The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way we work, learn and connect with loved ones. Virtual communication via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime has replaced face-to-face meetings with coworkers and socializing with friends or extended family.
One unexpected side effect of relying heavily on Zoom or FaceTime is that it can call attention to perceived physical flaws. You may find yourself spending more time overanalyzing your facial features and discovering unsightly wrinkles, lines or loose skin. Maybe your jawline isn’t as taut as it used to be, or you have developed dark circles or hollows beneath your eyes.
If that is the case, you have many treatment options with Dr. David Magilke. Despite countless businesses closing during the COVID-19 lockdown, our facial plastic surgeon has been able to continue serving patients that want to rejuvenate their looks. While there is great uncertainty about the virus and personal health, the desire to look and feel attractive endures.
Furthermore, there are actually benefits to undergoing surgery during quarantine. Most notably, you have the time and space to recover from surgery with few obligations.
Heal at Your Own Pace
Like any surgery, facial plastic surgery requires downtime for healing. Depending on your procedure, you need to lay low for at least one to two weeks after surgery. Under normal circumstances, it can be difficult to take that kind of time off from work, socializing and your daily routine.
But quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic actually creates the ideal circumstances in which to lay low and discreetly recover from surgery. Stay-at-home orders allow you the time, space and privacy to recuperate from surgery at your own pace. No one has to know you had any work done if you don’t want them to!
Take advantage of not having to be seen in public to rest at home after surgery. When you are ready, you can ease back into a normal workday without the pressures of returning to the office in person. If you have Zoom work calls scheduled, you can easily turn off your camera so no one has to see your healing face. If you need to run out for a quick errand later in your recovery, you can hide residual swelling or bruising under a mask.
Ready to Take the First Step?
If you are ready to take the first step in your facial plastic surgery journey, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to learn more about your desired procedure. Rest assured that Dr. Magilke and our team are taking all of the necessary precautions to protect patients and ourselves from exposure to COVID-19. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!