In recent years, adults of all ages have begun to notice a trend and not one that we all are immediately willing to accept. More and more people in white-collar professions are turning to cosmetic surgery (and non-surgical treatments) to maintain their best professional image. This isn’t all hype. According to studies, refreshing the face or correcting certain aesthetic imperfections gets the job done – pun intended.
Some of the ways that a boost in appearance correlates to a career boost include:
- Getting hired. Your resume only says so much about you and, according to reports, employers are looking for more. It is not uncommon for a potential employer to peruse your social media pics to get a better idea of the kind of person you are. Yes, it feels a bit invasive, but your data is public domain on social media, and it gives your new boss the “warm and fuzzy” they are looking for in bringing you into the fold.
- Appearing Confident. According to a 2015 article, “Noninvasive Cosmetic Surgery Can Deliver Confidence, at a Cost,” by Paul Sullivan, it is quite possible that perceived flaws, such as deep creases around the nose and mouth or a double chin, or crooked teeth, can create discontent. If there is something about your appearance that you do not like, it will rob you of complete confidence, and this comes across. Cosmetic dental treatments top the list of procedures but are closely followed by facial rejuvenation like Botox or facelift surgery.
- One would think that we could lump “competitive” into the same category as “young,” but that isn’t necessarily the case. Ultimately, what research has found is that attractive features are just plain attractive! It doesn’t matter if you’re no longer 25, what seems to be more quickly noticed is how your face all fits together; how the angles of your jaw complement the contours of your cheeks. Studies show that, regardless of age, “attractive” people with harmonious facial features earn more on average.
You don’t need to look like anyone else, nor do you have to try to go back in time 20 years. A quick refresher with a non-surgical or minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure can bring out your best traits.