Elective Surgery During a Pandemic
Posted on February 1, 2021 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Plastic Surgery
For many people, spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the opportunity to notice and fixate on perceived physical imperfections. Less time spent in the office, gym or socializing in person with loved ones provides ample time to nitpick our looks.
Furthermore, the upward-angled, forward-facing cameras of laptops or smartphones aren’t exactly flattering! It’s nearly impossible to ignore flaws like wrinkles, unwanted fat or loose skin folds while on a long Zoom call or FaceTime chat.
You may find yourself considering plastic surgery to address things that bother you and feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin. But is elective plastic surgery safe or sensible during a pandemic?
Undergoing any elective surgery, including plastic surgery, is a very personal decision. Only you can decide whether the benefits outweigh the risks. In this post, Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery gives you the facts you need to make the right choice for your body and your life.
Safety Standards to Reduce Exposure
Understandably, safety during a major health crisis is top of mind for most people. But Dr. Chacon and our team can assure you that patient safety is our No. 1 priority.
We adhere to strict safety standards to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our office and operating rooms. We have adopted measures, such as social distancing when possible, temperature and symptom checks and COVID testing prior to surgery, to keep patients and our staff safe. We are continually following and adapting our protocols based on current local trends.
None of these safety measures interfere with the top-quality care patients have come to expect from Divino Plastic Surgery.
Plastic Surgery Popularity Booming
If you did decide to undergo plastic surgery during the pandemic, you would certainly not be the only one! Nearly every major news outlet, from the New York Times to Allure to Bloomberg, has reported on the skyrocketing demand for plastic surgery. Many plastic surgeons are busier than ever trying to accommodate patients who want to take advantage of work-from-home policies or extra downtime to recover from facial, body or breast surgery.
Invest in Yourself
There is no doubt about it — the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an upheaval in nearly all of our professional and personal lives. But by investing in yourself through plastic surgery, you can regain some control over the way you look and feel.
Whether it is erasing signs of stress from your face or getting rid of pandemic-induced pudge, plastic surgery with Dr. Chacon can increase your confidence and quality of life.
To discuss your personal plastic surgery goals with our qualified team, please call or email us and request a consultation.