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.