The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many of the ways that we conduct our daily lives, but you can still plan ahead for your cosmetic surgery procedures. Consultations are always recommended for anyone who is considering plastic surgery, and we are still offering this service via virtual consult with new and current patients.
Our Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Governor of Texas and public health officials are limiting certain services that are considered non-essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the orders, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas has modified our hours and in-office services. Dr. Morrissey and Dr. Wilcox continue to work towards finding ways to serve men and women who are interested in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.
What You Should Know About Elective Health Surgery During COVID-19
Cosmetic and plastic surgery is considered elective, even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Governor’s orders on April 17, some elective procedures are now being allowed in Texas, but only if those procedures are necessary to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition or preserve a person’s life. The order is in place until May 8, 2020, and it may be extended. Plastic and cosmetic surgeries do not meet the requirements of the current Executive Order and must, therefore, be postponed until such time when the public health crisis has subsided, and these types of procedures are once again permitted.
Virtual Consults are the First Step
Dr. Morrissey and Dr. Wilcox recommend consultations to all men and women who are considering cosmetic and plastic surgery because it is an opportunity to understand the procedures and make an informed decision. With the technology of virtual consults that we have used prior to COVID-19 for out-of-town patients, we provide you with the same individualized attention, knowledge, and guidance that you would receive with an in-person consultation. With the Executive Order in place to limit elective cosmetic surgeries, you have time to plan your procedures.
How to Schedule Your Virtual Consult
You can schedule your virtual consult on our website or by calling us to set up the appointment. You will need to provide some information about yourself, your medical history, and the procedure that you are considering. We will then explain the next steps for your virtual consult.