Does Plastic Surgery Help With Your Career?

Now that the economy has slowed down, people are looking for ways to stabilize or improve their financial and career prospects. During these sorts of periods, there seems to be a lot of media attention paid to plastic surgery as a career advancement tool. Does Beverly Hills liposuction really lead to that promotion? Is this really the best reason to have a procedure?

The answers to these questions are: Maybe and maybe not. A recent study does seem to show that cosmetic surgery may help with career advancement. Excerpts from this study are below. But having a procedure for reasons other than to feel better about oneself tend to create a high degree of disappointment. People who get a Los Angeles breast augmentation for a boyfriend, for example, are often saddened to find that changes in appearance often do not improve a relationship.

So it is with procedures for career advancement. Suppose you get the procedure and then you do not advance at work. The level of disappointment is usually very high. People who do best from plastic surgery, know what they want, why they want it, and have a desire to look better in order to feel better.

Below are some excerpts from an article in US News about career advancement with cosmetic changes---

The media, and its consumers, generally keep conversation about plastic surgery and careers pegged on a couple of figures: the aging Hollywood idol and the would-be Hollywood idol. Cosmetic surgery is de rigueur in the movie and TV business—pretty understandable given how much looks matter on-screen and in career trajectories.

But there's increasing research that says looks matter in jobs beyond the silver screen—that beautiful people make more money and have more opportunities for advancement. So it's no real surprise that plastic surgery is being deployed as an instrument of career advancement by men and women in office suites far from the glare of the klieg lights.

History is, of course, full of very successful individuals who weren't much to look at: Think Napoleon or Albert Einstein. But these are the exceptions, and they don't disprove the rule, a career couch says.
There is, of course, one other option. People could all rise up, armed with the awareness of their discriminatory tendencies, and make a conscious effort to start treating everyone equally. Even newborns.