Have you ever heard that winter is the season for plastic surgery? There’s certainly some truth to that, even though we consider any time a good time for looking and feeling your best. For women who have had children, getting a Mommy Makeover at our Denver practice during the winter months makes sense for several reasons.
With the holidays over, the new year is a time when many people decide to make major personal transformations. Combining cosmetic breast surgery such as breast augmentation or a breast lift with a tummy tuck can restore your body to its pre-pregnancy proportions and help you feel confident in your appearance.
Even though the “best” time for plastic surgery varies from patient to patient, the shorter, colder days of winter have some natural advantages for planning your Mommy Makeover. We’ll take a look at those benefits in this blog post, and you can also browse our photo gallery to see before-and-after photos showing results our plastic surgery team achieves for our patients.
Most women experience some discomfort during recovery after a Mommy Makeover. And for many patients, Colorado’s cold winter weather makes recovery a bit easier than a recovery during the warmer summer months. The reason is that excessive heat can make recovery more uncomfortable, especially if you are wearing bandages or compression garments. Warmer temperatures can even slow the healing process if you get overheated and agitated. Therefore, many women decide that winter is a better time to undergo and recover from a Mommy Makeover. You can learn more about how we minimize discomfort for patients recovering from a tummy tuck in an earlier blog post.
Speaking of Warmer Weather …
One of the last places most people want to be during the spring and summer months is inside their home recovering from plastic surgery. Scheduling a Mommy Makeover in the winter means you’ll be ready to enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family when the weather begins to warm. Even better is that with your newly sculpted body, you’ll be confident wearing tank-tops, bathing suits, and other more revealing clothes that make the summer months so much fun.
School’s in Session
You’ll need someone to help out with your kids while you’re recovering from a Mommy Makeover. In the winter months, you can benefit from your kids being in school for the majority of the day, which will allow you to get more rest for more hours of the day. In the winter, you may only need after-school child care, whereas in the summer you may need to plan for all-day child care as you recover.
The best way to figure out the best time for your Mommy Makeover is to meet with 1 of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. Your surgeon can explain what combination of procedures is right for you and discuss what to expect during recovery. You can contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (303) 278-2600 (Golden) or (303) 951-2100 (Denver) to schedule an appointment.