Older adults opting for plastic surgery during unemployment
February 23, 2011
As competition between job hunters remains stiff, more people are going the extra mile to stand out to employers on their resumes and in person. More companies are hiring young adults with college degrees, putting older individuals at a disadvantage. However, a number of Baby Boomers are fighting back by undergoing cosmetic procedures to remain competitive, according to NBC affiliate KGW.
Experts say that facelifts are becoming increasingly popular for those who want to give themselves a youthful appearance before an interview. The one-time procedure is long lasting and takes between three and four hours, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Wendy Marsh of Portland, Oregon, is one example of a woman who went under the knife to get an edge on younger job candidates.
"It wasn't as dramatic as I thought a facelift would be," Marsh told the news source. "I was back to looking for a job three or four days later, very little bruising."
In addition to surgery, aging adults are also focusing on perfecting a smile that “exudes competence on the job” by having teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and other corrective dental work.
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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