Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time for Plastic Surgery

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Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time for Plastic Surgery

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New York City, NY

Finding time in your busy schedule to have plastic surgery can be challenging, especially in the middle of the holiday hustle and bustle. However, the holiday season could be the best time to schedule your non-surgical or plastic surgery enhancements. Extended holiday breaks and personal time off can help you recover without missing as much work. At our experienced plastic surgeon’s office in New York City, Dr. Aviva Preminger shares more about why the holidays are the perfect time for plastic surgery. 

Winter Clothes

Whether you choose a tummy tuck, breast implants, or a complete mommy makeover, one of the most significant benefits of undergoing plastic surgery during the winter is wearing bulky sweaters, layers of clothes, and fluffy jackets. Layering clothes can help conceal bruising and swelling while also disguising required compression garments associated with the procedure. Dr. Preminger, the board-certified plastic surgeon on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, advises patients to use accessories such as scarves and shawls to cover surgical areas to protect the incision from sun exposure.


Surgical procedures require lengthy recovery periods that could interfere with your usual work schedule. However, when it comes to work, most people have extra time off during the holiday season. According to our breast implant surgeon in New York City, recovery from procedures takes time and is the main factor in your results’ success. Since your recovery is so critical, refraining from heavy workloads to minimize your scar impact is imperative. Therefore, relax during the holidays with your family, watching your favorite seasonal flick as you heal.

The Most Common Holiday Procedures

Whether one procedure or more is your goal, the holidays are an excellent time to heal before the summer swimsuit season. Therefore, the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s plastic surgeon shares the most common holiday procedures to get you ready to sport your summer attire by next season.

  1. Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is often a chosen procedure during the holidays as it allows time away from work while you recover. As one of the nation’s most requested plastic surgical procedures, breast augmentation can revitalize or enhance your bust line from a subtle adjustment to more dramatic results. On average, patients return to work in four to seven days, resume light exercise around two weeks, and resume strenuous activity around six weeks, all pending approval of Dr. Preminger, a leading New York City breast augmentation plastic surgeon. For the complete resolution of symptoms, including swelling, it may take eight to 12 weeks.

  1. Liposuction

Liposuction is a choice procedure during the holiday season because concealing post-procedure compression garments is easier with layered clothing. Another popular procedure, liposuction, removes fat cells in the body’s targeted areas where definition through regular diet and exercise can be challenging. Dr. Preminger, a NYC plastic surgeon that offers liposuction, explains patients return to work within five to seven days, can resume light exercise within two weeks, and return to strenuous activity within six weeks post-procedure pending Dr. Preminger’s approval. Patients should expect complete healing within eight to 12 weeks after your procedure.

  1. Tummy Tuck

As a common procedure for stretch marks, Cesarean scars, sagging or excess skin, and separated abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can restore a contoured figure where exercise fails when it comes to weight loss, aging, and pregnancy. Our professional abdominoplasty specialist in New York City often advises patients to return to work and resume light exercise within two weeks, and begin strenuous activity around six weeks. The overall healing process could take eight to 12 weeks, depending on your body’s ability to heal and Dr. Preminger’s approval.

Plastic Surgery in Upper East Side of Manhattan, and New York City, NY

Rejuvenating your look this holiday season could be the perfect time for your busy schedule. To help reduce your downtime from work for multiple procedures, ask about our Mommy Makeover or Daddy Do-over. By combining multiple procedures into one, you regain your trim figure in one visit and heal within the same amount of time. Find out which procedure is best for you this holiday season by requesting a consultation from the leading Upper East Side of Manhattan plastic surgeon, Dr. Aviva Preminger of Preminger Plastic Surgery, by calling (212) 706-1900.