Is Fall the Best Season for Major Plastic Surgery Procedures?Posted on September 26, 2018
The lull in hectic schedules that usually happens from the start of September through November is the perfect time to catch up on long-term goals and develop plans for the future. With that in mind, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year’s big summer vacation. For patients who put plans for major plastic surgery on hold until after a busy summer, the next few months are the perfect time to revisit your aesthetic goals. Here’s why:
You have the Luxury to Weigh Your Options
Planning on a tummy tuck or other figure contouring procedure? Starting as early as March, surgeons’ offices quickly become booked for major surgery as patients try to schedule their procedures before the summer months hit. Getting a head start by scheduling in the fall means you have the luxury of doing thorough research and interviewing prospective surgeons, rather than simply rushing to find a doctor who can squeeze you in. This degree of preparation not only gives you the peace of mind that you’ve done your due diligence, but it also ensures you establish the all-important relationship with a doctor you can feel comfortable going to with questions and concerns before, during, and well after the surgical process.
Peaceful Healing and Recovery
Cooling temperatures mean less time spent outside and more time indoors, relaxing. After any major surgery, having the opportunity to come home and relax for several weeks without being rushed off to a busy schedule is especially critical. Even after the initial incisions have healed, it is still especially important that patients take it easy in the weeks and months following surgery. During the spring and summer months, vacations, staycations, and outdoor events can make it difficult to continue the healing process without interruption.
In contrast, the fall transition into winter makes indoor activities much more prevalent, allowing patients to continue attending social gatherings so long as they take it easy. Likewise, warmer clothing often covers scarring and other signs of recovery, allowing patients to heal without feeling self-conscious of their appearance.
Time for You
Beyond physically changing your body, extensive plastic surgery takes a mental and emotional toll on an individual. For patients who’ve undergone dramatic weight loss or other life changes to reach the point where plastic surgery will help them achieve their final goal, the lead up to surgery and recovery can be especially overwhelming. Having the time to focus on these other facets of your health is an important and often overlooked part of the surgical process. While hectic summer schedules can keep patients out of the house, they can also be distracting and keep individuals from spending that important time focusing on themselves. Likewise, early winter schedules can involve planning in-depth family functions, again leaving little time to focus on preparing for surgery and recovery.
During the fall lull between getting back into the school and work routines, it can be easier for patients to prepare for surgery. This includes scheduling pre-surgery appointments, follow-up visits and taking time off from work to stay home and recover without trying to compete for days off with other colleagues.
It’s time to Schedule Your Consultation at BHPS!
If you’ve been holding off on major plastic surgery until the time is right, now is the perfect opportunity. Call BHPS today to schedule your surgical consultation with our Beverly Hills plastic surgery team. Together, we’ll walk you through the process and ensure you have everything you need for a successful surgery.