Dr. Max Lehfeldt Discusses the Demand for Plastic Surgery During the Pandemic
Board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Max Lehfeldt, MD talks about the popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement procedures in the era of COVID-19.
Pasadena, CA – While many restrictions set in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have eased and normal life appears to be returning, one trend may be here to stay: the popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Max Lehfeldt, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Pasadena, says it appears that plastic surgery and procedures designed to enhance one’s appearance actually saw a rise in demand over the course of the pandemic, rather than a decline. There could be many reasons for this, he notes, from the prevalence of video conferencing to the simple fact that people who were essentially confined to their homes had more time to recover without worrying about people seeing them before their results were apparent.
At his practices in the Pasadena and La Cañada, California area – Teleos Plastic Surgery and Radiance Spa Medical Group – Dr. Max Lehfeldt offers an extensive range of both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancement options. During the pandemic, he says many individuals began working from home and utilizing web tools such as Zoom and other teleconferencing technology. Since so many people were now seeing themselves reflected back on a video screen, Dr. Lehfeldt says it’s possible that it made them more self-conscious about the way they looked and prompted them to consider plastic surgery to enhance their appearance. This may explain an uptick in demand for treatments such as facelift surgery and injectable options like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. He says that the popularity of facial rejuvenation procedures in particular has remained even after the worst of the pandemic seems to have passed, which may be due to the many changes to our way of life and refocusing of goals that were prompted by the lockdowns for many people.
Additionally, Dr. Max Lehfeldt says that more time at home allowed many individuals to take advantage of being able to recover and continue working through the healing period. Plus, numerous practices began offering virtual consultations online during the pandemic, providing a more convenient step for patients who had questions about procedures and wanted to get the process started without having to visit the office in the initial phase. Dr. Lehfeldt says this demand for cosmetic enhancement procedures may continue long into the future, and it’s important for those who are interested in pursuing these kinds of treatments to feel comfortable asking questions of their potential providers and to seek care from plastic surgeons who fully customize procedures and use state-of-the-art techniques in order to produce results that look not only beautiful, but also natural.
About Max R. Lehfeldt, MD, FACS
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Max Lehfeldt, MD, FACS was recently recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Pasadena Magazine for the 14th consecutive year. He has also received the title of “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” multiple times in Pasadena Weekly Magazine. Dr. Lehfeldt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of The Aesthetic Society® and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. An honors graduate of Yale University, Dr. Lehfeldt earned his medical degree from University of Southern California-Keck School of Medicine, where he also completed his integrated general surgery and plastic surgery residency. He is the Director of Teleos Plastic Surgery and Radiance Spa Medical Group, which are comprehensive practices located in the Pasadena and La Cañada areas that offer patients a full array of advanced surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures.
Teleos Plastic Surgery / Radiance Spa Medical Group
836 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
Radiance Spa Medical Group
La Cañada Office:
707 Foothill Blvd., Ste. 2
La Cañada, CA 91011