The Zoom Effect: Jawline Sculpting Is On The Rise During COVID-19
According to NYC-based plastic surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft, the number of submental liposuctions (a.k.a. getting the fat removed from around you chin) has tripled since COVID-19 restrictions have allowed her to open her office. “Initially, it was more of an add on procedure [in addition to a primary treatment], but now many women are presenting for it as the sole procedure,” says Dr. Doft.
“For some patients, it has been a procedure that they have considered for a long time and now that they are working from home, they are no longer afraid of the downtime of having bruises,” explains Dr. Doft. “Many cite the recent increase in Zoom and FaceTime conferences. I think COVID-19 has given us a time to self-reflect on what areas of our bodies we are now ready to change.”