“For video-chat giant Zoom, lockdown delivered an opportunity–and, within no time, a windfall–which had a curious sort of ripple effect on another industry: plastic surgery. Fearing the risk of infection, millions of people traded IRL [in real life] interactions for screen time–navigating new platforms that forced us to face our reflections, or a slightly skewed version of them, for hours on end. We witnessed our faces take shapes we’ve never seen before–our expressions exposing unfamiliar lines, folds, and asymmetries. When elective procedures were eventually greenlit last spring, dermatologists and plastic surgeons were met with an overwhelming demand for their services. In Grosse Pointe, Michigan, board-certified dermatologist Fatima Fahs, MD, had many people coming in saying that they’d never spent so much time looking at their own faces–and how traits that never used to bother them have become distractingly apparent. And, thus, the ‘Zoom boom’ was born–this unanticipated rise in cosmetic procedures propelled by the ubiquity of video conferencing. Recently various plastic surgery societies have released statistics substantiating the reported boom.” The Bible prophesies, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
“The Cosmetic Surgery ‘Zoom Boom,’ Refinery29, June 3, 2021