Complaining about work seems to be a national pastime, but at the end of the day, a lot of us have jobs that that we’re passionate about. So the idea that people can be pushed out of their jobs simply because they’re too old – or that they look too old – is a little upsetting. Still, more and more Baby Boomers are discovering that they no longer have “the necessary look” to effectively do their jobs. Because of this, an increasing number of people are turning to plastic surgery as a way to stave off forced retirement.
Whether we like it or not, the truth is that appearance matters in the workplace. Most employers want their staff to have a polished, warm, professional appearance, but in certain careers these qualities are must-haves. For example, appearance is critical for salespeople, business executives, and even litigators, as the way that people perceive them can be the difference between success and failure. And even in workplaces where appearance is less important, employees who are perceived as old or out of touch might have a harder time fitting in, potentially damaging workplace cohesion.
It’s not just women who are turning to plastic surgery as a way to reverse the signs of aging, and cosmetic surgeons report that more and more men are seeking procedures as well. When it comes to procedures like facelifts, for example, some surgeons report that more than 7% of their patients are now men. And since ageism in the workplace isn’t a problem that only women face, these numbers are bound to rise in the years to come.
In order to fight off signs of aging, there are a number of simple cosmetic procedures that people can turn to. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest option is getting Botox injections. A single Botox treatment can last up to six months and can take years off of your appearance. If Botox isn’t effective enough to give you the look that you want, then eyelid surgery or a facelift are both relatively simple, yet effective procedures that can dramatically turn back the clock on your appearance. Obviously, cosmetic surgery will require you to take time off work to recover, but it could add years to length of your career.
Nobody wants to be forced into retirement. So if you’re in a career that is appearance-driven and you’re looking for ways to stay on the job longer, maybe it’s time to consider cosmetic enhancement.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!