Inarguably, these are stressful times. The global pandemic has been mentally exacting and exhausting. It has left many of us feeling down. The fear of the virus alone is nerve-wracking. Fortunately, we are learning more and more about the virus. That information has helped us devise strategies that can ensure our safety and the people around us.
We’ve been in the midst of a pandemic for a year now. The after effects of Covid have left many people sick and tired. So many of us have lost our motivation to achieve our goals and ambitions in life. But, maybe, we need to try and change our perspectives a little. Despite the suffering, we can all hope for a brighter, happier future.
Cooped up in our homes, unable to meet our loved ones, and living with social distancing has become our thing for quite a while. Quite a few of us have also taken to stress-eating while letting go of our healthy daily routines. We may even carry some of the habits that we’ve developed during the pandemic into our “normal” lives once this whole ordeal is, hopefully, over.
Many people seek cosmetic surgeries because they are unsatisfied with their appearance. It might lead to a lack of confidence, which further hinders the social, personal, and professional growth of the person. Many people wait for years to finally get the surgery that they want. Any delays can make them feel quite distressed. Therefore, it’s only natural to wonder if you can get cosmetic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How COVID-19 Can Affect You?
By now, we know that the virus affects people by attacking their lungs, due to which they get inflamed. This makes it hard for patients to breathe. Alarmingly, it affects us more than the common cold, and sadly, not everyone is strong enough to fight the virus. The virus can leave a lasting impact on your body. People may lose their appetite, along with their senses of smell and taste. They might experience these symptoms for months.
What Are the After Effects of COVID Following Cosmetic Surgery?
It can in many ways. After the surgery, your body needs to take a rest. However, if you constantly fear the virus, you might not give your body a chance to heal properly. Therefore, it’s important that you do some mind-calming exercises, such as mindfulness techniques, to relax after the procedure. The faster you recover, the better it is.
If you test positive for COVID-19 after you’ve gotten your cosmetic surgery, it can impact the final results of the surgery. This is why you should be extremely careful. You may have to take certain medications to fight off the virus. Your immune system will weaken, which will make you more vulnerable to other infectious attacks.
It will be quite taxing on your body. It will try to fight the virus while recovering from the surgery, trying to heal the wounds all at the same time. A lot of your energy will be spent on this. Make sure that you listen to your body if this happens. Try to relax and rest as much as you can. The after effects of Covid can leave you feeling sad and down. So, make sure that you take good care of yourself despite the unfortunate circumstances.
Coughing After Surgery Due to COVID-19
One of the symptoms of COVID-19 can also jeopardize the results of your surgery – coughing. Right after the surgery, the surgeon will ask you to avoid all those activities that can put a strain on the wound. Due to the delicacy of the stitches, the surgeon will even ask you to avoid laughing too hard for a few weeks right after the surgery.
However, if you’ve tested positive and are coughing due to the virus, the situation is unavoidable. This can harm your stitches. They might even open up due to a lot of pressure from the coughing itself. Your stitches will take some time to dissolve, and your wound will take some time to heal. If you have coughing attacks due to COVID-19, you might experience a lot of pain in your body. After the recovery, the after effects of Covid can still make you feel weak and tired.
What If You Test Positive for COVID-19 After Getting Rhinoplasty?
With difficulty in breathing being one of COVID-19’s symptoms, there’s certainly a cause for concern here. If you test positive after your rhinoplasty surgery, you might have quite a lot of difficulty breathing than would usually be the case. It’s normal for patients to not be able to breathe properly for some time after the surgery. But with COVID-19, you’ll have a really hard time breathing.
After the rhinoplasty, you’ll also have stitches. Moreover, you can experience dryness and hardness inside your nose. All this would make it very hard for you. If you cough too hard, the pressure alone can damage the stitches. Moreover, some people lose their sense of smell and taste after rhinoplasty. With COVID-19, this experience will be greatly amplified. In addition, the sense of smell and taste will take more time to come back.
Wearing a mask is very important for protecting yourself from the virus. But if the mask is too tight and exerts too much pressure on the bridge of your nose, it can alter the results of the surgery. We suggest our patients wear their masks with the wire on the chin. This way, the wire of the mask will not put pressure on the nose bridge.
What If You Test Positive for COVID-19 After Getting Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
Even before these surgeries take place, we require our patients to be close to their ideal weight. The resistant fat pockets get removed with the help of these procedures. Many people feel enthusiastic about their new bodies, and to maintain the results, they make sure to follow a healthy diet and have a workout routine. With COVID-19, that too has changed. Since so many people are staying at home, stress-eating, and not working out, they have very easily gained weight.
It’s understandable that you might feel disheartened because of what’s happening, but you shouldn’t let yourself go. Otherwise, your liposuction and tummy tuck surgery will not benefit you. Therefore, to sustain the results of your treatment, stay healthy.
Avoid snacking. This is what most of us have been doing these days, but we all realize that this is not good for our health. You can try replacing these snacks with healthy fruits and vegetables so that you don’t lose the results of your procedure. This might also help you with the after effects of Covid if you’d tested positive.
Can You Have Cosmetic Surgery at Longevita After You’ve Gotten the COVID-19?
Yes, but only after you’ve tested negative for the virus. For you to even travel to Turkey, your test results need to be negative so that you can have surgery. If you’ve had the infection and successfully recovered from it, you can come to Turkey for treatment.
Only make sure that you’re feeling healthy enough to travel for surgery after you’ve tested negative. You must be in good health before the surgery because it will help you recover faster after the procedure. It’s important for us to take every possible precautionary measure to ensure the health of our patients, so you need to wait until you test negative for the virus.
Is It Safe to Undergo Plastic Surgery During the Pandemic?
Longevita’s clinics are open, and we’re performing cosmetic surgeries. You should know that all the procedures are taking place in internationally-accredited facilities that follow high standards of hygiene and safety. Other than that, for COVID-19, we’re doing everything we can to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients.
All of our staff and doctors are wearing protective equipment. Our patients undergo the COVID-19 test before the surgery takes place. The hotels included in your travel plan are safe. We maintain close contact with them to ensure that everything is clean and hygienic for the arriving patients.
Although we’re taking all possible precautions, we also advise you to remain careful. These are difficult times, and we must all work together to overcome them. You need to wear a mask at all times and keep your hands clean by always carrying a hand sanitiser with you.
Social distancing is a must. Thus, do all you can to make sure that you do not get COVID-19 while you’re travelling. Many people feel down and get sick easily while travelling. Couple it up with the after effects of Covid, and you might feel unprepared for surgery.
To Summarise the Above
So many people wait for years to finally get cosmetic surgery. If you’ve been wanting to get one and are in good health, then you should go ahead and get one. You can come to Longevita, and our surgeons will operate on you after you’ve tested negative for the virus. If you do test positive after the surgery, you need to take extra precautions.
The after effects of COVID, such as coughing, difficulty in breathing, and loss of smell and taste, among others, can all exacerbate your situation. If anything like this happens, you can always reach out to our aftercare support by sending an email to [email protected]. We’ll help you in all the ways we can.