When you’re living in a warmer climate, it’s only natural to wonder whether hot temperatures need to be taken into account after surgery.
Once your body has recovered from breast augmentation surgery, there’s no need to be overly concerned about hot weather. It’s a completely different story if you’ve just started recovering from breast enlargement surgery though.
Caring for Implants in Hot Weather
If you’re thinking about or have already decided to undergo surgery during the summer months, you may want to ask your surgeon for additional breast implant details and advice that will help you care for your implants in hot temperatures.
Your body already knows how to regulate your temperature but if your body temperature fluctuates too severely, it could end up affecting your new implants. Over and above this, extreme heat can also have an effect on your recovery. When it’s too hot outside, you sweat which affects your skin and can lead to excess swelling, particularly around your incision sites. This swelling interferes with your body’s natural healing process and you may actually end up extending your recovery period.
Put A Stop To
To prevent this from happening, you will want to avoid tanning, heavy exercise or sitting in direct sunlight for long periods of time. Sunscreen is also always crucial regardless of whether your implants are still new or if you’ve had them for a few years. Some surgeons even suggest avoiding heat and excess sunlight altogether until you are completely healed.
The sooner you can recover, the sooner you can spend more time outdoors doing the things you love. Taking all of the necessary steps after your surgery means you will get to enjoy your results much sooner without any complications.
Is Winter a Better Season for Surgery?
While many experts recommend scheduling your surgery during the winter months, some patients find it easier to be able to take time off work during the summer months, particularly moms with children.
A large percentage of patients will need to undergo breast augmentation surgery during the summer months but this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Having surgery during the summer months is not going to jeopardise your results, provided you carefully follow all of your surgeon’s aftercare instructions.
Your surgeon will automatically provide you with all the information you need to care for your implants during the summer months, so don’t worry about timing your surgery around a particular season unless it’s truly convenient for you. If you’re still feeling uncertain, speak to your surgeon about your concerns surrounding the warmer temperatures. There really is no need for you to be worried about asking too many questions.
Following the Surgeon’s Advice
The weather is only one factor that comes into play during your recovery. Your lifestyle habits and how well you follow your surgeon’s advice play an even bigger role. Even if you decide to schedule your surgery during the winter months, different aftercare instructions will apply, which just further emphasises the fact that the seasons should never be your main consideration when you’re planning your breast enlargement surgery.