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Fall Is the Best Time for Cosmetic Surgery

When Dr. Mark Deuber talks with potential patients about their goals from cosmetic surgery, many want to look good for a particular event, such as a wedding or holiday party. However, recovery from cosmetic surgery is not instantaneous, so you will need to carefully plan what time of year is best for your surgery.

Believe it or not, fall is often the optimal time of year for you to schedule your cosmetic surgery. Read on to find out why the season of pumpkin spice lattes and candy corn is also the perfect time to get started on a new you.

Transition from Warmer to Colder Weather

Fall is usually a transitional season from the warm days of summer to the colder winter season. Depending on where you live, this transition can be dramatic. However, this also means that fall is the perfect time to be recovering from your cosmetic surgery.

Summer can often be too hot to stay cooped up indoors for up to four weeks. Early fall can be the perfect balancing point at which summer temperatures have dropped, but before really cold weather sets in.

Layering Clothing

As most fashion magazines will tell you, fall is the season to start layering your clothing. Because the temperature is still transitioning, you can take off or put on layers depending on how hot or cold the weather gets.

Layering provides an additional bonus while you are recovering from your cosmetic surgery. If you have had extensive cosmetic surgery, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, you should expect to have bruising and swelling during the first several weeks following your surgery. Dr. Deuber may also give you either compression bandages or a compression garment to wear to reduce the amount and duration of bruising and swelling. Wearing several layers of clothing can help disguise the appearance of all the bruising and swelling, as well as any bandages.

If you have undergone any facial cosmetic surgery, a hat and large scarf can also help protect your face from cold temperatures and blustery wind.

Home for the Holidays

Most employers expect their employees to take time off during the fall and winter months, usually starting after Halloween. This could actually work in your favor if you need time off from work to recover from your cosmetic surgery.

Why not decide to stay home for the holidays, and take your time off from work just before the holiday season, such as the beginning of November. You can take your “staycation” as your opportunity to rest, recover, and get through the initial healing phase before the busy holiday season ramps up.

By the time the holiday party circuit hits, you should be recovered enough to at least give people an advance preview of what your final results will look like.

Traditionally, fall is seen as the end of the summer harvesting season and a time to gather with friends to prepare for the coming winter. This transition or transformation is not unlike your healing and recovery period after your surgery. Taking care of yourself now will help you achieve the best possible results.

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