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High Five
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

More unemployed people are turning to plastic surgery in order to compete with younger job seekers.

An American Society of Plastic Surgeons report found that 1 in 10 women would consider cosmetic surgery to compete in the difficult job market.

"People are doing plastic surgery on their layoff, while they're unemployed, to try to make themselves more attractive for the next job," [Dr. David D. Magilke, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland,] said. "We're seeing this trend more and more with men and women."

One of his patients at Portland Laser & Surgery Center, Wendy Marsh, agreed to talk publicly about her experience. She enjoyed a successful, lengthy career as an Executive Vice President in Marketing. Last year she lost her job so she joined a Portland area job-seekers group. "A big topic of conversation was: were we losing jobs to younger candidates in this huge expanded candidate pool?"

She decided she was losing jobs to younger-looking candidates, so late last year had a facelift. She said four days after the surgery she was back on the hunt for a job. "It wasn't as dramatic as I thought a facelift would be." She added, "I was back to looking for a job three or four days later, very little bruising."

Read more at KGW.com.

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