What should state of the art cosmetic surgery practices be doing during the Covid – 19 pandemic? Our primary
message is twofold – first is to continue to care for existing and future patients and second and most important
- is to keep both healthcare providers and patients safe.
Recent events have seen the shutting down of elective surgery in hospitals in outpatient ambulatory surgery
centers. But where does that leave the private physician’s office with a licensed and certified operating room?
Are these offices better positioned to provide safer social distancing controls, sterile conditions and monitor
healthy patients for safe and effective elective surgery?
While it is important to follow the CDC, local and state guidelines to temporarily shut office practices down for
the last two weeks in March, it is imperative that we continue to communicate with patients via technology and
to keep the practice open and available by implementing safety procedures.
For patients seeking elective cosmetic surgery, Botox, and non-invasive facial skin tightening procedures such a
Micro-needling, we begin with a free virtual consultation. We review the patient’s medical history as well as
photographs. We also screen patients for their current state of health. If after this consultation, we deem them
healthy and suitable for surgery, we will proceed with offering them a quote for surgery. In the context of social
responsibility, the patient seeking cosmetic surgery must be assumed to be socially responsible and healthy
given a negative screen.
We are emailing our patients regular updates on changes to practice hours, scope of services and office visit
guidance and posting on websites and to social media accounts.
In a statement from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) regarding elective surgery during the
COVID-19 pandemic, along with guidance from the CDC, they urge physicians to shift some inpatient surgeries
to outpatient when feasible.
ASCA recommends the following:
• Keep practices open for urgent elective surgeries.
• Assess the potential risk factors for planned surgeries and postpone accordingly.
• Implement rigorous screening for patients, prior to entering the facility, this including temperature readings.
• Adhere to the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing.
• Implement enhanced cleaning as directed by CDC guidelines.
• Work with the supply chain to ensure that hospitals gain priority for necessary equipment and supplies.
• Collaborate with hospitals and health systems to coordinate care based on each community’s individual needs.
With a national practice specializing in breast and body contouring (BBL), we have been providing free virtual
consultations for several years. We have increased our email and videoconferencing capabilities so we are
equipped and able to provide virtual consultations on a Same Day Basis. Our mission
• Free, same day virtual consultations
• Same day price quotes
• The best BBL in the USA
For Free Virtual Consults:
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