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Taking Advantage of the “Off Season” for Plastic Surgery

Pursuing cosmetic treatment to attain a fit, sexy “beach body” physique is a common goal. However, many people put off having treatment during the fall and winter seasons, promising themselves they will look into their options next year.

If you long for a more attractive physique, Dr. Erwin Bulan would like to encourage you to pursue your treatment goals sooner rather than later. In fact, the Northern New Jersey plastic surgeon believes you should start the process as soon as possible. Here’s why:

Give yourself enough time to see results.

Plastic surgery requires time and patience. You must allow yourself a few months to fully recover from surgery and see your results settle and stabilize. If you’re looking for instant gratification, plastic surgery might not be a wise decision for you. But being proactive about having cosmetic treatment in the fall and winter months (a.k.a., the “off season”) allows you enough time to have surgery and see results by the time the weather starts heating up.

Pick a surgery date that’s convenient for you.

The most sought-after plastic surgeons’ schedules tend to book up fast, especially in anticipation of spring and summer. But by scheduling your surgery well in advance, you can take advantage of more procedure date options. You’ll have a better chance of snagging a coveted procedure date (such as a Thursday or a Friday, which are popular).

Take time to look for the best surgeon.

The most important factor when planning cosmetic treatment is the qualifications of the provider. Planning surgery in the “off season” helps you avoid rushing the process. It allows you more time to research your provider options, consult with a few providers and select the person most qualified to treat you.

You’ll reduce your exposure to the sun.

The fall and winter months are a smart time to have surgery because people naturally tend to stay indoors. Cosmetic treatments like laser skin resurfacing and hair removal require you to avoid sun exposure and tanning. Surgical incisions also must be kept out of direct sun exposure. These guidelines are much easier to follow when the weather is gloomy and the days are shorter.

Book a Consultation with Dr. Bulan

If you would like to discuss your personal “beach body” goals with Dr. Bulan, please call or email our practice today and request an appointment.