Dr. Steven Levine is a renowned New York plastic surgeon, best known for his face-lifts and breast augmentation work. And apparently, as he told The Cut, he's received a lot of requests for in-home service during this pandemic:
The volume of calls, and level of intensity, is probably higher during COVID than not COVID. Almost every virtual consult ends with "How quickly can you do this?" They want to take advantage of this perceived downtime. It seems like the perfect time to recover from a procedure like a face-lift, where you need at least two weeks to lay low (whereas for breast augmentation, you only need a few days to rest at home).
Extremely successful people are used to getting what they want, when they want it. That is the reality of their life. One very well-known entrepreneur wanted to come to my office on the Upper East Side and get her face done, like, yesterday. She offered me more than four times my usual fee, all cash, and told me she'd have her lawyer draft a nondisclosure that she wouldn't tell anyone we did it. I told her, "I love you to death, but no."
Beyond the obvious arrogance of this whole scenario, it also sounds like a horror movie waiting to happen. More at the link.
My Wealthiest Clients Are Begging for Plastic Surgery in Quarantine [Steven Levine as told to Alyssa Shelasky / The Cut]
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