There are certain times of the year that are better than others to have surgical procedures, and breast reduction is no exception. The winter time is an ideal season for women to have breast surgery for multiple reasons. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Kansas City can help you prepare for your breast reduction and schedule your surgery at a time that works best for you and your time away from work.
1. More Layers of Clothing.
The extra layers of clothing we all wear in the winter time keeps us warm and cozy, but it also helps conceal surgical bras and bruising and swelling following invasive surgery such as a breast reduction. You’ll be able to recover discreetly without attracting your coworker’s, family member’s, and friend’s attention. Men who are getting a male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia will also find that the winter is a great time to have the procedure.
2. You Spend More Time Indoors.
Summer is often full of outdoor fun and traveling. Those with children may be running around to different sports practices such as swimming and baseball. The winter is typically more relaxed and we spend more time indoors when the temperature drops, especially with our frigid Kansas City weather.
3. More Help Around the House During Breast Reduction Recovery.
Fewer activities and a heavier focus on spending quality time with family could mean you have more help around the house during the winter months. It’s essential you follow all pre- and post-operative instructions and that includes avoiding lifting items and small children weighing more than five to ten pounds. Your breast reduction recovery will be much easier if you have help for the first one to two weeks.
4. Your Breasts Will Settle by Swimsuit Season.
You will likely have to wear a surgical bra home and for several days after your breast reduction. It takes time for your breasts to settle in and you may experience mild to moderate pain during the recovery process, which can be addressed with pain medications. Often, over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol and Advil can significantly lower your pain levels. If you have your procedure during the winter months, you’ll be fully healed and ready to show off your new body shape in time for summer and swimsuit season.
Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Kansas City
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Levi Young, in Kansas City is not only a skilled breast surgeon but an artist in and out of the operating room. He is an avid painter, and that creative eye gives him an edge in plastic surgery. He will customize your breast reduction to alleviate any symptoms you have from large breasts and reduce your breast size to match your aesthetic goals.
If you’re interested in breast reduction, please contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Kansas City today at (281) 341-2188 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Young serves patients in the Kansas City area of Missouri and Kansas including Overland Park and Leawood.