Zoom meeting makes people unhappy with how they look
Zoom meeting makes people unhappy with how they look

The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed our world. Zoom may have benefited a lot from this change. Here, all businesses rely on digital images and rely on remote work to avoid potential chaos.

For some reason, Zoom has always been the primary destination for teams to communicate while working remotely. In fact, some users rely on other platforms like Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.

As life returned to normal and the clinic began to receive more and more patients, dermatologist and plastic surgeon Shadi Korush noticed a strange phenomenon. This is due to the fact that the number of people who visit the clinic due to problems with their appearance has increased.

The main reason for this is that people think that the way they look and appear is terrible. On the other hand, Karosh, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, knew that the same thing had happened to her fellow plastic surgeons.

The number of requests for facial plastic surgery has also increased. When I asked a random sample of patients why, they reported that calls and video conferences between Zoom and others convinced them that their faces weren't pretty.

Negative effects of the zoom meeting

Video calls make users more aware of the flaws in their appearance. You begin to notice the loose skin around your neck or chin and the size of your nose.

Of course, the ban from home or remote work has not changed the way people look. On the contrary, the video calling platform only helps them see all these flaws. This is because video conferencing allows users to see the same face as the other participant...unlike regular communication.

So, as soon as the opportunity arose, dozens of people began turning to plastic surgery, a condition known as “zooming disorder.” Related to body dysmorphic disorder.

Although the world is now recovering and most countries around the world are vaccinated, it is clear that this disease will persist for much longer in humans. A survey of more than 7,000 people conducted by Karush and his team at Harvard University found that the distortion effects of zoom persist.

Karosh stated that this is nothing new as a similar term, "Snapchat Makeover" has been coined to refer to people who are unhappy with their appearance due to Snapchat. This also prompted them to turn to plastic surgery.

In this case, Zoom can't be blamed. But there is no doubt that the low quality of the laptop camera is the reason for this situation.

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