This time of year, everyone starts to get excited about the holidays. For you, the upcoming holidays could mean more time off work than you’ve had since last winter! While you’re planning how to make good use of your holiday vacation, know this: the holidays are the best time of year for plastic surgery! If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself, here’s why you might want to take the plunge this holiday season.
Holiday Time Off
Every hardworking adult knows how impossible it is to get time off work. But this time of year, there are several major holidays that are work holidays. You may be able to combine your vacation days with your work holidays and take off for a full week or more.
Major plastic surgery procedures like breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and facelift surgery require you to take approximately one week off work. Most of the year, finding a stretch of time to take off is virtually impossible. Using your holiday time off for this is the perfect solution, as it’s already arranged! Depending on your industry, work may also be slower this time of year, so it’ll be easier to ensure that you can schedule the time off you desire.
Some people do not want to announce their plans to get plastic surgery and would rather keep things private. When you’re trying to plan a week off at other times of the year, people always want to know what you’ll be doing on your vacation. But during the holidays, everyone else is taking time off as well. Fewer questions are asked, and if you are asked about how you’ll spend the holidays, typical holiday celebrations are an easy cover-up response. It’s much easier to plan a discreet plastic surgery with recovery this time of year.
Winter is Coming
As the weather turns colder, it’s time to start bundling up. Many plastic surgery procedures leave you with temporary swelling and surgical scars that you’ll want to keep hidden. Swelling can take several weeks to resolve, and scars need several months to heal before they should be exposed to any sunlight that might darken them. If you’ve had skin rejuvenation, you’ll also want to keep your skin out of the sun for a while. What better way to accomplish all of this than with warm clothing and naturally shorter days? Winter is the best time of year for plastic surgery for this very reason.
The Season of Giving
Plastic surgery is typically expensive. If you’re inclined to share your plans for surgery with family and/or close friends, a request for financial assistance is the perfect focus for your Christmas list. Any other time of year there might be some awkwardness with this kind of request, but this is season of giving. People tend to be much more generous around the holidays.
Family Can Help
During the holidays, it’s common for family to come visit. When you’re recovering from a major surgery like a Mommy Makeover, you’ll need lots of help. Having family around to help care for your children while you’re in recovery is a huge advantage of timing your plastic surgery around the holidays.
Get a Jump Start on Your Summer Body
A summer body is something many of us forget to prioritize until it’s “too late”. If you put off plastic surgery until late spring, it may be a little late to fully enjoy it this summer. For instance, tummy tuck and breast augmentation final results are often not visible for a few months, so if you time your procedure during the winter, your results should be perfectly stunning by summer.
Start the Year Off Right
A significant focus of plastic surgery is to help you start afresh, to rejuvenate your look and restore a youthful appearance and all the confidence that goes with it. Why not start the new year off right by finally getting that procedure you’ve always wanted? By getting your treatment done during the holidays at the end of this year, you’ll get a kick start on your new year and feel more empowered than ever to achieve your new year’s resolutions.
This holiday season could be the perfect time for you to undergo liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, facelift surgery, or any other plastic surgery procedure. Request your personal consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Mouchantat.