The so-called Quarantine Fifteen has been a very real problem for Canadians that are locked down in their homes and locked out of their public gyms.
In fact, a recent study reveals that nearly a third of surveyed Canadians said that they have gained weight during the pandemic lockdown. This is causing thousands of Canadians to consider body contouring procedures, which is creating a mini-boom for the plastic surgery industry in Canada.
“We certainly saw our busiest summer and fall seasons ever in 2020,” said noted Toronto Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stephen Mulholland.
“There is a big demand for things like liposuction and non-surgical body contouring.”
Recover From Home
The COVID-19 lockdown has actually created a unique opportunity to get something like a liposuction procedure discretely without using a week’s worth of vacation days.
Most of Canada is now working from home and would love to keep it that way after the pandemic. This means that a would-be plastic surgery patient could reasonably get a procedure on a Friday, take the weekend to rest, and then start recovering from surgery while working from home the following Monday.
In the pre-COVID world, they may have had to use a week (or more) of vacation time.
No Need to Go “Under the Knife”
Today’s energy-assisted liposuction technology leads to almost no scarring or bruising, with minimal downtime. However, a lot of patients aren’t quite ready for a full-blown surgical option yet.
For these people, there are non-surgical and non-invasive body contouring treatments, such as:
· Venus Freeze
These treatments give patients a combination of fat reduction and skin tightening. They can be used to treat areas like your stomach, legs/thighs, arms, and back.
Which one of these procedures is the most effective? That can be hard to say. No two bodies are alike, and each will respond differently to a given procedure. It’s best to talk to a qualified body contouring expert about your goals. They will most likely recommend a combination of 2 or more treatments to help achieve the best results.
The Ideal Body Contouring Candidate
These treatments are not intended to help people dealing with obesity or someone looking for large-scale weight loss. They are more aimed at people who are in the ballpark of their ideal weight/BMI and looking for a little bit of help. So, someone dealing with The Quarantine 15 could be a very strong candidate and see some great results.
It is also recommended that you embrace a healthy lifestyle and good eating habits after a body contouring procedure. This will help you maintain your results for as long as possible following the procedures. If someone gets a liposuction procedure and goes right back into an unhealthy lifestyle, their body will go right back to where it was prior to the surgery.
So, if you’re considering a body contouring procedure to deal with COVID-related weight gain, you are far from alone. In fact, a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that almost half of the respondents were currently open to getting their first plastic surgery.