Cosmetic Surgery is Good for your Career

Sometimes. It depends on what business you are in. If you’re in the teaching or medical profession you probably don’t have to worry about that. In that case, plastic surgery would be strictly for the self-esteem and there’s nothing wrong with that.

mouthSome people argue that you should accept yourself as you are and that it’s shallow to bend to media ideals. I don’t agree. If you feel better about yourself by improving your appearance, why not do it?  How is that any different than going to a gym and eating well to lose and maintain healthy weight? Certainly there are health gains with the latter that you don’t always get with the former but there is no way every person who goes to a gym does so strictly for the “good of their health.” But, I digress.

Here’s the thing about your career. Once you start to get into your 40’s (middle-age) it shows. Yes there’s the expression “40 is the new 30” but that truly depends on your weight, wardrobe, state of mind and health. It’s the whole package, babe.

Once you’re into your 50’s you are really going to show your age if you aren’t hitting the gym and investing in plastic surgery. And that puts you in danger of“>ageism. For those of you who don’t know that expression it refers to being pushed out of your career due to the more youthful, better-looking up and comers behind you. When you apply for a new position in a new company, your skills and experience are very important. But if yours closely matches that of a person 10 – 15 years younger than you, guess who usually gets the job?

Ageism includes a lot of factors of course. Not staying current with technology and refusing to better your work performance through seminars and business courses is as foolish as “letting yourself go,” (if not more so). This isn’t a new concept. The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler. Butler used it to refer to discrimination against ageism-1024x604seniors but in the 21st century this applies to middle-aged people and older in the work place. Consider plastic surgery. A make-over. A new hairdo. Whatever makes you look better and feel better. Watch a video about psychological benefits of plastic surgery here.

Here’s a blog from a career woman who was asked by via an email to recommend a “younger her” for a job opportunity. Surprisingly, this woman had enough experience and sophistication not to take the request as an insult but as an opportunity. Impressive. I’m not sure I could do that.

Gary Vaynerchuk (whoever that is) has some interesting viewpoints on aging and the workforce. One thing I truly agree with is that people in their 50’s have a lot more time ahead of them in the workforce than our parents once did. That being the case, start feeling and looking it.He refers to modern medicine in terms of keeping us healthy and wanting or needing to work more years than we previously thought would be the case when we were younger. I agree with that and go one step further by stating use the other medical technology that is affordable and accessible for most people: plastic and/or cosmetic surgery.

It can help you stay on the business market longer than you might think.


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