The holiday season is one of the busiest seasons of all for plastic surgeons. If you were hoping to get a procedure during the upcoming season, you better start praying for a cancellation! The reality is that you may not even be able to get in for a consultation with a reputable surgeon at this late date.
There are a few good reasons why this is the busy season for us. And if you are considering some work, you may want to take note and plan for next year.
For starters, even those of us who live in Southern California, while we don’t experience freezing temperatures, the weather does get a little cooler and we do tend to wrap up and spend less time on the beaches. So, the holiday season presents patients with less exposure to the sun while recuperating from surgical as well as non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures. In other areas of the country where the temperatures are freezing you can understand how easy it would be to recover while staying covered up!
Another reason this is such a popular time is that typically insurance deductibles have been met. And then there is the recovery time. Considering that the holiday season is pretty slow for many businesses, taking vacation and adding it to holiday vacation time can result in a pretty lengthy time away from work. So, for procedures like breast augmentation or breast reduction, a mommy makeover, or eye-lift or face lift, the holidays present the perfect time to recover discretely.
If you have scheduled a procedure for this holiday season, that is very exciting. If you have not, you’ll have time to schedule for next year. That gives you adequate time to interview surgeons and make your selection without pressure. Finding a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who can make you feel comfortable and has plenty of experience in your procedure of choice is critical to getting the results you desire. Then you can easily schedule your procedure and the vacation time you’ll need over the holidays in 2019.