Does this sound like you? You know you want to have facial plastic surgery and you even know the procedure you want to have done. But, what’s got you stumped is when is the right time to do it. Is there a better time of year to have plastic surgery than others?
December through March is one of the best times to have plastic surgery. There are several reasons why you may want to schedule your procedure during these months. Let’s take a look.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Maximum Sun Exposure
While the lack of sun can be depressing at times during the winter, it can actually work to your advantage if you’ve considering facial plastic surgery. After plastic surgery, there will be scars that need time to heal. The sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays are not healthy for the healing process. Although you would normally apply sunscreen to protect your skin, you may not be able to do that shortly after facial plastic surgery.
The absence of the sun’s strong rays during the winter months gives your skin a better chance of healing. Because of this, some people who have facial plastic surgery during the winter report less visible scarring. When the sun’s rays start burning bright remember to protect your skin with the proper SPF. Excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkles, melanoma, and other skin problems even on the healthiest skin.
You Can Enjoy the Warmer Weather
Choosing to have your cosmetic procedure during the winter means that when the warmer weather does hit you’ll actually be able to enjoy it because your skin will have had time to heal. No one wants to be inside when the weather is beautiful. If you have your facial plastic surgery between December and March you won’t have to worry about recovery time during the summer. You’ll be ready to go and show off your new look once the warmer weather begins!
Wearing Bandages During Recovery Is More Comfortable
When the mercury rises the last thing you want to have are bandages and gauze covering parts of your face. The heat will likely make your surgery site feel worse, not to mention make your skin sweaty and itchy. Having facial plastic surgery during the winter months makes wearing those bandages much more bearable. Although bandages typically don’t need to be worn for extended periods of time, it makes the time you do have to wear them easier to handle.
You May Have Extra Cash from Holiday Bonuses & Gifts to Spend on Surgery
If you are considering having a facial plastic surgery procedure you can expect to pay for it out of pocket. Insurance plans typically don’t cover plastic surgery which is why some people wait longer than they want to have a procedure done. Around December many people receive holiday bonuses from their employers. What better way to spend that money than to do something to increase your self confidence? Since you’re probably buying gifts for everyone else, why not give yourself the gift of plastic surgery?
If you’re lucky enough to receive a sizable bonus and some monetary holiday gifts as well, you can pool that money together to help pay for your surgery. If you wait until later in the year, you’ll likely have spent that money on other things.
It Makes You Feel Like You’re Having a Fresh Start
When you turn the calendar to January 1st, you get the feeling of a new beginning. What better way to have a fresh start than with a new look? This is another reason why some people prefer to have their facial plastic surgery procedures done during this time. While everyone is making their New Year’s resolutions, you can think about how you’re going to start the year with a new look.
If you’re ready for your fresh start, contact Dr. Keith Ladner. Dr. Ladner can help you start off the new year with a facial plastic surgery procedure that’s right for you. He is highly experienced in several facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Ladner is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Call today at (303) 253-7686 or go online to schedule a consultation.