New Trends in Plastic Surgery – When First Impressions Count

May 26, 2012

Often times, a person decides to undergo some form of plastic surgery to boost their self-esteem and enhance their self-image.  But new studies based out of New York City boasts that plastic surgery can actually boost a person’s chance of gaining employment.

Surgical procedures such as chin augmentations can create a favorable impression on the general public.  It seems as though strong jaw lines and chins are linked to trustworthiness, dependability, and other positive and desirable characteristics in the workplace.  People subconsciously associate a stronger chin with more authority, self-confidence, and trustworthiness.  Therefore, chin augmentations are among the newest trends in plastic surgery.

Professionals, both men and women over the age of 40, seem to crave that strong jaw line that they feel will give them the upper hand in the workplace and are turning the plastic surgery procedure of chin augmentation to achieve it.  This three hour plastic surgery procedure, which has been coined “the chinplant,” has become popular among Americans and has increased in the US roughly 71% in the last two years.  One of the highest rates of increase is seen in women in corporate America.  Could it be that this sudden urge for plastic surgery could be linked to the everyday use of video conferencing in the business world?   Business executives often find themselves “face to face” with people of important statuses from all over the world via video conferencing.  It is these interactions that have people thinking of their appearance and how important that first impression can be.  A promotion, an added responsibility, a significant contact can be made all based on the impact of a person’s appearance.  Therefore, the desire to use plastic surgery to enhance their looks seems to be a possible way to also enhance their resume.

Plastic surgery is undoubtedly a booming business, with chin implants gaining popularity in competitive work environments because of their seemingly enchanting ability to give an edge to the willing recipient.  Whether this is a real or perceived notion, it seems as though the “chinplant” will continue to be among one of the leading trends in plastic surgery.

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