One question that’s frequently asked by people considering a facelift is – When should I get a facelift. That’s because they are often not sure what’s the best time of the year to have the procedure done. So is it better to have facelift surgery during the winter months when it is cooler and there is less sun, or is summertime best.
When Should I Get A Facelift?
Most people opt to get a facelift in winter, especially during the month of December, because they have more time to devote to recovery. During winter people usually have longer vacation time and travel less, so it’s easier to take the time needed to rest and recuperate after surgery.
In addition, people generally wear hats, knitted caps, and scarfs during the cold winter weather, so it’s quite easy to conceal the swelling and scars from surgery.
Patients are usually advised to avoid direct sunlight on the incision after a facelift as this can lead to scarring. Since there is less sun in winter, avoiding the sun isn’t a problem.
Other factors that affect the timing of surgery
Although winter is a great time to have a facelift, there are other factors to consider, such as whether or not you have an upcoming event like a wedding to attend. Recovery after facelift surgery can range from 4-6 weeks, so it’s essential to schedule facelift surgery well in advance, so you will be fully recovered for that big event.
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