Facelift in Winter? Definitely! October 20, 2016 coleaesthetics With winter coming closer each day, perhaps now is the time to plan for those dreary, sunless days ahead. While the season may not bring much opportunity for fun in the sun, it can be the perfect time to finally schedule that facelift procedure you have been thinking about. Cole Aesthetic Center has five good reasons why scheduling your facelift in the wintertime is a good idea. Time Indoors The colder temperatures tend to drive us indoors this time of year, which is the perfect place to recover from facelift surgery. Instead of feeling like you are missing out on all the summer activities, you can curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book or binge-watch your favorite television shows. The more time you give your body to rest and recuperate after your procedure, the better your results are likely to be. Sunless Days The disappearance of the sun behind those snow clouds might make you feel a bit blue, but it is just the thing your post-facelift face needs for healthy healing. After any type of surgery, it is best to avoid direct sun exposure for a period of time since this can alter the results of the procedure. This is particularly true of incisions, which can become more prominent with exposure to those UV rays. Less sun means that even when you do feel up to getting out and about, you won’t have to worry as much about protecting your skin from UV damage. Chance to Cover Up After your facelift, you are likely to be somewhat bruised and swollen for a week or two. In the winter, it is much easier to hide those temporary side effects under hats and scarves until they subside on their own. Cold weather clothing also protects the skin from the elements, which can prevent possible complications during the healing process. Enjoy a “Staycation” Winter is often an easier season for scheduling a “staycation” away from work and social obligations. That can be particularly true around the holidays, when some businesses tend to slow down and people are frequently taking time off. You are less likely to get questions about your vacation time during this season than you would be if you took off weeks to hang around the house during the busy summer months. Ready for Spring While patients are usually able to return to work and other activities within about two weeks after a facelift, there is still likely to be some swelling for a number of weeks that interferes with the final results of the procedure. By scheduling your facelift now, you can rest assured those full results will be evident by the time you set off on your spring travels. Get ready to put your new and improved face forward when the busy summer social season rolls around! A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to reverse some of the telltale signs of aging like loose skin and facial creases. The procedure can be customized to the unique needs of each patient and the results usually last a number of years before aging symptoms begin to develop once again. To learn more about your choices in facelift procedures, schedule your consultation with Dr. Cole at Cole Aesthetic Center, 360.613.2600.