It’s officially summer! Your company might have switched to summer hours, people are taking vacation right and left, and you’re probably looking for a way to make the most of the season. If you’ve been considering one or more plastic surgeries, summer can be the ideal time to schedule a consultation and a procedure.
For the most part, the pace of living is slower in the summertime, so you’re likely to have more time off from work. Schools are closed, and the kids might be away at summer camp for a few weeks. Here are a few plastic surgeries worth considering in the summer months while you kick back and relax.
If you’re a teacher or a student, summer can really be the perfect time for a procedure such as a rhinoplasty. You have three months of “downtime” in which to recover from the surgery. Plus, the extended time away from work or school means that people are less likely to comment on your new look when the new academic year begins.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you do have rhinoplasty over the summer months. The first is that you’ll want to be extra diligent about protecting your skin from sun exposure or sun damage after the surgery. If you’re going to go outside for any amount of time, be sure to wear sunscreen (with an SPF of at least 30) and a hat. It’s a good idea to reapply the sunscreen often throughout the day.
Next, rhinoplasty recovery can interfere with a few popular summertime activities, namely, swimming. If you spend a lot of time in the pool or at the beach, you might want to opt for the surgery during a different time of year.
A facelift can also be an ideal summertime plastic surgery, especially if you have a slower schedule or more time off during the summer months. Scheduling your facelift for summer means you’ll be healed in time to look more refreshed and rejuvenated for any fall or winter holidays.
As with rhinoplasty, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re going to schedule a facelift during the summertime. One is that the heat and humidity that seem to go along with summer can make swelling after surgery a bit worse. After your facelift, spend as much time as you can in an air-conditioned space. You’ll also want to get in the habit of avoiding extensive sun exposure and of wearing sunscreen on a daily basis after a facelift.
You might think that of all the plastic surgeries, breast augmentation wouldn’t be one you’d want to reserve until summer. Plenty of women decide to have the surgery well before the summer months so that they’re healed and ready to wear a bikini top when beach season rolls around. But the summer can also be an ideal time for the surgery, depending on your schedule.
If you have kids, you might be able to send them to “Camp Grandma” for a few weeks or to another summer program while you heal from the surgery. Having the kids out of the house means you’ll be able to really relax as you recuperate. Scheduling your breast augmentation for the summer also means you’ll be ready for any upcoming event during the fall and winter, as well as when the next summer comes along.
Some people might also find that summer is the perfect time for a breast reduction. If overly large breasts make it difficult for you to do daily activities or to exercise without pain or discomfort, a reduction surgery can help to improve the quality of your life.
As with the other plastic surgeries mentioned, summer schedules can make the season just perfect for a breast reduction. You’re likely to have the time to set aside for recovery. Kids can be sent to grandparents’ or other relatives’ houses for a couple of weeks or to summer camp.
Perhaps you’ve spent the winter and spring dieting and exercising and have lost a significant amount of weight. If you’re at your goal weight or are pretty close to it, but still have areas of stubborn fat, liposuction can help you cross the finish line on your weight loss journey.
The surgery does require some downtime, usually between a week or two, so you’ll want to take the time off from work. You’ll also be wearing a compression garment after the surgery, so you’ll want to avoid going out in a swimsuit for a few weeks after the surgery. Once you’ve healed, though, you’ll be ready to hit the beach!
If you have been thinking about cosmetic surgery for a while and are ready to take the first step, it’s important to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Paul Vitenas, a plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, has nearly 30 years of experience performing a variety of face and body procedures. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, call 281-484-0088 today.