Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Trends During Lockdown

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. With the UK emerging out of another lockdown, we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of living. But with the ability to hide away at home while recovering from your procedure, combined with back to back Zoom calls, the demand for cosmetic surgery in the UK is booming. Between lockdown and an increase in remote working, we’re spending hours staring at our faces. This has prompted a new interest to feel and look your best. 

Here a the Harley Clinic in London, we’ve been busy answering all your questions and taking you through the consultation process for the cosmetic surgery treatments we offer. As we continue to guide our patients from assessment through to post-surgery recovery, let’s take a look at some of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

1. Breast Augmentation and Lift 

Breast augmentation and breast lifts continue to be popular. A global pandemic doesn’t appear to slow down the demand. We’re seeing a rise in interest in breast augmentation fat transfer. Instead of using implants, the patient’s fat is transferred from another part of the body to the breasts. Breast augmentation has always been a popular surgery, but with advances in technology and knowledge, there’s a big interest in natural breast augmentation such as fat transfer surgery

2. The ‘Zoom’ Effect 

Anyone who has been working from home for several months may be familiar with this. While your speaking to your friends or colleagues, it’s hard not to look at your own face. All of a sudden, you end up spotting things you’re not happy with like wrinkles and lines. This has spiked an interest in face treatments like rhinoplasty and facelifts. We’re also seeing interest in patients wanting to touch up their appearance with fillers.

3. Remote Working and Home Life 

Although it’s not a cosmetic procedure, a major driver behind the cosmetic surgery boom is that patients can stay and work from home while they recover fully. This is especially important for treatments such as a nose job where you have bandages and dressing during the healing process. You now have all this time to reflect and heal with it being entirely normal to stay at home for longer periods of time. 

4. Male Chest Reduction 

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a study increase in male chest reduction surgeries. With extended time in isolation and at home, many people often start to address certain things they would like to make better. Interest in male chest reduction surgery is rising as lockdown has given many the chance for more home and self-reflection time. 

5. Neck Lift  

Another area of the body that steals focus during a Zoom call is the neck. As the week’s go on, you can’t help but stare at imperfections while speaking to your colleagues. It’s no surprise that some of the most popular post-lockdown enquiries are from the neck up. Many people are noticing their jawline more and making way for a spike in neck lifts and jawline tightening treatments. 

Although the world is in crisis, we see a lot more of ourselves than normal, and this is having an impact on cosmetic surgery trends. As always, it’s absolutely essential to visit a plastic surgeon’s office for any cosmetic procedures: non-surgical or not. Whether you’re thinking about dermal fillers or breast augmentation, you need to have all the information to make the best decision for you. When you know all the implications, risks, and procedure, you can find out if a cosmetic treatment is right for you now. 

Would you like to talk to on of our expert team? Contact us and we will be happy to help.


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