Life is busy, and it seems as if the months pass faster, the older we all get. When your life is packed to the brim with work, family, vacations, and more, it can be challenging to find the time to invest in yourself. We often encounter patients who desperately want to have a specific plastic surgery but have trouble working it into their schedule. If you’re in the same boat, just know that you aren’t alone. We often find that the fall, September through November, is a time that works for many of our busiest patients. If you’re looking for a way to carve out time for plastic surgery, here are some reasons to consider a fall procedure.
A Break Between The Busy Seasons
Summertime can draw a lot of energy out of a person. From summer vacations to contenting with the intense heat here in Florida, many people find themselves exhausted when fall rolls around. The great thing about fall is that it’s a lull between summer and the holidays, two hectic seasons for most people. You need a month or two to relax at home; why not incorporate recovery from that plastic surgery that you’ve been dreaming of.
Avoid The Sun During Your Recovery
Florida is the sunshine state, and we are so lucky to have long, warm summers to enjoy local beaches, pools, and other natural resources. The problem with summertime is that it’s almost impossible to avoid the hot sun. By now, you know that too much sun exposure isn’t good for your skin, but it’s also not ideal when you’re trying to recovery from plastic surgery. Sun exposure can increase inflammation and increase your risk of swelling and scarring. Procedures like facelifts are most likely to be exposed to the sun because you don’t cover them with clothing. Patients who wait until the fall for a facelift or any other plastic surgery are less likely to experience the adverse side effects of sun exposure.
Cooler Weather Makes For Better Recovery
It’s not just exposure to the sun’s rays that inhibits surgery recovery. Hot weather can also be a problem for plastic surgery patients. Excessive heat, which we have plenty of in Florida, can create dehydration in your skin. In post-surgical patients, this dehydration can cause excess swelling, which may inhibit your healing. Additionally, warm weather increases your likelihood of experiencing an infection as your body tries to heal from plastic surgery. To get the best results from your plastic surgery, you have to take care of your body and skin. For many people, the summer presents too many complications making fall the best time to invest in your surgery of choice.
Be Ready In Time For The Holidays
We’ve talked about the logistical reasons patients elect to have plastic surgery during the fall, but some more personal reasons are at play. The truth is, you want to look your best at Thanksgiving with your family, at your company holiday party, and on New Year’s Eve. Plastic surgery recovery can range from two weeks to two months. Fall is the best time to have your procedure so that you’ll be looking great and feeling confident for all of the party pictures you’re bound to be in at the end of the year. Of course, scheduling your surgery around the holidays won’t just make you feel proud of your appearance, but it will also ensure that you’re feeling your best physically and are ready to enjoy yourself.
There Is No Time Like The Present
Finally, if you’ve been waiting for just the right moment to invest in plastic surgery, there is no time like the present. You’ve likely spent a good amount of your life taking care of others, working hard, and investing in the people and organizations you love. Now is the time to make an investment in yourself. If you’re not sure and have questions about our procedures, remember that you can contact our office at any time to speak with someone who can answer your questions and help you decide what steps to take to move forward on your plastic surgery journey.
We think fall is an excellent time of year to undergo plastic surgery. But, we also believe that you should choose a time and a season that works within your life. If that is fall, great! We cant’ wait to see you. If it’s another season, that’s great too. The goal of plastic surgery is not only to improve a person’s physical appearance. It’s also to improve your self-esteem and self-confidence, and there is no wrong time of year for that. Whether you’re ready to sign up for surgery today or just want to schedule a time to talk with our medical team, we’re here for you. Give us a call any time, and we’ll happily answer your questions.