If you’ve been browsing plastic surgery websites for the last few years, it could finally be time to book an appointment.

A number of stars have aligned to actually create a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry, and a record number of people are booking appointments.

Here’s why.

COVID-19, The Quarantine 15, and The Zoom Effect

The COVID-19 crisis has locked us all down. An estimated 42% of the entire US workforce is now working from home and logging onto Zoom calls every day. This means that millions of people are now literally seeing their faces in a new light (i.e. in bad lighting from the low webcam laptop angle) and hating how they look.

People are looking at their own image and wondering if they have always had a double chin or bags under their eyes. This is leading to thousands of people looking at facelift transformations online and reaching out to plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery clinics have actually seen a 60% increase in business, thanks to a national phenomenon being called The Zoom Effect.

At the same time, people are also struggling with another phenomenon called The Quarantine 15. Public gyms across the country have closed and millions of people are stress eating. If you’re having problems losing that weight, you might consider a liposuction procedure or a non-surgical body contouring treatment to get your pre-COVID body back.

If Not Now, When?

The work-from-home-world has also created a unique opportunity to get plastic surgery without using your vacation days. If you had to be in the office 5 days a week, you would possibly have to book a week off for a liposuction treatment or facelift. But now, you could have the surgery discretely on a Friday and then work remotely the following week while you recover. Nobody would even know that you had surgery.

At the same time, the winter and spring months are also the ideal time to get any sort of plastic surgery. It’s easier to wrap yourself in long sleeves and cozy clothing to cover up any scars or swelling from your surgery. By the time the warm weather rolls around, you can be confident that the scars will have faded and the swelling will be long gone.

If you were to get plastic surgery over the summer months, you might find yourself missing a number of gorgeous weather days as you recover indoors.

When you combine winter wardrobes with the current work-from-home world, this could conceivably be the best opportunity you’re going to see. And a lot of people are recognizing that.

During the lockdown, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) polled 1000 people that had never undergone any sort of plastic surgery. A whopping 49% of those surveyed said that they’re open to possibly getting something done.

So if you’ve been on the fence about getting plastic surgery, now could be the time to make the jump.