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COVID -19 Vaccination and Surgery

Thankfully many of our patients have had the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID -19. Many Still have questions about whether it is safe to have surgery or treatment after your vaccination.

The Illinois department of Public health sets the safety guidelines and these policies are in constant flux and are changing as new information and research becomes available. Our office will adapt and change to any necessary guidelines released by the Illinois Department of Public Heath.

We have decided to answer a few of your questions here to help you determine if surgery is right for you at this time.

Do I need to be vaccinated before my surgery?

We do not require you to be vaccinated prior to any surgery or procedure in our office. You will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID – 19 and anyone demonstrating signs or symptoms will require a COVID-19 test and a negative test result will be required prior to your surgery.

Do I need a COIVD test prior to my surgery?

No our office does not routinely require a COVID-19 test prior to surgery.

What happens if I test positive to COIVD - 19?

You will be required to wait 14 days prior to rebooking your surgery and will require a negative test result to proceed.

Do I have to wait to have surgery after I receive my vaccine?

There is no waiting period for surgery after vaccination. Some patient feel unwell after their vaccinations so we suggest giving yourself a few days of rest after your vaccination prior to booking surgery.

Are any procedures contraindicated after vaccination?

A rare side effect of swelling and inflammation has been noted in patients receiving facial fillers immediately after vaccination. For this reason, we suggest delaying the placement of any fillers for 2 weeks after your vaccination.

Can I have botox after my vaccination?

Yes there are no contraindications to having botox immediately after your vaccinations.

Are all your staff members vaccinated?

As front line health care providers we were one of the first individuals to be vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff and patients is our number one priority.


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