More men are turning to facelift surgery to help them stay competitive in the workforce and advance in their careers. This a trend that many doctors are noticing worldwide. Facelifts for men help define the neck and jawline and can turn the clock back up to ten years.
Dr. Huang in Singapore reports, “The reasons men decide to have something done (to their faces) are similar to why women do them – such as to improve self-image and boost self-confidence.”
This seems to impact males working in marketing, sales, banking and finance industries where first impressions are very important. Men want to look like they are in their prime and not past it.
Social media seems to have an impact as well as more men are open about surgical and non-surgical procedures they have done are are interested in having done. Facelift and necklifts procedures are increasingly popular. Other common cosmetic procedures for men include regular botox and skin treatments, rhinoplasty surgery and hair transplant surgery.
Eye rejuvenating procedures are popular as well to correct under-eye hollowing and/or extra skin in the upper lids that makes one look more tired and aged than they actually are. Surgical options include eyelid surgery and fat injections. Non-surgical options include CO2 laser treatments and fillers to fill in the under-eye hollowing.
Numerous studies have been done to test how important appearance is in the workforce. According to a 2009 study published in the Swiss Journal of Psychology, attractive candidates more likely to get hired over their less-attractive peers. While it’s definitely unfair, the bias does seem to be there. In a 2006 study in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 700 candidates (men and women) were ranked in units of attractiveness on a five point scale. For every additional unit of attractiveness, men earned an average of $2,600 and women earned an average of $2,150 more over the others.
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