Who would have guessed it – the cosmetic surgery lockdown is being lifted in Beverly Hills! This is almost a local garden industry here in sunny California and obviously wallets were beginning to hurt and face were beginning to age a little too quickly. So when the news came through to us that The Beverly Hills Council voted to allow Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeons to reopen we were not totally surprised.
The decision by the wise and learned Council set aside the stoppage on these surgeries — after the shutdown was made March 16 to help slow the spread of the virus.
Councilman John Mirisch, who voted against the repeal, said maybe people could wait for their Botox treatment.
Whether this was said in a spirit of sarcasm or sage judgement we really don't know but the vote went against him so local addicts can return to the Botox needle next week.
Mirisch was apparently all in favour of re-starting serious stuff like angioplasties and liver transplants but did not think a smooth forehead was a good enough reason to allow the cosmetic surgery industry to resume. As MJohn Mirisch so elegantly put it :
“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 face jobs especially when you’re supposed to be covering your face,” remarked Mirisch. Beverly Hills is not doing that well with controlling the virus so maybe there was a lot of pressure form Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeons who were beginning to feel the pinch. There was some reservation from Dr. Arash Moradzadeh who said ‘Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
However, Dr. Arash Moradzadeh told Fox 11, “Essential life-saving surgeries are the key and most important factors and we are going to focus a lot of our attention on that.”
All our beautifully curated eyelids are now turning to other beauty centres like London and Paris to see when they will be dusting down their scalpels and opening for business. For our cosmetic surgery tourists though, the prospect of flying to Beverly Hills will have to wait until some airlines are ready to fly them there!