Surgeon reports 'Zoom boom' in cosmetic requests

Dr Laith Barnouti says there has been an unexpected upsurge in patients asking for neck liposuction, after confronting their appearance in video calls

Cosmetic surgeons are reporting an unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 lockdowns, with dozens of patients requesting neck liposuction after seeing themselves on the video call site Zoom.

Dr Laith Barnouti
Dr Laith Barnouti.

Plastic surgeon and University of NSW lecturer Dr Laith Barnouti says he’s seen at least 30 patients who have been “shocked” by their necks and double chins on Zoom.