North America is currently experiencing the Zoom Boom. Plastic surgery clinics across North America are currently being flooded with people who want to look better on Zoom calls.
As a matter of fact, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) released their 2020 member survey results and 70% of their members reported an increase in business, with 83% of those respondents attributing their increase to the Zoom Boom.
This is literally changing the face of the plastic surgery industry, with implications that could stretch on well beyond the pandemic.
Looking Camera-Ready For Work
If you hate how you look on webcams, you’re not alone. But if you still can’t stop staring at yourself on Zoom calls, you are definitely not alone.
People are now becoming obsessed with their own image on the screen, and worrying about:
- Double chins
- Jowls or turkey necks
- Forehead wrinkles and frown lines
- Drooping eyebrows or eyelids
It’s a truly hateful experience. You start to become hyper-aware of the angle of the camera and your face in relation to it. If your new home office is in the guest bedroom, you probably always assumed the lighting in this room was fine, but now you know better.
This is why millions of people got fed up with their laptop webcam and ordered a proper webcam online after a few days of frustration. In fact, webcam sales spiked by over 170% in March of 2020.
Liposuction For The Quarantine 15
While many people are looking to remove the signs of aging from their face, they’re also looking for body contouring procedures to deal with a few extra pounds or inches they have put on recently.
There is a huge demand for things like tummy tucks and liposuction procedures, as people look for something that will give them natural looking results that last for years to come. Over 40% of all surveyed Americans have put on some weight during the pandemic lockdown, with almost 30% gaining more than 10 lbs.
It’s almost impossible to not gain weight during the lockdown. Most public gyms are closed, routines have been shattered, and everyone is now indulging in stress eating.
Many people are also now seeing that losing weight gets more difficult as you age. Your metabolism slows down considerably, while your body needs more time to bounce back after workouts. You also simply don’t have as much disposable time to workout anymore.
We are definitely seeing a global shift in attitudes towards plastic surgery. In 2014, only about 17% of surveyed people were in favor of getting their first plastic surgery. But only a few years later, a whopping 49% were open to it in June of 2020.
People are getting fed up with dealing with insecurities, and they’re not going to take it anymore. They’re taking control of how they age and how they look.
Will you be one of them?