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Cosmetic Surgery News NEWS ‘My double chin started becoming apparent in video calls’: ‘Zoom dysmorphia’ prompting cosmetic surgery, study suggests – Yahoo Sports

‘My double chin started becoming apparent in video calls’: ‘Zoom dysmorphia’ prompting cosmetic surgery, study suggests – Yahoo Sports




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Dermatologists in the US have reported a rise in people seeking cosmetic surgery since video calls became the ‘new normal’. (Posed by a model, Getty Images)

A rise in at-home working amid the pandemic is said to be fuelling “Zoom dysmorphia”.

Millions of office staff have been working remotely for the best part of a year, communicating with colleagues via video calls.

With England in its third lockdown and similarly strict restrictions in place for the rest of the UK, Britons have also relied on the technology to stay connected with their loved ones.

While many have described the likes of Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts as a “lifeline”, new research suggests staring at a “distorted image on screen” for up to several hours a day is causing some to develop “a negative self-perception”.

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Scientists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology sent a survey to more than 100 dermatologists across the US.

Results suggest there has been a 56% increase in people seeking cosmetic procedures amid the widespread uptake of video calls, with a 24-year-old patient
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