It’s not uncommon for individuals to start thinking about their beach bod during the months of April and May, when the temperature rises and summer is only a few weeks away. In fact, Dr. Erwin Bulan sees an influx of patients interested in popular summer body treatments schedule appointments at his North New Jersey plastic surgery practice during April and May. But what many patients don’t know is that the best time to schedule summer body treatments is as many months ahead as possible.
If you’re interested in tweaking your summer body, Dr. Bulan encourages you to schedule a consultation soon. The trusted plastic surgeon explains why in this blog post.
Why You Should Prepare Your Body for Summer Now
Plenty of recovery time. While the initial recovery period for surgical procedures is typically one to two weeks, your summer body won’t be ready by then. This is because residual swelling and bruising may be present for several weeks after surgery, and body contour improvements continue to occur and evolve over the following few months. In addition, non-surgical procedures may have minor side effects such as redness. Although these side effects are temporary, you will need to avoid sun exposure for a few days. Scheduling these procedures during the winter months gives you an easy excuse to stay indoors and avoid sun exposure while your skin heals.
Scarring can fade by summer time. With time and proper care, scarring from plastic surgery will fade. Undergoing surgery now maximizes the chances of your scarring being nearly invisible by summertime.
Repeat sessions may be necessary. Many non-surgical procedures, such as laser hair removal, require repeat sessions for the best results. Scheduling these treatments as early as possible also allows your doctor to make adjustments or recommendations for future sessions so the best results are achieved.
Popular Surgical Procedures for a Summer Body
Liposuction to remove unwanted bulges of fat on the abdomen, waist, back, ankles, calves, knees, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, chin and/or neck.
Tummy tuck to remove loose skin on the abdomen and tighten weakened or separated abdominal muscles. Small pockets of fat and loose skin on the abdomen can be addressed simultaneously in a lipoabdominoplasty procedure.
Breast augmentation for fuller breasts and breast lift to enhance the shape and position of the breasts. These two procedures are often performed together for optimal results.
Male breast reduction to address gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue) and achieve a flatter and tighter chest.
Best Non-Surgical Procedures to Get Your Summer Body
Laser skin resurfacing to address a range of signs of facial aging and sun damage including wrinkles, lines, hyperpigmentation and skin laxity.
Cellulite reduction for firmer and smoother skin.
Laser hair removal to painlessly remove unwanted hair from the legs, back, bikini line, face and arms.
The best plastic surgery treatments (both surgical and non-surgical) are carefully planned and executed by a highly qualified plastic surgeon. Planning your procedure as early as possible gives you plenty of time to consider and discuss all of your options with your plastic surgeon. To speak to Dr. Bulan about your summer body treatment options, please call or email our practice today and request an appointment.