How Remote Work Increased the Demand for Plastic-Surgery

After months of lockdown and hours of video meetings, we have started to understand our appearances now.


Do you want to go under a knife for plastic-surgery to look good during a remote work?

If you are a remote worker before the Coronavirus pandemic then it might be a funny question to ask. But the pandemic made it a ‘new normal’ for us.

After months of lockdown and hours of video meetings, we have started to understand our appearances now. We now criticize how we look- Is my nose bigger or do I look good actually?

This critical thinking about face leads many of the remote workers to plastic surgeons. Experts are calling it a ‘Zoom Boom.’

How Remote Work Increased the Demand for Plastic-Surgery
Video calls have become part of daily life since the pandemic hit; File Photo

After the lockdown Cosmetic doctors in multiple countries reported a surge in bookings for Plastic-Surgery, according to BBC. Save Face, a UK government-approved register of the accredited cosmetic practitioner found a 40% increase in traffic.

People started to research possible treatments and started booking cosmetic practitioners. But is it rational to change how we look just to be comfortable in front of people remotely watching us?

‘Lockdown Face’ has become a thing. We were inundated with queries saying, ‘I’ve noticed that my frown line is terrible, that my lips need doing, or my nose is crooked’ 

– Ashton Collins, director of Save Face.

Plastic-Surgery Practitioners Reported Boost in Consultation

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), virtual consultations during the lockdown period increased by 70% for the Cosmetic doctors.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that virtual consultations increased 64% since the start of Coronavirus. However, there was uncertainty about the industry among the doctors before lockdown.

Cosmetic’ plastic surgery, in which someone changes their appearance for aesthetic rather than medical reasons, ranges from non-invasive procedures, such as Botox or skin fillers, to invasive procedures, such as facelifts and rhinoplasty.

Practitioners now believe that Zoom Boom is the biggest driving factor in non-invasive facial procedures- Botox.

Other procedures to correct expressions and wrinkles during a video call also surged at the same time. Demand for ‘neck rejuvenation’ and ‘jawline contouring’ were reported in higher numbers as well.

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Ehsanul Hoq
Ehsanul Hoq
Ehsanul Hoq is a freelance writer and researcher in the Business and Finance domain. He regularly writes for blogs, startups, and agencies. He covers business-related trending topics like Cryptocurrency, Personal Finance, Technology, and Real Estates.