Could 2021 be the BEST Time to Get Plastic Surgery?
Let’s face it — so far, the ‘20s have been pretty rough. Living through a global pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of the way most Americans live their lives, leading to increased stress and other negative effects. It’s not all bad news, though; there have been a few silver linings to our new way of living. Many of us have enjoyed the extra time at home with our families and pets. We’re staying in touch with more of our friends and loved ones thanks to enhanced technology like Zoom, and it’s no longer socially acceptable (or even legal) for someone to breathe down your neck in the supermarket line. And, as many of our patients at Look Younger have shared, this unique and strange period in global history is also the perfect time for a cosmetic procedure.
Why is This a Great Year for Plastic Surgery?
In the past year, the plastic surgery industry has absolutely boomed across the world. There are a number of reasons many of our patients have opted for this specific year to finally take the plunge with plastic surgery. Below are 8 reasons why many think right now is the best time to get a cosmetic surgery or procedure.
- Put Your Best Face Forward on Video Calls
Since the pandemic has hit, most people have massively limited their social interactions, but have adopted certain technologies (like Zoom) to continue face-to-face discussions from a distance. In fact, most of our patients have spent a fair amount of time working or studying from their home computer — and their webcam sees plenty of their face. It’s for this reason that interest in aesthetic procedures around the face has surged in the last year.
- Being Homebound Means More Time to Research
When lockdown hit, many folks who were previously always on the move suddenly were forced to sit still for a while. The extra free time that many people faced, and still face, on a daily basis has given way to all sorts of new hobbies and opportunities for research. For some, this might mean perfecting the perfect loaf of sourdough. For others, it might mean finally having time to properly research that nose job they’ve always wanted.
- You Can Work From Home and Recover
In “normal times,” certain plastic surgeries feel almost impossible for the super busy. After all, recovery can sometimes require a fair amount of down time which makes the everyday routine difficult. Furthermore, many patients don’t feel comfortable showing up at work with visible bruising and other signs of healing while they recover. Those recovering from plastic surgery while working from home don’t need to worry about these issues, as they can work from a comfortable environment. Many patients also choose to keep their camera off for work or school meetings during recovery as well.
- The Post-Lockdown Reveal Will Be Fantastic
We’re all sick of sweatpants. When the world is in a better place, we’re sure that you’ll be bursting to go visit your favorite places, like restaurants, clubs, and vacation resorts. Lots of our patients have decided to try plastic surgery during lockdown in order to premiere their “glow-up” when restrictions lift.
- Surgery Prep is a Breeze
Before the days of COVID-19, it was already necessary for those preparing for any type of surgery to be very mindful of their health. This is part of ensuring the body can handle surgery and will heal smoothly. Furthermore, the recovery process for some facial procedures, like rhinoplasties, forbid actions like nose-blowing to prevent infection. These days, many pre-surgery health precautions are already part of the day to day — frequent hand-washing, social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding infections from others. This means preparing for surgery doesn’t require a change in routine, since you’re already staying far from others and keeping germs at bay. And, on the other side of a procedure, masks are useful for covering up bruising or redness during the recovery period!
- Combat Pandemic Stress and Visible Aging
This has been a stressful year, and many of us have noticed the effects of this when looking in the mirror. Aesthetic procedures are a great way to turn back the clock and restore youthfulness to one’s reflection, whether through fillers and injectables, skin treatments, or plastic surgery.
- Regain Control and Hope
This year, a lot of people have learned some difficult lessons about control. As frustrating as it can be to see others breaking rules about mask-wearing and social distancing, we can’t control how other people handle the pandemic. We can only control our own behavior and response to the rules. This same idea applies to plastic surgery. We can’t control our genetics, or what types of changes time’s arrow will bring to our bodies. Plastic surgery allows the individual to regain that sense of control and have a say in how they look and feel. During a time of uncertainty and fear, that sense of control can be more than just comforting, it can be truly life changing.
- Replace Your Vacation with a New You
Plastic surgery isn’t always the cheapest investment in the world. However, many of our patients have opted to finally try a cosmetic procedure during the pandemic because their cancelled vacations plans have resulted in a small windfall. As a way of still investing in an exciting, uplifting experience, many homebound travelers have chosen to finally take the plunge on a cosmetic surgery or procedure, instead.
If 2021 is your year for plastic surgery, get in touch with our team at Look Younger by calling 713-340-0990. We’ll invite you to your nearest clinic for a free consultation with Dr. Leo Lapuerta, our triple board certified plastic surgeon. With more than 20 years experience serving the greater Houston community, Dr. Lapuerta has over 20,000 surgeries under his belt and countless grateful patients. We can’t wait to add you to that list and help you meet your goals!