Why Winter is the Best Time to Get Your Beach Body

posted on:
January 23rd, 2023
posted by:
Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

With colder weather in full effect, now is a better time than ever to think about planning any procedures you have wanted to get. Timing is extremely important when considering plastic surgery, and Winter is an ideal time to heal from your chosen cosmetic procedure.

Scheduling your procedure for the Winter ensures you are fully healed, looking great, and ready for outdoor activities and exercise when the warm weather comes around. If you’re dreaming about getting your body swimsuit ready for the beach or pool, prepare during the Winter with Dr. Bell and his talented team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons.

Some of the best treatments to pursue during the colder months include liposuction, CoolSculpting, facelift, nose job, and breast augmentation.


Liposuction is a surgical treatment which involves removing fat from stubborn areas of the body like the abdomen, arms, thighs, and back. Liposuction is a more aggressive treatment option and allows for more fat to be removed during a single session. Further, liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures for patients that desire more extensive body contouring.

Liposuction patients can typically resume most normal activities within a week of surgery. Swelling, bruising and numbness are common after liposuction and will subside over the weeks to months following surgery. It takes several months to one year to see the final results of most surgeries. However, within days after liposuction procedure, you will notice an overall reduction in fullness and improved contour.

Liposuction can be performed on both men and women, but the procedure can vary slightly due to differing body compositions. To learn more about liposuction for men and the cost of male liposuction, click here.


CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body shaping option which removes the amount of fat cells in the body by freezing them, causing them to shed off of the body on their own. You can tone your physique while enjoying no recovery time.

You can return to work immediately after this procedure, but you may feel cramping, itching, or tenderness in the treatment areas. Skin sensitivity, redness, and light bruising will subside shortly, but it is best to get this treatment during the Winter season as you can pair it with other procedures to achieve your ideal results.

Face Lift

Face lifts require a recovery time of 1-3 weeks, so they are a great treatment to have done while you are staying inside for long periods of time to avoid the cold. Your face will be red, swollen, bruised, and likely bandaged while you recover, so Winter provides the perfect opportunity to take time off from work to rest and heal. Once you’ve recovered, you’ll be entering the warmer weather with a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. TPS all offers men’s facelift procedures.

Nose Job

Also known as a rhinoplasty, a nose job can be performed for cosmetic or medical purposes. Whether you want to change the shape or symmetry of your nose, or want to correct your breathing, your recovery time involves you staying at home for a few days, avoiding physically demanding tasks, and staying away from the sun. With the dark, cold days of winter, time to rest will be welcome and you can enjoy your results while you’re outdoors having fun this summer.

And a rejuvenated appearance isn’t just for women – TPS offers male rhinoplasty so everyone can put their best face forward this summer.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures performed in North America and uses implantable devices (breast implants) to enhance the size, volume, shape and projection of breasts, to create a more balanced, shapely, curvaceous, but natural and attractive figure.

The initial discomfort from the breast augmentation surgery lasts for just 48 hours, thereafter there is a significant decrease. Implants generally take 2 – 3 weeks to drop down into the pocket and assume a more natural appearance. By the time Summer rolls around, you will have your optimal beach body healed and ready to flaunt!

Benefits of Plastic Surgery in Winter

Winter is an ideal time for comfortable clothes like sweatpants and oversized sweaters, so no matter the procedure you choose, you will be able to recover from any bruising, swelling, or redness in your cozy clothes that can cover up any bandages or marks on the skin.

Hiding signs of healing is effortless in the Winter – even when you’re running out to get groceries after your rhinoplasty procedure, you can cover your face with a comfy scarf to avoid stares!

Along with the cold of Winter comes dark, short days – meaning it will be extremely easy for you to avoid direct sun exposure for the first few days or weeks of your recovery time. It is still important to apply SPF any time you venture outside, but with fewer daylight hours, Winter helps calm these worries.

Spending the dreary days of Canadian Winters inside healing and becoming the best version of yourself makes the season much more bearable, and means you can show off your rejuvenated appearance during the Summer. Winter is ideal for procedures that require long recovery periods, such as liposuction or a breast augmentation. Schedule your surgery for November or December to enjoy healed, beautiful results as soon as the warm weather rolls in.

Post-Surgery Care

Following your aftercare instructions that will be provided by the TPS team is the best way to heal, along with staying indoors as much as possible, avoiding direct sunlight, and refraining from partaking in strenuous activities. You may be required to wear facial or head covers for the first few days following your procedure, depending on which procedure(s) you get, so cozy up on the couch and enjoy your Winter break as you heal.

It is also extremely important to enjoy a balanced diet and exercise when you are healed to get your body and health ready for the Summer. Committing to taking care of your overall health and appearance turns the dark days of Winter into a time for self love and self improvement.

Summer Reveal

The greatest benefit of scheduling your cosmetic surgery for the Winter months is that you’ll be ready to reveal your new look by the Spring or Summer. Read more about the benefits of getting your beach body ready during Winter here.

Warmer months and longer days make Spring and Summer the ideal time for outdoor weddings, fabulous vacations, and beach days where you can show off your rejuvenated appearance with a figure-hugging dress or new bikini. Outdoor activities encourage more revealing clothing, sun exposure, and physical activity, so healing during the cold months sets you up for a successful, fun Summer.

Why Choose Toronto Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care. He and his team are known for their skill and personalized, respectful approach to patients. Contact Dr. Bell and his team today for a consultation!

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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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