Now that it’s December, you’ve probably already put up your holiday decorations and are bundling up against the chill. Winter is the season for hot cocoa, festive decorations, fresh snow…and facelifts.

Wait, what?!

The Benefits of Plastic Surgery in the Winter

If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, your St. George surgeon wants you to know there’s no better time than winter. The reasons for this are plentiful and include:

  • You’ll miss less work. ‘Tis the season for holidays. The winter months are packed with seasonal holidays for most people including Thanksgiving (and the day after), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Additionally, many people choose to take vacation time during this stretch. It’s an ideal time for going under the knife since more time off means less work missed. This will also make a positive impact on your wallet or purse with fewer lost wages. Of course, that’ll probably be offset by gift purchases – but at least you won’t take a double hit.
  • It’s easier to conceal scars. Cosmetic or plastic surgery inevitably leaves a few scars and that may make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, in the winter months you are more likely to cover up to protect yourself from the cold. Coats, scarves, and ski caps are an excellent way to hide telltale bandages from others.
  • It’s a great time to stay inside anyway. Unless you’re an avid skier or snowboard enthusiast, you’d probably rather avoid snow, sleet and cold weather whenever possible. Plastic surgery during the winter months provides you with a perfect excuse to hunker down indoors and watch your favorite holiday movies without feeling guilty over staying indoors when the weather is nice.
  • Plastic surgery makes a great gift. If you’re a notoriously difficult person to shop for – one of those people who has everything they could possibly need – asking for a plastic surgery procedure for Christmas is an unconventional but innovative gift idea to share with loved ones pondering over what to get you. If you feel awkward asking somebody else for a new nose or chin, you can always treat yourself for the holidays.
  • New year = new you. Many of us long for a fresh start in the new year, whether or not we jot down a list of resolutions. A brand-new look to start off the year is an excellent way of wiping the slate clean. And let’s face it, it’ll probably last longer than that gym membership you pay for on January 1.