Question: With all the layoffs that have been occurring and the resulting competitive workforce, I’ve recently been considering plastic surgery. I’m 55 years old and working middle management in a field that has seen a lot of job reductions. I’m wondering what you would suggest to give me a competitive edge over some of the younger entrants into the job market?
Answer: In a perfect world, competition in the workforce would be based purely on a person’s ability, knowledge, and experience. Unfortunately, our society
does put emphasis on appearance and image. Cosmetic surgery will not make you land a job, get you a promotion, or save a relationship; however, it can help to give you a more rested and energetic appearance as well as a raised level of self-confidence.
There are a number of options both surgical and non-surgical that can be utilized. Something as simple as a new skin care regimen enhanced with routine microdermabrasions is a good first step towards a more refreshed look. There are also a number of injectable products on the market today that are used to rejuvenate the face in a noninvasive and cost effective manner, such as Botox and Juvederm.
Surgical treatments would vary depending on which aspects of the face are most affected by age; beginning with the eyelids (blepharoplasty), facelift, necklift, browlift or any combination of these.
The bottom line is if cosmetic surgery boosts your confidence, positive things can follow. People who look tired or older than they feel can certainly get a psychological boost from the restorative treatments currently available. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery does not add years to your life but it can add life to your years. Realistic expectations are essential when considering any procedure but if you will have greater self-assurance from your enhanced appearance, it can only have a positive effect. An experienced and reputable plastic surgeon should be able to address your concerns and evaluate your expectations.