The success of any plastic surgery procedure depends on your ability to dedicate the time and energy to a proper recovery. Because body plastic surgery can be very involved, it requires rest, relaxation, and enough time to produce the results you want.
A body contouring surgery offers many benefits. Consider your own lifestyle and schedule to decide if now is the right time for your body surgery.
Why Now Is the Time to Prepare for Your Body Plastic Surgery Procedure
The spring and summer months are a time when many men and women choose to slow down, take a vacation, and take more time for themselves. We all relax a little as the days are longer and the temperature slowly begins to warm. Body plastic surgery patients need lots of rest, peace, and quiet for a successful recovery, so this time of year is ideal for such a procedure. Besides being the perfect excuse to catch up on your sleep, there are other benefits as well:
- Bulky, warm clothing is uncomfortable to wear while you’re healing. Roomy and breezy shirts and pants are ideal.
- Staying indoors is essential during recovery. Watching TV, relaxing with a book, and spending quiet time with family and friends are all activities that you can enjoy while you heal.
- Time off from work is easier to come by this time of year as businesses see a slow decline after the holidays. Use these early spring holidays to your advantage and save on sick days.
Make Sure the Timing Is Right for You
This time of year is sprinkled with holidays. When it comes to the major holidays, patients are sometimes unsure whether to plan a surgery before they arrive or once it’s all over. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but there are some factors to consider before you make a choice.
Certain holidays can require social commitments and obligations of some people, while others can use these days for quiet gatherings or time alone. So be sure that the timing of your body surgery makes the most sense for your lifestyle and schedule.
Whether to Be Open or Discreet About Your Surgery
Many men and women who undergo body surgery are uncomfortable discussing it with their friends and family members. Of course, it’s often a very noticeable change that can’t be well hidden, so their surgery can become something that no one wants to talk about.
But changing your appearance to make you happy, alleviate discomfort, and avoid threats to your health is nothing to be ashamed of. If you’d rather not talk about it, choose what you wear wisely so as to avoid accentuating these changes. Some patients choose to change something else with their appearance, like their hair or their makeup, in order to distract from the change in their body.
Eventually, your body surgery should be an accepted truth among those you care about. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and it might encourage those you love to pursue life-changing plastic surgery for themselves.
Male patients should also embrace the procedure for the benefits it gives them. After all, spring is a time for renewal and new beginnings. Take the chance to make a difference in your own life with this important surgery.
Contact Us and Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Body Surgery Options
Please contact a patient care coordinator by phone at 281-484-0088 if you would like to schedule a consultation during which Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. Computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Our office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also email us anytime, and one of our patient coordinators will get back to you.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel arrangements.
Dr. Paul Vitenas, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and the Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. He has practiced in the Houston area since 1990, and has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women.