Why It Is Smart to Have Cosmetic Surgery in Winter
Posted on December 15, 2014 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Plastic Surgery, Uncategorized
It is common for individuals to flock to Divino Plastic Surgery during the beginning of summer, with the desire to look their best in their beach attire. Although Dr. Carlos Chacon provides breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation and body contouring plastic surgery any time of year, it is actually smart to undergo the cosmetic surgery procedure of your choice during winter. Here is why.
Conceal Surgical Garments
Many cosmetic surgery procedures require that the patient wear a surgical garment for several weeks following the procedure. Whether it is a compression garment following liposuction or tummy tuck surgery or a surgical bra following breast augmentation surgery, surgical garments are not typically considered fashionable attire. By undergoing plastic surgery during the winter, you can conceal unsightly surgical garments under loose-fitting sweaters, long pants and other cold-weather clothes.
It is essential that you care for your incision sites following cosmetic surgery to ensure that they heal properly. With time and proper care, the scars at your incision sites will fade, so they closely match the color of surrounding skin and are nearly imperceptible to others. However, exposing your scars to the sun for even 20 minutes without proper protection (i.e., either clothing or a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30) can cause them to become red and raised from the surface of the skin. Once this happens, it is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to improve the look of scars. Having cosmetic surgery during the winter makes it easier to keep your incision sites covered and out of the sun.
Be Beach-Ready in Time for Summer
Although many of the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery are visible immediately after your procedure, it takes a few months for the final results to become actualized, as this is how long it takes for the body to heal completely and for any residual swelling to subside. In addition, breast implants tend to sit high on the chest wall immediately after surgery but settle into a more natural position over time. By undergoing cosmetic surgery during winter, you will ensure that your figure is beach-ready in time for summer.
If you have long desired cosmetic surgery, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chacon to learn more about your plastic surgery treatment options, contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling (858) 633-7546 now.