The COVID-19 virus has changed the way people live. Many people are working from home, mask-wearing is essential and daily life looks a little different. However, these changes make it easier for many people to choose cosmetic surgery, such as a nose job.
While working from home and wearing a mask can be beneficial for your recovery, the pandemic may alter some things about your procedure. Whether this is your first experience with cosmetic surgery, or you are returning for another procedure, a nose job during quarantine may be a little different than you expect.
Be Prepared for Virtual Visits, COVID Screenings and Cancellations
When you think about your rhinoplasty consultation, you expect to go into the office, meet with the surgeon and have an examination. However, during the quarantine, many offices are opting for virtual appointments. Your surgeon will go over the same things as an in-person appointment, including an evaluation of your nose. There is a chance you may not meet your surgeon in person until right before your nose job.
Before your procedure, you will likely have to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days and undergo at least one COVID test to ensure you are healthy and not positive for the virus.
Because of the uncertainty of the virus and the cases in your area, there is a possibility that your surgeon will have to cancel or reschedule your procedure. As cases increase, many hospitals are canceling elective surgeries to keep beds open for COVID patients. In addition, because of COVID restrictions, you will not be able to have a friend or family member come into the hospital with you. They will need to wait outside to pick you up after your procedure.
Enjoy Your Quarantine Recovery
The good news is, once you get your nose job, your recovery begins. Because you are under quarantine, you have the freedom to recover on your time. No worries about rushing back to work or out into public while you are still recovering. And if you do have to go out, your mask will cover your nose and any sign you had a procedure.