Why Holidays Are the Best Time for Surgery
If you’ve been considering plastic surgery, the holidays and winter are the perfect time to have your procedure! Not sure why? Here are four benefits of having surgery done during the holiday season:
During the holiday season, it’s likely you already have some scheduled time off from work, so you won’t have to use all your vacation or sick days while you recover. During the holidays, businesses also tend to slow down so you won’t have to worry about falling behind on deadlines or leaving all the work to your coworkers. This slow season might also make it easier to get the necessary time off for your recovery.
During the cold winter months, you’re probably already planning on curling up inside to watch holiday movies, bake cookies, or do other fun activities indoors where it is warm. These types of relaxing activities are exactly what you should be doing after surgery. During the warmer months, it’s a lot harder to stay away from the fun outside during your recovery so now is the perfect time to schedule your procedure.
Another benefit of recovering during the winter is that you have sweaters and plenty of warm layers to hide your bandages, stitches, and surgical scars. If you don’t want people to know you had surgery, it’s easy to keep it hidden! And since people are already planning to go on vacation for the holidays, it won’t be noticed if you also take a week or two off from work to recover.
The holidays are a time when friends and family gather to celebrate and spend time together. Having family close by after surgery is important since you will need their support and assistance, especially during the first few days of recovery. Don’t be afraid to ask your family to help you out by making a plate of food, changing your dressings, driving to the pharmacy, or getting a fresh ice pack. It’s important you rest as much as possible to speed up your recovery.
Dr. Kyle Shaddix is dedicated to giving his patients the best possible care and he always loves seeing the newfound confidence that patients have after achieving their cosmetic goals. If you have been considering cosmetic surgery, why wait any longer? Schedule your consultation today at Shaddix Plastic Surgery by calling our office or filling out an online contact form.