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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

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3 Reasons to Get a Tummy Tuck in the Winter

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Fri 01/20/2017 - 17:12

If you want a flat tummy, winter is the best season to get it. You may be too late to enhance your figure for the Yuletide season, but it’s the perfect time to prepare for the coming beach season.

Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that eliminates excess skin and corrects separated abdominal muscles due to pregnancy, or extreme weight gain and weight loss. The results of this procedure will be a tighter and trimmer stomach. Tummy tuck surgery is also an effective treatment for the removal of stretch marks.

You can get a tummy tuck any time of the year. However, as mentioned above, the cold season is the best time to have this procedure. Here are the reasons to schedule a tummy tuck this winter:

  • Discreet Recovery

People tend to stay indoors when the temperature is freezing. Therefore, you have the perfect excuse to stay at home for weeks as you recover. Your friends or family members don’t have to know that you had surgery. By the time you step out of your house after the stitches are removed, they’ll never guess what happened to you.

  • Stylish Cover-Up

Recovering from the surgery typically involves stitches, bruising, swelling, and many others. If you have the surgery during the spring and summer months, they can be difficult and uncomfortable to hide due to the heat. Winter will provide the perfect temperature to make layering of clothes comfortable. Plus, you can conceal the stitches, bandages, and swellings stylishly with fabulous scarves or trendy coats.

  • Mild Winter Sun

Excessive sun exposure can affect your healing. In fact, the harsh rays of the sun can darken or lighten scars, making them more noticeable. The rays of the sun are milder during winter than in the spring or summer, so there’s less worry about hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. Always keep in mind to wear sunscreen, though, before you step out of the house, whether the winter sun is out or not.

There are more reasons than these three, but they’re more than enough to explain why it’s better to get a tummy tuck in the winter. By the time spring and summer roll in, your incision wounds will have healed, your scars will be less noticeable, and your body will have regained its energy to pursue recreational activities with your new svelte and sculpted figure.

To learn more about tummy tuck procedures and to know if you’re a good candidate, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Fasching. Call his practice today at (763) 577-7500 or click here to fill up a form.