It’s already past Labor Day, so considering what the best plastic surgery for fall might be seems in order. After all, if fashion changes considerably after Labor Day (and I’m told by reliable sources that indeed it does), shouldn’t aesthetic plastic surgery procedures?
What to Schedule Plastic Surgery
Okay, that might be a little simplistic. It’s not quite the same thing to get plastic surgery as it is to change your wardrobe. The reason fashion changes after Labor Day is mostly due to the weather: autumn is upon us, and (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) it’s going to get colder.
So are there some plastic surgery procedures that are good for “colder weather,” such as the weather we experience during fall and winter? Is there a plastic surgery for fall list you should be checking? Well, the answer is a little complicated.
It’s Not Just About the Season
Finding the best plastic surgery procedure for you doesn’t really have much to do with the actual season of the year. It’s not really about that. It’s about what’s going to make you happy and what will allow you to achieve the transformation you want. However, the season is certainly something to consider when deciding when to undergo your plastic surgery procedure.
There are some definite advantages to scheduling your surgery in the fall:
- The temperatures are cooler—making it a little easier to stay inside and focus on your recovery
- For some people, their schedules are a little less busy, leaving more time for recovery
- It might be easier to schedule time off of work
- You may have more success enlisting aid for your recovery (seeing as how people may not be traveling as often)
- The cooler temperatures and less direct sunlight might be good for your skin as you heal
To be sure, I’m painting with a pretty broad brush. This isn’t going to be the same for everyone—and there are plenty of people who will actually find summer or spring to be a more advantageous time to undergo a plastic surgery procedure. But generally—fall is a pretty good time to get your procedure.
Ready in Time for Summer
The other added benefit of going under the knife sometime in autumn is that you’ll be nice and recovered by summer. After all, there are a few plastic surgery procedures that are heavily advertised as getting your body “beach ready.” If you live in a moderated climate, those beaches might be available year round. But throughout most of the United States, peak beach season is summer–which means plastic surgery in the fall could be a good idea in those areas.
That means several plastic surgery procedures become popular in autumn because they mean the patients are ready to hit the beach (or whatever else) come summer time. Some of those procedures include:
- Liposuction: Although it’s minimally invasive, liposuction can often require a few weeks of recovery—sometimes even a few months. That’s because of the nature of removing fat from the body (broadly speaking). So it’s not a procedure with a quick turnaround despite its less invasive approach.
- Tummy Tuck: If you want to show off a flatter, firmer tummy when you hit the beach, you’re going to have to plan ahead. A tummy tuck is one of those procedures that require a pretty significant recovery period. It will often be a couple of months before swelling has subsided to the point where you can really show off your results. Getting a tummy tuck in autumn can help make sure you’re “beach ready.”
- Breast Enhancement: There are plenty of different breast enhancement procedures, from a lift to an augmentation. If you want these enhancements to be ready for summer, you’ll need to get the procedures performed in autumn. Sometimes it can take between four to six weeks for recovery from a breast augmentation for the results to be ready to show off.
Your Surgeon’s Autumn Schedule
Of course, much of this discussion might be moot, depending on your surgeon. After all, it’s most important to get the procedure you want from the surgeon you want. The scheduling of the procedure can often become a secondary concern.
Granted, you’ll definitely have to find a time that works for both you and your surgeon, but that’s pretty common. Instead, what I mean is this: If your preferred surgeon can fit you in during the summer, get the procedure during the summer.
This is all something you’ll discuss during your consultation process. At the end of the day, the best plastic surgery for fall is the one that works for you!