Lifestyles - 29 Maggio A Boom in Cosmetic Surgery? Yes, Thanks to Fear, Vanity, Zoom and the Pandemic Now that we’re on the cusp of getting back to normal from our year of Covid jail, we can look back and make sense of our unprecedented experiences. Strangely, the pandemic provided incentives for makeovers and self-improvement. For one thing gyms were closed, facials, manicures, pedicures and massages weren’t possible. In short, normal self-care and pampering were off limits for more than a year. One thing that this lack of pampering has led to is a boom in plastic surgery.