It’s no surprise that the taboo around plastic surgery rose with its popularity. But over the pandemic, a funny internet term caught on – Zoom Doom. According to Danielle Sinay’s StyleCaster article that spread across the industry as fast as the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, “Zoom Doom is the process of noticing every little flaw in your face while staring at yourself on Zoom.”
We sat down with the Beverly Hills native to talk about the fast changing trends in plastic surgery, how the younger generation feels more compelled towards transparency, and how the social media hate around plastic surgery has go to go.
In the the era of social media, do you think the destigmatization of plastic surgery will continue on or regress?
DS: I think the destigmatization of plastic surgery will continue on … and I think it’s a really good thing.
Everyone that I have spoken with has said that their younger clients are usually more open, honest and transparent. Younger influencers and younger people in the limelight care more about transparency. They are a lot more interested in sharing their genuine experiences.
I think that when the pre-teen generation become old enough and decide wether or not to pursue plastic surgery on their own, I can imagine them taking after current young influencers and following suit by documenting it.
People can be really hurtful on social media towards celebrities when it comes to plastic surgery. What are your thoughts on it?
DS: Historically, society has always tried to control and/or criticize women for doing things for themselves — especially anything considered ‘feminine,’ like make-up or plastic surgery.
It’s unfair, and objectively inaccurate, to say someone is only beautiful because of having plastic surgery exclusively, because you can make the same exact argument for someone who dyes their hair or has access to manicurists, facialists, nutritionists, personal trainers, et al. It’s not like injectables are the only thing people use to feel better about their appearance.”
Let’s talk trends! What are the trends in NY versus LA? What’s on the way out and here to stay?
DS: In LA, I have noticed, plastic surgery is so normalized. I would argue that Beverly Hills is the plastic surgery capital of the world. All the best doctors and recovery centers are there. In LA, it’s trendier to look like you have had something done. Plumper lips and sharper brows. It’s almost like a designer bag.
NY is put together, but not done up… its about minimal work that you wouldn’t necessarily notice was there.
DS: The lips rose to prominence with Kylie, but I think the instagram filter looking lips are on its way out. Brow lifts will probably remain popular. Standard surgeries like rhinoplasty will never go out of style.
What’s next for you?!
DS: Culturally being from Beverly Hills, plastic surgery has always been a theme and big part of my life. I’m fascinated by anything beauty. I’m a libra, I like to be pretty. It’s a part of who I am.
I’m working on a book that’s about the beauty industry and based in Beverly Hills. It will also examine how plastic surgery and injectables have seen such a huge change over the pandemic.