Perhaps you have been considering plastic surgery for a while now, but you haven’t been able to find the time to pull the trigger. While most cosmetic plastic surgeries are relatively quick outpatient procedures, it can take several weeks for the post-operative side effects to disappear and to feel “normal” again. Figuring out how and when to schedule time to recover can be tricky. In this article, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso discuss why fall and winter are good times to have plastic surgery.
More Clothing Options for Covering Up
As the mercury finally dips down below summer temperatures, you’ll have more opportunity to throw on a sweater or even wrap up in a scarf. Additional layers are great at covering up the swelling that can follow cosmetic surgery. Even minimally invasive procedures may result in a little bit of swelling, and loose layers are the best way to keep it under wraps. For more comprehensive surgeries, such as liposuction or breast augmentation, the bulkier clothes that come with cooler temperatures make it much easier to conceal bandages and support garments.
Healing Is Easier When the Kids Are in School
It’s impossible for your body to properly heal when you’re constantly running around looking after someone else. Back-to-school time affords parents with the opportunity to rest while the kids are out of the house. It’s important not to overdo it as your body recovers from surgery, so don’t be afraid to enlist the help of your spouse or another family member during those first few weeks post-operation, while your body is still on the mend.
Look Great for the Holidays
Since an operation may require several weeks to heal before results can really be seen, many people consider early fall as an optimal time to undergo a cosmetic procedure in order to look their best by the holidays. The stress that accompanies hosting parties or traveling to visit relatives is quite enough to deal with on its own, without the added exhaustion of post-operative healing.
Many patients find that fall and winter are the best times to heal from cosmetic surgeries. To discuss your options in greater detail with Dr. Samuel Pearl or Dr. Alexander Ereso, please call Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600 to schedule a consultation.