Cosmetic surgeries are on the rise across the world as people getting treatment during the coronavirus outbreak say they can hide their treatment behind a mask or work from home.
Despite the virus shutting businesses across the globe, a number of plastic surgery clinics have remained open, adopting stricter measures such as Covid-19 tests and more frequent cleaning.
Clinics in the US, Japan, South Korea, and Australia have all seen a rise in patients coming in for treatment including lip fillers, botox, facelifts, and nose jobs.
“I decided to get procedures done during quarantine because it allowed me to heal at my own pace,” Aaron Hernandez, who had lip fillers and buccal (cheek) fat removal in Los Angeles, told the BBC.
“Getting my lips done is not something that all men tend to do, so some people might find it different. Therefore I preferred to stay home and recover fully and people did not know what work I had done once I’m out.”
The last time he had the procedure done before quarantine, he said, he had to go out in public for work and his lips were “extremely swollen and bruised”.