Are you interested in getting a facelift, but not sure when you should schedule your procedure? Take a look at the recommended time to get a facelift – our answer just might surprise you!
The Best Time to Get a Facelift
There’s no denying it: hands-down, the best time to get a facelift is during the winter months, where you aren’t traveling as much.
Here’s why: days where you aren’t in the sun as long make it easier to hide any swelling or scarring that may be evident right after your facelift procedure. Plus, the off-season from vacation months makes it more likely that you’ll be able to stay home and recover on weekends.
Exposure to the sun can lead to really obvious scarring – given that you’re more likely to spend less time during the winter months with the shorter sunlight hours, it makes sense to schedule your plastic surgery at this time.
How to Schedule Out Your Plastic Surgery
While there’s no hard-and-fast rule that says you have to get a facelift during the vacation off-season months, the point here is that it’s important to think about your personal schedule and how getting a facelift can be incorporated into your life.
Here are a few tips that can help:
- Map out any major events that are coming up within the next year, like weddings, special events, and more. It’s recommended that you schedule your facelift at least six months before your next major event, as this should be when the majority of your swelling has disappeared.
- Pick a time that makes financial sense to you. For example, many people plan their surgeries during the mid-winter months, when they have fresh vacation time for the year and paid-out bonuses.
- Keep in mind that getting a facelift will require you to recover for four to six weeks (with one to two weeks at home), so it may be worth looking at your work schedule and avoiding times when you have major projects or launches planned.
If you don’t want to wait for a certain time of year to get a younger-looking complexion, don’t worry: anti-aging injections – like Botox and fillers – can help you get the results you want without worrying about sun exposure!
Take the Next Step
Want to know more about the best time to get a facelift? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 499-8603