Byrd Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center, led by Dr. Marcia V. Byrd, is a state of the art practice for anti-aging and aesthetic procedures for patients in Atlanta and Roswell, GA. Many women would consult a cosmetic surgeon to address concerns related to their beauty and youth. However, there is another segment of women for whom aesthetic enhancement is important from a job and career perspective.
The Importance of Looks in a Job
Women employees, particularly the ones who are in sales, public relations or jobs involving public dealing, seem to believe that, to an extent, their career depends on their looks. Working women who may not be directly dealing with public may still have concerns about their looks because they are keen to be perceived as active and energetic by their employers. The competitive pressure at the workplace seems to be driving a growing number of women to consider cosmetic procedures.
Women are increasingly sharing such concerns with their cosmetic surgeons in Atlanta, Roswell GA, or other places, and seeking solutions to give them the desired look. Working women are usually not in favor of extensive plastic surgery that may make them appear unnaturally young or ‘plastic’. They are rather looking to retain their existing natural appearance and getting solutions that help them ‘freeze’ their current looks for the next few years. These women would definitely not like to be seen as old or tired, which may dissuade their employers from giving them more competitive assignments and career opportunities.
Minimally Invasive Treatments
Plastic surgery treatments continue to remain popular, but many working women are considering non-invasive and minimally invasive treatment options to enhance their appearance. Chemical peels, dermal fillers, Botox, laser skin tightening, radio frequency therapy, ultrasound therapy, and fat freezing techniques are becoming popular choices. Innovative technologies in the field of non-invasive cosmetic treatments have made it possible to achieve the desired results without driving down the avenue of surgery.
Some of the key advantages that working women see while opting for minimally invasive procedures are as follows:
- The length of the procedure is usually short
- Recovery period is negligible in most such procedures
- Outcomes are more subtle and natural looking
- Pain and discomfort are minimal or non-existent
- Typical risks associated with a surgery are avoided
For instance, a cosmetic surgeon in Atlanta or Roswell, GA may be to schedule a Botox appointment for a busy working woman during her lunch hour. The treatment session may get over in 30 minutes, allowing the woman to be back at her workplace by the time the lunch hour is over.
Surgical Treatment Options
Working women in their late forties or early fifties may require surgical treatment or a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments for better results. The outcome with cosmetic surgery can be quite dramatic, but many career women are not looking for such conspicuous results. Their desire usually is to look at their healthiest best in their middle age, and not appear too old or tired to accomplish their job goals. For instance, they may ask for moderate anti-aging procedures such as a partial facelift, brow lift or eyelid lift, instead of very extensive surgeries.
In reality, it is possible that most employers would not encourage any discrimination at the workplace based on appearance. However, the inherent need to look is so intense in most human beings, that it may fuel the perception that looks matter even when it comes to performance and achievement at the workplace. A number of working women are of the opinion that an improvement in appearance, weight reduction or a rejuvenated face can increase their self-confidence, which in turn can have a positive effect on their job performance and competitiveness.
Job Retention in an Uncertain Economy
Difficult economic conditions, growing competition for jobs, and layoffs are some of the key factors that have led to a greater belief among working women that cosmetic enhancement of their appearance can allow them to stay competitive in a tough job environment. A study of 756 women in the age group of 18-64 revealed that many women are convinced that cosmetic procedures can push up their prospects of success in a career.
The study, conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), showed that 73 percent of women believe youthful appearance plays an important part in a challenging economy when it comes to getting hired, promoted or bringing new business for the company. Many of these women would actually consider treatment from a cosmetic surgeon to enhance their looks and improve their competitiveness at the workplace
Source of Survey: ASPS Press Release