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Now is the Time

A common reason for plastic surgery – by both men and women – is to boost confidence by enhancing and defining their appearance. Many patients want to look their best in the summer, when they can show off their physiques in bathing suits, shorts and sundresses. Since plastic surgery is a multi-step process (it requires planning, a surgical date, and a recovery period), winter is a perfect time to start planning ahead!

Planning your plastic surgery procedure during the winter will help you enjoy the warm summer months participating in activities you love, not spending time inside recovering. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why this is the perfect time to get on the road to looking and feeling your best!

  • Scars fade
    • While scarring is an inevitable part of plastic surgery, it’s always at its worst immediately after the procedure. A significant amount of healing happens in the first few months. With a winter surgery, you give your scars ample time to heal and fade before summer. This timing can be especially beneficial for procedures such as tummy tucks, liposuction, or breast augmentation.
  • Swelling disappears
    • Just as scars can take months to lose their initial redness, swelling can also be present for the same amount of time. Most swelling subsides after a few weeks, but the rest of it can take a few months to fully dissipate. Planning for your surgery early allows the expected swelling to be gone before summer.
  • Cold weather allows for easier concealment
    • Even after you have been cleared to return to your normal activities, you may still experience visible effects of the recovery process. Winter allows for easier concealment of that recovery. Long sleeves, loose sweaters and scarves all enable you to hide the treatment areas until you feel ready showing off your results!

If you think that plastic surgery might be right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter today or call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll Free at (888) 841-4108. With his 25+ years of experience, he can provide solutions that will help keep you looking and feeling your best, all throughout the year!