If Christian or Sean (the two head plastic surgeons on FX’s show, Nip/Tuck) were to say, "Tell me what you don’t like about yourself," to one of today’s baby boomers, they might simply respond, "the way I look."
More than half of workers polled in 2006 said having cosmetic surgery or cosmetic dental work would help advance their careers. Fifty-three percent said plastic surgery would help their career, thirty-one percent said it wouldn’t and 14 percent were unsure of the impact.
So, are baby boomers actually having said cosmetic surgery to get them ahead? You bet they are.
Baby boomers had the majority (68 percent) of procedures in 2006, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
With younger job seekers determind to climb up the corporate ladder, baby boomers feel they have added pressure to keep up with today’s fast-paced society. Baby boomers are also working longer and want their looks to reflect how young they feel, experts say.
The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that more than $344 million is being spent on anti-aging creams and lotions. With the uncertainty of the actual results of these products, boomers are opting for a solution they know will work – and have immediate results.
There’s nothing wrong with a little nip tuck – if boomers can enhance their appearance, feel confident and get to work advancing their careers, more power to them!
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