Countless individuals flock to Signature Institute of Aesthetic Sculpting during the warm summer months, seeking the plastic surgery expertise of Dr. Himansu Shah, so they can look their best in their bathing suits while lounging by the pool. Although there is never a bad time to undergo the cosmetic procedure that you have long desired, it is actually a smarter idea to have the plastic surgery procedure of your choice during the winter months. Here is why.
It Is Easier to Be Discreet
Many plastic surgery procedures require that patients wear a surgical or compression garment during the initial phase of recovery. For instance, postoperative breast augmentation patients must wear a surgical bra for several weeks following breast implant surgery. Likewise, patients who have undergone liposuction and body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck surgery are required to wear compression garments for a few weeks after their procedure. The surgical garments help minimize swelling and provide added support to the tissues in the treatment area while they heal. Unfortunately, surgical garments are not the most attractive apparel.
In addition, certain procedures, including tummy tuck surgery, often require the placement of thin drainage tubes that stay in place for a few days after the procedure. These help to minimize fluid accumulation throughout the treatment area.
By undergoing plastic surgery during the colder winter months, patients can more easily conceal surgical garments and drainage tubes under pants, long-sleeved shirts and thicker clothing such as sweaters. This is especially helpful for individuals who are trying to be discreet about having cosmetic surgery.
It Is Easier to Care for Scars
Every cosmetic surgery procedure requires one or more incisions. Every incision leads to a scar. Dr. Shah always strategically positions incisions so the resulting scars can be concealed by the natural contours of the body or by clothing (e.g., a bathing suit or underwear line). However, scars are unavoidable with any surgical procedure.
Nonetheless, over time and with proper care, scars should gradually fade until they closely match the color of the surrounding skin, so they are nearly imperceptible. Proper care includes keeping your scars out of the sun for about six months. If you must go out in the sun, scars should be covered by clothes or with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Even 20 minutes of unprotected sun exposure can cause scars to become red and raised from the surface of the skin. When this happens, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to correct their appearance.
Undergoing your plastic surgery procedure of choice during the winter makes it easier to keep scars out of the sun, simply because there are fewer hours of daylight each day.
You Will Be Ready to Lounge Poolside Come Summertime
Although many of the aesthetic benefits of cosmetic surgery are noticeable immediately after the procedure — hello, more voluptuous breasts! — the final result of plastic surgery usually takes several months to become fully actualized. This is because that’s how long it generally takes for any residual swelling to subside and for the body to heal completely, allowing the final contours to become apparent. In addition, breast implants tend to sit high on the chest wall immediately following breast augmentation surgery, but settle into a more natural position within a few months following the procedure.
By undergoing cosmetic surgery during winter, you can rest assured that your figure will be beach- or pool-ready in time for the hotter temperatures.
Take the Next Step
If you have long desired a certain cosmetic surgery procedure, don’t wait until summer to pursue it. You can get a head start on improving your aesthetic concerns right now. Plus, if you come in for a consultation before the holidays, you might be able to ask Santa for help with your procedure!
To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Shah to learn more about the available cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical treatment options, please contact Signature Institute of Aesthetic Sculpting by calling (702) 684-5502 now.
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