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July 2020

What we’re doing to keep you safe through COVID-19

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With everything that is going on with the COVID-19 pandemic, you might think there is an additional risk to having plastic surgery done at this moment. However, there is no need to push off your makeover as safeplastic surgery can be done, safely, now. We here at Southern Aesthetic have been taking every step possible to make sure that our services are offered in a safe and efficient manner despite the ongoing crisis. Read what we’re doing below so you can have peace of mind while getting any cosmetic work done.

While we still have face-to-face consultations with patients, Southern Aesthetic has changed its procedure so that we have more phone calls done prior to your first consultation and your hospital admission. You can also complete most of your paperwork online in order to limit the amount of direct contact during your booking process. We also offer the option to have a virtual consultation to keep social distancing intact. By limiting the amount of time you have to leave the house for your surgery, we are making sure spread of COVID-19 isn’t heightened and you stay safe.

Besides limiting the amount of direct contact, Southern Aesthetic is also making plenty of additional changes to how we conduct plastic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to your operation you will be asked if you have had any contact with someone that has the novel coronavirus. Once you’ve been declared fit for a consultation, you’re allowed to be accompanied by one other person. We have hand sanitizer that can be used upon arrival and ask you to wash your hands before coming. Our team has masks and gloves on while they provide treatment, and we can also give you a mask if needed. Social distancing is employed in our waiting room and throughout the building, and we limit the amount of people allowed inside the clinic.

Any care that is needed after the operation will be done while social distancing. We still have in-clinic care, and we recommend you either come alone or with only one person if necessary. We understand it is a difficult time for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic but we are still committed to improving your self image and helping you be the best possible version of yourself.

The government has lifted all restrictions on elective surgery in NSW and that means we are helping many patients that had their surgeries postponed due to COVID-19. So, there might be a longer wait than normal in getting plastic surgery done. So, go ahead and contact Southern Aesthetic today to learn more about how we are keeping you safe and how we can help you with any plastic surgery needs. We are taking the same precautions as hospitals and are doing everything we can to prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus spreading. The health of our patients is always our number one priority and the steps we have taken will help ensure that you leave our clinic in great health.

Cosmetic surgery during COVID-19; what you need to know

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After months of self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cosmetic surgery is more in demand than ever before and we here at Southern Aesthetic are making sure that we implement the proper measures to keep everyone as safe as possible. Before you get in touch with our talented all-female plastic surgery teamabout the procedure that’s right for you, let’s go over what you need to know about cosmetic surgery during COVID-19and answer many of the common questions that patients have.

1) Can you have cosmetic surgery procedures done?

Yes. The government has announced that both consultations and surgeries are cautiously back to normal.

2) Are there increased risks from COVID-19?

Thanks to the low level of COVID-19 exposure in New South Wales, there is a negligible risk of contracting the virus during or after surgery. That’s not to say we’re being complacent, though, and we are implementing further best practices to minimise your risk and worries during your visits. Both consultations and surgery are back to normal now and all procedures are available thanks to the great response to the pandemic.

3) What best safety practices are being used during COVID-19?

It’s important to know that it is currently safe to get cosmetic surgery done. We are implementing social distancing within our facility and making sure that it is done by both patients and our staff. Additionally, we wear masks and gloves while in close contact with patients and offer masks to any patient that wants one. We clean all surfaces with anti-viral antiseptics, conduct screening checks with all patients and measure patient temperatures upon entry into our building or hospital. We are making sure that everyone leaves as healthy as they came in. The health of our patients is paramount and it’s at the top of our concerns.

4) Are any procedures not currently available? What can I get done?

The good news is that all procedures are available. We are able to offer any cosmetic surgery that we normally do and can even have consultations for non-surgical procedures such as skin care and injectables. From face lifts to tummy tucks and breast augmentation, we’ve got you covered.

5) Should I wait to get in touch after the pandemic?

Absolutely not. If you are considering surgery this winter or spring, then you should book a consultation immediately as demand is high. Since many patients had their elective surgeries postponed and can now undergo them,we are currently in the process of booking them for new dates. There are still restrictions on the number of surgeries we can do per theatre list, so expect a waiting period for any new procedures as we go in order. We have been granted extra theatre time to cope with the increase in demand.

So, if you have been considering booking yourself in for cosmetic surgery, now is the best time to get in touch.