The New Normal for Cosmetic Surgery

cosmetic surgery post coronavirus

Now that the lockdown is gradually being lifted around the world, cosmetic surgeons have been reporting a rise in demand for consultations. The sector certainly hasn’t lost its popularity throughout the pandemic, but why is it now booming?

Here, we’ll look at some of the reasons why cosmetic surgery is booming post coronavirus.

It’s easier to hide the surgery

One of the main reasons that plastic surgeons around the world have seen a surge in requests is because Coronavirus has made it easier to hide. Usually, patients are wary of going under the knife due to the recovery time, but now have more time for recovery because they are working from home away from the office, and also may be on furlough.

Many governments have also made it mandatory to wear face masks in public. This too can cleverly hide any facial work patients have done. Patients have actively told their surgeons they are choosing to go under the knife because they can hide the surgery from others now.

The lockdown left more time for patients to focus on themselves

As the UK went into lockdown for months on end, it left people with a lot of time to focus on themselves and many have had the time to think about the cosmetic procedures they would like to have done and maybe always put off.

While many already knew they wanted a particular type of surgery, for others it gave them the opportunity to make a decision on the procedures that would boost their confidence and self-esteem.

To rectify lockdown weight gain

One of the more unique reasons cosmetic surgery is booming right now is to rectify lockdown weight gain. With nowhere to go, many people fell into the trap of eating more and exercising less and a recent King’s College London and Ipsos MORI survey of 2,254 Brits found that 48% of those surveyed felt they had put on weight due to heightened stress and anxiety.

Cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and a tummy tuck are proving particularly popular now surgeries can once again be carried out, although it’s important to understand that liposuction, for example, is not a quick fix for weight loss. It’s a fantastically effective body contouring procedure that can remove small, stubborn pockets of fat and sculpt the body.

Even the desire to look good on Zoom calls have been cited as a reason why so many of us are researching cosmetic surgery procedures to look and feel good about ourselves. There is now more focus on facial surgical and non-surgical procedures to look good on video meetings; rhinoplasty, chin surgery and facial rejuvenation including facelifting, wrinkle smoothing and facial filler injections have become much more popular.

Currently, London plastic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley is available for both face-to-face consultations in the clinic and video and phone consultations if you have any questions or need advice about plastic and cosmetic surgery. Please call us on 0207 183 1559 or email and we will be very happy to answer your questions.