Plastic Surgery On The Rise Due To Increase Use Of Video Conferencing Apps

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Ever since people started working from home, video conferencing apps such as Zoom have become a part of everyday life. While this has helped with work productivity and communication, for many it has negatively affected their own self-image. According to reports, plastic surgery is now on the rise, as many have been forced to take a daily close up look up their face while trying to work.

Many doctor’s offices were closed at the start of quarantine, but ever since reopening some doctors have reported a rise in first-time and returning patients. “It was one thing sitting in a boardroom meeting, but it's another thing when you're staring at yourself a foot away from your computer screen,” said Dr. Kevin Brenner. Like Dr. Brenner, many doctors around the country are booked up for months as many look to solve the issues they’ve found while taking a close up look of their face.

Some doctors feel other apps could lead to people wanting more cosmetic surgery in the future. “We see teenagers who are tiny and have abs and perfect skin and then, on top of that, are using beautifying filters," said Christine Chiu. While video conferencing has made work easier, it’s probably not the bets for self-image.

Via The Hollywood Reporter