Liposuction is a great way to remove unwanted fat deposits that just won’t budge, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. While liposuction can be done on almost any part of the body, the tummy, thighs, upper arms, back, and butt are common treatment areas.
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. Just like any other surgical procedure, there is recovery and downtime. The liposuction procedure can cause swelling, pain, redness, and bruising. You will also need to wear a compression garment for the first six weeks after surgery.
Incision scars and compression garments probably weren’t exactly what you were thinking of when you opted for liposuction, and they certainly won’t look good in a bikini. However, to get the most amazing results liposuction can give, giving up at least six weeks for recovery is required.
So, why not let that six weeks of recovery time happen during the winter? Winter offers several benefits for people seeking plastic surgeries of all types, but especially liposuction. Schedule your liposuction procedure during the winter and you’ll enjoy:
Lower temperatures mean less sweating and heat-related discomfort during recovery. In fact, incisions that become hot and sweaty are breeding grounds for bacteria, so it’s much better to keep the surgical area clean and dry when possible. Not to mention that wearing a compression garment in the dead heat of summer kind of sounds like torture.
You probably don’t want everyone seeing your surgical areas before they’ve had a chance to fully heal. The cooler temperatures in the winter months mean you can wear clothing that covers up more without being oppressively hot.
- Less UV exposure
Winter days bring less sunlight, which also means fewer UV rays are raining down on us from above. UV exposure can seriously derail your recovery, so avoiding the sun on the surgical site is crucial.
- Indoor recovery
Here in Florida, we love our outdoor fun in the sun, but if you’re recovering from liposuction surgery, the last thing you’ll want to do is head outdoors. Stay inside during your winter recovery without alarming your friends and family that anything is amiss.
Are you ready to start your liposuction journey today? Dr. Williams W. Adams in St. Petersburg is one of few surgeons in the area that uses the innovative Body-Jet liposuction technique. This water-assisted liposuction procedure is less damaging to the tissues surrounding the treatment areas, making recovery easier and less painful. Check out our before-and-after photos, then call (727) 328-2299 or contact us online to schedule your liposuction consultation today!