New Jersey Plastic Surgery News: Study Shows Cosmetic Surgery Gives Women Confidence in Tight Job Market

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

We wanted to share with our New Jersey plastic surgery patients the results of a new study conducted by the American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) which revealed that more women are turning to cosmetic surgery for a competitive edge in today’s job market.


Women across America are reporting that cosmetic surgery gives them the “boost of confidence” necessary to reach higher levels in the workforce – even amidst mass layoffs and corporate downsizing.

The following snippet explains some of the findings from the study:

In a new telephone survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) of 756 women between the ages of 18 and 64, many reveal cosmetic plastic surgery procedures now appear to be an important rung on the success ladder.

  • 13 percent (more than 1 out of 10 of the 115-million working-age women) say they would consider having a cosmetic medical procedure specifically to make them more confident and more competitive in the job market.
  • An astounding 3 percent (nearly 3.5-million working women) say they’ve already had a cosmetic procedure to increase their perceived value in the workplace.
  • 73 percent (almost three out of four or, 84-million working women) believe, particularly in these challenging economic times, appearance and youthful looks play a part in getting hired, getting a promotion, or getting new clients.
  • 80 percent (four out of five or 92-million working women) think having cosmetic medical procedures can boost a person’s confidence.

Aesthetic consultant Stephanie Popper, recently had a removal and replacement of implants and breast lift with Dr. Parker.

“As an aesthetic consultant, my reputation means everything to me- as word of mouth is one of the top sources of referrals to my business. When you look good, you feel confident. That gives me a competitive edge and something my clients have come to expect from me,” says Popper.

And while it is completely inaccurate to say that cosmetic surgery can make a person’s economic woes disappear, our experience with our patients here at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has shown repeatedly that women feel more confident and secure in their own skin following a cosmetic procedure.

It’s not surprising, then, that this new found burst of confidence is helping women to secure jobs in such a tough economy– as a confident woman will often present better in an interview than her insecure counterparts.

It’s also important to note that people don’t always realize the emotional impact physical insecurities can have on an individual. It can cause a person to feel uncomfortable in their own skin– or in severe cases, cause complete social phobia.

Knowing that the appearance of a woman’s face or body is often a sensitive issue and sometimes the source of emotional pain or physical embarrassment, we have designed an empathetic, informative consultation system by surrounding Dr. Parker with knowledgeable, nurturing staff members for our prospective New Jersey plastic surgery patients.

Yet beyond sensitivity and understanding, we also work one-on-one with our patients to discuss their cosmetic surgery goals at length and help them determine exactly what they want done through special Sizing Sessions for breast enhancement and digital computer imaging to visualize the anticipated results of facial and body surgery.

So if you are a prospective New Jersey plastic surgery patient interested in boosting your confidence and obtaining a new look for 2009, call (201) 967-1212 to set up your consultation with Dr. Parker and his staff today!

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