With the recent job cuts and an increasingly competitive job marketplace, some people are willing to do anything to ensure they're performing at their best.
In the highly competitive business world where first impressions could make or break a deal, plastic surgery may be more of a business necessity than a luxury.
Dr. Seth Yellin of the Emory Facial Center recently reported to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that many patients come in for their Botox fix or other cosmetic enhancement to improve their chances of success in their career.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on a single mom who shelled out over $23,000 for cosmetic treatments to help rejuvenate her face, neck and eye areas. Facelift surgery, skin tightening treatments and eyelid rejuvenation can cost upward of $10,000 per treatment, but many men and women are willing to pay the hefty price in order to feel better about themselves.
Wrinkle treatments, liposuction and non-surgical procedures are among the most sought-after procedures, and even moreso during a sagging economy. People who are trying to save money tend to stick with minimally-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers and frequent sessions of Botox to freshen up their looks. Other quick-fix solutions include Thermage skin tightening treatments, VelaShape fat reduction treatments, and the mini-facelift that delivers dramatic results with minimal incisions.
Professions where employees may benefit from a quick-fix or intensive procedure include sales, customer service managers/executives, public relations managers, CEOs, and VPs who are involved with business negotiations and other face-to-face presentations.
Both men and women are especially concerned about wrinkles and fine lines; the signs of aging can create an unfavorable impression, and a 'clean cut, corporate look' is required more often than not in several industries.
A number of procedures are helping many business executives and ambitious employees feel more confident and secure about themselves - and possibly securing their futures.