Why Cosmetic Treatments Are The New Retail Therapy

Woman With Brow Lift

As the pandemic continues to slow down and people are beginning to move forward, many people have started seeking out cosmetic treatment and plastic surgery with much higher demand. With more people finding themselves with more time and money in their hands, the desire to improve oneself through facelifts, breast augmentations, liposuction, and even butt lifts. But why has the demand for plastic surgeries risen? We believe that it’s due to the pandemic that interest in cosmetic treatment has risen, and for many, getting cosmetic treatment has become one of the best ways to improve oneself physically and perform their own version of “retail therapy.” 

Why More People Are Considering Cosmetic Treatment

Cosmetic treatments during the pandemic have become like retail therapy – as more people begin to expand outward in their social circles, the desire to improve one’s appearance physically has become a greater interest due to the constant exposure of appearances throughout social media. Platforms such as Instagram and TikTok have become iconic places to find resources for beauty and wellness, and for many plastic surgeons, it’s also become a place to expand their services and meet these new demands. 

One great way to look at this upcoming trend of cosmetic treatment is through the lens of self-improvement. As more people learn and gain their own sense of identity, taboos and stereotypes around plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments are being challenged as people begin to embrace a more fully fleshed-out version of themselves that works on inner change through outer appearances. Many people are now starting to see that cosmetic treatment isn’t about superficial looks but is also about improving one’s inner image of themselves. That’s why so many people today are considering even the most complex treatments, such as: 

  • Breast augmentations
  • Breast reductions
  • Buttock lifts
  • Jaw Reshaping
  • Dermabrasion
  • Liposuction
  • Botox Treatments

So, like how retail therapy soothes the mind and rewards it, plastic surgery has become a new form of treatment that rewards the person for their struggles. Mothers facing issues with post-partum bellies, men faced with sagging breasts after weight loss, and others who have lived with bodily conditions throughout their whole lives can now seek out new and better ways to address the body issues they’re self-conscious about and begin feeling better about themselves. For many plastic surgeons, removing these insecurities and helping others find their inner beauty is what cosmetic treatment is truly all about. 

How to Begin Getting Cosmetic Treatment For You

If you’ve been considering getting some form of cosmetic treatment, one of the best ways to learn more is through your local plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with detailed guides and explanations about the various surgeries you’re interested in and speak with you about the numerous risks and benefits that come with your selected surgery. So, why not give yourself a lifelong treat by seeking out your plastic surgeon today and scheduling your first consultation with them today.


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Paula Moynahan, MD

Dr. Paula Moynahan, MD is a Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Specialist in Middlebury, CT and NYC and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical College Of Pennsylvania medical school in 1968. To optimize her patients’ results, Dr. Moynahan developed a unique proprietary skin treatment line in 1984, updated continuously with every scientific advancement in skincare. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Moynahan to book an appointment.

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