Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Plastic Surgery Recovery During The Summer

Having invasive cosmetic surgery remains a popular choice for many people owing to the dramatic results these procedures can produce. However, with that being said, it can easily feel like there’s never a convenient time to spend weeks or months recovering from surgery. You know you don’t want to miss important events like seasonal holidays, peak times at work, etc… So when should you plan to recover so that it has the least impact on your busy life?

For many people, the fall or winter months are better for plastic surgery recovery, but this isn’t always the case. In some instances, choosing to recover from plastic surgery in the summer can actually be ideal. If you’re wondering when you should book your surgery, consider the following potential advantages of summertime:

1.Work often slows down during the summer.

Because so many people take vacations during the warmer months, the pace of business tends to slow down. This may make it easier for you to book a couple of weeks off in order to heal. Likewise, when you do return to work, you’ll have fewer demands to contend with

2. Not everyone likes to be outdoors in July and August.

If you live in an especially hot or humid climate, your idea of having a good time during the summer is probably “hiding indoors with the AC cranked up.” Why not use this time to rest, relax, and recuperate from cosmetic surgery while binge-watching your favorite movies and TV shows?

3. Having surgery during the summer ensures that you’ll look your best by winter.

Some procedures (such as tummy tuck and facelift surgery) require 2-3 months or more of total healing time. If you’re having one of these more intensive operations and you’re hoping to look and feel great in time for the winter holidays, having surgery during the summer is strongly recommended.

If you do choose to have surgery during the summer, there are some additional precautions you need to take while healing, such as staying out of the sun and making an extra effort to stay hydrated. Be sure to discuss this with your plastic surgeon; he or she will be able to help you create a comprehensive recovery plan. Contact Dr. Florence Mussat for a plastic surgery consultation today!