Cosmetic Surgery in Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh Plastic Surgery
When you are considering cosmetic surgery in Pittsburgh, the colder months are a better time to follow through with your aesthetic goals. It can be a busy season for plastic surgeons, but special discounts are readily available at this time of year and it may be a more ideal time to have procedures and start healing.
The winter months provide the perfect season to coincide with your care regime after a surgery. For starters, cold weather often puts a damper on outdoor activities. Depending on the surgery you have, your doctor will probably recommend that you avoid strenuous activity for a few days or even a few weeks. When it’s cold or snowing outside, you are not very likely to have tennis lessons planned. Other exercise routines like jogging or swimming will also be put on hold because of the weather. If you have surgery during this time of year, you will not be tempted to disobey a doctor’s orders by overexerting yourself outside. During winter months, you have a legitimate excuse for staying inside on bed rest.
If you have a rhinoplasty to improve the shape of your nose, you may have to keep your nose covered in bandages for a specific period of time. If you go outside, you may catch a cold or a respiratory infection that could cause these bandages to redressing often, exposing your surgery site to more germs and bacteria. The same can be said for an otoplasty to improve the shape or size of your ears. Typically, doctors will place bandages over your ears for 24 hours. Afterwards, patients are encouraged to wear a light headband, something similar to a ski band, around the ears. At home in the winter months, you may not have as many visitors to question why you are wearing a headband indoors. However, if you do have to go outside, a headband is perfect to wear outside during colder months.
Furthermore, if you opt for a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, bandage dressings are easier to conceal with the baggy clothes and layers that are commonly worn during cold weather. The bruising that is typically associated with plastic surgery is also easier to hide with long sleeve shirts, sweaters, and pants.
Premier Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, along with its sister affiliate, Acqua Blu Medical Spa, makes these considerations when planning your cosmetic surgery in Pittsburgh. Our goal is to make your healing time as easy to endure as possible. The winter months can be the ideal time to plan these procedures.