Is there ever a “Right Time” for Plastic Surgery?

plastic-surgerySummer is known for vacationing and spring for weather but what season is the best for a tuck, nip, or fill? Many women and men inquiring plastic or cosmetic surgery plan it around their already crazy schedule. Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery finds that a very popular question among his patients is, “When is the perfect time for Plastic Surgery?”

Dr. Shienbaum answers this question with “when may depend on where”. Many of his patients in St. Petersburg, FL would prefer to recover before swimsuit season or preferably not at the hottest time of year, while others would prefer to take some time off during the holidays. Busy time for his practice is considerably is all year, because everyone’s schedule differs. Some people fly down just to have surgery and it’s their winter we may be in the middle of summer. Location has a lot to do with choosing the perfect time for a procedure.

The type of surgery can affect the time for surgery as well. If you’re just receiving a non-invasive, in-office procedure such as Botox, any time can work given the simplicity of the injection. There is no down time, most of our patients go right back to work, or continue their everyday activities. Botox is known to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

If you are considering something more in-depth, such as a Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, or Facelift deciding what time to head to Dr. Shienbaum may be important. Some find it easier to take time away during the holidays to recover, or some may differently. All this can be discussed with your surgeon and he can give you the appropriate amount of recovery suggested for each procedure.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Breast Augmentation, and Brazilian Butt Lift. He provides services for the entire Tampa area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Sarasota, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit