As the saying goes, “summer bodies are made in winter.” This is certainly true if you are considering a cosmetic surgical procedure to help you attain your ideal summer physique this year. All surgical procedures require time to heal, and scheduling your treatment in the winter ensures you will look and feel your best by the time swimsuit season begins.
Here, top San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon explains why winter is the perfect time to schedule plastic surgery, and discusses the top summer body requests he receives from patients.
Reasons to Have Plastic Surgery During the Winter
Colder weather means more time indoors. Bed rest is key during recovery. Most people’s social calendars seem to clear out after the holidays and they are more likely to spend time indoors. Winter season and cold weather give you the perfect excuse to stay in bed, sip on hot chocolate and watch your favorite movies as you heal comfortably from plastic surgery.
You can bundle up. Bulky sweaters, hats and scarves are not just fashionable during winter, they are also great for hiding drains, bandages and compression garments. They allow you to heal as discreetly as possible without calling unwanted attention from the people around you.
Less chance of sun damage. Exposing your healing scars to direct sunlight can cause them to thicken and darken, leading to aesthetic results that are less than desirable. Shorter days during winter mean less chance of sun damage.
Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for a Summer Body
Tummy tuck: Removes flabby skin and tightens the underlying muscles for a flatter and more toned abdomen.
Liposuction: Eliminates unwanted pockets of fat on the arms, abdomen, buttocks, back, chest area, thighs, neck, face and other body areas.
Brazilian butt lift: Uses unwanted fat from one body area (e.g., abdomen, back) to enhance the shape and size of flat or flabby buttocks.
Breast augmentation: Adds fullness and volume to naturally small breasts or breasts that have deflated due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging. Women have the choice of breast implants (silicone gel or saline) or fat transfer to augment the breasts.
Breast lift: Elevates saggy breasts to a more natural and youthful position on the chest wall.
Male breast reduction: Creates a more classically masculine chest by removing and reshaping breast tissue.
Skin resurfacing, facials and chemical peels: Address an array of sun damage and aging concerns for smoother skin and a glowing complexion.
To discuss your summer body concerns with one of San Diego’s elite plastic surgeons, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chacon. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling (858) 633-7546 today.