The results of the survey conducted by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, according to which 73% of female participants believe that a cosmetic surgery can help them move up the corporate ladder may sound surprising, but this is our reality.
Being competitive in the workforce depends not only on skills and work experience, but on physical appearance, as well. Looking younger and attractive boosts self-confidence resulting in competitive edge clients expect both from male and female workers.
This trend is prevalent, when it comes to men, as well. The number of men going under the knife increased over 273% from 1997. The most common surgeries for men include liposuction, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, male breast reduction and ear surgery.
The popularity of minimally invasive surgeries has decreased the number of plastic surgeries, so some of the most popular procedures are non-surgical ones, including laser removal for freckles, Botox, Restylane, hyaluronic gel injections…
The top five minimally invasive procedures
Botulinum toxin type A
With over 6.7 million women opting for it in 2014, Botulinum toxin type A is the most common minimally invasive procedure. Botulinum toxin type A includes both Botox and Dysport. This procedure smooths out crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines and skin bands on the neck.
Dermal fillers soften wrinkles and restore the facial volume. This is the reason why they are the most helpful if a patient has early signs of aging, otherwise the patient may need a facelift.
The least invasive procedure, a chemical peel can help you treat acne and acne scars, age and liver spots, fine wrinkles, freckles and skin pigmentation, scars and sun damage. A chemical solution is applied on the skin causing the outer layer of the skin to peel off and leaving your skin smooth and less wrinkled.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most convenient procedures as it can permanently remove unwanted hair with periodic treatments. It can eliminate the hair from any part of the body effectively as it eliminates more than one hair at a time.
This treatment is similar to a chemical peel as it also removes the outer layer of the skin. However, a chemical solution is not used in this case, but exfoliating crystals are sprayed on the skin. Additionally, this procedure boosts collagen production.
The top five surgical procedures
In this treatment, breast implants, or fat is used to increase the fullness of your breasts. A breast lift is not same as a breast augmentation, but two procedures can be done in conjunction.
The benefits of rhinoplasty include improving impaired breathing as well as enhancing the appearance of your nose.
Even though liposuction removes excess fat, bear in mind that it is not a substitute for a balanced diet and regular exercises and that it cannot remove cellulite.
The popularity of the eyelid surgery and liposuction is similar. As we have said, dermal fillers are not beneficial for all patients. Eyelid surgery is sometimes necessary to improve the appearance around the eyes. Not only can it treat wrinkles around the eyes, but it can treat sagging skin, fatty deposits and bags under the eyes.
A face lift improves the signs of aging on the face and the neck. It is usually performed together with a brow lift and eyelid surgery. If you have loose skin, deep wrinkles and fatty deposits, you may want to consider a face lift.
This article is not a direct encouragement to people to have surgeries. However, if you truly believe you will feel better after the procedure, you should consider doing it. Your happiness, at the end of the day, will be reflected in the workplace.
Gabriella Diesendorf is a freelance writer from Australia and a devoted mother. She loves badgering about beauty, green lifestyle choices and parenting techniques. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.