Women Think Cosmetic Surgery can Boost their Prospects at the Workplace

women in businessDr. H.M. Seify is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgeries. He provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures to his patients in and around Newport Beach, CA. Innovations and technological advancements in the field of plastic surgery have encouraged a lot more people to consider these treatments to enhance their physical appearance. Safety and effectiveness of many procedures has improved due to new surgical techniques and better technologies.

Apart from the rise in the number of patients looking for surgical treatment to improve their physical appearance, there also appears to be a new segment of working women who seek treatment from a cosmetic surgeon for the sake of their jobs and careers. There seems to be a growing belief among a section of women that cosmetic enhancement of their looks can help improve their competitiveness at the workplace. In Dr. Seify’s experience, there are women in Newport Beach, CA who are specifically interested in cosmetic treatment to improve their chances of success in their careers.

Linking Cosmetic Surgery with Career Success

There is no evidence to suggest that any kind of discrimination may exist at the workplace on the basis of how an employee looks. However, there is plenty of feedback and anecdotal evidence from working women themselves that reveals their inherent belief that looks do matter in every sphere of life, including the place of work. Women have spoken about it openly in interviews on television and print publications in recent years. They have talked about how they feel more reassured and self-confident at the workplace when they are looking attractive and youthful.

Plastic surgery is no magic pill to boost a woman’s career prospects. But it may provide that extra psychological support and confidence to some women who tend to perform better when they feel good about their own personality and appearance. Working women are usually looking to improve their vibrancy and freshness, and not necessarily having a desire to enhance their facial features, figure or other beauty points. In fact, they make it clear to the cosmetic surgeon in many cases that they are not keen on a dramatic change or a ‘plastic’ appearance, but just subtle improvements in their face and body.

Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Options

For women in Newport Beach, CA and other places, surgical treatments are still the first choice in many cases. However, with a spate of FDA approvals for innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in recent decades, there is an increasing level of demand for these procedures. Some of the popular non-surgical procedures include cosmetic facial fillers, Botox, chemical peels, laser skin rejuvenation, and treatments based on ultrasound, radio frequency, thermal, and fat freezing technologies.

Plastic surgeons are providing these treatments, particularly because of the advantages of these treatments for working women. These treatments involve minimal or no downtime and the results are more under-stated than surgery in many cases. These fit in with the needs of a busy working woman who is looking for a simple and swift cosmetic solution to make her appear more youthful.

Cosmetic Surgeries for Working Women

Working women in the middle age group are usually more inclined in favor of surgical treatments because they are looking for more effective and longer lasting outcomes. They may not be interested in major procedures such as breast implants, tummy tuck or facelift, unless their figure needs a substantial improvement. They may seek less invasive cosmetic surgery procedures such as mini tummy tuck, partial facelift or forehead lift, liposuction and breast lift.

Working women, in many cases, do not wish to be perceived as “old” in comparison to their peers, and they are looking for procedures that can somehow freeze or delay the progression of their signs of aging. Even when they seek a facelift procedure, they may ask the surgeon to retain the wrinkles, but only soften their impression rather than giving them a dramatic facial makeover.

Plastic Surgery and Job Economy

A survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2009 showed a clear linkage between cosmetic treatments for working women and the general economic conditions. The study involved 756 women in the 18 to 64 age group, who were overwhelmingly of an opinion that looks can have an impact on their competitiveness at the place of work. 73 percent of respondents in the study said that youthful appearance can help in obtaining that coveted position or any position at all, acquiring a promotion, or picking up new customers for the business which always makes the supervisor happy.

Source of Survey: ASPS Press Release

 

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