Age before beauty may not be the rule in the corporate world any longer, if it ever was. According to a new report from The Motley Fool, a recent PayScale survey found that of the 32 most successful U.S. tech companies, only six had a median age over 35. Bloomberg reported last summer that the median age at Google was just 29. Several years ago, Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg made headlines when he declared that young people are simply smarter.
Love it or hate it, the reality is that hiring managers and supervisors in charge of handing out promotions often favor more attractive, younger looking faces. The Motley Fool reports that the number of resolved age discrimination cases, as tracked by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, across all U.S. businesses rose 22 percent between 1997 and 2013.
It’s not surprising that the number of plastic surgery procedures among both men and women has also increased. Many professionals, like 43-year-old Linda Ayles, view plastic surgery as a career investment.
“I was looking at my mid-thirties thinking ‘Do I want to be considered as young and fresh and vital?'” she told News Corp Australia. “It is linked to succession planning in organizations — when people look as though they’ve got energy, drive and passion they’re considered in the company’s plans.”
So what should you do if you’re looking a little long in the tooth? You may want to consider some surgical or non-surgical rejuvenating procedures, such as dermal injections, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Contact Earl Dwayne Lett, MD, one of the best plastic surgeons in Nashville, to discuss your many enhancement options.