For the first time in a very long time, there seems to be good reason to feel hopeful that life is revving back up: Vaccinations are soaring, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are dropping, and summer is on the horizon. As social calendars begin to fill up, many are also doing everything from making haircut appointments, to refreshing wardrobes, to making consultation appointments with plastic surgeons. 

Once plastic surgeons were given the green light to begin elective procedures again in June 2020 after having been on hold since March, the aesthetics industry saw a sharp and immediate spike in intensive facial and neck surgeries with longer recovery periods. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery annual survey attributed this to what they call the “Zoom effect” of the pandemic era; an age of digital living that also allows an abundance of at-home time for a more comfortable recovery.

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