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Which Cosmetic Procedures Should You Have This Spring?

As most surgical and even many non-invasive procedures don’t reveal their results right away, it can take at least a few weeks before a patient sees the full results of their treatment. In most cases, a procedure performed in the springtime means you’ll feel confident about your look by the time summer is here again. This is because minimally invasive procedures often trigger processes that work gradually, such as collagen generation, while surgeries require time for recovery. Additionally, summer is one of the most popular times of the year for plastic surgery, so if you’re thinking of having a treatment during that time, it makes sense to start planning as early as possible. Scheduling your treatments during the spring will also give you more time to explore your options before plastic surgeons get booked up again. When it comes to our office, we recommend scheduling liposuction or breast enhancement with our St. Louis-based physicians at this time, which is also ideal for microneedling, intense pulsed light, anti-wrinkle injectables like BOTOX®, and non-surgical body contouring techniques.

When the weather starts to warm up, the increase in temperature, sun exposure, and humidity can lead to acne breakouts and other skin issues. This is why skin rejuvenation procedures are a great choice for the spring: They help to get rid of the dead, dry skin from the surface and clear the pores while stimulating collagen production to generate a renewed radiance.

Body contouring procedures combine well with a typical exercise routine, allowing you to tone up isolated problem areas—like double chin fat, love handles, bra rolls, saddlebags, or belly fat—that you can’t get rid of completely through any other means.

Unsure what time of the year will be best to have your procedure? Consider whether there’s an upcoming special occasion that you want to be ready for, and let our team know so we can advise you on the recovery timelines. It’s also important to consider when you’ll be able to take the appropriate days or weeks off from work or other activities to recover.

For more details on non-invasive treatments or surgical procedures, contact our St. Louis-based team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Call us at (314) 996-8800, or fill out a contact form to schedule a consultation.