Why is lockdown making more people get cosmetic surgery?

December '20

Mr Olivier Amar recently spoke to Dazed Beauty as part of their investigation into why there has been a steep rise in people looking to have cosmetic surgery.

Much has been written about the ‘Zoom Boom’ effect in the aftermath of the first lockdown, with many patients blaming hours staring at their on-screen reflections for accentuating existing hang ups and propelling many into the clinician’s chair for the first time.

“Patients are far more concerned about the ingredients in their treatments as well as the long term effects than they were before,” Dr Amar says. His clients typically fall into two categories: the 25-35s and the 45-65s, with the older group increasingly eschewing semi-permanent solutions for surgeries like liposuction, pinch-lifts, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

Younger patients continue to favour injectable treatments, but are moving away from traditional filler and towards their bodies’ own natural resources

“A lot of young patients tell me they’re detoxing all the time right now, so why would they want to inject toxin in their face?” asks Dr Amar.