Many baby boomers age getting cosmetic surgery to fight fears of ageism. You don’t have to be a Hollywood star for youth and beauty to be a real career asset. Although ageism in the workplace is illegal, many baby boomers report experiencing it, especially during a job search. Many cosmetic surgeons across the country are finding that more and more older patients are requesting cosmetic surgery in order to present a more youthful appearance in the workplace. Patients hope that this will enable them to avoid issues of ageism from affecting how their superiors, coworkers, and clients treat them.
Fighting the fears of ageism with cosmetic surgery
What is Ageism?
Ageism is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as giving a job applicant or employee over 40 unfavorable treatment purely based on their age. This type of discrimination is a reality in this country, with one study finding that companies were 40 percent more likely to interview a young job applicant than an older one. Perhaps hiring managers are wrongfully assuming older workers are hard to train, too expensive, bad with technology, or unlikely to stay with the company long.
Can Cosmetic Treatments Really Help?
Whether or not you are actually facing ageism right now, if you fear this possibility, improving your appearance through cosmetic surgery or a non-invasive cosmetic treatment can help. By relieving your concerns about your appearance, cosmetic treatments can boost your confidence, enabling you to perform better in a job interview or in your current position. And, if management is in fact troubled by any subconscious tendency towards ageism, your more youthful appearance will also help keep that from coming to the surface.
Which Cosmetic Treatments Could Be Considered?
Baby boomers who get cosmetic work done for career reasons typically focus on reducing wrinkles and correcting sagging skin around the eyes and neck. Therefore, you may wish to consider a facelift, mini facelift, forehead lift, or brow lift to smooth away wrinkles, or a neck lift to tighten up drooping skin beneath the chin. Eyelid surgery can also help individuals who may suffer from tired, puffy, or otherwise old-looking eye areas. If your wrinkles are not yet very pronounced, you may wish to consider non-surgical treatments such as Botox or fillers. Many younger workers are being proactive about maintaining their youthful look using these procedures.
Regardless of what stage of your career you may find yourself in, Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa can help you achieve a look that will exude youthfulness and confidence. Please schedule an appointment for a personalized consultation.