Cosmetic surgeries are increasingly sought after. Why Zoom is the Reason for this Growing Pandemic Industry17 August 2021
It seems that many of us hate to look at our own faces all day in Zoom calls. So much so that many people are turning to cosmetic procedures to change their appearance.
A plastic surgeon said he performed 90 percent more injections (for example, Botox) than in the same period last year, according to the Washington Post. Also, according to the same source, another patient says that he is worried about the features that are highlighted in the typical angles of the video call room, such as the neck, the jaw line and the chin.
The reported increase in plastic surgery is evident, even though the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has not reported estimates of the number of procedures performed this year. However, many people have become concerned about their appearance in the midst of the transition to high definition (even 4K) filming, in the context in which they are they moved work online, on Zoom calls, during the pandemic. People say that they are aware of their shortcomings when they analyze them in detail for a long time, when they participate in conference calls with co-workers, family and friends.
There are other reasons why cosmetic procedures are on the rise, beyond the more frequent video calls. Social distance measures and moving to work at home mean that patients can recover without having to take too much free time or miss a bunch of events. Moreover, wearing an outdoor mask can hide post-procedure side effects.
Although having a cosmetic procedure may increase one’s self-esteem in our video-laden reality, it may not be an asset to long-term happiness. Ã¢ â¬ ÅIf you like the way you look at your surgery and offer a new self-confidence, this confidence is unlikely to last. “If you haven’t significantly altered the architecture of your mind,” said behavioral psychologist Michael Mazius.