It is an understatement to say that the past year has been odd for every person across the world. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has the majority of the population practicing social distancing, trying to get a coronavirus vaccine and wearing masks when they are outside with others. The extended time at home has also given people the chance to think about making changes to their appearance. They are spending more time than ever looking at their appearance in the mirror and on computer screens during Zoom calls. Let’s take a look at why the need to stay 6-feet apart (or more) from others might actually make this the best time for you to consider undergoing a cosmetic procedure.
Taking Advantage of Downtime to have Cosmetic Surgery
The rise in the number of patients interested in having cosmetic surgery often comes from a desire to take advantage of their extended downtime. They want to focus on self-care and making changes and enhancements to their current appearance. If you are included in this group of people, here are some reasons why this might be the right time for you to have cosmetic surgery:
- Time to Think – The somewhat slower pace of life created by stay at home orders and social distancing has likely given you the chance to think about the things that are important to you in your life. These “deep thoughts” could include the changes you want to make that will bring you happiness. The rapid pace of pre-pandemic life often left little time for reflection or self-improvement. The need to slow down has had a positive effect on the public by creating a greater focus on self-care. As a result of this, you might want to take the time to have a cosmetic procedure that provides a long-lasting positive impact on your appearance, your self-image and your self-confidence. The changes don’t have to be on a grand scale to make a positive difference in your look or feelings about your appearance. If you feel rejuvenated and more youthful in appearance, your happiness about the changes to your body will come through to others.
- Healing in Private – In order to keep the public safe, a large number of employees are working from home during the pandemic. They are socializing less and do not have as many in-person interactions with others. The fact that they see less people means they have found it easier to schedule both cosmetic surgery and the necessary recovery time in their daily lives. Having a schedule that is not as full as usual gives you the chance to enjoy a more peaceful recovery period which is also beneficial to the overall ability of the body to heal. Since the recovery process for any number of cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty are now taking place at home; you will be able to enjoy a less stressful recovery period instead of having to be in front of others at work.
- Less Travel Creates More Cosmetic Surgery Funds – The need to stay at home as much as possible has caused a reduction in the travel plans of the public. Many people are deciding to take the money they were saving for a vacation and put it towards having plastic surgery. Instead of taking a vacation for an event or anniversary, they are choosing to make an improvement in the appearance of certain areas of the body with pandemic plastic surgery.
- Rise in Virtual Medical Appointments – When the coronavirus pandemic first became a nationwide issue, almost all “non-essential” services were shut down for a little while per the orders of state governments. Many medical offices that performed plastic surgery were also closed as medical supplies and personnel were devoted to patients suffering from COVID-19. The reopening of medical practices gave patients the option to visit the office in person or they could consult and interact with their doctor from the comfort of their own home. Telehealth medical consultations are growing in popularity as people can discuss their cosmetic surgery desires and options without having to visit the actual office. It should be noted that doctors will want to meet with a patient face-to-face before scheduling the desired procedure (in order to conduct any necessary medical tests) but the chance to initially chat with a surgeon online is a welcome opportunity for many patients.
Cosmetic Surgery for You – How to Begin
If you are interested in having cosmetic surgery, it is important for you to conduct research to find a doctor that is experienced in providing the results you desire. Once you choose a doctor to visit, it is time to schedule a consultation appointment so the doctor can examine you and determine if you are an ideal candidate for your desired procedure.
It is also important to discuss the type of final results you want to see after the treatment. Entering into the cosmetic surgery process with realistic expectations means you are less likely to be surprised by the final results. If you know the type of results you can expect to see, you can make an informed decision about whether or not you want to go ahead and have a cosmetic surgery procedure.