There's always a rush right before summer starts of people trying to shape up to look their best.
Some people worry that particular surgeries or non-surgical laser procedures can not be done during the summer months, but most actually can be performed, particularly the surgeries; however, we often suggest patients minimize their sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect more sensitive skin.
Breast Augmentations and body sculpting liposuctions are two of the most often requested pre-summer procedures. Both can be done before summer, and require a fairly short downtime.
With a breast augmentation, there are well over 100 implant options between the styles and textures, type and implant position that can effect how long recovery might take. We minimize this with a medication delivery system called an I-Flow Comfort Pump. Recovery is typically 2 weeks.
Liposuction is also popular this time of year, and perfectly safe. We can perform smaller areas of liposuction under a local anesthesia with oral sedation. This method allows us a smaller window of time, so larger procedures aren't possible. However, we can do larger areas under a general anesthesia. Full recovery is also about 2 weeks in most cases.
ActiveFX, DeepFX, and TotalFX represent an amazing breakthrough in non-surgical wrinkle reduction. All of these can be performed during the summer. These procedures utilize a non-ablative fractional laser system, so healing time is shortened. Recovery time is an amazingly short 1 week or less in most cases.
Contact me by e-mail, or by calling me at The Adams Center in my Peabody office at 978-531-0550, or 617-262-2208 in my Boston office for more information on this post, or any other information in my Blog.
Dr. Bill Adams is a greater Boston area board certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the field.