The Beauty Gurus – Chicago Magazine

The Beauty Gurus – Chicago Magazine
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These past few months, we’ve been forced to take a long, hard look at ourselves — literally, in what aesthetic doctors have dubbed the “Zoom Effect.” As a result, a surprising number of us found solace this summer in an unusual place: the cosmetic surgeon’s office. “When you spend the majority of the workday on video conferences, it’s only a matter of time before you begin to wonder what a lift here or a tweak there could do,” says Carolyn Jacob, medical director of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. Then there’s the boredom and, at the most basic human level, a desire to make ourselves feel better. “People are desperate for mood boosters right now, and when you look good, you feel good,” says plastic surgeon Steven Dayan.

Indeed, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently surveyed Americans’ attitudes toward cosmetic and reconstructive procedures during the pandemic. Forty-nine percent of those who hadn’t had any work done said they were open it. Botox has been the most asked-for procedure during this time: 65 percent of plastic surgeons report getting requests.

As COVID-19 cases surge, some hospital systems we spoke with are considering cutting back on any elective procedure that requires hospitalization — say, cosmetic breast augmentation (though surgeries tied to crucial medical procedures, like a breast reconstruction that’s performed as part of a mastectomy, might still potentially be a go). The crunch now is different than the one hospitals faced this spring: They’re running low on space rather than personal protective equipment. That means some physicians will probably decide to continue in-office procedures such as injections or laser treatments that don’t take up precious hospital beds. If you’re ready to proceed, the overwhelming majority of offices require masks and temperature checks; most have installed HEPA filters in air-circulation systems; and many are taking additional measures, such as using nasal sanitizing mists after facial injections.

All that said, dreaming about smoother…

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