September 28, 2011
With the U.S. economy continuing to struggle and the unemployment rate remaining at around 9 percent, many American workers are taking drastic measures when it comes to preparing themselves for the difficult job market.
According to KVOA News in Tucson, Arizona, an increasing number of men and women are turning to plastic surgery to stay competitive when it comes to finding a job.
"Folks in their 60s and 70s are delaying retirement and continuing to work, aware that others may perceive them as old and tired, when in fact they are energetic and capable of getting the job done," the news provider stated.
Eyelid surgeries and facelifts are among the most common surgeries for those looking to appear younger in order to advance their careers.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 152,000 individuals underwent eyelid surgery in 2010, making it the third most common surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeons for the year. The desired outcome of this procedure is often to help a patient appear more rested, refreshed and alert.
Facelifts were popular as well, with more than 127,000 opting for the surgery. Other non-surgical procedures that can help individuals appear younger include botulinium toxin type A injections such as Botox and Dysport, hyaluronic acid injections such as Juvederm and Restylane, laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.
While many people may not admit to seeking out the services of a cosmetic plastic surgeon because of their careers, ASAPS statistics show that these procedures are popular among those over the age of 50.
Regardless of the reasons why individuals choose to undergo a cosmetic surgery or non-surgical procedure, experts say it is important to ensure board-certified plastic surgeon is performing it.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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