Is it safe to get surgery during the winter time?

Doctor Answers 6

Surgery during the winter...

It is perfectly safe to have surgery during the winter season. In fact it may be beneficial because during winter time people are generally less active and have more time to heal before trying different activities. Patients are also usually not in the sun that much either. However, we perform plastic surgery all year round regardless of the season. As long as the patient follows the surgical instructions closely the result is usually great.

Surgery by Season

Thank you for your question. Surgeries are performed all year round. I would recommend an in person consultation to determine your candidacy and discuss risks. Best wishes. 

Leonard Lu, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Is it safe to get surgery during the winter time?

Thank you for your question.  Surgeries are performed all year round regardless of the season.  Safety of the surgery is not dependent upon the season. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.


Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 261 reviews

Is it safe to get surgery during the winter time?

Thank you for your question. Surgery are done all year long. No season will put a patient risk higher.  


Best Of Luck!!



Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 250 reviews

Plastic Surgery Safe Yearround?

Surgery has the same risks yearround. For some types of surgery, it may be more convenient to do it in the winter, but that does not necessarily mean it's safer. For example, liposuction--wearing a garment in the summer is less comfortable than wearing a garment in the winter when it's cooler. Also, if you live in an area where there is snow and ice during winter, you may have to be a bit more cautious during your recovery when you're not quite steady and you're ambulating. 

Millicent Odunze-Geers, MD, MPH
Sacramento Physician
4.6 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Surgery timing

Surgery is performed all year long and there is no one time that puts patients more at risk than any other. Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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