The thought of summer activities–fun at the beach or pool, usually involving a swimsuit–tend to get people thinking about tummy tucks, liposuction and breast augmentations. During this skin-baring season, it’s no surprise that plastic surgery is on the mind. But while there’s no “wrong” time to enhance your appearance, there are several factors that make fall and winter the optimal time to undergo cosmetic procedures. If you’re thinking about refreshing your appearance, here are some reasons why you should consider booking an appointment in the colder months.
- Summer distractions: Let’s be honest–with warm weather comes temptation. Be it sunny weather, BBQ invitations, or weekends at the beach, it can be tough to sit home and stay indoors during the spring and summer. Get the most out of your summer by carving out the time to take care of yourself and fully recover from your procedure during the winter.
- Less sun: It’s no secret that the sun’s ultraviolet rays are harmful to the skin. This is particularly true for skin that has been treated by lasers, or scars. During the recovery period following a procedure, prolonged exposure to the sun can delay healing. Not only are the daylight hours shorter in the fall and winter, but because temperatures drop, most people limit their time outside. This further protects skin from U.V. rays.
- Time to hibernate: When the weather gets cooler, it’s perfectly acceptable to spend some time in hibernation. Following a plastic surgery procedure, its important to take proper time to allow your body to rest and recover. A little personal time goes a long way during the healing process.
- Winter wardrobe: Not only are winter clothes more cozy and less restricting than a summer wardrobe, they also provide ample coverage. This comes with the double benefit of protecting delicate skin as well as concealing any areas of redness or bruising. Best of all, your skin will be in top shape when it comes time to show off your improved appearance when the warm weather returns.
Interested in Cosmetic Surgery This Season? Contact Dr. Smith To Learn More
For more information about plastic surgery procedures, contact us today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you!