As it turns out, people find it unpleasant to stare at their face for hours during Zoom calls, which have become an integral part of life in 2020. According to the Washington Post, this year there has been an increase in the number of people who are turning to the services of cosmetologists and plastic surgeons around the world. Some experts in this field claim that they are now performing 90% more corrective procedures than in the same period last year.
So far, reports of a boom in plastic surgery are based on anecdotal evidence. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons will report the exact numbers of operations performed this year only next spring. But there are reasons to refer to video communication as the root cause, especially in light of the transition to high-definition video, which clearly demonstrates the defects in the appearance of both subscribers.
At the same time, the patients of the clinics were divided into two main categories. Firstly, the number of applications for “beauty injections” - fillers and botox - has become more frequent. Secondly, there is a growing demand for correcting problem areas such as the neck and chin.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Jason Champagne believes clients are focusing on the chin, mouth line and neck, as camera angles tend to emphasize these areas of the face. “We're not used to seeing ourselves while talking to others, so we pay close attention to our facial expressions and facial features when talking, ” says Champagne.