Cosmetic Surgery for the Job Market
In 2008 cosmetic surgeries declined about nine percent, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But already in 2009 there are reports of increased interest – not so much among people who want to look younger for social reasons, but among those who want it for career reasons.
People who work in a “young business” like music or television are feeling the need to look more refreshed and youthful because of the competitive market. They are not relying on their years of experience and knowledge of their field.
This is true of both men and women. Recently the ASPS did a survey and found that women were hoping that cosmetic surgery would give them a more competitive edge in their job searching and career. Of the 756 women in this survey, in the wide age range of 18 to 64, about 13 percent said they would consider having a cosmetic procedure for the sake of increased confidence and viability in the job market.
Another three percent reported that they had already had a cosmetic surgery for that reason. Seventy-three percent believe that a youthful appearance is important in getting hired, getting a promotion and getting new clients.
Response from Plastic Surgeons
Some cosmetic surgeons have begun responding to this increased demand by offering quicker procedures, such as a “wide awake facelift” which uses local anesthetic rather than the general anesthesia usually given for a traditional facelift. That allows for both a quicker recovery and lower cost.
Many are offering package deals for facial fillers, which smooth out wrinkles and lines, giving a younger look. This is popular among those in their 40s and 50s who are competing with people ten or twenty years younger.
Having cosmetic surgery procedures is viewed as an investment in a person’s career and future and the potential problem of being unemployed is solved by use of loans from healthcare financing companies.
At the Cosmetic Surgical Center, we work with CareCredit, a financing company that offers excellent terms and no-interest or low-interest loans.
To learn more about the procedures that will quickly give you a younger look, please contact our cosmetic surgery office for a free consultation. We serve Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...