In the spirit of honesty, it must be said that looks do matter in this world. This concept is old and archaic, but it’s still a part of our world. We’ve made many strides and our society has progressed a lot, but sadly, a person’s outside appearance is still very important when it comes to success. A person’s attractiveness has some serious pull on how they move through life. Is this fair? No, it’s not—but sometimes, neither is life.
What drives our obsession with appearance? One answer is social media. The scrolling world of perfection has disseminated the concept of the attractive, perfected life. More and more employers are no longer looking to hire someone based on their CV or their experience. The first thing an employer looks at is someone’s profile picture for an immediate judgment. Social “media-esque” job profiles are everywhere—like LinkedIn.
There are various outlets that allow job seekers and employers to peruse the masses via social media. This means employers are looking to social media for every aspect of their business. They are using social media to advertise, raise awareness, and search for new employees. It is a fact that if an employer is more likely to higher attractive, younger job seekers. The logic is faulty, but again, this is the world that we live in. This has created a huge amount of pressure on people looking for jobs or wanting to move up in their company.
So, Could a Facelift Lead to a Promotion?
There is an excellent chance that a facelift can help you get the position you are vying for. Social media has really increased the competitiveness of the job market, so the average age group for facelifts is between ages forty and fifty. So, for adults in the job market over 40, facelifts can give a huge advantage.
According to AARP, 1 in 5 discrimination complaints to the EEOC involve age discrimination, and FactTank reported that there are nine million Americans that are over 65 and employed. There is a growing group of working Americans that could benefit from facelift surgery. This surgery has the potential to give this older generation of Americans an advantage over the younger generation.
But there are also more physiological, emotional benefits from a facelift: one study conducted by the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources that showed that cosmetic surgery increased self-esteem, which in turn improved their job performance.
So, What Is a Facelift? And What Does It Do for You?
Simply put, a facelift is a procedure that can help reverse the look of aging on someone’s face and neck. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the facelift can fix “the relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging, deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, fat that has fallen or has disappeared, jowls, and loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”.”
There have also been a number of advancements in the field of facelifts. The recovery time has decreased and the end results have become even better. A person could get a more intricate procedure but still have a recovery time that only lasts around two weeks. In addition, a person could decide to go with the trendy “lunchtime procedures” to keep facelift results looking great.
So, if you’re asking yourself: could this procedure give me a chance at work? Check out the research. Ask your doctor. Ask yourself what kinds of benefits a facelift can give you and whether that will help your confidence and self-esteem. If you think it’s right for you, contact renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Slupchynskyj now, for a consultation on the facelift.