Three reasons why fall and winter are the best times for plastic surgery

November 28, 2012

Three reasons why fall and winter are the best times for plastic surgery
Three reasons why fall and winter are the best times for plastic surgery

Thinking about going under the knife, but not sure when the best time for plastic surgery may be? The fall and winter months are some of the most popular times for surgery clinics, so you may want to book a consultation now. Here are some reasons why:

1. Recovery is easier
Many people are hesitant to undergo procedures like breast augmentation or a tummy tuck because of the time it takes to recover. Unfortunately, there's not much of a way around this issue, unless you choose a non-surgical procedure like Botox injections or microdermabrasion. However, if you are going to be taking it easy and mainly indoors for a few days, the cold, winter months might be a better choice. And, once you are able to go outside and move around again, wearing layers of clothes or accessories to hide any post-surgery garments, dressings or scars would be completely normal.

2. A great reason for a “staycation”
Do you know people who take time off to do things around town and spend some much deserved time relaxing in their homes? If you have a stressful job or life and have been thinking about having a procedure, this could be the perfect opportunity to have a “staycation” and recover. Being close to home means your doctor is accessible for follow-ups visits and you have your family and friends around to help. Medical tourism to plastic surgery hot spots, like Los Angeles or Miami, might be tempting, but could create complications if it involves airplane flights and lack of follow-up care.

3. The gift of beauty and care
For many, the holidays are the best part of the winter season. It's not uncommon to hear of couples giving each other the gift of plastic surgery as a present. Many times mothers and daughters will go in for a skin treatment or Botox together. Even if you don't get a trip to the plastic surgeon's office as a gift from someone else, there's no reason you can't treat yourself. After all of the chaos that the holiday shopping season brings, it's great to give yourself a little treat to help minimize stress.

If you are thinking of a procedure or would like to gift a friend or relative, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon’s office to get more information. The winter holidays will be brighter for everyone when safety is a top priority. 


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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