Now is the time to get ready for any special upcoming events in the spring and summer. All too often, patients come in just a few months prior to a special occasion and we become limited on available treatments due to downtime. This really pertains to any type of procedure within the Aesthetic arena. If you know that you want to pursue aesthetic improvements, make your consultations six months in advance so as to not limit yourself of the many options available.

This time of year is perfect for Body Enhancing procedures such as Abdominoplasty/ Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Thigh Lift or Breast Enhancement. Though there is not a large amount of downtime, these procedures can involve up to a week to 10 days of laying low and two to three months for swelling to fully dissipate. These are extremely satisfying procedures and nice to be done when there are not hot and humid conditions and loose fitting clothes can been worn during the recovery period.

Winter is a great time of year to improve damaged skin from summer sun exposure. As simple a tactic as using proper medical grade skin care can make a huge difference in the quality of the skin, improving the texture, tone and color. At Banis Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Solutions, we like to prep our patient’s skin properly before any type of laser treatment and deeper chemical peels. These procedures can involve up to a week of down time and staying protected from the sun. This is obviously easier with the winter days being shorter and lower intense sun exposure. Of course, we also offer a wide range of services that involve no downtime at all with great outcome for the skin.

Fall and winter seems to be a common time of year for Facial Rejuvenation in my practice. It seems that this is a time of year that patients feel they can “hide out” while recovering. Facelifts, Blepharoplasty and Browlifts are usually not painful, but sometimes are difficult to hide until the swelling and bruising subsides.

There really isn’t a better time for one procedure over another; it truly comes down to planning on behalf of the surgeon and the patient. “Allowing enough time to get the patient the best outcome is what is most important to me”. With proper allowance of time the options are endless and the outcomes extremely satisfying.