Many patients come to Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York wondering when they should have a certain plastic surgery procedure. These types of questions come up before the start of each season, such as when is the best time to have SmartLipoTM on the abdominal area for summer time.

To help our blog readers decide what tie of year is best for their desired procedure, this is what we usually tell them.

12/1 to 3/31

When Is the Best Time for Plastic Surgery - Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY

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This is a great time to have just about any plastic surgery. Since it’s cold during this time of year, people can cover any swelling, bruising, etc. easily with clothing on their body and accessories on the face. It’s also a good time for plastic surgery because many procedures, especially facial plastic surgery, require patients to stay out of direct sunlight until healing is complete. This is much easier during the winter months than in spring or summer.

The best surgeries to get during this time are:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Facial plastic surgery (eye lift, brow lift, or nose job)

4/1 to 6/30

With spring commencing, it’s an ideal time to freshen up a look. Perfect for those who want to make some improvements before they get ready to show of their body on the beach or for vacation.

Staying out of the sun is a bit more difficult during these months than in the winter, but it’s still prior to summer and you can easily use a large-brimmed hat or sun-shading umbrella while outdoors. Always use SPF 50+ to protect your skin! Spring is a great time of year for most surgeries.

Many people decide to have:

  • Breast surgery (augmentation, lift, or reduction)
  • Body contouring (SmartLipo, abdominoplasty, lift procedures, etc.)

Facial plastic surgery

6/1 to 8/31

Having plastic surgery during the summer means you will have to stay indoors while you are recuperating for a couple of weeks. Some facial procedures require the patient to stay out of the sun for at least six weeks. This is extremely important, so if you do not think this is possible for you, this won’t be a good time of year to have facial plastic surgery.

However, if you don’t mind spending time indoors while it’s hot outside, this may be the ideal time for you to get plastic surgery. Summer vacation leave can be used, so it may not be as much of an issue getting the time off work, as it would be during the rest of the year. However, keep in mind that the kids are out of school, so either choose your timing carefully or have a planned summer camp or other activity arranged for the kids so you can recover in peace.

The best procedures for summer time are:

  • BOTOX®


9/1 to 11/30

The weather tends to get cooler during fall, so sweaters and other cold-weather attire will cover up any signs of surgery such as swelling, bruising, and compression garments. This is also a great time to get ready for the upcoming holiday season!

Labor Day weekend or Thanksgiving week can offer some extra time for recuperation, and you don’t have to fear the sun as much as you did during the summer. The kids are back in school again as well, so factor that into your overall planning.

The best plastic surgery treatments for fall are:

  • Breast surgery (augmentation, lift, or reduction)
  • Facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, or brow lift
  • Fat transfer to the buttocks, breasts, or face
  • Nose Job
  • SmartLipo laser liposuction

Now you know when the best times are for certain plastic surgeries! Call us today for a free consultation. We have appointments available throughout the week (including evenings) and on Saturdays.

We look forward to enhancing your beauty for a year full of happiness and fun!


*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. All other products and treatments mentioned are trademarked by their respective owners. SmartlipoTM is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc.