Is Fall the Best Season for Major Cosmetic Surgery?

As the long, humid days of summer begin to fade, they pave the way for the cooler weather and shorter days of fall and winter. This time of the year is perfect for football games, family gatherings – and, for many people, finally committing to the cosmetic surgery they have been considering for several months.

At Stephan Surgical Arts, we often recommend Autumn as the best time to plan and recover from significant aesthetic surgery. Here are the top reasons why:

Healing Time

After your surgery is complete, you’ll need to block off some time to physically recover. Many major cosmetic surgeries – such as a multi-procedure mommy makeover –require a week or two to heal. For this reason, Fall is an ideal time of year, as you’ll be more inclined to stay home and less likely to feel like you’re missing out on participating in fun outdoor activities.

If you have school-aged children, they will be back in class, allowing you to relax and focus fully on your healing during the day. The cooler temperatures make it much easier and more comfortable to strategically layer your clothes to hide compression garments, swelling, incision sites, and any temporary bruises.

Less Sunlight

Everyone loves sunshine, especially here in Tampa, Florida. However, when it comes to cosmetic procedures, minimizing sun exposure is essential to a successful recovery, especially if you’re planning something like a facelift or even a non-surgical laser resurfacing treatment. The UV rays from sun exposure can damage skin, slowing the healing process and causing discoloration. Scheduling your procedure during the months when the days are shorter, and the temperatures are cooler will help you avoid the sun’s harsh rays for a smoother recovery.

Preparing for the Holidays

Though it might not feel like it right now, the holiday season is closer than you think! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner. All these occasions are cause for celebration with friends and family, and you understandably want to look your very best. If you schedule your breast surgery, liposuction, or tummy tuck now, you can be fully recovered for the busiest season of the year.

Gear up for Next Spring and Summer

Yes, we know you may be getting ready to pack your swimwear away in storage, but here’s some food for thought: If you schedule cosmetic surgery now, you’ll be fully ready to show off your beach body when the temperatures warm up again. Having your surgery this Fall gives you plenty of time to plan a new wardrobe to show off your improved body to its full advantage as soon as next swimsuit season arrives.

Both women and men can benefit from Fall cosmetic surgical procedures. Treatment completed in colder months helps patients recover fully and comfortably while giving ample time for the reduction of swelling and healing of incision sites, so they can confidently step out onto the sand next summer with tightened and toned contours.

Achieve the Lean, Firm Body You’ve Always Wanted

At Stephan Surgical Arts, our practice is fully committed to aesthetic procedures that help our patients look and feel their best. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Brad Stephan, completed more than 2,500 procedures during his fellowship training, more than 800 of which were focused solely on body contouring, such as abdominoplasty, Brazilian butt lifts, breast surgeries, and facelifts. As a Florida native, Dr. Stephan has continued to hone his skills with patients at his Tampa-area practice. If you’re ready to explore the benefits of aesthetic surgery this fall, contact us today to book your confidential consultation.