COVID-19 is still very much affecting our everyday lives here in the United States. Most states seemed to be moving in the right direction, but as things begin to open back up and people start to get back out into the world, case numbers have begun to rise throughout the country.
The virus is not going away yet some plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in procedures during this unprecedented time.
This isn’t the case all over the country, but there is a good reason behind why people may be considering surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures when the country is battling over whether or not to stay home.
Why The Uptick In Plastic Surgery During Quarantine?
Quarantining At Home Allows for Easy Recovery
When you decide to get plastic surgery, or even some non-surgical procedures, for cosmetic purposes, you do so knowing that there is going to be a recovery period. That recovery period can sometimes be painful, or take you out of commission for a longer period of time.
Of course, if you opt to visit Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Adams has perfected his 24-hour fast-track recovery breast augmentation surgery, which allows for the patient to be able to perform normal everyday functions within 24 hours with limited pain.
This means that you don’t need to lie in bed for up to a week while the muscles in your chest heal to the point where you feel ok to walk around.
Traditional breast augmentation surgery can cause a patient to be uncomfortable and in pain for sometimes up to a week, which can be hard to deal with.
The quarantines put in place by certain local governments across the country have created the perfect opportunity to undergo that surgical cosmetic procedure you’ve been wanting to do, without fear of having to leave your house while you recover.
While some surgical procedures can easily be hidden with loose fitting clothing, some, like rhinoplasty or other procedures done in highly visible areas, cannot.
So while you’re stuck working from home, you can recover at your own pace without having to worry about running into anyone while you’re not looking your best.
Looking at Yourself Every Day on Video Calls
In addition to surgical procedures seeing an uptick during the pandemic, non-surgical procedures have also gotten a boost lately, but it might not be for the reasons you think.
With most offices closed and people being told to work remotely whenever possible, there are a lot more people using video conferencing and calls to stay in touch with their coworkers.
Even doctors have been resorting to more virtual consultations as opposed to in-office visits in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.
And while technology has allowed us to be able to stay connected with coworkers, friends and family more easily than ever before, it has also led to us having to stare at ourselves for longer periods of time.
On a normal day, most people would probably only glance in the mirror a few times a day just to check to make sure their look was in order, but on video calls you’re sitting there looking at yourself for a much longer period of time, and more often.
That means, those wrinkles you sometimes might notice when looking in the mirror, or those aging spots on your face, are now way more noticeable.
And while the people on the other end of the call probably aren’t noticing them as much, since they are used to seeing you on a more regular basis, you now can’t take your eyes off of them.
It’s for this reason that more people are finding themselves looking into non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help their skin complexion, wrinkles and other signs of aging. In most cases these “imperfections” have been following you for a while, but since we’re now forced to stare at ourselves on a screen for hours out of the day, they’ve become way more noticeable.
Is it Safe to Have a Procedure Right Now?
The main concern that most people have right now is if it’s even safe to go into a doctor’s office or a medical spa to have one of these procedures done.
In most cases the answer is yes, but you still need to cautious.
If you’re uncomfortable going out into public places or have an underlying health condition, then it may be best if you stay at home. But if you’re comfortable enough going outside and are in good health, then as long as your doctor or med spa have the proper safety measures in place, are screening all patients and disinfecting things on a regular basis, you should be just fine having one of these procedures done.
If you’re seriously considering cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical cosmetic procedure and would like to setup a virtual consultation, please contact us today.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedures, recovery, and what systems we have in place to ensure that we’re keeping our patients, doctors and staff as safe as possible.