Cosmetic Surgery For Your Career?

The average age of retirement has increased by two years for both men (average age 64) and women (62) since the mid-1990s, according to the the U.S. Census. At the same time, the graduating class of 2012 is about 9 percent larger than 2011, adding lots of competition to the workforce.

So what is a baby boomer to do? A recent news report from New Zealand says many older professionals are turning to cosmetic treatments specifically to be more competitive in their careers.

They are opting for surgical procedures like facelifts and noninvasive treatments, such as wrinkle-freezing injections or skin-plumping fillers. Those working in careers where appearance is perceived as more important, such as the media or even real estate, are leading the pack in these career-driven procedures, according to

A greater acceptance of having "work done" is fueling the trend, and people are even willing to go into debt for the procedures since they see it as a long-term investment in their career, reported.

Have you ever had a procedure done because you felt it would help you get ahead at work?

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  • anonymous
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    I think if people are continuing to work in their later years because they like their job and have money to spend on plastic surgery- then they should go for it. Looking younger and feeling good about yourself gives people happiness and confidence in work and in life. Some people might be working into their 60's because they don't have a choice, most of these people would rather use that money to retire than to look younger among their peers at work. Whatever the case, if you can afford it, and it is going to bring you happiness, then why not?

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