February 17th, 2021
Dr. Thomas Bell, MD
About half of all surveyed people admit that they spend more time than they like looking at their own faces on Zoom calls—and those are only the ones who admit it.
If your eyes keep darting over to your own image during meetings, don’t feel bad. You’re not shallow or vain. You’re normal! In fact, there are a number of psychological studies that explore the numerous reasons that we can’t help it.
If you used to work in an office, you might have always assumed that working from home would be more laid back. You would go right from bed to the computer desk in your pyjamas. You might not even shower until the mid-afternoon.
However, when the pandemic lockdown forced 4.7 million Canadians to work from home, things were not as laid back as we hoped. Suddenly there was a need to get camera-ready in the morning for Zoom calls.
Of course, video calls give us the chance to meet online, collaborate, and keep working during the pandemic. Unfortunately, it also gives us the chance to obsess over our own faces. This means that thousands of people are wondering where their new double chin came from, and how long their eyelids have been sagging. Or, if you’ve always been insecure about a part of your face, you now have to look at it on a webcam every single day.
This is actually leading to a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry. It has been playfully dubbed The Zoom Boom or The Zoom Effect. We can’t speak on behalf of the entire industry, but we can tell you that our plastic surgery clinic has never been this busy. And we’re hearing the same thing from our friends in the industry. Some news stories have reported that clinics in the US are seeing a 60% increase in business.
So, if you’re considering plastic surgery these days, you are far from alone! Both female and male rhinoplasty have grown in popularity for a reason – loving your outer self means you can approach every work meeting with full confidence!
Here are some of the most popular procedures we’re performing during the pandemic, and what you can expect from them.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
The nose job has always been one of our most popular plastic surgeries. It was the third most popular plastic surgery in North America in 2019, with well over 207,000 successful procedures performed. However, it was also the most popular surgery among men, and men accounted for almost a quarter of all nose jobs performed in 2020.
Given the fact that everyone is Zooming in on their own faces during the lockdown, we wouldn’t be surprised to see those numbers jump even higher for 2020.
If you don’t like your nose, the odds are pretty good that you never have. These daily video calls really serve as a daily reminder of how much you would love to change it. Zoom has shown you exactly how it looks when you speak, listen, or take a sip of coffee.
If you have been on the fence about getting a nose job over the years, this lockdown could be the little push you needed to finally make it happen.
Our clinic has built a tremendous reputation for the amazing work we’ve done performing world-class rhinoplasty in Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Our clinic’s talented Dr. Bell is one of the most respected names in the industry.
What to Expect
Your surgeon will expertly change the structure of your nose, which can include things like:
- Removing bumps or unevenness
- Changing the slope
- Making it more symmetric
- Reducing bulbous tips
The entire procedure can take anywhere from 90-120 minutes. The end results can leave you with the face you have always wanted, and give you a big self-confidence boost.
Rhinoplasty For Medical Reasons
Of course, there are other reasons to get a nose job. It’s not always just about the look. A lot of people will undergo a medical rhinoplasty procedure to help correct structural issues that may be causing breathing problems.
You can get a nose job to remove breathing obstructions or correct a deviated septum that has plagued you for years. This opens up your airways, which can help you sleep better and even improve your athletic performance.
In fact, when A-list megastar Jennifer Aniston got a nose job, it was to fix her deviated septum. She has since described it as the best decision she ever made and says that she “slept like a baby for the first time in years.”
Aesthetic complaints are always the most common reasons for rhinoplasty. But you can also improve the quality of your life.
The 5-Minute Nose Job
It’s also possible to change the shape of your nose with a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure.
Our team’s Dr. Bell is famous for perfecting the 5-minute nose job. This is a safe and simple procedure that can change the shape of your nose with injectable dermal fillers.
How much does rhinoplasty cost in Toronto? That depends on what type of surgery you’re undergoing and how much work needs to be done. Our nose jobs start at about $4,999 and we offer financing options to make things as affordable as possible.
Eye Lift/ Eyelid Surgery
Why do I look so tired? Has that eyelid always sagged like that?
An eye lift procedure can help you restore a rested and youthful look, while shaving years off of your appearance.
You may have heard this surgery referred to as:
- Eyelid reduction
- Eye bag removal
In any case, the procedure involves your surgeon expertly removing any excess skin or fat tissue that may be causing your sagging, drooping, or puffiness in the eye area. The end results leave you looking rested, rejuvenated, and alert.
Dr. Bell is a proven blepharoplasty expert, with a history of providing the most appealing and natural-looking results. He is simply one of the most respected names in eyelid surgery Toronto has to offer.
Eye Lift Cost
These procedures start at $6,999.
Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, and Non-Surgical Body Contouring
The Pandemic lockdown has given us The Zoom Effect, but it has also given us the Quarantine Fifteen. People are locked out of their public gyms, spin classes, and yoga studios. At the same time, stress eating has become a daily meal.
This has been a perfect weight gain storm for many. As a matter of fact, roughly a third of surveyed Canadians have gained some weight during the pandemic, and 21% have gained more than 5 pounds. Some have gained much, much more.
This has thousands of Canadians looking to buy Peloton bikes, and looking into body contouring procedures to help regain their pre-pandemic bodies.
Most of these patients are in their 30s and 40s. They are probably just now learning how much harder it can be to lose weight as you get older. Your metabolism slows down, you hurt more after workouts with nagging injuries, and you simply don’t have the time to invest in workout routines or food prep.
At the same time, you may find that you’re working out like crazy, yet there are still a few extra stubborn pounds or inches that you can’t seem to shed. In cases like this, the mental health benefits of a body contouring procedure can be even more significant. First of all, you love the way you look and your self-confidence is much higher. Second of all, you’re not carrying around any of the anxiety or guilt that comes from coming up short of your fitness goals.
But which body contouring procedure is right for you?
If you browse some of our liposuction before and after photos, you can see how impactful this procedure can be, particularly on the always-difficult-to-tone core area.
Despite the many innovations and new procedures to hit the market in recent years, liposuction was still the second most performed plastic surgery (breast implants being the most popular) in 2019, with well over 265,000 successful procedures, a 3% jump from the previous year. People over the age of 40 underwent the most liposuction procedures and made up 43% of the total market.
The technology used in today’s liposuction procedures has come a long way over the years. Modern energy-assisted devices and tiny microcannulas mean that there is almost no scarring, no bruising, and very little downtime.
At our clinic, we currently offer 3 unique types of liposuction:
- BodyTite™ Lipo (radiofrequency energy)
- SmartLipo™ (laser energy)
- VASERLipo™ (ultrasound energy)
Which type will work for you? Our team will work closely with you to come up with a customized plan and show you how to get the best possible results.
How much does liposuction cost? That depends on the size of the area being treated. But our prices start between $4,999 and $6,999.
An expertly performed tummy tuck would give you all of the fat removal of a liposuction procedure. In fact, a tummy tuck typically involves some energy-assisted lipo. However, it also takes things a step further.
A tummy tuck can also help you get rid of the sagging skin and stretch marks that diet and exercise can’t help you with. The procedure would remove the unwanted fat, while also tightening lax stomach muscles and removing excess skin.
This is a very popular option for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, or had children. Their extra stomach skin still creates an unflattering body contour, despite their weight loss.
We actually offer 3 different types of tummy tucks:
- Mini abdominoplasty / modified abdominoplasty
- Standard/full abdominoplasty
- Extended abdominoplasty
Your surgeon can help you choose the perfect procedure to help you love the way you look.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring
We are also proud to be one of the area’s most respected non-surgical body contouring clinics.
These are incredibly popular with people that are looking to trim areas like their stomachs, backs, hips, and thighs. But they may not be ready for a full-blown surgery just yet.
We offer industry-leading procedures such as:
- Venus Freeze
- VelaShape (VelaSmooth)
- Cellfina (Cellulite Treatment)
We find that no single procedure can produce the quality results that an expertly selected combination of 2-3 procedures can give our customers. We ensure that you get the best possible combination of body contouring and skin tightening results.
This Could Be the Ideal Window to Get the Procedure You’ve Always Wanted
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a facial surgery or a body toning procedure, this could be the perfect chance to take the plunge.
The current work-from-home-world means that you could conceivably get a procedure and then recover from home, without using any of your vacation days. It’s possible to discretely have your procedure on a Friday and then work remotely on the following Monday, without anyone having any idea. All they will know is that you look fantastic the next time they actually see you.
Right now, we are booking video consultations to discuss your goals and your needs. Because of COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we are now conducting all pre-op and post-op meetings over video calls. We understand you’re probably sick of video calls at this point, but this can be the first step towards looking better than ever.
“Dr. Roskies is a true professional, a gentleman, and has intuitive bedside manner. Recently, I had an in-person consult and a virtual consult with him to discuss my goals for reshaping my nose. During each consultation, he communicated his surgical plan in a way that was clear, understandable, and made me feel reassured about the outcome I’m hoping to achieve,” – A rhinoplasty review from Realself.com.
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