Plastic Surgery During the Pandemic
What is plastic surgery like during coronavirus and how have things changedIt’s no secret; COVID19 has changed the world and likely changed the tourism industry forever. But with all the stress, is there a silver lining? With so many people now working from home and the freedom to work remotely, is now the best time to have that cosmetic procedure done that you always wanted?
Cosmetic procedures were on the rise in 2019 with over 18 million procedures in the US alone. Obviously, the numbers were down in 2020 due to the pandemic, but now, with the vaccine available and the end in sight, is now the best time to get work done?
Personally, I say yes. Now, hear me out. It’s approximately 6-8 weeks till hot girl/guy summer which is generally the healing time for a lot of major/invasive procedures. Let’s go over some of the healing periods for many common procedures.
Downtime: Roughly 6 weeks. Just in time for summer!
Many don’t realize, but liposuction is a process. I would know. I just had it done yesterday. While you can see an immediate difference in some places like your arms, “Goodbye batwings!”. It generally takes 1-3 weeks for swelling to dissipate, 4-6 weeks for results, and you’ll continue dropping for up to a year!
Downtime: 1 day for activities. 3 weeks for swelling. 4-6 weeks for noticeable results!
Downtime: 1 month to return to daily activity. 6 months to fully healed. Bikini body here we come!
Blepharoplasty aka eyelid surgery:
Many may have blepharoplasty performed on the upper or lower lids for cosmetic reasons or to improve vision if the skin is obscuring vision. Skin under the eyes, “bags” may be removed during the procedure giving a more youthful look and feeling.
Downtime: 10-14 days to regular activity. Full heal 3-4 weeks. Goodbye sunglasses!
Downtime: 2-4 weeks. Hello beach!
New world; new you! I know I’m coming out of this pandemic a brand new and revitalized person. If you’ve been considering getting work done and want to know more about any procedure, please request a free consultation. We’re happy to work with you to find the right clinic for your needs!