Workers Want Plastic Surgery Before Going Back to The Office
Plastic surgeons and other professionals that specialize in cosmetic enhancements say their plastic surgery business is booming right now. What kinds of things are people getting done? Here are five people who have had work done:
Tammy Eloshvili had wanted a nose job since she was 16. After the pandemic hit the executive assistant at an investment bank started to zoom in on her face during virtual meetings. She then decided to do it. In August of 2020, she paid over $11k for rhinoplasty and didn’t have to take any time off. So she just told her boss she would be out “for a few hours” for a doctor’s appointment.
- Elise Dirito is a sales assistant. When she found out she’d be traveling again in January she decided to get injections. She wanted to plump up her cheeks and reduce the bags under her eyes. With her company’s new hybrid work model, she went for the procedure on a weekday and worked remotely, saying “In the past, you’d have to take a day off to see a plastic surgeon. I went on my lunch break.”
- Early in the pandemic, Scott Levy had custom handmade porcelain veneers put onto his upper teeth for $25. Now he’s headed back to have the bottoms done for another $25k. Why? “I used to be able to hide behind a mask, but now that we’re not wearing them anymore I can’t,” Levy said.
- As 2022 started, sales rep Hana Ajjuri started taking more in-person meetings with clients while wearing a mask. She decided to take the plunge and have a $5k procedure done to shorten the distance between her nose and upper lip. She was able to heal while working with a mask on. Now that the masks are off Ajjuri has jumped up in the nationwide rankings of her company’s sales reps, climbing from 30th to 14th.
- A hairdresser in East Hampton, James Palese, decided to get non-surgical facelift treatments, including Botox in his neck and jawline, filler in his cheekbones, and an ultrasound-based treatment, all for just over $6k. Palese says, “I’m 59 years old but I look like I’m 49.”
Source: New York Post