Advantages of Getting Plastic Surgery in the Spring

There are advantages to having plastic surgery during any season. In the summer, all of the major holidays have passed, meaning that your social obligations can be rescheduled. The weather in the East Coast is humid and sticky, allowing you a great excuse to stay inside in the cool air conditioning. In the late fall or early winter, the weather is cool enough that you can wear comfortable clothing that hides any healing incisions. 

Here are some of the advantages of having your plastic surgery done in the spring.


The spring weather in Northern Virginia and Washington are some of the best weather of the year. The humid summer hasn’t taken full effect, yet the random storms of winter have not yet subsided. With the weather cool enough, you can wear comfortable clothing while your incisions heal. Having your surgery done in the spring while the weather is still cool also allows you to heal before the summer weather comes. You’ll be healed and ready to show off your body for your summer vacation.

School & Work Schedules

Kids are still in school during the spring, so you won’t have to worry about managing your household while recovering. If you are a college student, spring break offers a convenient opening for you to schedule your surgery and not have to worry about exams or other academic responsibilities.


The holidays are a difficult time when it comes to weight management. With dessert, candies, hot cocoa, and all the mouth-watering foods that come from festivities, it is completely common to find a few extra pounds have been added when you step on that scale come New Years’. The spring offers a time to lose some of that weight you may have gained in anticipation of your surgery which is helpful if you are interested in surgeries such as liposuctiontummy tuck, or even the mommy makeover. With the holidays out of the way, you can beat temptation and focus on a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle.

Plastic Surgery Recovery

As with any surgery, it can be stressful on the body. That is why it is essential to ensure that you give your body what it needs to ensure that your recovery is quick, painless, and effective.

Rest: The most important thing you can do for your body during recovery is rest. When we rest, our body can focus all of its energy on healing and reenergizing. The springtime makes rest easy and comfortable because of your limited schedule and perfect weather.

Hydration: Make sure to keep yourself hydrated. Water helps to flush out toxins, leftover anesthesia, and painkillers from your system. It will also hydrate your skin and help the healing process. It’s often easier to stay hydrated in the spring because it isn’t as cold as winter (cold weather makes people drink less) but not as hot as summer (hot weather makes you sweat more). 

Nutrition: Choose foods rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to help keep swelling and bruising down. They will also fuel your body and provide you with energy to heal and feel great from the inside out. Many delicious and nutritious fruits and veggies will be in season during spring. 

Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia

At Widder Plastic Surgery, Dr. Shlomo Widder has provided outstanding cosmetic plastic surgery services for over 30 years. His knowledge, experience, and exceptional patient care make him one of the best in his field. For more information on the procedures he offers, call (703) 506-0300 or contact us online to book your consultation today.