More Men Opting for Procedures to Avoid Losing Their Job

42-15655152The recession has affected millions of people around the country, threatening jobs, financial security and overall feelings of well-being.

Many people who want to stay out of the firing lines are doing whatever it takes to secure their position; from cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance, to exploring educational options to strengthen their skills, staying competitive in the workplace and job marketplace has become a top priority.Recent reports show that men in particular are heading to the doctor’s office for a quick procedure to reduce the risk of losing their job.

The job market has become increasingly competitive as more companies have begun to downsize and cut costs dramatically. Men who want to have a competitive edge in the workplace and secure their position may have a better chance if they enhance their personal appearance because many feel their looks influence both their professional and personal lives, leading to increased self-esteem, better self-confidence, and a more positive outlook.

According to Dr. Jacob Steiger, a guest columnist for Health News Digest,"People also want to look good to feel better about themselves during challenging times to help counteract the emotional stressors of life often found during a downtime or recession. Feeling that you look good is proven to positively change your entire mental state so having work done, whether it be through a lower cost and non-invasive procedures such as botox or dermal fillers like, restylane or juvederm to name a few or through a more involved surgical procedure such as having a facelift, rhinoplasty, or an eyelid lift has shown to give patients an internal happiness and improve their overall outlook on life."

The cost for these procedures can be anywhere between $4,000 to $20,000 or more, depending on the type of surgery, and if follow up treatments are required. However, many people are willing to fork over the cash for these procedures if the results will help them secure their career.

Further Reading

  • After having discovered she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer.

  • With bathing suit season right around the corner, plastic surgeons across the country are finding more women are booking up appointments for body contouring and breast augmentation procedures. Dr. Michael Niccole, founder and medical director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa in Newport Beach, and one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America”, reports that his appointment books are full, with a high demand for breast implants, skin tightening procedures and body contouring procedures to help women lose a few inches around the hips and thighs.

  • As most people are eating better and living healthier through exercise and diet, plastic surgeons are reporting a rise in plastic surgery procedures. More and more people are getting Botox than ever before and breast augmentation is still the most popular surgery since 2006.