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Why Autumn Is The Optimal Time For Cosmetic Surgery

Are you considering cosmetic surgery but do not know when is the best time for it?

The recent change of season is an excellent time of year to begin your consultation process so that you can enjoy your new look by the new year. Whether you want a total mommy makeover, liposuction, or breast augmentation, here are a few reasons why it’s practical to plan certain procedures during the colder seasons.

Recuperating at Your Own Speed

fall plastic surgery

Having your cosmetic surgery performed in the fall helps prepare you for the summer season without any additional pressure. If you have major surgery during beach season, you may feel left out of all the fun in the summer sun. When you plan accordingly to undergo cosmetic surgery in the offseason, you will be ready to flaunt your bathing suit, sundress, or short shorts when summer rolls around. 

The reasons to avoid some procedures in the summer are more involved than keeping up appearances. After specific surgeries, you are urged to limit your sun exposure. This allows your scar to heal faster.

Heat and sun exposure may intensify the side effects of your cosmetic surgery. The sun can increase swelling and the severity of scarring.  If you are planning on having a facelift done, it is essential that you wear wide-brimmed hats to keep yourself protected from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Most patients typically feel fairly better a week or two after surgery, but your recovery may take longer. You want to give yourself enough time to ease back into your routine gradually.

Discreet recovery

Fall is also a  great time to schedule a tummy tuck. Many people tend to say indoors more when the temperature is cooler. Inclimate weather provides a perfect excuse to stay home while you recover. No one has to know about your procedure unless you choose to tell them.

Layered Clothing Helps Conceal Cosmetic Surgery Scars

Once you’re feeling better, going out or going to work without attracting lots of attention is more comfortable during the fall, when you are covered in layered clothing. Sweaters and jackets help conceal any post-operative swelling or bandages. Extra clothing can also hide your new bustline until you are fully healed.

A Holiday Present for You

Having cosmetic surgery in early autumn means by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, you’ll be ready to show off your new figure and confidence to your family and friends. Your new look will be photo ready for Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s.

Having the Confidence You Deserve

After an active summer, you are probably at your ideal weight for maximizing success from body contouring surgery or liposuction. If your work and family commitments contribute to your fast and furious lifestyle, you can use the recovery time to relax in the comfort of your home. Escape the rat race for a bit while your children are at school.

Putting Your Best Fall Face Forward

You can have cosmetic surgery performed any time of the year, regardless of the time of year, the key is to have the time and support to recover. If you want a procedure with the goal of being fully recovered by the holidays, contact our office today so we can discuss your options.

September 26, 2018 11:53 am
Categories: Blog

Written by Dr. Adam Tattelbaum

Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is a highly skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience.

Double-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tattelbaum believes in providing personalized patient care and customizes his treatment plans to suit the individual.

Dr. Tattelbaum's candid and realistic approach has earned him recognition, not only with his patients but in the Top Doctor lists of the Washingtonian and Bethesda magazines. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a mark of distinction in the field of cosmetic surgery.

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