What is the Best Time of Year to Have Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgeon Johnson City

First of all, we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We appreciate all of you, those who are previous patients, those who are current patients and those who are visiting our website for the first time!

Did you know that the winter season is considered to be the best time of the year to have plastic surgery? This may seem crazy, especially with how busy the holidays are and the chance of bad weather, but the colder months give you the perfect opportunity to stay inside and avoid entertaining friends and family without feeling guilty! It is totally acceptable to curl up on the couch with a warm blanket, a book and cup of coffee Every Single Day!

Besides the ability to be totally lazy without being judged, there are several other reasons why you should consider plastic surgery between the months of November and March:


Many work places give employees extra days off for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, so it can make it easier to take an extended vacation, even if you do not have an abundance of time-off available. You will most likely need some recovery time (depending on the procedure you have done) before you can return to your normal daily activities. This means potentially weeks of rest, where you are focusing on your needs and accepting help from others (more on that in a minute).


The sun can slow down healing, not a good thing after plastic surgery. So think of it this way, it is much easier to stay indoors when the thermometer is reading freezing temperatures instead of a nice 70 to 80 degrees. There is no guilt when you stay in your pjs all day and refuse to go outside. By the beginning of December, you should be done with outdoor sports (if your child plays) and you won’t have to worry about the sun beating down on you while you wait for a game or practice to be over. If you do have to go outside during your recovery period, it is still important to cover up and slather on sunscreen before you leave your house. The sun’s rays are harmful during the winter months, just as they are in the summer. You should also wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat if you have had a procedure on your face, like an eyebrow lift or a facelift.


You may have a better chance of getting help during the winter months too. Family visiting for the holidays, your husband or wife may get some extra time off from their job as well, your kids may be home from college, or maybe your friends are feeling extra generous during this time of year. Reach out to those who are close to you, someone you know will be willing to help with small things like cooking and watching your smaller kids. For the larger jobs, like house cleaning, you may want to hire a cleaning person for a few weeks, if you can’t get someone in your immediate circle to do it. If you are a person who likes things done a certain way, it is important to relax and let others do for you during your recovery.  It is ok to take advantage of the generosity flowing during this time of year. Yes, it may be hard to let your sister or mother-in-law do the things that you normally do for your family, but you will definitely be thankful you did!


Not everyone wants the world to know that they are having plastic surgery. They would prefer to be discreet about their procedure. During the winter, you are expected to stay indoors, wear large, bulky clothing when going out and not wearing makeup is considered normal. Whether you have a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or some other body contouring procedure, you can easily cover up bandages, drains and swelling. You can wait to reveal the new you in the spring, after your swelling has subsided and your scars have begun to fade!

If you would like to speak to Dr. Huddleston about your dream of getting plastic surgery, please feel free to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We are just beginning the winter months, and you can have that beautiful body you want before the summer comes! Contact our office today!

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