With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many of us were suddenly forced to work from home. Though it’s been over two years since the beginning of the pandemic, many of its effects still linger – including working from home.
This change has had a largely unexpected effect on plastic surgery. In a nationwide poll conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 30% of plastic surgery practices with a focus on cosmetics reported that their business has doubled (at least).
So, why exactly has working from home created a rise in plastic surgeries? Let’s find out.
How Zoom Affects Our Self-Perception
Before working from home, most people spent little time looking in the mirror, especially during the workday. But, working from home often involves hours spent on Zoom with the camera on. As a result, people suddenly see their faces on a screen, rather than in a mirror. What’s more, they’re watching themselves speak, move, and interact, rather than pose.
Zoom caused many people to identify perceived flaws and become more aware of signs of aging. This led many to seek out plastic surgery and take a proactive approach to wrinkles.
Time To Recover
People who are now working from home gained a key benefit – the ability to take time off of work after plastic surgery. With a work-from-home schedule, many people can work from their beds without having to worry about looking presentable. This makes it easier and more convenient to fit a plastic surgery procedure into a busy work schedule.
At the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a complete array of plastic surgery procedures to meet your cosmetic goals. Our caring team can help fit your desired procedure into your schedule and ensure a speedy recovery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!