So, you’ve set your heart on getting cosmetic surgery; that’s great! But is now really the best time to get your liposuction, or should you wait until after summer? Is it safe to get a nose job during spring when you have allergies?


Not many people know this, but there are a lot of considerations when it comes to getting cosmetic surgery. Timing is one of them.


Here’s a quick but thorough guide on cosmetic surgery and timing.


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General advice for timing an operation


Surgical operations need patients to allow lots of time for rest and recovery. Typically, you’ll need:


  • A few days before some gentle walking
  • 4 to 6 days before any major social events, like parties
  • 3 months before intensive athletic activities


Of course, this largely depends on the person and the kind of surgery they received. It’s always best to consult with your cosmetic doctor before the procedure itself to make sure you know what to expect during your post-operation down times.


When is it safe to get a liposuction?


Liposuction is a procedure that involves getting rid of small amounts of stubborn body fat to help contour the body to a client’s desired shape.


As part of post-treatment care, patients are required to wear compression garments for 6 to 12 weeks, depending on the advice of your cosmetic doctor.


Because of the nature of the procedure and due to the extremes of Melbourne’s changing weather, it is best to avoid getting liposuction during summer, when it is uncomfortable to wear tight-fitting garments.


Summer is also not a great time for a liposuction because it is best to avoid sweating on your incision lines.


Of course, there’s no problem getting a liposuction during surgery as long as you have no problem getting regular access to air conditioning.


When is it safe to get rhinoplasty (nose job)?


Rhinoplasty, better known as a “nose job” involves the surgical alteration of the nose’s shape according to the patient’s needs or ideal nose shape.


Those with pollen allergies are advised to avoid getting a nose job during spring to disturbing the treated area.


Patients who underwent rhinoplasty are also advised against wearing their glasses for 6 to 8 weeks due to swelling, so it might also be wise to avoid summer (sunglasses). Contact lenses may be a suitable alternative for those who need assistance reading, especially during work or school.


Is it better to get surgery during off-school season?


For full-time students, getting surgery on months without school is ideal so they can rest and recover.


For moms with studying kids, it might be better to get surgery when there is school so that kids are busy and are less likely to need their mom’s full attention. Kids are more occupied during school season, which gives moms more time to rest post-operation.


I’m an athlete. When’s the best time I can get surgery?


This depends on your schedule. Generally, most surgeries need around three months of time off from intensive exercise, so it’s best to schedule a surgery when there are no upcoming events for you to miss.


Your body needs time to recover after any operation, and it’s best to consult both your cosmetic doctor and your coach regarding when you can schedule a surgery that will not interfere with your athletic activities.


I recently gave birth. When can I get surgery?


For breast augmentation (boob job) and breast reduction surgeries, it’s best to wait a few months AFTER you’re done breastfeeding to undergo the operations.


For liposuction and tummy tucks, wait at least a year after giving birth before attempting any procedures or operations.


No matter what kind of operation you’re looking at–be it surgical or non-surgical–it’s always best to consult your cosmetic doctor.


That’s why it’s essential to get only experts as your cosmetic doctors, so there’s no doubt that they want only what’s best for you.


If you want the experts in Melbourne, contact Skin Club now at (03) 9999 7368 to book an appointment today!

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