Women booking nose jobs has ‘doubled following lockdown’

One top plastic surgeon says interest in the procedure, known as rhinoplasty, has tripled. (Getty Images)
One top plastic surgeon says interest in the procedure, known as rhinoplasty, has tripled. (Getty Images)

The coronavirus lockdown has already sent us buying ‘ugly’ sandals and purchasing one particular hair serum in our droves.

But it seems increasing numbers of women are keen to make more permanent changes to their appearance as a result of hours spent on Zoom.

Those looking into having a nose job – or rhinoplasty – have tripled following the pandemic, while bookings for the procedure have doubled, according to Vogue.

The fashion bible reported that Naveen Cavale, a London-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has seen three times the normal number of people requesting consultations in July, August and September.

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The surgeon added that he is now carrying out twice as many nose jobs as he had been in January.

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Why new quarantine rules are ‘disastrous’ for the West End

With nonessential retailers now given the green light by the Government to reopen on Monday June 15, one of the UK’s most famous shopping destinations is on the final countdown to getting back to business. In the West End – which incorporates Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street – around 90 per cent of shops are expected to open their doors for the first time since mid-March on Monday morning. 

‘We’re so desperate now to start getting back to some kind of normality,’ says Katie Thomas, Associate Director at New West End Company, which manages London’s biggest shopping district. ‘I completely understand the underlying fears of health and safety. We’ve spent so much time in the lockdown looking at this, which actually is not that long really for bringing in entirely unheard-of measures.’  

Thomas is realistic in acknowledging that next Monday won’t spark a swift return to normality. ‘I think

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It’s 2020 And We’re Still Shaming Women’s Stretch Marks

I’ve had stretch marks since late middle school. One day they weren’t there, and the next day, I had little white lines all over my hips. I hit puberty later than most of the girls in my class, but when it hit, it hit. My legs were long, like country-song long, and the stretch marks were proof of my fast and furious growth.

I wanted to get rid of them as quickly as they had appeared. The teen magazines—as well as my mom’s magazines—promised me all sorts of miracle creams. Unfortunately, I was only in eighth grade with no income, so I had to just deal. As I got older, and now as a woman in my late thirties, I couldn’t care less about my stretch marks. Apparently, however, society is still publicly shaming women for having normal bodies, which might include stretch marks, cellulite, or skin

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Thrive Causemetics Working With Goldman on Sale or IPO

(Bloomberg) — Vegan beauty startup Thrive Causemetics is working with an adviser to explore options including a sale or public listing, according to people familiar with the matter, as cosmetic companies attract investment from major brands.

The Los Angeles-based is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and could be valued at several hundred millions of dollars in a potential transaction, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn’t public.

The company, founded by entrepreneur Karissa Bodnar in 2015, is set to generate about $150 million in revenue this year with $20 million of annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, they said. Discussions are at an early stage and may not result in any deal.

Representatives for Thrive and Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

As stay-at-home orders have kept customers away from salons and stores, e-commerce sales of beauty products have at companies such

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