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Why Plastic Surgery is Popular During the Holiday Season

By Julio Clavijo-Alvarez M.D. on December 27, 2015

Plastic Surgery During the HolidaysEvery year around this time, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez sees an influx of men and women visiting his Pittsburgh plastic surgery practice in hopes of enhancing their appearance. This is no coincidence as these men and women know that the winter season is a great time to have plastic surgery. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez explains why.

Ample Time to Recover

Surgical cosmetic enhancements such as tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation and facelift require time off from work and daily activities to allow the body to heal properly. Many people already plan to take time off from work during the holidays, making recovery from plastic surgery  easier and much more feasible.

Bandages and Scars are Easily Concealed

Some plastic surgery treatments require patients to wear surgical bandages or garments. This is to promote faster healing and beautiful results. Most people are not inclined to show off these unsightly bandages and garments. The cold weather during the holiday season means comfy sweaters, jackets and pants, making it easier to conceal bandages, incisions and scars.

Less Outdoor Distractions

Recovering from plastic surgery requires avoiding strenuous activity, including exercise. It also means plenty of bed rest and relaxation. With the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder, most people are spending more time indoors. Plastic surgery patients are able to allow their bodies to recover as they enjoy traditional holiday pastimes like drinking hot chocolate and watching holiday movies from the comfort of their couch.

Beach-Body-Ready for the Summer

While the initial recovery period lasts just one or two weeks, a patient’s body will continue to heal during the following months. During this time, incision scars will continue to fade until they match the color of the surrounding skin. An additional benefit of pursuing plastic surgery during the holiday season is that patients are fully healed by summer. They are ready to reveal and show off a more beautiful physique or a rejuvenated facial appearance once it’s summertime.


Are you considering pursuing plastic surgery? Learn more about your plastic surgery options by scheduling a personal appointment with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez. Please call ReNova Plastic Surgery at (412) 638-2391.

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