According to recent articles on, and several other leading publications, there is an interesting phenomenon occurring. As the job market slumps, faces are perking up.

According to CNN’s article entitled, “Plastic surgery rebounds as job seekers try to look better,” much of the business is coming from men over the age of 55 who are concerned about keeping their jobs. However, many men and women alike are willing to do whatever it takes to secure employment in an uncertain job market.

For many individuals in their 60s and 70s who are delaying retirement and continuing to work, having a youthful image that matches their energy level may help them in their job search. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgeries and facelifts are among the most common surgeries for those looking to appear younger in order to advance their careers.

Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, there is sometimes an age bias when employers must choose between candidates with similar experience and education. Younger candidates often require a smaller salary and are farther away from retirement; for smaller businesses, a younger person’s health benefits may also be more affordable. Additionally, employers may perceive younger people to have more energy and be more technologically savvy.

Dr. Langdon, Medical Director of the Langdon Center in Guilford, CT says, “Patients are turning to minimally-invasive procedures like the Browlift (Forehead Lift), ExpresS-Lift Face Lift and treatments like skin tightening, wrinkle reducing injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers like Juvéderm™ and Radiesse®. If I can help my patients feel more confident and youthful when they are searching for employment, then I have done my job well.”

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