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Plan Your Surgery In Time For Warm Weather

Although it’s cold outside now, warmer weather will be here before you know it. Planning ahead now can help you be recovered – and look great – in time for spring and can give you motivation to start the new year with new goals and a fresh start.

Winter is an ideal time to undergo just about any type of cosmetic surgery. The holidays may be over, but you can still plan a ‘stay-cation’ to recover from your surgery. With colder weather, you’ll likely be mainly indoors and looking to take it easier. Warmer, bulkier clothes also make it easy to conceal changes.

Body contouring and breast augmentation can both take a few months to recover fully. Many procedures require you to avoid swimming, soaker baths and hot tubs until your incisions have healed. Giving yourself time to recover fully can help ensure that you’re ready for warmer temperatures – and spring break fun.

If you undergo a facial procedure, you may have residual swelling and possibly even a little bruising for up to a month. In the winter, scarves and heavier makeup can help hide some of those side effects, so you can put your best face forward come spring.

While many patients are back to work and other activities within a few weeks after surgery, it might take longer for the full results of your procedure to take effect. Scheduling your procedure soon will give you plenty of time to heal before spring and summer. And while many of us dislike that there are fewer sunny days in winter, this is actually a good thing for your recovery. Patients are generally advised to avoid direct sun exposure after their procedure, and having the sun safely hidden behind the clouds makes that easier.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulter today or call our office at (309) 663-1222 or Toll Free at (888) 841-4108.