Schedule Your Plastic Surgery in Time for Summer


Is there a best time for plastic surgery? For many patients, winter and spring are the ideal times for several reasons. Winter and spring offer more opportunities for you to fully recover, so you can feel amazing in your body as you enjoy the summer weather. There are also some technical reasons why having plastic surgery in winter or early spring is a good idea. For example, lower UV radiation can help prevent unwanted sun exposure and skin damage from certain procedures. And here in Arizona, hot weather means hot cars and extreme heat which of course, makes us sweat. Incisions and surgical garments both love cooler weather!

If you are considering plastic surgery, there are two things you can do to ensure a full recovery in time for summer.

Consider Recovery Timelines

From a tummy tuck to breast augmentation, every plastic surgery procedure has its own unique recovery timeline. Additionally, everyone’s body heals on its own time, which means that a shorter recovery period for one patient may be several weeks longer for another.

Depending on the procedures you are considering, your aesthetic goals, and your summer plans, scheduling surgery early can be the best way to ensure your body has plenty of time to heal.

There are also many post-operative plastic surgery considerations to take into account, such as scarring and limitations. If you want to enjoy summer as much as possible, scheduling plastic surgery several months ahead of time is ideal. 

Think about visiting the beach 10 to 12 weeks after your tummy tuck or putting on a new bathing suit eight weeks after your breast augmentation. You’ll feel confident, look amazing, and be ready to take on the summer weather.

That being said, the body needs time to recover fully, so patients who want to achieve a certain recovery goal within three to four months should plan accordingly. Remember, if you are planning an acitve vacation or trip with swimming, hiking, kayaking or paddle boarding, you will need a full recovery period to enjoy those activities free of discomfort or restrictions.

Explore Your Options 

Consulting with an experienced plastic surgeon can ensure you choose the right procedures for your goals, budget, and schedule. Not every patient can afford to take off work for weeks at a time; others may not want the downtime associated with certain procedures. In these cases, some patients schedule their less invasive procedures first with a much shorter recovery period and then later in the year return for the lengthier procedures. 

By performing his focused scope of procedures over and over, Dr. John J. Corey has a  in-depth knowledge of average recovery times and can recommend procedures that align with your preferences and needs.

Schedule a Plastic Surgery Consultation in Scottsdale, AZ 

Dr. John Corey of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. His expertise allows him to develop personalized solutions for every patient. To arrange a consultation appointment and schedule your plastic surgery, please contact us online or call our office at 480-767-7700.