The Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has urged people to ‘refrain from surgery at this time’. Photo: Handout
The Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has urged people to ‘refrain from surgery at this time’. Photo: Handout

Coronavirus restrictions can’t stop Japan’s demand for plastic surgery. But is it safe?

  • Some patients see the pandemic as the perfect time for cosmetic surgery, knowing their face masks will cover the swelling following an operation
  • There are safety concerns, however, as clinics are struggling to acquire materials used during surgery, such as gauzes and disinfectants

The Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has urged people to ‘refrain from surgery at this time’. Photo: Handout
The Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has urged people to ‘refrain from surgery at this time’. Photo: Handout
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