There’s something about summer that makes you want to look your very best, which might mean having a CoolSculpting treatment to trim your waistline or even getting a surgical procedure you’ve been wanting. Many of our Tucson patients’ plans have changed with the recent COVID-19 crisis, though, and some people may feel wary about venturing out of their homes right away for cosmetic treatments.
Plan Your Treatments While Staying Safe at Home
The good news is that, if you want to delay a beauty treatment for a while, you can still make progress toward your cosmetic goals. With a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and a little time, you can use this break from the world as an opportunity to plan future cosmetic treatments. Now could be the perfect time to look into aesthetic procedures that interest you.
You can stay safe at home while still having productive conversations with your doctor or provider. Here are a few tips for planning to look your best this summer:
Time Your Surgery for the Season
Many popular procedures, such as rhinoplasty and facelift, require a significant recovery period. Facelift patients at our Tucson practice, for instance, should plan to rest for 7 to 10 days after surgery. But you’ll need a few more weeks of downtime to allow swelling to resolve, feel ready to attend important social events, and resume exercise and other vigorous activities. Other facial procedures, such as eyelid surgery and brow lifts, usually require a shorter downtime of about 2 weeks.
One of the benefits of planning a procedure now is that sheltering at home gives you plenty of time to recover from your surgery. And, planning your procedure with ample lead time offers you the luxury of a recovery buffer so that you’re ready for summer.
Research Is Key
This is the perfect time to learn about different treatment options and find the procedure that is right for you. As with all research, though, you should choose your sources carefully. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery both provide excellent resources for your research. You can also find helpful and reliable information on your surgeon’s website.
Consider a Virtual Consultation
Our board-certified physicians and medical staff are available for in-office appointments. (You can read about our safety precautions in this earlier blog post.) But if you feel more comfortable consulting with a trusted medical professional from the comfort of your own home, you’re also welcome to use our secure video appointment system.
With a little planning and research, you can make the most of your time at home and still make progress on your cosmetic treatment goals. We’re always happy to answer your questions about potential cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery options. Request a consultation with our knowledgeable providers or surgeons today by completing our online contact form or calling our office at (520) 731-1110.