The Senate’s delayed August recess has backlogged a lot of things—including plastic surgeon and dermatologist schedules.

August in D.C. is usually vacation season for Congress. It’s also campaign season for some, and town hall season and fund-raising season, too. But less obviously (should all go according to plan), it’s usually nip-and-tuck season for politicians looking to get a little surgical enhancement away from the 24-7 news cycle. D.C.-based plastic surgeon Ariel Rad told Vanity Fair on a recent phone call, “We try to be flexible with the political ebbs and flows in order to accommodate high-ranking officials and people who really don’t have a lot of time to take off. This August is definitely one of those times.”

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