Maybe the idea of having cosmetic surgery has percolated in the back of your mind for some time. Once in a while you’ll glance in the mirror and consider a procedure like a nose job or tummy tuck, then set the thought on the back burner for different reasons – like finding the right time to do it. When you live a full schedule with work and family obligations taking precedent, you may feel it doesn’t leave much time for yourself. Vacation time, too, becomes lost to itineraries and travel to and from destinations. Once you’ve set your mind to improve your overall look, when is the best time to fit in your appointments?

Depending on the procedure you want, timing can play a role. For example, it may take two weeks for swelling and bruising to heal after a facelift, but if you plan to have one done in anticipation of an event, you may want to add time so you are completely in the clear. It’s important to consult with your plastic surgeon beforehand.

If you want to show off toned legs and a stunning bikini body during your beach vacation, you should check your calendar to clear time in later winter or early spring. If you wish to freshen up your appearance with rhinoplasty or a face lift before a major event like a class reunion or a wedding, know that you need to give your body time to heal. Plan any procedures months before the big date and you’re certain to turn heads when you arrive.

When you have no pressing engagements or deadlines to meet, the best time to schedule plastic surgery is when you are ready. Outpatient procedures may only require you to take one or two days off from work, whereas complex procedures may require a longer recovery period. If time is not a factor, it makes no difference whether you have work done in the summer or winter, so long as you make yourself available.

At Peninsula Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, we work year round to help our patients achieve the looks they want. We are here to answer your questions about the services we offer and to ensure a positive experience for you. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you look and feel younger, and show your best self to the world.