Update from August 26, 2021
To our lovely patients at Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center,
I have received many phone calls and questions regarding the timeline for having an elective surgery after a COVID-19 diagnoses. Therefore, I would like to share the guidance my office recently received from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The timing of elective surgery after recovery from COVID-19 utilizes both symptom and severity-based categories. It is important that if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 that you are honest with us when booking your initial in-person consultation. If you are unsure of the timing, but want to begin the consultation process, I am happy to offer virtual appointments.
Please let my reception staff know over the phone when you were diagnosed and if you were symptomatic or asymptomatic, as well as when your last known symptoms were. This allows us to schedule your visit in the most appropriate way to suit your needs and the needs of the practice.
It is our goal to provide you with a beautiful result from your elective procedure and cosmetic treatments, which I know you have been anxious to have performed. That is why my team follows strict medical guidelines for your safety and protection.
Suggested wait times from the date of COVID-19 diagnosis to elective surgery are as follows:
- Four weeks for an asymptomatic patient or recovery from only mild, non-respiratory symptoms.
- Six weeks for a symptomatic patient (e.g., cough, dyspnea) who did not require hospitalization.
- Eight to Ten weeks for a symptomatic patient who is diabetic, immunocompromised, or hospitalized.
- Twelve weeks for a patient who was admitted to an intensive care unit due to COVID-19 infection.
If you have any questions, my staff is more than happy to have a discussion with you. I look forward to helping you achieve the look you want on your cosmetic journey.