If you have ever dealt with discrimination in the workplace, you know how discouraging it can feel. You may have worked hard for a promotion, but for some reason, it just doesn’t matter. The younger, more attractive, and less skilled employee received the better position. This is called ageism, and sadly it’s alive and well in many workplaces around the country.
What People Are Doing to Avoid It
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a large increase in the number of men getting plastic surgery in order to look younger and to stay relevant in the workplace.
“I see it all the time,” Dr. Robert Anolik, a New York dermatologist, told CNBC. “If you are part of a start-up or venture capital environment, and you are running around with people who are 25, you don’t want to look like you’ve aged out of that environment.”
How David Avoided Ageism
David, a 54-year-old New Yorker and portfolio manager, admitted to getting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections every three months for this reason exactly. David feels that if clients believe he is younger, they will be more likely to think he is good with computers and social media, and therefore, is better at his job.
David is not the only man making this change. The ASPS states there has been a “20 percent jump” since 2010 in the number of men choosing to have facial aesthetic enhancement, whether it involves a needle, a knife, or laser.
The number of men getting BOTOX, specifically, has increased 27 percent in the same time frame. Though there is no exact data explaining why this has occurred as of yet, most plastic surgeons chalk it up to an increased pressure to look younger.
“We are in a youth-obsessed culture right now,” stated Dr. Anolik. “People want to attract millennials.”
Of course, women have been under this type of discrimination in a much greater capacity than men, and for a long time. Women are still the recipients of 9 out of 10 plastic surgeries performed in the United States. However, this ratio seems to be leveling out with men as time goes on.
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