Though right now it might be cold, wet, and dreary, summer is only a few months away. In a blink of the eye, the snow will be gone, the sun will be hot, the trees will be full, and it’ll be time to wear your short shorts, sun dresses, and bikinis.
Are you summer ready? Maybe you’ve been working hard to shed those extra holiday pounds. Or, maybe you haven’t taken any action yet, thinking you have plenty of time before you need to.
Now is actually the best time to get summer ready, particularly if you’re thinking about getting a breast augmentation to fill out those dresses and swimsuits. Don’t wait—or you might end up spending your summer hiding in your home under a muumuu rather than strutting your stuff on the beach.
Here’s why now is the perfect time for a breast augmentation.
Allow Time to Research and Make the Right Decision
The decision to have breast surgery should only be made after extensive thought, consideration, and research. It shouldn’t be made on a whim because you’re not filling out your swimsuit as well as you’d hope.
By considering surgery now, you can give yourself enough time to ensure you’re getting surgery for the right reasons and that you won’t regret your decision.
In addition, planning ahead of time gives you the opportunity to research plastic surgeons in the area. The last thing you want to do is rush into a decision about a plastic surgeon without reviewing before-and-after photos and verifying the surgeon’s experience, training, and certifications. You must choose your surgeon carefully to get the best results from augmentation surgery.
Give Your Implants Time to Settle
After undergoing breast augmentation, the results will be instant. You’ll immediately notice your breasts are larger and fuller. You’ll have the silhouette you’ve always wanted from the moment you wake up from surgery.
However, though the results are instantly noticeable, it does take a few months for your implants to settle in and truly look their best. You don’t want to show them off in a bikini until they’re absolutely perfect.
By getting breast augmentation surgery now, you’ll be able to ensure your implants are exactly where they should be and your breasts are as beautiful as they could ever be by the time summer rolls around.
Give Yourself Time to Heal
Typically, incisions require four to six weeks to fully heal. During that time, you may be limited in physical activity and sun exposure. Your body will also be swollen and bruised. It will be recommended you rest and relax in order to ensure optimal and quick healing.
Winter is the perfect time to stay home and hibernate. Social calendars typically aren’t as full during the colder months. Staying home and getting cozy under a warm blanket is an ideal way to pass those cold, dreary days.
If you were to ignore your surgeon’s post-surgery recommendations because you wanted to be out at the beach with your friends, you could end up slowing down your healing or causing complications that could have been avoided.
Reduce the Appearance of Scars
One of the most important reasons to have breast surgery during the winter is to improve the look of scarring. Though incisions are typically placed in hidden areas such as under the breasts, you will be required to take precautions and avoid sun exposure. The sun’s rays can quickly darken scars due to hyperpigmentation.
It’s much easier to avoid sun exposure in order to ensure your scars fade as much as possible when the days are shorter and the sun rarely makes an appearance than in the summer when the sun fills up the sky.
Secure an Appointment
Finally, the last reason to schedule your breast surgery early on is because slots fill up quickly. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. As women begin to think about their summer bodies in the late winter and early spring, the more those slots fill up. You may be forced to wait until the summer to schedule your appointment. And of course, you’d rather be spending time in the water and sun than indoors healing during those warmer months.