2020 was a year full of surprises — many of them not so great. However, for the plastic surgery industry, things weren’t so bad. While elective surgeries were put on hold in most states for a few weeks to a few months, certain changes to the industry have helped it move forward and become more responsive to patient needs. From high demand for addressing fine lines and wrinkles to easier recovery, here are some of the most notable aspects of pandemic plastic surgery.
Interest in Facial Procedures Skyrocketed
Whether you are noticing lines that were already there or sporting new ones, cosmetic procedures can help.
There are a few reasons why this is the case. First of all, remote work had millions of people suddenly staring at their faces on screen all day long, giving them the chance to analyze their appearance in greater depth than ever before. Then there are masks, which put a lot of emphasis on the forehead and eyes, and all their lines and wrinkles.
However, the reason we don’t talk about enough is stress. Going through stressful situations, trauma and illness ages you. 2020 was a stressful year loaded with collective and individual traumas, and if you got sick on top of that, chances are you are sporting some new wrinkles.
People Lacked Retail Therapy
Let’s face it: for most of us, sometimes, you just need to buy something. Retail therapy is a very real thing, and online shopping is a pale imitation. But with people staying home, shopping sprees were off limits. Unsurprisingly, they turned to med spa treatments and plastic surgery as a replacement.
Working from Home Aided Recovery
Many people spent years putting off the procedures they wanted because they just didn’t have the ability to take time off from work to recover. However, working from home makes that easier. As such, quarantine plastic surgery saw a boom from those finally able to get the procedures they’ve always wanted.
If you are looking to take advantage of your remaining quarantine time, you need to get going before everyone is back in the office. Call us at 615-327-7407 or use our contact form to schedule your consultation.