We’re finally returning to a sense of normalcy, and our practice is filling up with new patients. After a long year of staring at ourselves all day on Zoom calls, it’s easier than ever to notice imperfections on your face or your body. Dr. Davis is here to remind you that these imperfections aren’t always a cause of concern.
As people begin to shake hands and interact face to face, pandemic-related body dysmorphia is becoming more and more prevalent. At Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we’re always happy to help you feel your best and look even better, but don’t let minuscule imperfections get you down.
Hi everyone. Now that the pandemic is starting to slow down a little bit, we’re starting to see a whole different crowd of patients that are starting to come in. And a lot of this has to do with trying to now get back to a more normal lifestyle. So for a long time, we were seeing patients that were really only seeing themselves and communicating with people via different kinds of zoom calls and things where you were actually looking at a screen at each other.
But now that you know, you’re gonna be going back to see your fellow employees, you’re gonna go back to see clients and other people, you really are starting to think about how you look in like person. And one of the things that we’re noting is that even though that idea of a dysmorphia, sometimes it was being called Snapchat dysmorphia or Zoom dysmorphia, some of it really is true. And some of it is really pulled out of complete context.
And what I want you to understand is when you’re staring at yourself very closely for hours of the day on a Zoom call, a lot of times you’re gonna see some imperfections that really no one else is spotting except you. And you’re looking at yourself for an extended period of time.
So when you come in and talk about that, if it isn’t something that your plastic surgeon, somebody like me, would be able to really see, don’t have them try to fix that because I think you’re gonna end up just looking a little bit more odd than you thought.
Second thing is, you actually may have something that you discovered by staring at yourself so long. And that is something that if your plastic surgeon is identifying with you, that could definitely be something that gets fixed. And look at that. You’ve actually uncovered something that may have always been there, that you never really noticed before. Now you can look so much better.
But think about it also from seeing people in person now, because a lot of body type dysmorphia is also something that we’re starting to see. When our patients are coming in and they may have gained a significant amount of weight over this pandemic.
If you need some help with that kind of stuff, don’t hesitate to reach out to your plastic surgeon or to get some help from someone in order to help train you in that ability to like lose a little bit of weight, get back on maybe a diet and exercise regimen.
But don’t forget that there are some great tools that we have to help you kind of slim down and look better in your clothing and even on the beach. So take that for what it’s worth and just understand that for now, we are getting back to seeing more and more people that have not only facial, but body type things that we can address and have you back to work very quickly.
Dr. Steven Davis of Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey wants to ensure the comfort of all patients, which begins with education. We hope our video series can provide useful information for those with upcoming appointments or interested in the behind-the-scenes action of plastic surgery.