Spending hours in virtual work meetings and socializing online during the past year caused a trend that caught most people by surprise—a significant uptick in the number of people getting facial plastic surgery. The “Zoom boom,” as it’s been called, has led to an increase in people scheduling nonsurgical and surgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery. At our Eugene, Oregon, practice, we’re seeing more women and men who want to turn back the clock.
Why It’s a Good Time for Facial Plastic Surgery
One of the primary reasons women and men are getting facelifts, eyelid surgery, and other cosmetic surgery more often is because they’re able to recover at home without necessarily needing time off work. The flexibility afforded by remote work—in addition to rarely meeting with friends socially—means people can undergo plastic surgery and not get questions about their swollen or bruised appearance. Even when facial plastic surgery patients do venture out, wearing masks conceal much of the face and nose.
Looking Younger, Not ‘Different’
A facelift performed by an experienced plastic surgeon can take about 10 years off a patient’s appearance without making them look like they had “work” done. Modern facelift techniques focus on repositioning the tissue and muscle underlying the skin rather than simply pulling the skin tighter. The results, as you can see in our gallery of before-and-after photos of actual facelift patients, demonstrate the type of outcome you can expect.
Nonsurgical Treatments Are More Popular, Too
People who aren’t ready for plastic surgery but notice that they’ve developed some signs of aging such as crow’s feet or loose neck skin can benefit from nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Online video meetings tend to emphasize every wrinkle, and many people are turning to skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy® to improve their appearance without undergoing surgery.
A Surge in Millennials Seeking Aesthetic Treatments
The millennial generation grew up as the stigma surrounding aesthetic surgery started to fade, so the number of patients in that age group was already on the rise before the pandemic. Working and socializing on Zoom, though, has solidified that trend. Not only are millennials and Generation Z (people in their 20s) seeking rejuvenating treatments, they’re also fueling the “prejuvenation” trend, which aims to delay the signs of aging with certain treatments.
If you’ve noticed that your appearance doesn’t communicate the vitality you feel and are looking in Eugene, Oregon, for plastic surgeons, contact us using the online form to request a consultation. Or give our office a call at (541) 683-3234 to schedule an appointment.