Gee, Have You Gotten Younger Since Our Last Zoom Call?

Don’t Like What You See on Zoom?

Okay, this story made me laugh out loud. It turns out that yet another industry has found a surprising boom from the pandemic—cosmetic surgery!

Yep, the NY Times reports that “…it turns out that a growing number of people, stuck at home and tired of staring at their own haggard faces on Zoom, are finding a fix: face and eye lifts, chin and tummy tucks and more.” (Uh, “tummy tucks?” Just how far away from the webcam are you?)

Says the Times:
At a time when many medical fields are reeling from lockdowns when lucrative elective work was postponed, cosmetic surgery procedures are surging, practitioners say, driven by unexpected demand from patients who have found the coronavirus pandemic a perfect moment for corporeal upgrades.

“I have never done so many face-lifts in a summer as I’ve done this year,” said Dr. Diane Alexander, a plastic surgeon in Atlanta. She said she had performed 251 procedures through the end of July from May 18, when her clinic opened back up for elective surgery. “Pretty much every face-lift patient that comes in says: ‘I’ve been doing these Zoom calls and I don’t know what happened but I look terrible.’

One of her patients, a 55-year-old woman named Joanne who asked that her last name not be used because she feared seeming vain, said she considered getting work done on her face for years. But the pandemic finally made it possible because she could conceal the bruising and swelling during her recovery period.

“Knowing everybody is staying in, wearing a face mask, not coming out due to social distancing, made it the spot-on right time,” she said. “Not one friend knows I’ve done it. Family members don’t know and my sister and mom don’t even know.”

You can read the rest of the article HERE, and I think you’ll enjoy it.

The moral is that we keep getting surprised every day at the industries that are thriving due to the pandemic. If their faces on Zoom are their first concern, can the home they have in the background be far behind?


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