Why the New Year Is a Great Time for Plastic Surgery


It’s not just a New Year, but a new decade. Start the ’20s by treating yourself to a new you, courtesy of plastic surgery. The post-holiday season generally allows more downtime than the rest of the year. Read on as Dr. Sanjiv Kayastha explains the advantages of having plastic surgery in the New Year.

New Year Advantages

Many plastic surgery procedures require a few weeks of downtime, during which the patient must deal with swelling, redness and other short-term side effects. If you live in a cold climate, there is no better time of year to stay indoors and recuperate. While your downtime might consist of binge watching those shows missed earlier in the year, it’s also a good time to consume healthy meals to boost the healing process.

Some patients may need to wear compression bandages and garments during recovery, but guess what? The fact that everyone is wearing heavy layers of clothes makes hiding these items easy. Even if you must wear bandages on your face for a period, you can still venture outside briefly with well-chosen hats and scarves and not draw attention to yourself.

Winter Procedure, Summer Benefits

For those seeking a tummy tuck, buttocks lift, liposuction, breast enhancement or other surgeries to improve their appearance in a bathing suit, the New Year is the ideal time to have such procedures performed. By the time the beach beckons in summer, the healing is over and you’re ready to show off your new physique. If you wait until late winter or spring for such surgery, it is unlikely you’ll heal sufficiently to wear a bikini in prime swimwear season.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

New Year’s is also a good time to undergo minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox or dermal fillers. The downtime on these procedures is minimal, but you might suffer some minor swelling or soreness for a few days. Have your injections done after Christmas and your face should look fantastic in the New Year. Raise your glass to a healthy, happy, and aesthetically appealing New Year.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of having plastic surgery over the New Year, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Kayastha. Contact our Albany practice to speak to a member of our team today.