What Is The Best Time For Plastic Surgery In San Antonio?
The Impact Of Fall Weather
Let’s face it, San Antonio gets hot. During the summer the average temperature is over 90 °F. How does this impact your plastic surgery? After procedures such as liposuction and tummy tuck, Dr. Barone may recommend wearing a compression garment. These garments are worn under clothes, aid healing, and enhance your results. But they can get uncomfortably hot, especially during the summer. Cooler weather means you will be more comfortable.
Additionally, after plastic surgery you should keep your incision sites out of the sun as much as possible. Exposing your incisions to sunlight without protection can make it more difficult to heal, and may darken your scars (source). When the weather cools down wearing long sleeves, pants, and scarves will be more comfortable.
The Best Time For Plastic Surgery In San Antonio: Avoid The Rush
Did you know December and January are two of the most popular months for plastic surgery? Patients take advantage of extra vacation days due to the holidays, and schedule procedures right before a long weekend. In December, many patients try to schedule elective procedures before their insurance deductible resets. January brings a rush of patients who have made it a goal to increase their self-esteem in the new year. By scheduling your procedure in the Fall, particularly September-November, you can avoid the winter rush. Fall brings one other important benefit to cosmetic surgery patients. If you are planning a procedure that takes longer than one week to recover, you should try to schedule it around 6 weeks before the holiday season. Why? For many of us, the holidays are stressful and include traveling or hosting family and friends. To keep your stress levels down while recovering, the best time for plastic surgery in San Antonio is well before the holiday season.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Barone is available to discuss the best time to schedule your plastic surgery procedure. She will review your options and provide information about recovery. To make your appointment today, call 210-202-4392.