Zoom-boom, but this time for your face

Remember those first Zoom meetings when you made an effort with your appearance? Ha. It wasn’t long before most of us started pitching up to meetings in our PJs and a blazer. But these virtual platforms mean we’re looking at our faces more often and so, naturally… cosmetic surgery across the globe is on the up. A plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Cape Town reported a 50% increase in appointments for various procedures, while a cosmetic surgeon in Johannesburg said he saw a 30% increase in facial patients, TimesLive is reporting. It’s not just SA: The Economist reports that there’s been a 10% increase in cosmetic surgery in the US, and 20% in France, according to various national bodies. Gives a whole new meaning to “keep your chin up” – and why not? 😉💅🏽

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 15 April 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.