Tis the season for family, friends, celebration … and looking great after a holiday cosmetic procedure.
The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest time of the year in plastic surgery clinics, and surgeons all over the country report a sharp spike in appointments for both non-invasive and surgical treatments.
But why this end-of-year rush? Why do patients want to get first in line to update their injectables or book breast augmentation, facelift and other surgeries?
Here are 6 reasons:
# 1: Holidays Mean Parties, Annual Meet-Ups And Photo-Ops
Everybody wants to look their best when they post on social media about how they spent their Holidays. Social feeds are crammed with festive pictures and a quick injectable treatment to erase wrinkles, lift cheeks or lose the double chin can make all the difference between 50 and 500 likes.
This is also the season to meet up with family and old friends, and which woman wouldn’t want to show their overcritical mother-in-law or a competitive bestie from high school that the passing years have not aged her appearance?
# 2: Holidays Are A Perfect Time To `Hide’ Surgeries
Winter is the best time to conceal post-operative compression garments and other signs of the healing process under layers of bulky, warm clothing. For example, non-surgical fat reduction is best begun now to allow full results to show by the following summer. SculpSure, CoolSculpting etc. generally require at least three months after the last treatment for the body to fully eliminate the unwanted fat.
So, by the time the coats, scarves and high-neck wool sweaters have to come off, any bruising, swelling or residual fat are long gone!
# 3: Holidays Mean Faster Recovery
Cold weather and reduced sunlight during the winter months give better results after facial treatments like a chemical peel. The timing is also beneficial for procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentation and liposuction.
# 4: Holidays Mean Gift Cards And Disposable Cash
Gift cards for cosmetic makeovers are pretty common these days. Then there are extra funds coming in from Christmas bonuses and cash gifts from family members that make procedures more affordable now than any other time of year.
# 5: Holidays Mean Time Off From Work
The Christmas break is a perfect opportunity to get plastic surgery for busy people who cannot take a week or two off to recover in comfort during other times of the year.
# 6: Holidays Mean New Year Resolutions
One of the top two resolutions women make is to begin the New Year looking great and feeling good about themselves. Cosmetic procedures which slow down the aging process are an obvious way to achieve these resolutions.