Admittedly, this news come from California, a state where Botox is a girl’s (or boy’s) best friend and plastics surgeons have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But then again, who can blame folks in a state with 12.6% unemployment for doing anything and everything to give them an edge in a brutal job market. But going under the knife?
Last year, over 17 million people underwent cosmetic procedures, most of them baby boomers. It’s not just women either. Last year, nearly 3 million men had plastic surgery.
That’s according to a report from KCRA.com in Sacramento. Many of those boomers are turning to cosmetic surgery as a way to compete with younger workers. Fifty-three year old Tina Miller is one of them:
It’s tough out there because, you know, they might look at you as tired or you don’t have the excitement as a younger person. And I can do the same thing even though I’m in my 50s,” Miller said.
Is this the wave of the future for bb’s who want to keep climbing the corporate ladder? If so, we sure hope the IRS will let us deduct facelifts, laser therapy and Botox as unreimbursed employee expenses.