Do you have to look like a Celebrity to get a job?
Apparently people who consider cosmetic surgery these days are having deeper reasons.
The Times of India says that Indian people go under the knife to increase their chances of getting a job.
Nose jobs, scar removal, tattoo removal are the 3 most popular procedures for job seekers.
“Over the last three years, the concept of plastic surgery has changed from looking young to looking in shape. The need to look good for a job is one of the reasons,”
Sunil Choudhary, director of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at Max Super-speciality Hospital told TOI.
“The majority of cases we get have to do with change in facial appearance. Men come with two main demands — removal of a bad scar or stitch mark on the cheek or forehead or improvement of a crooked nose,” Choudhary said.
A crooked nose creates a bad impression
“The reason for the scar or the crooked nose could be anything — an accident or a fall. But they feel it will associate them as someone who has fights or gets into a brawl at a bar and can therefore earn negative points,” he said.
Scars, he however adds, cannot be removed but “made to look better”.
Women want to look prettier.
“For instance, if someone has a masculine or bulbous nose, she would ask to make it softer. Those with slim faces may go for cheek enhancement, and some, who are very thin, may go for breast surgery to look more mature. It also boosts confidence,” Choudhary said.
Tattoo removal is another popular demand.
“Tattoos are still considered a stigma and the perception is that someone who has a tattoo cannot be taken seriously. Someone who is going for an executive position does not leave a good impression if he or she has a tattoo showing,” Sahin Nooreyezdan, senior consultant in the department of cosmetic surgery at Apollo Hospital, told TOI.
Mental Reasons are associated with it and Psychologists get involved
“Having said that, whenever a patient comes with such a demand, we sit with them for 30-45 minutes to evaluate that their consciousness is within the normal range. If a person feels that a tiny hump on the nose is the reason his or her life is a mess, they are not mentally mature enough,” Choudhary said.
“When a person constantly finds fault with himself is called Body Dysmorphic syndrome and we refer them to the psychologist. if the patient is a minor, we get the parents on board and, if needed, the paediatrician and the psychologist too, so that it is a conscious decision,” he said.
In the picture above we can see Alison Brie – she has no relationship with this article, the image is only used to exemplify that you don’t need to look like a star to get a job.