Plastic surgery can cure both a sagging face and a sagging career, according to research in the US.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that from 2000 to 2004, the number of facial plastic surgery procedures and injections increased 34%.
In 2004, the academy found that 22% of men and 15% of women who had plastic surgery did so for business purposes.
According to US government statistics, a growing number of people are seeking cosmetic surgery to get ahead in the workplace. Cosmetic procedures for men more than doubled from 2003 to 2004, and surgeons said they have requests from estate agents, lawyers, airline pilots and business executives, among others.
Previous studies in the US have indicated that attractive and younger-looking people are more successful and earn more.
Cosmetic surgery dilemmas – what should be included in your sick pay policy? See April’s issue of Employer’s Law magazine.
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