When Can I Have A Tummy Tuck During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
As concerns about COVID-19 continue to increase, many people wonder if they should still go through with planned procedures, like tummy tuck surgery. The good news is that, in most cases, the coronavirus does not affect the success of your treatment or results. The key is to work closely with a trained plastic surgeon and follow their advice.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales takes every measure to ensure patient safety, especially when it comes to the coronavirus. Learn more about our proactive approach and the steps we take at Morales Plastic Surgery to perform tummy tucks and other body contouring procedures, like liposuction, in Houston. Call to schedule a tummy tuck assessment today.
Do I need to protect myself against COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a virus that has impacted people's lives all over the world. You can catch the coronavirus by being in close contact with someone who has been infected, usually through respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze.
It's important to follow the advice of the CDC and local health officials to protect yourself against coronavirus. For example, you can wear a face mask when in crowded or closed-in public spaces. You should also follow the common-sense advice of avoiding sick people and washing your hands often.
How does Morales Plastic Surgery handle COVID-19?
Dr. Morales is especially cautious regarding COVID-19 and takes several measures to limit exposure to both patients and staff. Our private facility stays up-to-date on the latest guidelines from the CDC and other health agencies so you can stay healthy. This includes standard precautions, like wearing masks and gloves when we come into contact with patients in Houston.
Will COVID-19 affect my tummy tuck surgery?
Many people are nervous when they see stories about coronavirus in the news. But in most cases, COVID-19 should not impact your body contouring surgery. This is because we test each patient to make sure they are not infected with the coronavirus before going into a tummy tuck. Patients who test positive will simply be rescheduled for a later date.
A tummy tuck involves removing skin and fat from the stomach area to create a flatter abdomen. This surgery is often combined with liposuction or other procedures to reverse signs of aging. After performing a tummy tuck, our staff will monitor your recovery to ensure there are no complications or adverse effects related to COVID-19. The results should be just as successful as long as you remain healthy.
What if I already contracted COVID-19?
For people with serious underlying conditions like heart disease, obesity, or diabetes, COVID-19 can create problems that make it harder to recover from major procedures. This is why we ask patients to be transparent about their medical history during their initial body contouring consultation. We can use this information to determine your risk for complications.
Feel confident with a tummy tuck
Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction are among the most popular procedures at Morales Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rolando Morales works closely with each patient to customize a treatment plan that will rejuvenate your appearance and help you feel confident. Call to schedule a consultation at our private facility in Houston, TX. Countless patients have trusted us for tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery procedures.