Has lockdown changed the way we look at ourselves?

Lockdown has got everyone feeling a little bit out of sorts. With gyms being closed, not being able to keep on top of regular beauty appointments, unruly hair, copious amounts of banana bread being consumed and that unhealthy relationship we’ve all developed with Deliveroo - it’s safe to say we aren’t feeling our best right now!

As shops and beauty salons start to re-open and reality is slowly resuming, it’s got us all wanting to feel that ‘post-lockdown glow’, but the question is, has lockdown made us notice the things we’d like to tweak about ourselves or has it just made us slow down and consider our options?

 

Has there been an increase in post-lockdown cosmetic surgery trends?

It has been widely reported in the media that now more than ever people are considering the latest cosmetic surgery trends and non-surgical procedures due to an increased amount of time looking at their reflection on video calls. While MYA have seen a significant rise in cosmetic surgery enquires during lockdown, we believe this is due to a shift in lifestyle and priorities rather than an increased amount of time on zoom.

When speaking to our patients, we found that they were more likely to enquire for a cosmetic procedure during lockdown as they found themselves with more time on their hands to carry out in depth research, they were able to save money during lockdown that they could invest into a procedure and they were able to recover from their procedure in the privacy and comfort of their own home without having to take extended time off work.

Selfies of patients taken at the MYA hospital

 

Popular cosmetic surgery procedures MYA offer

MYA are the UK market leader in breast procedures and our expert surgeons offer a range of facial and body procedures. Our FREE eConsult service allows patients to speak directly to our specialist team of advisors from the comfort of their own home via a secure and private video call. The latest cosmetic surgery trends show the following as popular procedures:

 

  • Breast Enlargement

A breast enlargement procedure, also known as a boob job is our most popular procedure. MYA perform thousands of breast enlargements a year. Many women choose to have breast enlargement surgery to increase the size of the breast or achieve a fuller shape.  

A breast enlargement is performed under general anaesthetic and involves making a small incision in the crease of the breast and inserting a breast implant in front of the muscle, between or underneath depending on your MYA surgeons’ recommendations. The incision will be closed with sutures.

  • Breast Uplift

A breast uplift, also known as a Mastopexy is a common procedure for patients whose breasts have sagged or lost shape due to pregnancy, weight loss or part of ageing and are looking to achieve a fuller, uplifted breast.

Our expert MYA surgeons offer a range of breast uplift procedures performed under general anaesthetic, such as an Augmented Mastopexy (breast uplift with implants), a Mastopexy (an uplift without implants) or a Modified Mastopexy (nipple lift and reduction).

  • Tubular Breast Correction

Tubular breasts are a common condition that often goes undiagnosed. It can occur during puberty when there is abnormal development in the shape and size of the breast. Tubular breasts can present in one or both breasts and the physical characteristics can range from mild to severe.

To correct tubular breasts a breast enlargement or augmented mastopexy can be performed to achieve a fuller, more rounded breast shape.

  • Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job is a popular UK cosmetic surgery procedure for both men and women. Many patients choose to have a rhinoplasty procedure to reduce the size and shape of their nose and to straighten any bumps.

Our expert MYA surgeons perform rhinoplasty procedures under general anaesthetic and refine the bridge, tip and overall profile of the nose through a closed or open rhinoplasty technique. This will be discussed in detail during your surgeon consultation.

  • Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty, also known as labia reduction surgery or a designer vagina is a common cosmetic surgery procedure. Some women present with enlarged, misshapen or asymmetrical labia that causes them discomfort and affects their self-esteem.

Labiaplasty involves reducing excess tissue of the labia minora that protrudes outside of the labia majora and can be combined with a hoodectomy procedure to reduce the size of the clitoral hood, achieving overall a neater more symmetrical appearance, and reducing any associated discomfort.

 

Latest cosmetic surgery trends:

  • Increase in Male enquires for cosmetic surgery procedures - more men are enquiring about procedures such as rhinoplasty, tummy tucks and fat removal.
  • Increased interest in self-care and beauty treatments - we have seen a rise n patients are investing in self-care products and treatments, now more than ever people are takin time out of their busy lives and scheduling in some self-care.