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Plastic Surgery Treatments may Help You Stay Competitive at the Workplace

women in businessDr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon for advanced procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles may consult with Dr. Motykie for the latest cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments to enhance their appearance.

Cosmetic Enhancement and Job Competitiveness

A majority of patients are looking for a suitable cosmetic surgeon to improve their aesthetics in order to satisfy their inherent desire to look youthful and attractive. However, there seems to be a separate segment of women patients who are interested in plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments primarily with an aim to maintain or improve their competitiveness at the workplace.

A number of working women in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and other places appear to be driven by a perception that if the signs of aging become too conspicuous and make them look old or tired, it may adversely impact their career prospects. Women who seriously believe in this perception may feel the pressure to maintain eye catching looks and a youthful appearance at the place of work just to be able to compete with their younger counterparts.

Most of these women are keen to look vibrant and refreshed, but they may not really be looking for extensive ‘plastic’ jobs that could alter their appearance drastically or take several years off their face and body. Even if they continue to look their real age, they are happy with it – as long as they look healthy and vibrant for their age. Women in their 40s and 50s seem to be more inclined towards cosmetic surgery and other procedures to avoid being perceived as “too old” for certain jobs or assignments at the workplace.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Technological advancements and FDA approvals for various non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have led to a growing popularity of these treatments. Some working women may choose these procedures over the option of surgery because of some of the key benefits that these treatments offer.

Many women in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles seem to be opting for treatments such as Botox, cosmetic facial fillers, chemical peels, fat freezing techniques such as CoolSculpting, laser based cosmetic enhancements and even ultrasound and radio frequency based treatments.

From a busy working woman’s perspective, some of the key benefits of non-surgical treatments are as follows:

  • Less dramatic and more natural looking results.
  • Gradual appearance of results rather than sudden changes.
  • No or little downtime involved.
  • Avoidance of risks and complications typically associated with a surgery.
  • No general anesthesia and treatment on an outpatient basis.

Surgical Treatments for Working Women

Working women who are in their middle age and looking to ‘freeze’ their appearance of aging signs, if not ‘reverse’ the signs, may opt for surgical procedures such as breast augmentation and tummy tuck with a reputed plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, or other places. Many of the women in this age group may not be looking for extensive treatment, and may just opt for a partial tummy tuck or partial facelift.

Some women may, in fact, request the cosmetic surgeon to keep their facial wrinkles, and just soften their impression. Their goal is to look natural and look their age, but somehow prolong their current appearance for a few more years and prevent very conspicuous signs of aging from setting in. While there is no evidence to suggest that employers may be discriminating on the basis of looks, but the feedback from many working women indicates their belief that good looks can somehow help them improve or maintain their job competitiveness.

Job Retention in a Slow Economy

An interesting phenomenon appears to emerge during the times of economic slowdown. During such periods when job uncertainty becomes higher, layoffs are more frequent and new jobs are harder to come by, working women seem to pay more attention to their appearance to ensure they remain job competitive. A survey of 756 women compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2009 indicated that a significant number of working women think that plastic surgery and other cosmetic techniques can increase their chances of success in their jobs.

As many as 73 percent of the respondents in the ASPS survey stated that when the economic conditions are more difficult, looks can play a role in finding a job, receiving a promotion or bringing new business for the employer. Four in five respondents said that they believe a cosmetic treatment can help improve their confidence levels, which is a competitive strength at the workplace.

Source of Survey: ASPS Press Release

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