Why Liposuction During the Winter Months Could be a Good Idea

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It can be challenging to choose the best time of year to get cosmetic procedures that require recovery time. While some patients need to work around their professional schedules, others may want to schedule procedures such as liposuction at a time when swelling may be less noticeable. The doctors at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center in Atlanta and Lithonia, GA are here to help patients consider all of the options when deciding the best time of year to get liposuction.

Keep reading to find out if winter is a good time for you to schedule your procedure.

What is healing like after liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to sculpt many different parts of the body, including the chin, hips, thighs, chest (for men), upper back, buttocks, and abdomen. Your healing time will largely depend on the parts of the body where you have the procedure. It does require incisions and stitches, which are typically removed 7 – 10 days after surgery.

For larger areas (such as the abdomen) or liposuction on multiple areas during the same procedure, you may need 1 – 3 weeks of recovery time at home. Many patients also experience swelling and bruising in the 1 – 2 weeks.

While patients may see some improvements in the shape of the treatment area soon after surgery, full results typically take 6 – 10 months.

When is a good time to get liposuction?

Recovery time is crucial when it comes to getting the best results after liposuction, so many patients choose to get the procedure when work and family obligations are less strenuous and then can take time to rest.

However, if you're aiming to look your best in time for a specific event, you'll want to consult with the doctors at ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center to time it right. Overall, the best time to get liposuction is a time when you can plan to slow down and let your body heal in the weeks following surgery.

Is winter a good time to get liposuction?

Many patients consider getting liposuction to feel more confident in summer clothing or on the beach. Since it may take months for your body to begin to show results, it's common for patients to consider getting liposuction in the winter. This also allows for clothing to cover scars that are healing or looser clothing that won't irritate sutures or show the compression garments you may need to wear after surgery.

Many patients also consider winter a good time to get liposuction because strenuous exercise is discouraged in the weeks following surgery. Taking time to relax during the colder winter months can also put patients on schedule to resume their routine workouts in spring in order to get in shape for summer.

Finally, preventing exposure to UV rays after liposuction can help speed healing. The winter months may allow you to cover your scars so they can heal faster.

Get liposuction in Atlanta and Lithonia, GA

If you're interested in sculpting your body and ridding it of stubborn fat pockets that don't respond to diet and exercise, liposuction could be a good option for you.

At ENT Facial Plastics and Sleep Disorder Center, our doctors can advise you about the best time to schedule your liposuction surgery in time to meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Atlanta, GA or Lithonia, GA to get started.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.