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Is it Safe to Undergo Plastic Surgery Right Now?

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| The Office of Dr. Vincent Hung

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Our world has changed drastically over the last year. There are so many things we once took for granted that we now debate the safety of — such as elective surgery.

So, after all this time, is it finally safe to undergo plastic surgery? 

While plastic surgeons did have to shut their doors initially during the onset of the pandemic, they have been open and performing elective surgeries safely for months now. 

And with COVID-19 vaccinations underway and our country finally opening back up, it is becoming safer to undergo the procedures you have been waiting to get. 

Young girl in a medical mask isolated on a white background.

What COVID-19 Precautions Are Dr. Hung’s Office Taking? 

Dr. Hung and his team take COVID-19 very seriously. We understand the severity of the virus and work to make our office as safe as possible. 

Before walking in the doors, here’s what to expect: 

1. Masks 

We believe that face masks are an effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

Because face masks are still mandatory indoors in California, all staff and patients must wear face masks while in the office, unless the patient is in surgery. 

In our office, we require everyone to wear their masks properly for the safety of our staff and patients. 

2. Constant Sanitation 

As always, examination rooms and medical equipment will be sanitized after every use. Additionally, high-touch items and surfaces in common areas will be thoroughly sanitized periodically throughout the day. 

We also provide various hand sanitizing stations throughout the office, so our patients and staff can keep their hands clean and free of germs. 

3. Socially Distant “Waiting Rooms” 

To maintain social distancing, we ask all patients to safely park and wait in their vehicle. Once parked, give our office a call — Pasadena 626.432.5032 or Newport Beach 949.574.8292 — to let us know that you have arrived. 

We will give you a call when we are ready for you. 

4. Healthy Employees 

Everyone is given a health screening before entering the office. To ensure the safety of everyone in our practice, we ask that our employees and patients stay home if they are feeling sick. 

We understand your eagerness to have your surgery, but our office will be happy to reschedule. 

How Will COVID-19 Affect My Surgery and Recovery? 

You may assume that undergoing a plastic surgery procedure during a pandemic would be inconvenient. 

However, having your surgery now may make the process a little easier. For starters, the office will not be as crowded, and since you will be one of the few people in there, our team will have more time to focus on you. 

Additionally, many people are still staying at home more. Use this time to properly recover so that when you finally leave the house, you can show off your new surgical results. 

Interested in Learning More?

If you are interested in learning more about the safety of plastic surgery, please contact Dr. Hung’s office by calling his Pasadena office at 626-432-5032 or his Newport Beach office at 949-574-8292