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Best Time To Have Cosmetic Surgery4 min read

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Pulling out clothes for a new season has inspired many a woman to consider having a cosmetic procedure. It’s not unusual to stand in front of your mirror and think how good it would be to have liposuction or a tummy tuck to tighten your waistline. Or, how a lifted bust or chin line could take 10 years off your appearance. Or, how good it would feel to walk into a room and see the delighted response from your coworkers or husband.

Thinking about having a cosmetic procedure is the first step to getting started, but many women stop there because they are just not sure when would be the best time to make their move. Our message today is simple — wait no longer!

September through December is a very popular time to have cosmetic surgery for several reasons.

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The Best Time Of Year For Cosmetic Surgery

In the fall and early winter, holiday hours combined with softer rays from the sun mean you’ll have more time to rest afterward and more readily be able to protect sensitive skin from harmful UV rays, especially if you have a facial procedure. Additionally, swelling from either a breast augmentation or liposuction will not be evident in winter months because the clothing tends to be heavier in most climates.

Incidentally, summer is the least popular season to get cosmetic surgery. Sun and heat can delay healing and who wants to waste lounging round the pool time with staying home!

Recovery time – which may include scarring, swelling and discomfort – is also a consideration when scheduling a procedure. A conversation with your doctor can clear up specific questions about recovery you might have. The December holiday schedule is ready-made with a slower pace and can lessen the impact of surgery on you and your family while things are getting back to normal.

Many people understand this, and so clinics tend to book up around this time. Scheduling a consultation soon will ensure you can have your surgery at your preferred time.

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The Best Time Of Life For Cosmetic Surgery

Are you wondering if you’re in the right season of life for a plastic surgery procedure? Here’s a few recommendations for different lifestyles and ages! 

For People Making Lifestyle Changes:

Optimal results for a facelift, rhinoplasty or a tummy tuck may be impacted by your overall health. If you’re considering getting in shape and losing weight, you’ll want to stabilize your weight and lifestyle beforehand. Ask your surgeon about his or her recommendations.

For People Between 40 & 60 Years Old:

If you’re between the ages of 40 and 60, you may want to schedule your procedure sooner rather than later, as this age range is considered the ideal to achieving optimal outcomes. Middle-aged and older women need not hesitate even if that 40 to 60-year age window is considered by experts to be golden.

For People Under 18 Years Old

Doctors advise girls under 18 years of age to wait until they’re adults and their bodies are fully grown before having a procedure like rhinoplasty or breast augmentation as facial bones and skeletal formation may still be ongoing and could alter results.

Right Now!

There are lots of reasons to have your procedure done right now. Work with a board-certified surgeon to help make the best decision for your specific surgery and situation. Don’t let uncertainty over timing hold you back from getting to a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

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For those wondering whether cosmetic surgery might be the best solution for you, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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