June 2024

Summer Break & Plastic Surgery: Our Patient's Top Picks

Summer is the perfect time for relaxation, vacations, and, for some, cosmetic enhancements. The combination of time off from work or school, a more flexible schedule, and often a slower pace of life makes it an ideal season to undergo plastic surgery procedures. Here, we explore the top five procedures that are particularly suited for the summer holiday period and discuss the benefits of scheduling your surgery during this time.

#1: Breast Augmentation

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Why Summer?

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, offering women the opportunity to enhance their breast size and shape. The summer holiday is an excellent time to consider this procedure due to the availability of extended recovery time without the pressure of daily work commitments. Looking amazing in your swimsuit is an extra benefit!

Recovery Time

The initial recovery period for breast augmentation typically requires about only several days as Dr. Burns does Rapid Recovery protocol.. Most patients can return to light activities within a few days but should avoid strenuous activities for at least six weeks. Scheduling your surgery during the summer break ensures you have the necessary time to heal without the demands of a rigid work or school schedule.


Time Off to Heal: With less work or school pressure, you can focus entirely on your recovery.

Flexibility: A more flexible summer schedule allows for post-operative appointments and adequate rest.

Support System: Friends and family may have more availability to assist with recovery during their summer break.

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#2: Liposuction

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Why Summer?

Liposuction is a highly sought-after procedure for those looking to contour their bodies by removing excess fat deposits. Performing liposuction during the summer is advantageous due to the slower pace of life and reduced responsibilities. Looking great in summer clothing is always a plus.

Recovery Time

Recovery from liposuction can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Most patients can return to work within a week, but full recovery and results may take several months. The initial healing period requires rest and limited physical activity, making the summer holiday a perfect time to undergo this procedure.


Reduced Responsibilities: With a slower summer schedule, you can afford to take the necessary time off to recover.

Availability of Help: Friends and family are often more available to provide support and assistance.

Seasonal Clothing: Looking great in shorts and tank tops is the best benefit.

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#3: Tummy Tuck Surgery

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Why Summer?

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is ideal for those seeking to remove excess skin and tighten abdominal muscles. Summer provides the perfect window for this more intensive procedure due to the potential for extended recovery time.

Recovery Time

The recovery period for a tummy tuck is more extensive, often requiring two to three weeks before returning to normal activities and up to six weeks for more strenuous activities. The summer break allows you to recover without the pressure of a busy work schedule.


Extended Time Off: Use your summer holiday to take the time needed for a full and comfortable recovery.

Support Network: With more people on vacation, it's easier to enlist help with daily tasks and recovery needs.

Slower Pace: A generally slower summer schedule reduces stress and promotes better healing.

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#4: Rhinoplasty

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Why Summer?

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a popular procedure for those looking to reshape their nose for aesthetic or functional reasons. The summer period offers the opportunity for discreet recovery without the need to rush back to daily routines. Swelling takes a while to go down so you can take a little extra time to be work or school ready.

Recovery Time

Initial recovery from rhinoplasty takes about one to two weeks, with swelling and bruising gradually subsiding over several months. The summer holiday provides a suitable period to recover comfortably without the immediate need to return to work or school.


Discreet Recovery: Use your time off to recover away from the public eye.

Flexible Scheduling: More time for follow-up appointments and rest.

Reduced Stress: A relaxed summer environment promotes better and faster healing.

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#5: Facelift Rejuvenation

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Before and After Facelift by Dr. John Burns in Dallas, Texas

Why Summer?

A facelift is ideal for those looking to address signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. Summer is an optimal time for this procedure due to the potential for an extended period of recovery. Not rushing back is helpful so colleagues and friends see you looking great after the summer holiday.

Recovery Time

Recovery from a facelift typically requires about two to three weeks, with final results becoming more apparent over several months. The summer break allows you to recover fully without the immediate need to return to a busy schedule.


Ample Recovery Time: Use the summer to ensure a thorough and uninterrupted recovery.

Availability of Care: Friends and family are more likely to be available to assist with post-operative care.

Less Rushed: A more relaxed summer schedule ensures you don’t have to rush your recovery process.

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Scheduling your plastic surgery procedure during the summer holiday offers numerous benefits, from extended recovery time to the availability of a support network. Whether you’re considering breast augmentation, liposuction, a tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, or a facelift, the summer season provides an ideal window to achieve your aesthetic goals with minimal disruption to your daily life. 

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