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7 July 2021

Cosmetic surgery popularity surges during pandemic

Cosmetic surgery has been becoming more and more popular among Canadians and Americans during the pandemic. Many people have been working from home, some for over a year since COVID-19 became a growing issue in March of 2020. With so many working from home and unable to travel, a number of people have decided to invest in various cosmetic surgery procedures.

According to fortune.com, a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that “49% of those who haven’t had plastic surgery indicated they are open to cosmetic or reconstructive treatment in the near future,” and a subsequent ASPS study, found that 64% of U.S. plastic surgeons had “seen an increase in their telemedicine consultations since before COVID-19 began.”

What’s even more surprising is the reason behind the rising interest in cosmetic surgery throughout the pandemic…

Self confidence doesn’t mesh with video conference

Apparently, many people have an issue with the way they look during video conference meetings.

A study published in the International Journal of Women's Dermatology said that 86.4% of dermatologists surveyed had noted patients citing video conferencing calls as a reason to seek care.

Dr. Michael Brandt, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Greater Toronto Area, said he's noticed the same trend. Brandt says about 30% of his consultations over the past year have revolved around issues arising from people seeing themselves on screen.

Give your clients a cosmetic surgery payment plan option

As interest continues to grow around cosmetic procedures, it’s a great time for surgeons to offer their client’s a payment plan option that’s easy for clinics and affordable for clients.

LendCare provides easy online plastic surgery financing across Canada. Your clients can apply for financing on your website and be approved before they come in for a consultation. You can also text or email application links directly to your customers before and after consultations. Clients can fill out and complete their applications in a matter of minutes and receive an express credit decision within seconds.

Offering plastic surgery patient financing options can increase your clinic’s revenue and make your services more accessible. To find out more about our plastic surgery financing program, please visit our healthcare financing page HERE, or signup today by emailing us at: enroll@lendcare.ca