Are you thinking about cosmetic surgery? There are a lot of things you need to keep in mind and work out before getting your procedure. A lot of this will be covered by the surgeon during your consultation. But when it comes to timing your surgery, only you can make those decisions. Here are some things to keep in mind before scheduling.
Talk to your surgeon in-depth about the recovery period. How long do you need to take off work? When will you be able to return to normal activities? Will you have any restrictions for any period of time? If you are having a face lift or similar procedure, how long will it be before you are healed and presentable?
Get all of these questions answered by your surgeon and use the answers to help you plan. If you have vacations, holidays, or other events coming up, you want to make sure you’ll be able to look your best, and that means making sure you are healed beforehand.
Vacations or Holidays
Do you have plans to be on the beach soon? While some scars or healing wounds from cosmetic procedures can be hidden with a bathing suit or other clothing, it’s generally a good idea to make sure you are completely healed before going on vacation. You don’t want to be limited in your activities due to your recovery. If your vacation or holiday is going to coincide with your recovery, you might want to postpone the surgery until after your vacation is over.
Many people are limited in the time that they can take off work. Talk to your boss about the possibility of working from home, if you aren’t already due to the pandemic. If you can work from home, you’ll have a much easier time scheduling your surgery around your work schedule because you won’t have to take a lot of time off.
If you aren’t sure about the right timing for your cosmetic surgery, contact us today for assistance and to schedule your consultation.