It’s only natural that individuals want to look as youthful as they possibly can. However, coupling this desire with the need to look young in corporate America, there are a slew of baby boomers whose desire turns more into a necessity.
The corporate America playing field is rife with ongoing competition from recent college graduates. Those who have clocked in the years at their career want keep a strong foothold in their position as these new candidates polish their resumes.
While not necessarily politically correct, professionals in their forties and above are experiencing the need to have a younger looking appearance. From cosmetic injections to minimally invasive lower limited facelifts, patients are welcoming a newfound sense of youth.
In the Philadelphia Inquirer, reporter Erin Arvedlund crafted an excellent article related to this topic describing the above scenario as the “top anti-retirement expense.” People are investing in themselves in the workplace.
And this is a valid statement.
She interviewed a county assistant prosecutor who was incredibly candid about how she wanted to look her best in the presence of jurors. Appearance means a great deal to people “looking the part” from head to toe. It is what some professions require.
More importantly, some professionals don’t want to retire because they enjoy their work and current lifestyle. Their work may give them a sense of purpose.
On the flipside, as the cost of living and college tuitions continue to climb, workers may need to punch the time clock a little longer.
Frown lines and other wrinkles may give a stern expression which can be treated with popular cosmetic injections such as Botox and Juvederm. If one feels these injections are not providing an optimal aesthetic outcome, then a lower limited facelift and/or fat grafting is another excellent option.
A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can help navigate patients toward the right procedure(s).
In her comprehensive article, Arvedlund also interviewed a representative from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Leigh Hope Fountain told the reporter, “Baby boomers are having a lot of work done to stay competitive in the workplace.” She continued, “It’s very ageist, but it’s the unfortunate reality.”
Over time, there has been a significant shift in patients. While women still predominately receive facelifts, men are now walking into the surgical spotlight. According to a plastic surgeon Arvedlund spoke with, the patient ratio of 15 women undergoing a facelift is compared to one man. Not too long ago, that ratio used to be 20 women for every man.
Realizing that cosmetic surgery for baby boomers is a consistent trend, it’s important more than ever to choose the right plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation. Microsurgical skills and advancements have been quite impressive over the years as are the swift recovery timeframes.
With that said, finding a qualified board-certified surgeon through an organization such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a great starting point for an individual just beginning their due diligence.