Patients often ask us, “when is the best time for plastic surgery in Virginia Beach?”. Cosmetic procedures are elective, meaning you can plan them around your schedule. Plan out your cosmetic surgery so that you have adequate time to recover. Depending on your procedure, you may need a week or more at home, resting. Learn about the benefits of scheduling a ffall surgery by reading below.

Routine Brings Rest

For most of us, fall brings a return to routine. Summer activities that throw off our normal schedule have ended, kids are back in school, and we have not yet entered the busy holiday season. Some patients try to take advantage of scheduling around a holiday, assuming they will use the days off work to rest. But that isn’t always a good idea. If you travel, or host family and friends for the holidays, you may find it difficult to recover like you should. The routine that comes with the fall will make it easier to take time to recover.

The Best Time For Plastic Surgery In Virginia Beach? Avoid The Rush

Not only does a Fall surgery help you avoid the busyness of the holidays, it also helps you avoid the end of year surgery rush. December is a notoriously busy month for elective surgery. Patients try to use up any Health Savings they still have, or schedule a surgery before their insurance deductible resets at the beginning of the year. If you plan to take advantage of your Health Savings Account or insurance, make sure your procedure is covered, as many cosmetic procedures are not. If your procedure is not covered, Galumbeck Plastic Surgery offers financing options.

More Than One Reason To Cover Up

After your surgical procedure, Dr. Galumbeck may recommend a compression garment. These garments help speed up the healing process, but can get hot during the summer months. Fall brings cooler weather, making compression garments easier to wear. Cooler weather also means you can cover surgery scars in order to avoid direct sunlight. According to, a sunburn can make your surgery scar darker (source), and your scar should be kept out of the sun for at least 6 months. Fall is one of the best times for plastic surgery in Virginia Beach, because the cooler weather makes it easier to cover up your surgery scar.

When you’re ready to schedule your cosmetic procedure, call Dr. Galumbeck at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery. He will work with you to determine a time that works best for your specific needs. To make your first appointment, call 757-320-4115.

About Dr. Matt Galumbeck

With over 20 years of clinical experience and having performed over 5,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has the experience and skills to deliver outstanding cosmetic surgery outcomes.

A native of Virginia Beach, Matthew Galumbeck, MD received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and his medical degree from Duke University. He trained in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Further study includes advanced training in body contouring in Paris.

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