Your Guide to the Coziest Holiday Recovery

The holiday season is one of the best times to get a few modifications done to your body. With the winter break rush, more and more people are willing to get various types of surgery done. However, plastic surgery may also entail a few side effects, bringing the need for some potential downtime.

The more you take care of yourself during this time, the smoother your recovery should be. Since we’re in the season for relaxing, simply taking some “you time” can do wonders. In this blog, you will find out how to make your recovery process as cozy as possible.

Why Choose Winter for Cosmetic Procedures?

Winter is likely one of the best moments to undergo cosmetic procedures, especially around the holidays. This is because many people get vacation days around this time, allowing them to stay home and simply relax. Unlike summertime when you feel compelled to go outside and soak in the sun, winter is a time for sitting in front of the fireplace with a cup of cocoa in your hands. 

Winter holiday times are also known as sweater season, which means you can wear thick, cozy clothing as much as you like. If your recovery requires you to wear a compression garment, it might be uncomfortable to wear during summer. However, during winter, you can just pull out your cloud pajamas or your coziest sweaters, allowing for a comfortable recovery. 

Top Tips for Smooth Recovery

Depending on the procedure that you undergo, you may experience a few side effects and even potential downtime. Here are a few tips to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. 

  • Take the Time Off

We know, it’s the holiday season, so you have a lot of stuff to do. After all, you have all this free time, so you need to take advantage of it. Still, the best gift that you can give yourself is the gift of a break. Recovery can take time, depending on the procedure that you go in for. You need to allow yourself some healing and relaxation time so that you can enjoy the new season in good cheer. 

  • Follow Doctor’s Orders

No matter the procedure that you are planning to undergo, Dr. Shaw may recommend a few steps to take. This may include a soothing cream that you should use or an action that you’ll have to perform. Make sure that the products you need are always nearby and that you follow the directions to a tee. This will be to your benefit, as these steps are given to help soothe the side effects. 

  • Stay Out of the Sun

Richmond has an average UV estimate of 2 in December, making the sun not as dangerous as it would be during summertime. That being said, some procedures such as facial resurfacing can make your skin highly sensitive to UV rays. The best route would be to just stay indoors for two to three days and cozy up in front of the TV with a good movie until you heal.

  • Ask for Help

The Christmas season is packed with giving, so don’t be afraid of asking other people around you, such as your friends and family for help. You won’t be able to relax and recover from your procedure if you are continuously running errands or doing chores around the house. To relax and recover without the extra stress, it might be a good idea to have someone around. 

Smooth Holiday Recovery for Your Wellbeing

There is no better time to undergo cosmetic procedures than during the holiday season. The weather may be cold outside, but this gives you the perfect opportunity to snuggle indoors with a warm blanket, aiding your recovery. By the time the holidays turn a corner, you’ll be looking and feeling your best, all due to your smooth recovery process. Contact Dr. Travis Shaw right now and see which procedure he recommends for you. 

For more information about holiday cosmetic procedures, you can contact Dr. Travis Shaw at 804-775-4559. He would be more than happy to offer you all of the information that you need. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.