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Treat Yourself: Consider Cosmetic Surgery for the Holidays

Posted January 05, 2024 in Cosmetic Surgery

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a big commitment, both financially and logistically. Many patients are still determining when the right time is to schedule their surgeries, as finding time to recover can be quite tricky. 

Scheduling your cosmetic surgery around the winter holidays might seem daunting, but the end of the year is a fantastic time to treat yourself. Keep reading to find out why.

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Why Winter Is the Best Time For Cosmetic Surgery

  1. Scheduling Around Your Work Schedule Might Be Easier 

Many businesses already have limited hours during the holiday season, so scheduling your much-needed vacation time might be more efficient. Most cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, require around one to two weeks of downtime. You might as well take advantage of limited hours and take your vacation during this time to get the rest and recovery you need. 

  1. Extra Family Support

Honestly, recovery can be difficult. Some procedures, such as abdominoplasty, will require limiting your range of motion and daily activities for a few weeks. It can be hard to get around. But during the holidays, chances are you will have friends and family around to help out more. The more help you have, the easier recovery is. 

  1. Kids Are Out of School

If you have children, finding time during the school year to schedule downtime is most likely not readily available. From carpooling to after-school activities, there’s rarely time for yourself. However, most school districts give students about two weeks off, which is perfect for scheduling your recovery period. With the kids at home, you won’t have to worry about their extracurricular activities or morning carpool; you’ll have all the time you need to relax and recover at home!

  1. Winter Clothing 

No matter the procedure, there is always a period in which your results are less than attractive. As the body heals from cosmetic surgery, swelling, bruising, and sometimes temporary drains are a reality. The results of your cosmetic procedure will look worse before you can look amazing! Even breast augmentation patients have a period of time when their implants are firmer and higher up on the chest than a fully healed result. 

Winter clothing is perfect for this awkward phase: cover up those bruises and swollen parts until you’re fully healed! Not only will this help your confidence (it’s not uncommon for patients fresh out of surgery to feel stressed about their results), but it will also let you focus on allowing your body to heal rather than rushing the results. 

  1. Heal in Winter – Enjoy in Summer!

Recovery from cosmetic surgeries takes more time than one would expect. Your swelling and bruising may disappear, but your body still has plenty of healing to do that is deeper than appearances. Most cosmetic surgery patients can’t wait to show off their new bodies–especially Mommy Makeover patients!–but it is crucial to continue to give yourself the time you need to heal before showing off your new body. This brings us to our last point: undergoing cosmetic surgery in the winter gives you plenty of time to fully recover before the skin-showing season of spring and summer!

Ready to Invest In Yourself with Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA?

Dr. Robert Rey is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals this holiday season–from breast augmentation and lift to a tummy tuck; your dream body is right around the corner. Call us today at (310) 205-3107 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.