It’s been a long year of quarantining, mask-wearing, and social distancing. According to plastic surgery trends across the country, however, it seems like the end is on the horizon. NewBeauty Press’s new article discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the plastic surgery industry, interviewing a panel of surgeons whose practices have been affected by the pandemic. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Konstantin is one of the featured experts who speaks on the impact COVID-19 has had on his practice, what current procedures are being requested the most, and what he expects the near future to bring.
While many other sectors have taken serious hits due to the pandemic, plastic surgeons have seen a steady increase in their number of patients, with many doctors booking more appointments than ever. Facelifts, neck lifts, blepharoplasties– you name it; it’s being requested. This increase is likely due to patients having downtime to recover, having some money saved, and wanting to make an impression when everything is “back to normal.”
Dr. Konstantin describes this March as a “transition period,” where patients are having procedures done to prepare for the anticipated ending of COVID-19. Patients look forward to returning to the office, the gym, and an increase of events in the warmer months. When the return to socialization does come, these patients will be fully recovered from their procedures. Ample downtime that comes with staying home provides extra incentive to have procedures done now.
“At this point, we are in a ‘transition period’ in which everyone is still working from home and wearing masks outside their house, but are anticipating an upcoming return to regular business practices in the not-so-distant future,” says Dr. Konstantin. “This collective, perceived change in our reality shapes the type of procedures most patients are requesting. Many people find that it’s the right time for Botox and lower face surgeries.”
With patients expecting circumstances to improve soon, surgeons are also hopeful. “I am personally feeling a new level of optimism, so I would imagine other people are as well,” says Dr. Tiffany McCormack, a plastic surgeon in Nevada.
For more on plastic surgery and the effects of the pandemic, read the full article from NewBeauty Press. To schedule your own consultation with facial rejuvenation expert Dr. Konstantin, contact his Manhattan practice today.