How social media, remote work contributed to a plastic surgery boom

The plastic surgery industry is booming and the increase is being attributed to social media influence and hyperfixation on looks due to remote work, CNBC reported Feb. 8.

In 2020, plastic surgery saw a decline as hospitals and medical centers closed, employee layoffs occurred and elective surgeries were suspended because of the pandemic. But the industry has bounced back, and cosmetic surgeries are increasing, according to CNBC.

Here are three reasons for the resurgence:

1. "Zoom Boom"

The increase of meetings and events via video call caused more people to become hyperfixated on their facial features, leading more people to plastic surgery to fix what they did not like seeing on camera. 

2. Downtime

Remote work and time spent at home increased during the pandemic, allowing people to recover from plastic surgery at home without being seen or without using their PTO. 

3. Finances

The pandemic's stay-at-home restrictions allowed plastic surgery candidates to save for their dream procedures, according to the report.


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