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Why Winter Is A Great Time For Body Contouring Procedures

Why Winter Is A Great Time For Body Contouring Procedures

Body contouring is a way to remove excess fat and skin to help smooth the body and create firmer, younger-looking skin. Many people chose to undergo body contouring to feel more confident with their appearance, especially in short-sleeved shirts, tight clothing, and bathing suits. Whether you’re interested in liposuction, a tummy tuck, or an arm lift, these body contouring procedures will need time to heal before they are ready for you to show off your new look this summer. Getting your body contouring procedures done in the winter gives you a chance to settle into recovery and take time to heal.

Considering Body Contouring? Winter Is The Best Time For It

  1. Be Summer Ready
    Although body contouring can help you get the summer body you want, getting any type of cosmetic surgery before or during the summer can mean sitting the season out. For most body contouring procedures, you will be able to return to everyday life (with the exception of strenuous workouts or lifting) only about 3 weeks after surgery, but it can take longer than this for any incisions to appear less noticeable and for ideal results to be in full effect. If you get your body contouring procedure in winter, you will be ready to show off your new look by summer.
    To learn more about recovery timelines after body contouring procedures, read After A Tummy Tuck: A Recovery Timeline
  2. Time Off
    Summer is typically a popular time for people to take vacation days, which can make it difficult to get approved for large numbers of days off; you may be more likely to get the 2 weeks off of work that you need for recovery if it’s the off season. Some people choose to get their body contouring procedures completed when they already have some time off, such as long weekends or extended holiday breaks, which helps to save booked vacation days for the year. For people with children, taking time off for recovery is often best when your kids are in school so that you don’t have to worry about finding childcare during the days while you recover.
  3. Comfort
    Winter clothing is ideal for a comfortable recovery. Wearing large, comfortable clothing such as sweaters keeps your body contouring sites comfortable by not irritating any healing incisions. Bulky clothing also helps to cover up any swelling or bruising as you recover from your surgery so that you can keep your surgery discreet if you would like to. Winter also makes it easy to stay indoors during recovery, as it’s not as tempting to go outside when it’s cold and dark versus a beautiful spring or summer day. Although staying inside isn’t mandatory, it’s a good idea to not stray too far from the house, as you will likely get tired easily for the first several days after your body contouring procedure.
  4. Reduced UV Exposure
    Keeping your body contouring incisions and scars away from harmful UV rays will help them to heal better, which makes scarring less visible. When you get body contouring in the winter, you have plenty of time before you’re tempted to step outside without being bundled up.

Body Contouring In Kelowna

If you want to create a smoother, younger-looking body, Peterson MD can help you achieve the silhouette you’ve been dreaming of. At our private medical clinic in Kelowna, Dr. Peterson will discuss your health and your goals for treatment and determine if you are a viable candidate for plastic surgery. Dr. Peterson works with you to deliver your desired outcome and to create top-quality body contouring. As one of the highest-ranked plastic surgeons in the Okanagan, Dr. Peterson can assure a successful body contouring procedure that will leave you feeling happier and more confident. To speak with the staff at Peterson MD, call 1-250-868-9099 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: Who is not a viable candidate for body contouring surgery?
A: Before you are approved for plastic surgery, Dr. Peterson will conduct an exam that includes a discussion of your past and current health. You may not be eligible for body contouring if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are pregnant
  • Are on medications that may interact with the anaesthetic
  • Are considered overweight
  • Have pre-existing health conditions that may interfere with recovery

Every person is different and your eligibility may be dependent on a number of factors. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson to see if you are eligible for body contouring.

Q: Can body contouring procedures be combined?
A: Yes, it’s actually quite common for liposuction to be combined with either an arm lift or a tummy tuck. Body contouring can also be combined with other forms of plastic surgery, such as in procedures like a mommy makeover.

Q: Does liposuction remove stretch marks, scars, or cellulite?
A: No. Liposuction does not remove stretch marks, scars, or cellulite; however, Peterson MD does offer scar revision for those left with scarring after a C-section.

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