. People find that if they look better, they feel better. They have more confidence and excitement about life in general. If they feel better about themselves, they can, in turn, have positive effects in the lives of others.
If you have been contemplating any sort of cosmetic procedure — whether it’s a non-invasive procedure like a chemical peel or laser hair reduction or a major surgery like breast augmentation or tummy tuck — there are several reasons why the winter months are the ideal season to have this done. In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, we offer you the following five reasons to schedule cosmetic procedures right now.
The winter months make it much easier to stay home and get the rest that is needed for the best recovery. There are generally fewer activities and events on the calendar. Whether the recovery period is a few days or a few weeks, it’s easier to stay inside and watch movies on the couch when it’s cold and snowy outside.
For many businesses, winter is simply a slower time of year, so it’s easier to take some time off work. There are also two long holiday weekends, Presidents' Day and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, so you may need to use fewer vacation days.
It’s easier to avoid the sun in the winter when the days are shorter and there is less outdoor activity. For many procedures, it’s essential to stay out of the sun. Treatments like chemical peels and laser services cause the skin to peel and be extra sensitive to sunlight. Sun exposure can slow the healing process and can also cause more significant adverse effects like scarring or discoloration. Sunlight may be okay for other procedures, but if there is pain, scars, or swelling, it’s easier to stay inside when it’s not a gorgeous sunny day outside.
Winter clothing makes it much easier to camouflage swelling or bruising. Everyone is wearing heavy sweaters, scarves, and hats, so you won’t look out of place. The bandages that must be worn after procedures like breast augmentation or breast reduction aren’t even noticeable under loose clothing. Kybella injections to improve the look of a “double chin” are easy to hide with a scarf. Some procedures require that compression garments be worn, which can be hot in the warmer months.
Perhaps the best reason to have plastic surgery in the winter is that you will be fully recovered and ready to go when swimsuit season arrives.
Cosmetic surgery won't change your life. It won't solve personal problems or make you look like someone else. It may give you greater self-confidence and add to your sense of wellbeing — that’s a New Year’s resolution worth keeping.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery bring you the latest procedures and newest technologies, along with the attentive care and comfort you deserve. For more information on any procedure, you may contact Dr. Laura Randolph — 309-664-6222, Dr. Chad Tattini — 309-664-1007, or Dr. Paige Holt — 309-664-4444 at Twin City Plastic Surgery or www.twincityplasticsurgery.com. Their office is located at 2502 E. Empire in Bloomington.Back to Top
January 02, 2019
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