Is It a Good Idea to Have Breast Augmentation in the Summer?

Is It a Good Idea to Have Breast Augmentation in the Summer?

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Is it a good idea to have a breast augmentation in the summer?

Hello! Thank you for your question!  This procedure can be do e at any time of the year. Often, women would like to be ready for the summer. So, they choose to do this during the fall or winter.  After any surgical procedure, you should be careful with incisions as well as avoidance of direct UVA and UVB rays in order to lessen the chance for hyperpigmentation of the skin and scars, which can take several months to resolve, if it ever does. Sunblock is recommended regardless. The ability of the affected area to heal has been slowed and you should try to avoid additional swelling to the area. The area will likely be numb for several weeks to months and will be difficult to feel when sunburn is coming on.

Typical recommendations include wearing a hat and/or sunblock to the affected area for at least 6-12 weeks following the procedure. It takes up to one year for scars to fully mature. You should also avoid trauma to the area for several months to protect the refinements made during the procedure. Also, avoidance of pools/lakes/jacuzzis/etc for 4-6 weeks is usually recommended to allow adequate healing and protection from stagnant water, that could potentially harbor bacteria. Lifting/exercise restrictions are common for at least 6 weeks. Certainly discuss the postoperative instructions with your surgeon, as thoughts differ among surgeons. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Breast augmentation can be performed at any time of the year.


Breast augmentation can be performed at any time during the year. It is important to consider many factors when planning surgery including your ability to book time off work for recovery and altering your lifestyle (i.e. no working out or sun-tanning) while your breasts are healing. Many patients choose to have surgery in the summer as they have more the free time and can relax without feeling guilty. At whatever time you choose to have your surgery, just be sure to give yourself enough rest and relaxation to fully heal. Good healing leads to great results.


Frank Lista, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 111 reviews

The Best Time For Breast Augmentation

Dear Bow,

Timing when to undergo a breast augmentation surgery is purely personal as far as the patient enjoys a medical clearance.

The benefits of scheduling your surgery during the summer is practical as any other time of the year where you can enjoy a good time off of your daily responsibilities (work, studies, etc.)

One of the major elements to ensure the best possible results is a well fit post-op ambulation regardless of when you can meet it.

It is important to note that you should not consider tanning while exposing your scars as they will darken and will remain bold.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your question and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 197 reviews

Breast Surgery During the Summer

Whether or not having a breast augmentation in the summer is a good idea depends on what you plan on doing during the summer. After breast augmentation surgery, you can expect 3-4 weeks of very limited activity and will be able to resume physical activity after 6 weeks. If you spend most of your summertime tubing on the lake, you might want to schedule your surgery when it’s cooler, but if you don’t plan on an active summer, you shouldn’t have any conflicts.

David Whiteman, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Yes, you can have Breast Augmentation in the Summer

Yes, you can have Breast Augmentation in the Summer.  You may also have it in the Spring, Fall, or Winter depending on what best fits your schedule.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 183 reviews

Breast augmentation should be done when the time is right for you...

when you are able to take adequate time off from obligations to heal.  Most of my patients like to have this surgery in the Spring so they can enjoy the look throughout Summer.  But there really is no good time except when it fits into your schedule.  The season will not afford you any benefits and perhaps Winter will allow you to recover more quietly since bulkier clothing is worn if you wish to keep it a secret.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Breast augmentation in the summer

A breast augmentation can be done during any season. In fact, many people prefer it for various reasons( kids are in camp, summer vacation and have time, to name a few)

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast augmentation in the Summer

You can have breast augmentation whenever you are prepared to have it done. You have make sure you have enough time to recover before you resume your normal activities or travel.

Moneer Jaibaji, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Breast Augmentation

The busiest time for breast augmentation in by practice is in the spring for people getting ready for summer.  I still do quite a few during the summer however.  You would just need to limit your activities for a few weeks.  Most activities can be resumed by 3 weeks and no restrictions at all after 6 weeks.  If you wish you can visit my website at where you will find more detailed recovery information.



Gary Hall,MD

Gary Hall, MD (retired)
Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Breast Augmentation in the Summer?

As long as you have enough recovery ( and "take it easy")  time scheduled, there is no reason not to have breast augmentation done in the summer.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,499 reviews

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