Why Facelifts Are Popular During the Holidays

We associate the holiday season with so many delightful things — family gatherings, social events with friends, and reflecting on the past year. It also provides students a break from school and a bit of relaxation from the stress of your everyday routine.

While “the most wonderful time of the year” can also be the busiest, it’s also an ideal time to consider undergoing that plastic surgery procedure you’ve been thinking about — procedures like facelifts, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and more. What better time to boost your self-confidence and look younger than right before the start of a new year?

In this post, we’ll discuss the advantages of scheduling facelift surgery during the holidays.

Timing Is Everything

The holidays make the perfect opportunity to undergo the plastic surgery you’ve been dreaming about all year, primarily because you typically get time off work and a reprieve from your typical tasks. Many companies close shop for the holidays, allowing employees to take free vacation time. Not only does this give them some time away from work, but it also creates the perfect opportunity to recovery from a plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift. This extra time will allow you to heal and recover from your surgery more comfortably and without missing any work time.

Over the two to three weeks of your recovery period, avoid any heavy lifting, stay out of the harsh winter elements, and enjoy time watching holiday movies with your family.

Cooler Temperatures Make for a More Comfortable Recovery

Winter’s chill creates the perfect setting for healing from your surgery. Since you’ll already be spending a lot of time indoors to escape the frigid East Coast temperatures during this time of year, you might as well schedule your recovery period. You won’t have to worry about sun exposure, free radical damage from pollution, or unsanitary conditions that might irritate your incisions. You can enjoy a warm, restful recovery while you wait out the winter.

What to Expect From a Facelift Procedure

A facelift is an outpatient surgery that takes place while you are under general anesthesia, and typically takes around four to five hours. First, Dr. Widder makes incisions just beneath the hairline and underneath the folds of the ears. Then, he elevates any displaced fat with deep permanent sutures through these incisions and redistributes the tissue to fill in hollowed areas while smoothing wrinkles. Repositioning the underlying tissue provides a firmer, younger-looking skin texture on the midface and neck.

After repositioning the underlying muscle and tissue and removing excess skin, Dr. Widder redrapes and tightens the remainder with suturing. He closes the incisions using sutures that discreetly conceal any scarring.

Give Yourself the Gift of Younger-Looking Skin This Holiday Season

A new year is about to begin. Why not start it off looking and feeling your absolute best by gifting yourself a younger and more beautiful look? Dr. Shlomo Widder in Northern Virginia has over 30 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery industry. He has a reputation for his compassionate approach and unparalleled skill and artistry. For more information on facelifts at Widder Plastic Surgery, call our office at (703) 506-0300 or contact us through our website.