Can Plastic Surgery Help Your Career?

Whether we like to admit it or not, image plays an important role in our daily lives, including in the workplace. How you look and carry yourself can say a lot about you and even open doors to career opportunities. While professional qualifications are essential to landing a job, your appearance and self-confidence are also key.

This is why, as more people have become aware of plastic surgery’s ability to improve their image, the demand has increased. Below, leading plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Harrington explains in further detail.

Staying Competitive in the Workplace

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), male plastic surgery has surged. One reason why is because many older executives want to stay competitive in an increasingly younger workplace. As more and more recent graduates enter the work world, aging executives want to match their younger, more energetic colleagues and competitors.

Many women also seek a more youthful appearance, believing that it plays a role in landing jobs, raises and promotions. Two of the most requested facial rejuvenation procedures among older executives are facelift and eyelid surgery. Both procedures can help someone look well-rested and more energetic by eliminating wrinkles and fine lines. For a quick fix to wrinkles, more and more executives are choosing minimally invasive procedures such as BOTOX and dermal fillers. These two procedures can be performed during a lunch break and require no recovery time.

Plastic Surgery Can Boost Self-Confidence

It’s no secret that confidence is a key factor to success in the workplace. In fact, scientists from the University of Michigan recently found a correlation between confidence and an increase in wages! For most people, their confidence is tied directly to their self-image. The happier a person feels about their appearance, the more they will convey this confidence at work. For example, a woman who is self-conscious about her saggy breasts may try to hide them by slouching, while a woman with lifted, perkier breasts will sit up straight and present herself better to coworkers. Similarly, a man who is embarrassed by his oversize nose may avoid eye contact, making coworkers believe he is unapproachable or even difficult to work with.

For the right reasons, plastic surgery can boost self-confidence and help someone succeed at work. Rhinoplasty can make a person eliminate a bump on the nose or reduce the size of it. Liposuction can eliminate unwanted “love handles,” and make someone feel more comfortable in his or her body. This added sense of self-confidence can boost a person’s performance at work by allowing them to be more focused on succeeding rather than their flaws.

Contact Dr. Harrington Today

While professional qualifications are definitely an important factor in landing a job, promotion or raise, how you carry yourself also plays a key role. If there’s a facial or body feature that you are self-conscious about, consider enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence with plastic surgery. To learn more about your plastic surgery options, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Harrington Plastic Surgery. Call (651) 290-7600 today.