woman measuring waistline Although warmer weather seems a lifetime away, spring will be here before you know it—and winter is the perfect time to schedule any nips, tucks, or other cosmetic enhancements you will want to show off as things warm up.

With extra clothing, colder temperatures, more downtime, and plenty of time to recover, now is an ideal time for getting your confidence back! And if you’re wanting to look more toned, tightened, and confident for that beach vacation come summer, the timing is particularly perfect for body contouring procedures.

Here are just a few reasons why it’s a great idea to plan your body contouring surgery now.

Winter Means More Coverage

Brrrr! While you may be dreading facing the frigid air right now, these colder temperatures can be a bonus for your recovery. Not only will your body recover from swelling a bit faster in cooler temperatures, you’ll also have the added advantage of bulkier clothing to camouflage healing incisions, swelling, and bruising. It’s also a great way to keep your surgery under the radar until your final results are evident.

Hibernate for the Week or More

Typically, winter is a time where we slow down and spend quite a bit more time indoors. This period can naturally transition into relaxation, which is just what you need after surgery. If you plan to have a cosmetic surgery procedure in the colder months, you will be able to take more time to heal without feeling like you’re missing out.

Taking Time to Heal

When planning a cosmetic surgery, it’s important to plan ahead. You need to consider how long you will realistically need to heal and feel comfortable out in public. For instance, you may start seeing results within a couple of weeks, but your final results could possibly take months.

To ensure that you’re bikini-ready for spring, here is a helpful guide to assist you in planning properly:

Reduce Fat with Liposuction

Liposuction is consistently ranked the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, for good reason. It’s a great way to dramatically improve your body contours by permanently eliminating areas of stubborn fat. Your recovery should be relatively comfortable, but expect some bruising, swelling, and tenderness for the first week or so.

  • Back to Daily Activities: 5 days
  • Final Results: 2 months

Shape Up with a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck surgery can completely reshape your abdominal area by removing excess skin and tightening remaining skin. Dramatic results like these do comes with a bit of downtime, however. If you want to reclaim your youthful figure by summer, you should have your surgery before spring.

  • Back to Daily Activities: 2 weeks
  • Final Results: 3-6 months

Get a Beach Body with a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of procedures that most often includes a breast lift (with or without implants), a tummy tuck, and liposuction. Depending how how many procedures you have at a time, your recovery period may vary. It’s important to speak openly with your surgeon about your ultimate goals and desired timeline.

  • Back to Daily Activities: 2-6 weeks
  • Final Results: 6 months

Nonsurgical Options

If you’re not quite ready for surgery, we also offer non-surgical body contouring that requires zero downtime.


CoolSculpting is a 100% non-surgical treatment that uses cooling technology to cool your fat cells to the point of breakdown. Treatments takes just one hour, and you can resume all of your normal activities right away. Over the course of around three months, your body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells, and you’ll see noticeable improvement.

  • Back to Daily Activities: same day
  • Final Results: 90 days

Start Planning Now: Setup A Personalized Consultation

Now that you know what’s ahead, it’s time to talk to a professional. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals for the upcoming year and explore the options that will work best for you.

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