Zoom and Amazon aren’t the only companies that got a boost during the COVID-19 crisis. The plastic surgery industry is currently experiencing a mini-boom, and surveyed clinics are reporting a 60% increase in business.
People are lining up to get everything from a facelift to a liposuction procedure. People that never seriously considered plastic surgery are now seeing it as a viable option.
Why is this?
Less Invasive, Better Results
The perfection of non-invasive procedures has changed the industry. For example, if you don’t want to get a full-blown nose job, noted Toronto rhinoplasty expert Dr. Stephen Mulholland has spearheaded a procedure called The 5 Minute Nose Job.
Dermal soft tissue fillers are injected under the nasal skin to help you address things like:
· Crooked noses
· Bridge bumps or scoops
· Bulging tips
At the same time, you also don’t need to get a full tummy tuck or liposuction procedure. You may get the body contouring results you’re looking for with a VelaShape treatment, which is the same procedure that Victoria’s Secret models get before a big runway show.
The Zoom Effect
It’s estimated that about 42% of the entire workforce in the US is now working from home during the COVID-19 lockdown. This means that a record number of people are now logging onto Zoom calls every day. And most of us (if we’re being honest) are spending most of our time on those calls looking at our own faces.
Countless people are now seeing things like bags under their eyes, or double chins. They’re constantly fidgeting and tinkering with the lighting, and wondering if they have always looked this old.
The Quarantine 15
People have also seen their public gyms closing in recent months, while cabin fever has everyone indulging in stress eating. This is leading to a worldwide phenomenon known as Putting on the Quarantine 15.
The name is intended to be funny and cute, but it’s no laughing matter for people who are starting to see double chins in the mirror and on Zoom calls, while the clothes in their closet no longer fit quite right.
These people are having to completely revisit their eating patterns, while many are also looking into things like a liposuction procedure to help them regain their pre-COVID bodies.
Recover at Home
The work-from-home world also means that a lot of people now have the chance to recover from surgery discreetly at home. In the past, they would have to burn a week (or more) of vacation days.
Now, however, they can use 1 or 2 vacation days to recover, and save the rest for an actual vacation.
There were over 1.8 million plastic surgeries in the year 2019, with 16.3 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures. Those numbers weren’t much of a change from 2018’s totals, but we’re poised to see a notable jump this year.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the plastic surgery numbers climb in 2021, and for the next few years after that.