Tis the season for cosmetic surgery

By Dr. James White

With colder weather and diminishing daylight, many of us slump into a winter induced hibernation. For those of you hoping to rejuvenate your skin or contour your figure however, these conditions can actually be ideal. So… tis the season for self-improvement and transformation before the new year!

During the winter months, our practice typically performs more facelift, breast augmentation , liposuction and skin treatments than any other time of the year. Most likely, favorable recovery conditions contribute to this trend.

Facial Rejuvenation

While recovering from facelift and skin procedures, patients are instructed to limit their exposure to sunlight. The shorter days of winter make such post-op recommendations more ideal and feasible . After all, many patients will see minimal sunlight given it is dark during their daily commutes. Even more, between sunny vacations, boating and a plethora of outdoor activities, avoiding the summer sun is almost impossible for many thus making winter a practical choice for facial rejuvenation procedures.

Breast Augmentation & Liposuction

Although sun exposure is not particularly an issue in regards to liposuction, tummy tuck and breast enhancement recovery , patients are required to wear post-operative garments while healing. Wearing such garments in the hot summer months can be uncomfortable and difficult to conceal. Even more, patients may not feel comfortable baring their bodies in skimpier clothing until they have fully healed.

An added benefit to undergoing cosmetic surgery during this time of year, is more ample recovery time. With extra time off from school or work, the holidays allow many patients extra downtime. Many cosmetic surgery procedures require a 1 to 2 week recovery period in which many patients do not feel comfortable being seen in public. To ensure recovery time without having to ask for additional time away from school or work, many individuals book their surgery over Christmas vacation.

If you have been seriously contemplating cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider scheduling your procedure within the next few months. As an added incentive, many cosmetic surgery practices offer holiday specials. Until January 31, 2013, we are offering a discounted rate on silicone breast implants. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call (423) 648-4011.

For a complimentary consultation call (423) 648-4011.