The hot, humid days of summer are behind us, and a season of crisp breezes of fall and winter is right ahead.
If you are one of those people who have been considering having a breast implant, fall is the optimal choice.
You may have heard or read about fall and winter being "plastic surgery season" and there are some specific reasons it makes sense to schedule your breast enhancement procedure at this time of year.
Before we talk about the reasons why fall/winter is the best season for a boob job, let's take a look at the definition of a breast implant first.
Breast Implant Defined
Breast implants are medical devices placed under the breast tissue or breast muscle to:
- Increase the breast size,
- Reconstruct the breast after a breast cancer trauma,
- Correct congenital formal errors,
- Correct or improve the outcome of previous surgery.
This surgery usually takes two hours to perform. In some instances, depending on why it's being performed, the breast implant procedure can take up to three or four hours. This surgery has a 90-95% success rate.
The ideal candidate for this procedure is:
- Women in good physical health whose breasts are sagging, flattened, asymmetrical, or lacking adequate volume.
- Women who are not heavy smokers or who do not consume significant amounts of alcohol.
- Women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
The two common types of breast implants are saline-filled (saline solution) and silicone gel-filled. Although they both have a silicone outer shell, they vary in size, shell thickness, shell surface texture, and shape.
These implants can also be used in the breast augmentation procedures, which ranked first in 2018's most performed plastic surgeries.
Four reasons why fall is the best season for a breast implant
If you’ve been wondering when the time is right to follow through and schedule breast implant surgery, fall is ideal. Here is why:
1. Less sun exposure
The season's cooler weather provides the perfect excuse for spending some time indoors. Few patients want to stay inside during warm summer days. In the fall, though, you can plan on binge-watching your favorite shows and not feel the least bit guilty. With the shorter days, there is also less risk of having the sun's UV rays damage scar tissue — which can happen even if a bathing suit or tank top covers incisions.
2. Extended recovery period
Because many major plastic surgeries require extended periods to heal, hiding out is easier during the fall. You can schedule your breast implant surgery to coincide with holiday breaks. Most patients need to take about five to seven days' leave from work post-surgery.
For women who want to save their vacation days for something other than recovering from the breast implant surgery, scheduling surgery around the fall or winter holidays can allow you to save those days for a beach vacation next summer.
3. You Can See Your Results in Time for Summer
Winter is the best time to have breast implant surgery, and summer is a great time to enjoy your operation results. You're more likely going to feel confident showing off your fuller, more shapely, and eye-catching breasts as you start wearing dresses and swimsuits again. You may even have a fun vacation planned, giving you another opportunity to flaunt your new cleavage.
Remember that your body needs time to heal after any surgery, and breast implant operation is no exception. It may take several months for your final results to be visible. This is why you need to have the surgery in the winter months to have ample time to recover before summer rolls around.
4. You May Have Better Scheduling Options
Not many people know that fall or winter is the optimal season for breast implant surgery. So why not take advantage of that. Many people start considering plastic surgery when we are about to approach the swimsuit season. And most doctors can be busy during that season.
If you are smart, you will get ahead of the pre-summer rush by planning your procedure in the winter. If you schedule your breast augmentation surgery now, you may have more dates to choose from. This will allow you to pick a time that works best with your schedule.
5. Cold Weather Won't Affect Your Breast Implants.
Unlike the sunny summer season, the winter season is not going to affect your breast implants. Moreso, you have nothing to worry about because your body is a natural insulator. It's how you're able to keep a normal temperature of around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in October 2020.