Bikini season just ended a short time ago, and we are already headed straight toward the busy months of endless holiday shopping and eating and partying. This is the time of little black dresses and innumerable selfies at office holiday parties, not the time of dieting and exercising and planning summer vacations. Why would we suggest that this is an opportune time to consult with your San Jose area cosmetic surgeon about body-contouring? We’re about to tell you . . .
It’s Sweater Season!
What better time to schedule a body-contouring procedure like liposuction or abdominoplasty (or both!) than when your post-surgical body will be under wraps, relatively speaking. Even here in Sunny California, the weather cools enough for us to want to throw on our coziest sweaters and sweatpants whenever we can. The cover-up is great because patients who undergo one of the popular body-contouring procedures are expected to live with a bit of swelling and bruising for at least a couple of weeks. When there is no major urge to throw on a bikini and sit by the pool, there is also less possibility for impatience regarding results.
Colder is Better
An aspect of post-surgical healing that many people miss is how UV exposure may affect the outcome of a given procedure. Typically, liposuction and abdominoplasty involve incisions that are very well hidden beneath clothing. However, the absence of long, hot summer days is ideal for men and women recovering from any surgery.
The Season of Peace
We tend to think of the holidays as a time of peace, at least historically speaking. When family comes to visit, we may not be so generous with this idea. But family time aside, we want to propose the idea that the weeks just after the holidays may be ideal for a cosmetic procedure. Throughout January and all the way to Springtime, it may be much easier to find time alone, without kids and family and chores, to sit down, lie down, rest.
Body contouring is a fantastic approach to feeling great when the summer sunshine comes calling. To learn more about liposuction, abdominoplasty, and our other services, call (408) 559-4700.