As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 disease impacting the nation, most states have ordered their citizens to “shelter in place” and stay at home unless they need to go to the grocery store or a pharmacy. While these rules are put in place to protect the health and safety of the public, the need to stay at home has caused many people to cancel their previously scheduled cosmetic surgery appointments. Even if you are not able to visit your cosmetic doctor during this health crisis for cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation, BBL or liposuction, there are still some steps you can take to ensure a successful healing process as well as gain your desired final results.
Even if the scheduled cosmetic surgery date has been postponed or cancelled, you can follow some easy steps to perform “cosmetic surgery pre-op” at home:
One of the rules put in place during this national health emergency is the practice of social distancing. The idea of social distancing involves people staying at least six feet away from each other when they have to be in public settings. Social distancing also means not visiting the office of a doctor so an in-person consultation is not a viable option at the moment. Many doctors are now offering online consultation services in order to provide patients the answers they desire when it comes to their desired cosmetic surgery procedure.
While online consultations have been used by some doctors in the past for patients that do not live in the same city as the physician, they are now being used on a regular basis to assess if a person is an ideal patient for a certain cosmetic procedure. Besides allowing the doctor to do a virtual examination of a person, an online consultation helps to establish a rapport between the doctor and the patient so they have a level of comfort with each other once they are able to meet in person. The discussions during the online consultation allow the doctor to set realistic expectations as well as help the patient understand each step of the process including preparing for the cosmetic surgery, the performance of the procedure and what to expect during the recovery process.
In order to prepare for the online consultation, patients will often email photographs of the areas of the body they want to alter or enhance with the procedure. Patients should also be in a room with good lighting and use a high resolution camera during the consultation so the doctor is able to easily view the person.
While the steps listed above can help you prepare for cosmetic surgery while you are at home during the pandemic, you should take the time to learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the cosmetic surgery industry. Cosmetic Town News has written an article sharing what you need to know about COVID-19 and cosmetic surgery. We invite you to take a look at the article as part of your online research about your desired cosmetic surgery procedure.