In these uncertain times, there has been an unprecedented demand for cosmetic procedures. Here are some considerations to make regarding cosmetic surgery in 2020.
In 2020, many people are finding themselves with a little extra time and money on their hands, with savings made from everything including clothing, travel and entertainment. As we look towards the latter part of the year, many people are looking towards luxury purchases to treat themselves, including cosmetic surgery. But is it safe to plan a cosmetic procedure, or should it be postponed until Covid is well and truly gone?
To answer the most important question first – yes, NSW health does currently permit all elective surgery, and this includes cosmetic procedures. As long as people opt for cosmetic surgery operating from private, accredited hospitals, customers can be reassured that all premises are sanitised and there is no risk of being exposed to Covid. If you’re not up for walking into a clinic for an assessment, virtual and live consultations are available.
That being said, if you are reading from an area which is currently undergoing an uptick in active Covid cases, it can be a good idea to postpone cosmetic surgery for now, and let local hospitals focus on treating Covid cases. By all means, the safety of your community needs to come first.
But once cases are under control and hospitals have had some relief, the overall public apprehension towards elective surgery poses a new kind of challenge for local clinics. While it’s natural to make these associations, the reality is that in accredited hospitals, there is a comprehensive degree of cleanliness and safety procedures in place. There is no more risk of Covid transmission through elective surgery than there is in other interactions allowed by current NSW law, such as visiting hair salons, gyms or local cafes.
It is rare that people see cosmetic surgery as an urgent procedure, but the prevalence of Zoom calls and video-interviews in the era of Covid has made people more aware of what their facial features communicate to others. It can indeed be stressful to look at your cosmetic imperfections for hours each day in a work-from-home setting. Cosmetic surgery has recently seen a surge of popularity for these reasons, so for those wanting a touch-up, it might be a good idea to book quickly.