All of our procedures are safely performed under local anesthesia in the comfort and convenience of our Center.  Dr. Lanfranchi has served over 10,000 patients since 2006 using his specialized technique.
Three Reasons Why There Has Been an Uptick in Elective Surgeries as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
While many surgical specialties (and non-emergency medical services in general) have experienced a decline during the pandemic due to patients’ perceived risk of COVID-19 exposure during surgery, some plastic surgeons are seeing a greater demand for their services amid the pandemic.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), an estimated 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed throughout 2019. While there’s no data yet for the number of procedures performed in 2020, in June, ASPS reported that 64% of plastic surgeons had seen an increase in their patient consultations through telemedicine. Further, 49% of Americans who had never had plastic surgery said they were open to getting it in the future.
Why this sudden uptick in elective surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic? Because of three main reasons: (1) More screen time on Zoom, (2) Working from home, and (3) Surplus income.
*Individual Results May Vary*
More screen time on Zoom
Previously, most people only get a glimpse of their appearance in the mirror before they head to work. With more people on Zoom and other video conference apps, they get to see a close-up look of their faces constantly. This has led to some people wanting to change their appearance.
Working from home
With more people working from home, there’s more time to recover from surgery. The best part is that no one will have to see your bandages or bruises while they heal.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has financially impacted many people negatively, there remain those who have maintained their income. These people have found that they have more disposable income due to not having to commute or go out as frequently. Due to travel restrictions, annual vacations are being postponed or canceled altogether, which may play a key role in having additional coin to splurge on rejuvenation.
“One of the things I really liked about this experience was how easy it was to recover. I have had a few other procedures done in the past (Tummy tuck, breast augmentations, and filllers), and this recovery was so easy by comparison.”*
When combined, these three factors have contributed to the rise of elective surgeries during the pandemic. It’s been a tough year for everyone, and this has caused an increased awareness of self-care, so more people are willing to take the money and time to invest in themselves.
Take the next steps to treat yourself and make the best investment for yourself by booking a consultation with us. If you have any questions about a cosmetic surgery procedure or any post-op care, feel free to contact us at any time.
About The Lanfranchi Center For Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation (TLC)
Dr. Lanfranchi is Board Certified with specialty certification in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. These careful certifications consist of proper medical education, training and examinations ensuring that a specific standard in the plastic surgery industry has been met. Dr. Lanfranchi not only meets the standard, but exceeds it with a five star rating from RealSelf, as well as by being named a Top Doc for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by My Vegas Magazine. In addition, Dr. Lanfranchi was named the Best Cosmetic Surgeon by the Silver State Awards in 2019. Dr. Lanfranchi is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently, allowing him to communicate and work successfully with his Spanish speaking patients.