Why Winter is the Best Time of Year for Cosmetic Surgery

An increasing number of people in the UK are making the most of the winter season and using the Christmas break to have both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic surgeons report that the demand for procedures such as breast augmentation, facial surgery and liposuction almost doubles in the month of December, whilst requests for less invasive aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers is up by a third.

Cadogan Clinic founder and consultant plastic surgeon Mr. Bryan Mayou says “People use the long Christmas holiday as a chance to undergo cosmetic procedures as they can hide away from their friends, colleagues and extended family during this time, giving them a chance to heal and recover without having to take any extra leave from work. Any noticeable swelling or bruising will subside within a week or two, allowing the patient to emerge looking youthful and fresh-faced.” The cold weather during the winter season means you are more likely to be wearing bulkier clothing to cover up any swelling, rather than that revealing bikini on the beach during summer and it means avoiding sun exposure which can hinder the healing process.

This time of year is also party season, with many festive parties, work events or drinks with friends to attend and ensure you look your best for. The lead up to Christmas means a rush for those trying to book muscle-relaxing injections and dermal fillers, so it’s best to book early to ensure your appointment is secured. It’s also worth bearing in mind Botox can take up to 10 days to give it’s optimum results so the sooner you book in with our expert aesthetic doctors the better!

For more information about our cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures, contact us today.