July 27th, 2022
Dr. Thomas Bell, MD
The eagerly anticipated summer of 2022 has begun. People are more eager than ever to present their best selves for their big post-quarantine reveal since there are festivities, date nights, and even vacations on the calendar. There is a lot to look forward to this summer because it is one of the first ones in a while with fewer government restrictions and the introduction of vaccines.
Most people spend the summer outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather by barbecuing, going on walks, and lounging by the pool or beach.
It is no surprise that a significant portion of plastic surgery patients wait until the summer months to have their operation because it’s also the time of year when the majority of people are committed to feeling and looking better.
Here’s everything you need to know about cosmetic plastic surgery in the summer.
What You Need to Know About Summertime Plastic Surgery
You’ll Have More Options
As many patients desire the urge to be “summer ready,” peak booking seasons for cosmetic plastic surgery clinics are in the last winter and early spring seasons to allow for healing to be complete by the time the warmer weather rolls around.
Due to this, summertime is often when cosmetic surgery clinics have more availabilities and bookings open, allowing patients to more freely choose a time frame for their surgery date and any pre- and post-op appointments and procedures.
This availability is the primary benefit of seeking out cosmetic plastic surgery during the summer.
Prepare To Spend At Least 2 Weeks Indoors
Your cosmetic surgeon could suggest that you stay inside for at least 14 days due to the summertime heat. This is because dehydration and heat exhaustion can be more severe if your body is recuperating, and the sun’s UV rays can be especially harmful to skin that has just undergone an invasive procedure or treatment.
Remember to use Sunblock
No matter what type of plastic surgery you intend to have, it’s crucial to remember that caring for your body should come first. The only time it is a good idea to expose your skin to direct sunlight is during recuperation times, which demand some patience.
If you must go outside, don’t forget to use sunscreen. This is crucial since failure to do so may result in:
- Brownish stains on the skin
- undesirable wrinkles
- a dull complexion
- a dark scar
Keep in mind that while you’re recuperating, your skin is incredibly delicate and susceptible to UV radiation absorption. It’s crucial to use proper sun protection after receiving cosmetic treatment because the last thing you want is skin discoloration and black scars.
Do Not Swim for at least Four Weeks
The basic rule of thumb is to wait at least one month after any incision-based surgery before entering a hot tub or pool. Most plastic surgeons advise waiting up to 6 weeks before going into bodies of water, including lakes, oceans, and rivers.
This is vital since failing to do so can significantly increase your risk of contracting a bacterial infection and increase the likelihood that you will experience post-plastic surgery health and cosmetic issues.
Popular Summertime Procedures
Practices all around the country are experiencing a surge in surgical operations. As one of the most popular surgical procedures, liposuction has consistently been in the top five procedures performed, and this year is no exception. Many people are dissatisfied with their physique as the summer months approach because so many of them work from home and are unable to go to the gym.
Many patients want to return to their pre-COVID bodies and undo the last year. Liposuction is the go-to procedure for getting rid of extra fat, and it has a quick and manageable recovery period for people wishing to cure their problem regions.
One of the most common procedures carried out each year is breast augmentation. Women who in years past felt self-conscious in bathing suits and sundresses are now determined and prepared to undergo their breast augmentation in Toronto.
Women are excited to get ready for the warmer weather after a rapid recovery and under an hour procedure. The best time to get breast augmentation is often considered the wintertime or early spring due to less hot weather and access to baggier and covered clothing, but it can easily be performed at any time of the year!
Rhinoplasty, also known as the nose job, is the number one most popular cosmetic plastic procedure performed almost every year.
Rhinoplasty in Toronto aims to assist a patient in achieving the ideal nose they’ve always desired. For some people, this entails altering the size, style, and shape of their noses as well as enhancing facial symmetry.
The secret to a successful rhinoplasty is symmetry since it calls for a delicate balancing of talent during the process. For instance, a patient may merely want a bump or bend to be smoothed out but doing so could give the remainder of the nose a disproportionate appearance; as a result, other features of the nose, such as the bridge or nostrils, must also be addressed for good facial symmetry.
There are several ways to conduct a traditional rhinoplasty:
When more complex surgical techniques are needed to achieve the desired cosmetic result, open rhinoplasty is one technique used. This technique is used to change the size of the nose and fix issues, including protrusions and bumps on the nose. By adjusting the tissues, bone, and cartilage in the nose, this is accomplished.
In contrast, closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive form of rhinoplasty in which most surgical incisions are made through the nostrils rather than the outside of the nose. Treatment with this technique is suggested for issues with the tip of the nose as well as internal nasal blockages and pimples. However, because structural restructuring typically necessitates open rhinoplasty, this approach is typically rarely employed for significant aesthetic modifications.
One note about rhinoplasty during the summertime is to be wary of sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Your healing process or even results may be hampered by the pressure that glasses and sunglasses put on the bridge of your nose. Even though sunglasses are a staple wardrobe item during the sunny months, you’ll need to reconsider this practice for the first few weeks.
One of these trends is the use of neuromodulators for prevention. Dysport and Botox are being used to treat forehead wrinkles and the “11s” between the brows in patients in their 20s and 30s.
The millennial generation has already embraced everything related to beauty, skincare, and slowing down the ageing process. It has become a natural evolution of this to begin neuromodulators at a younger age to invest now so that they may age more gracefully. These patients visit the clinic a few times yearly, maintaining weaker muscles and softer lines. If they keep using neuromodulators as part of their facial routine, they prevent the development of deep, troublesome creases.
Tummy tuck in Toronto are a fairly popular surgery because the abdomen region is often a major topic of concern during the summer.
The skin around the stomach can gradually sag and droop, producing the appearance of a flabby belly, whether owing to age, genetics, significant weight loss, or other factors. This can be especially disappointing for men who have lost a lot of weight and gained underlying abdominal muscles, only to have them hidden beneath this sagging layer of skin.
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery this summer or any of the procedures mentioned above, our experts at our Toronto plastic surgery clinic would be pleased to answer any questions you have.
Our facility operates with the utmost integrity and has cutting-edge surgical technologies. There has never been a better or safer moment to get plastic surgery and have you feeling happy in your skin this summer.
You can reach us by booking online or phoning us at 647-723-3739 and speaking with one of our clinical staff, who will gladly assist you get started on the path to body confidence.