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  • much off the world is waiting for vaccines.

  • Toe wind down the global health crisis in 2021.

  • But for some South Koreans, it's a deadline to reshape their face and recover behind a mask.

  • A face mask mandate in the country and working from home has fueled a boom for South Koreans.

  • Famous cosmetic surgery clinics.

  • 20 year old student Ruhakana shelled out thousands of dollars to have her nose done in December.

  • E thought it would be the best to get it done now before people start taking after face Mass.

  • When vaccines become available.

  • Route talk her courses online throughout 2020.

  • And while she still can, she wants to recuperate at home and go out in public without drawing attention.

  • There will be bruises and swelling from the surgery, but since we will all be wearing face masks, I think that should help.

  • South Korea is a world capital of plastic surgery, even during non pandemic times and industry data shows it was worth about $10 billion last year.

  • But rules surgeon Pactual, who says there's been a recent surge off interest both surgical and nonsurgical enquiries about eyes, eyebrows, nose, bridge and foreheads.

  • The only visible parts have certainly increased, and government data shows that over 10% off South Korea's emergency stimulus payments were spent in hospitals and pharmacies, just behind supermarkets and restaurants.

  • Details off which hospitals and pharmacies weren't disclosed in that data.

  • But another surgeon, Shin Sang ho, told Reuters that people spending their stimulus boosted the recent revenue in his clinic in the glitzy district off Gangnam.

  • For E felt like it's sort of a revenge spending.

  • I've sensed that customers were expressing their pent up emotions by getting cosmetic procedures.

  • This surgery boom may end up as a short lived spark, however.

  • South Korea's recently struggled with a third virus wave with daily case numbers breaking records.

much off the world is waiting for vaccines.

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