Now that the scorching temperatures of summer are fading and the milder climate of fall begins, it may be time to move forward with your body sculpting goals.

Autumn’s sweater weather provides the cool temps to allow you to cover up and hide any swelling or scarring that results from surgery.

Fall isn’t just about Halloween and Thanksgiving; it’s brisk weather and cozy fires – the perfect indoor weather to stay indoors and heal. Body sculpting procedures require recovery, and autumn is the best time of year to seclude yourself in your home or wear layers when going outdoors. It’s also a great time to get your body in shape for those winter events and family get-togethers. When planning cosmetic surgery to improve your body outline, it’s best schedule a weeks ahead of the dates you want to look good for. Here are some procedures that are perfect for the fall.


Liposuction eliminate pesky fat pads that diet and exercise haven’t been able to diminish. Ideal for areas like the hips, thighs, and tummy, it decreases the number of fat cells, removing them permanently. It can also treat the neck and chin areas to frame your facial beauty, making you look young and slim.

You will need about three weeks to recover from Liposuction. You’ll be wearing temporary bandages and compression garments while you convalesce. When you need to run errands or attend an event, you can cover up with added layers to hide the fact you had work done.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty not only removes excess skin, it tightens stomach muscles, sculpting your abdominal area. Also known as a tummy tuck, this procedure is popular with women who have had children as well as all people who have lost significant weight or yo-yo dieted. Dr. Montante repairs the damage done to the abdominal wall by binding muscles and tissue. Another benefit is it can remove stretch marks in the treatment site.

Recovery for a tummy tuck is more extensive than other body contouring surgeries and requires you to wear a compression garment that encompasses your entire abdomen from below you breasts to your waist — another reason to consider this time of year to plan your surgery. You will be convalescing from two to four weeks; you can return to desk work in work three to four, but you won’t be able to exercise or lift heavy objects until after the fourth week.

Breast Surgery

Whether it’s a breast augmentation or a breast lift, fall is a great time to improve your figure by increasing volume, or lifting breast to their youthful elevation. Recovery may last up to a month and requires wearing surgical garments to support incisions and encourage the natural healing process. A mommy makeover is a body contouring procedure which combines breast surgery with abdominoplasty to correct any damage done by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Dr. Montante can suggest the operations that best apply to make you look your best.

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If you need more information about any of our body contouring procedures and why fall is the best time to have them done, don’t hesitate and contact us today.

Call (804) 325-4795 or schedule a consultation