If you follow plastics in even a casual way, you’ve likely read reports of plastic surgeons and dermatologists seeing record numbers of patients since reopening their practices following the COVID-19 shutdowns. Several doctors reached out to [Allure] directly after stay-at-home orders lifted to discuss what they describe as an unexpected surge — with no end in sight.

“When we opened back up in May, people were beating down the doors to get in,” says DiAnne Davis, a board-certified dermatologist in Dallas, who’s been met with requests for chemical peels, arm liposuction, and cellulite treatments. In Philadelphia, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Jason Bloom, who specializes in rhinoplasty, recently cut short a family trip to the Jersey Shore to address his mounting wait list. “People want surgery so bad right now — it’s crazy,” he says.

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