Dr-WhitemanWith the end of the year approaching, I thought now would be the perfect time to answer some more plastic surgery questions that I have received from my patients. As I have discussed previously, the winter season can be a really great time to undergo plastic surgery. So to help my readers close out the year in style, I wanted to answer a few commonly asked questions about plastic surgery during the winter.

Question #1: Is it possible to buy plastic surgery as a gift for someone during the holidays?

It is, and in my experience, plastic surgery can be a fantastic gift idea. This is why we offer gift certificates here at Southern Plastic Surgery. However, giving the gift of plastic surgery is not a completely straightforward process. For instance, it’s important that the gift recipient consults with a board-certified plastic surgeon to confirm that they are a good candidate for their cosmetic procedure. Also, it’s highly recommended to know with certainty that the gift recipient is interested in undergoing a cosmetic procedure before buying the gift. This can help avoid potential awkwardness or hurt feelings, even if the gift is coming from a place of genuine warmth and generosity.

Question #2: Is it too late if I want to undergo a plastic surgery procedure this winter?

Not necessarily. This depends on several factors including the plastic surgeon’s current slate of scheduled procedures, whether or not your specific surgery will need to be performed in a hospital or surgery center, and how close you are to actually be ready to undergo your respective procedure. We will discuss this timeframe and all relevant factors during the pre-surgery consultation in my office.

Question #3: Will winter plastic surgery help me avoid visible post-surgery scarring?

While some degree of scarring cannot be avoided after undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, the winter season does provide a great way for plastic surgery patients to conceal it. Winter weather allows for looser, bulkier clothing that can help hide swelling and bruising in the days and weeks after a procedure. With proper post-surgical care, visible scarring should fade and become far less visible by the time next spring and summer roll around.

I hope that anyone considering a plastic surgery procedure this winter found these answers informative. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. You can follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more. From everyone here at Southern Plastic Surgery, we hope everyone has a Happy Holiday season!