24 January 2012

Middle-aged New Zealanders are choosing cosmetic surgery as a way to boost their career prospects. According to statements from plastic surgeons with clinics in the country, the number of people aged between 45 and 65 years old booking in for surgical procedures has risen noticeably in recent years. This has been attributed in part to the increase in competition for new jobs and promotions, and the idea that those in middle age are using cosmetic surgery to level the playing field when competing with younger colleagues.In a recent report by, Association of Plastic Surgeons president, Howard Klein, said: As cosmetic procedures have become more acceptable we have seen an increase in people feeling they need to look their best because of workplace competition. There has been an increase, mostly because of non-surgical treatments. I suspect it's influenced by media, internet, reality TV and a perception that cosmetic surgery is not just for the rich and famous, Mr Klein added.