No time is bad for cosmetic surgery. The weather won’t affect your recovery as long as you’re not exposing your wounds to the elements of nature.

However, your recovery will affect how much of the weather you get to enjoy.

Best Time For Cosmetic Surgery

Recovery Time is Home Time

When we feel sick or hurt, we want to stay home. That’s an evolutionary response, and it’s a really good one. Recovery works best with only light exercise, lots of bed rest, lots of fluids, and good skin care.

Going out in the sun, wind, or cold can dry your skin, making it harder for your skin to knit together.

Even after your incision has healed, you might not be able to do intensive exercise like contact sports, depending on your surgery.

With a small facial surgery like rhinoplasty, you’ll be able to do almost any activity after about a month (excluding sports that can reinjure your nose, like boxing). With larger surgeries, it takes longer. Most surgeons recommend that you wait 3-6 months after a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or butt augmentation before engaging in physical activity, as your body will still be vulnerable to strain.

As a result, you may want to choose a time when you will want to do the least physical activity.

What do Doctors Recommend?

For most patients, it’s recommended to have their surgery done in winter. This way you’ll be fully healed for summer sports and will be less likely to expose your fresh wounds to the sun.

Sun exposure is one of the major contributing factors to darkened scars. You should have the area you had surgery on completely out of the sun for at least a few weeks, although it’s recommended that you keep your incisions out of the sun for up to six months.

For minor surgeries, spring is also a good consideration, as you’re likely to heal by the time summer starts, and your recovery time won’t interfere with any upcoming holiday plans.

Dr. Levine is available to perform a surgery at any time of the year. Choose whatever time of year that you most want to spend watching some movies, drinking some fluids, and getting ready for your new life!