Like many businesses and industries, plastic surgery tends to be seasonal. Many surgeons have reported seeing a spike in the number of patients looking to get a certain procedure done at a specific time of the year.
We’re going to look at all four seasons and see which invasive and non-invasive procedures grow and wane in popularity as the months go by. If you’re wondering if now is the right time to get some work done, let’s take a look at what other people are doing:
Fall represents a change for many people. A change in the weather, a change in the color of the leaves, and a change in how they view themselves. As the colder months of fall start to roll around, people tend to cover up with bulky jackets and warm scarves.
The fall time is when people are preparing for family get-togethers and end of year parties, and they want to look their best, especially in this age of smartphone cameras and social media.
Winter brings even cooler temperatures than the fall, and this means many people will start to wear heavier—and bulkier— clothing to keep warm. Liposuction, tummy tucks, and even rhinoplasty are all popular procedures during the cold winter months. The bulkier clothing can help cover up scarring, swelling, bruising, and allow your body enough time to heal up before springtime rolls around.
Advantages of Fall and Winter
Since fall and winter time are the busy season for invasive surgical procedures, let’s recap a few of the advantages of getting the work done now instead of waiting until springtime of next year:
- Family and company parties.
- Longer holiday breaks (can get the job done during Christmas break).
- Winter clothing allows for the concealment of scarring, bruising, and swelling.
- New year, new you.
- Some procedures require you to be away from strong sunlight (e.g., chemical peels and other laser treatments) when you’re healing up after getting work done.
Plastic surgeons often report yet another uptick in non-invasive procedures such as Kybella, Botox, and fillers during this time of year. People view spring as rebirth and want to look young again as the sun starts to stay out a bit longer with each passing day.
Breast augmentation, labiaplasty, and tummy-tucks are all popular procedures during the spring months. Many women realize swimsuit season is just around the corner, and they want to look their best and be fully healed from any invasive procedures by that time.
Summer time tends to be a bit slow as people want to relax, go on vacation, and enjoy the next three or four warm months. However, this is still an excellent time to get a non-invasive treatment as there is no downtime or recovery required.
Many women will schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon during the summer months as they prepare for their upcoming surgical procedure. It allows them time to determine precisely what they want to be done and they don’t feel rushed into making a quick decision.
Advantages of Spring and Summer
Both spring and summer offer unique advantages to getting work done this time of year instead of during the fall and winter. Some of those can include:
- Springtime climate in many parts of the country is still cool enough to allow for bulky clothing to cover up scarring and swelling from surgery.
- Kids are still in school. You can rest up on your couch or in the bed for the 8-10 hours that they’re in class.
- Several long spring/summer holidays and 3-day weekends to get the procedure done or get a head start on your healing process.
- Spring is the last time you can get work done and still have enough time to heal up for bikini season during the summertime.
What Season Should I Get Work Done?
There are a few things you should keep in mind when planning your upcoming plastic surgery. Holidays, healing time, and the ability to conceal the fact that you got work done from co-workers, friends, and even family are all important factors.
If you’re not sure when to get your work done, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a Board-Certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Adams. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and make intelligent recommendations as to which procedures you should get based on your wants and desires.
Give one of the friendly receptionists at the offices of Dr. Adams a call at (214) 965-9885 or contact us via our website to schedule a consultation.