Plastic Surgery: Why Now?

Butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Demonstrating how having a procedure with Chicago board certified plastic surgereon Lawrence Iteld, MD is unwrapping the new you

You’ve been wanting plastic surgery, but with the pandemic raging, you may be wondering why now could be a good time to have a procedure. The answer may surprise you!

Time for your transformation

This may be the perfect time for you to undergo that transformation you’ve been craving. Think of it like a butterfly. With varying levels of quarantine, you’re mostly cocooned in your home now. So have the plastic surgery you want, wrap up in the comfy clothing that will make your recovery that much easier, and when ready you’ll emerge as the new and improved you!

Think working from home: Even if you’re having Zoom meetings, unless you had a facial procedure, no one would see any bruising, swelling or bandages. And, even with facial surgeries, those visual signs only last a few days. Then they are easily covered with makeup or bad lighting until they disappear completely.

But is it safe?

To ensure your peace of mind and well-being, we have adopted procedures that abide by or exceed CDC guidelines to meet your needs. Please keep in mind that these measures are based on the current COVID-19 status. As cases rise or fall, the state and/or federal government may change what we can offer.

For our patients scheduled for surgery, we’ll walk you through the procedures you’ll need to follow prior to surgery. Currently… 

  • You’ll need a pre-operative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of your scheduled procedure to ensure you test COVID-19 negative. After being tested, you’ll have to self-quarantine until the day of surgery.
  • When you arrive at the surgery center, your temperature will be checked and it must be less than 100.4°F prior to proceeding with your procedure.
  • The facility will also minimize your time in the waiting area, as well as you’ll see chairs spaced apart, as it maintains low patient volumes.
  • Infection control remains everyone’s top priority. The facility’s cleaning policies follow all established infection control procedures.

Financing available

In these uncertain times, we realize you may have some financial concerns. That’s why we are pleased to offer financing options through several healthcare credit providers.

Explore your options

You have many options and time to explore them. It’s important we address all the questions and any concerns you have. Please contact my patient coordinators at info@driteld.com or call 312.757.4505 to schedule your confidential consultation.

Of course, we offer virtual consultation for anyone who feels most comfortable that way!

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Our new and expanded office is located at 939 W North Avenue, Suite 600, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park!

By |September 23rd, 2020|Surgical Procedures|Comments Off on Plastic Surgery: Why Now?

About the Author:

Lawrence Iteld, MD is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Iteld is committed to delivering the highest standards of aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works tirelessly to achieve long-lasting, sustainable results for each patient, delivered with one-on-one personalized care.