11:08 AM PST, January 12, 2021 – Inside Edition Staff
Renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Payman Simoni has died from COVID-19, which he reportedly caught from a affected person whereas performing a lip enhancement process. Now some are asking: Should cosmetic surgery be allowed in Los Angeles as the town’s circumstances skyrocket?
Simoni was reportedly performing the process when the affected person coughed on him. Several days later, she referred to as the medical workplaces and stated she had examined constructive for COVID-19. The affected person had reportedly not taken a COVID-19 check previous to the process.
Inside Edition was with Simoni again in May, for the return of cosmetic surgery after it was initially placed on maintain in the beginning of the pandemic. At the time, the physician assured us that each precaution was being taken.
“Our patients get tested for the COVID virus prior to the surgery,” Simoni stated on the time.
The physician wore an N-95 masks final May, however it’s not clear what private protecting gear he wore lately when he carried out the lip enhancement that reportedly led to his dying.
Simoni reportedly started experiencing shortness of breath quickly after studying his affected person examined constructive for COVID-19. He was positioned on a ventilator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and died final Friday.
“It was shocking,” Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Mani informed Inside Edition. “It gives you pause. Anything you do where you’re exposed to someone’s face is a risk. I think it’s important to be very careful.”