The Bev Hills City Council voted 4-1 yesterday to resume elective and cosmetic surgeries, which means plastic surgeons can now reopen their doors to botox-and-filler-starved celebrities and rich folk.
The lone dissenter was Councilmember John Mirisch who said:
“It’s bad policy and it’s irresponsible….Not only does it send the wrong message, it’s just the wrong thing to do at this time I think,” said Mirisch.
“I was absolutely supportive of angioplasty, tumor removal, heart valve replacement, those sort of medically necessary procedures. What I do have a problem with is allowing purely elective cosmetic surgery so rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, Botox, that sort of thing. I don’t think people need Botox now. I think that can wait. I don’t think people need liposuction. I don’t think people need face jobs especially when you’re supposed to be covering your face,” said Mirisch.
Beverly Hills currently has the fourth highest COVID-19 infection rates in LA County.
And mind you, the moratorium on cosmetic and other elective procedures was just passed on March 16 — around the time California closed down. So it’s only been a month and a half that the poor population of Bev Hills has been without Botox. But, you know, the 90210 is gonna 90210…
Says Dr. Arash Moradzadeh, who is opening his office ASAP, plastic surgery is important to people’s self-esteem during these troubled times:
“While Botox may not be as important [other essential surgeries], we can still conduct that in a very safe manner. People need these procedures because it helps them feel better and feeling better is very important right now when we’re taking such a psychological impact of being stuck at home or losing our jobs,” said Moradzadeh.
Moradzadeh said it will not be “business as usual” when he reopens. He will be offering limited appointments. “There’s not going to be that many appointments available. We’re spreading things out very, very wide because we have a sanitation protocol that is taking place,” said Moradzadeh.
Good to know, good to know.
And good luck with that.
(via FOXLA; photo: Pixabay)