Is Winter the Best Season for Cosmetic Surgery?

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We hear it constantly: New Year, new you. And while to some people this means changing careers or getting a drastic haircut, others take this resolution quite literally and opt for plastic surgery. In fact, winter is the busiest time of year for cosmetic surgeons.

However, it’s not only the perceived “fresh start” that has people booking appointments left and right—it’s the time off work. After all, invasive procedures like a tummy tuck or facelift require patients to have weeklong recovery periods, which might involve swelling, bleeding and bruising. So the allotted time allows people to have procedures in privacy without having to take a leave from their job, which might arise speculation.

Winter is also a great time for plastic surgery because patients can cover up bandages in layers of clothes much easier than in warmer months when tank tops and shorts are the norm. Sweaters are an easy way to hide any post-surgery garments and dressings. 

Less invasive treatments like chemical peels and lasers are also best done during this time as well since they often require a couple of days of recovery due to skin flaking and peeling. They also require you to stay out of the sun, which is easier to do this time of year (unless you plan on taking an exotic beach vacation). 

If you are considering an elective cosmetic procedure this season, or any season for that matter, make sure to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon

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