The holiday season is an excellent time for many things—sledding, roasting chestnuts, and cozying up by a fireplace. It may surprise you to know this time of the year is also a popular time for plastic surgeries such as breast surgery, liposuction, and tummy tucks. Between the extra time off from work and fewer outdoor activities, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year make for an excellent time for reaching your body goals.
1) A Discreet Recovery
While some women don't mind if their friends and family members know they had breast surgery, others may want to keep it to themselves, especially during recovery when there's some discomfort. After your breast surgery, you'll need to wear a compression garment to aid in the swelling and healing process. These garments are easily concealed under the extra layers required in the winter months. Accessories such as scarves can also help.
Most offices are closed for several days in November, December, and into January, which means you won't have to take as much time away from work than you would during the rest of the year for recovery. That allows you to recoup at home without putting extra stress on yourself at work, which helps you be discreet during recovery as well.
2) More Time Spent Indoors
You'll need to take it easy for several weeks after breast surgery, which means no sports and a break from your regular workout routine until our board-certified plastic surgeon gives you the go-ahead to resume working out. Wintertime involves fewer outdoor sports and activities overall, so most people spend more time indoors and are less active.
Sports players may choose this time of year for breast surgery to be sure they're healed in time for the next season. Dr. Brenda Schiesel directs patients to avoid raising your heart rate and blood pressure for three weeks after surgery, as well as not lifting over ten pounds for the first four weeks.
3) Be Bikini Ready for Spring and Summer
Another benefit to breast surgery over the winter holidays is that you will be fully recovered well before it's swimsuit season in Tulsa. Dr. Schiesel has follow-up appointments with South Tulsa Plastic Surgery patients one week, three weeks, and six weeks after surgery to ensure your recovery is going as expected. If you have breast surgery in December, you'll be ready to show off your results by Spring.
In addition to these benefits, you may find that the colder weather makes for a more comfortable recovery than the hot Oklahoma summers.
Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation in Tulsa
If you're interested in breast surgery, it's the perfect time of year to schedule your procedure. Contact our board-certified female plastic surgeon, Dr. Brenda Schiesel, in Tulsa today at (918) 518-5144. South Tulsa Plastic Surgery serves patients in nearby areas of Oklahoma, including Jenks, Owasso, and Broken Arrow.