Would you undergo a plastic surgery procedure to get ahead in your career? For some women, and men, the answer is an easy yes. But how much of a difference can a plastic surgery procedure actually make?

A recent study conducted by Real Self set out to determine what the actual difference could be. Researchers conducted a blind survey of 400 men and women, showing before and after pictures of women who have had procedures completed.

Does a good appearance make you more qualified?

Of course, both legally and morally, a person’s appearance cannot be a factor in whether they can perform their job expectations in an appropriate manner. Employers should always look at experience, resumes and references in terms of choosing a great candidate.

The survey found that:

  • Women who have had chin implants, nose surgery or injections scored higher than their counterparts in terms of creativity, motivation and trustworthiness.
  • Women who had undergone nose surgery were seen as more competitive, motivated and creative.
  • Women who had received Voluma injections had the most dramatic increase in opinion, with the most increases in friendliness, motivation, creativity and competitiveness.

Making a change, big or small, can often have a dramatic effect in terms of your perception and self-confidence.

How popular are injections?

Many patients choose to undergo injections in order to make a change in their facial appearance without having an invasive procedure. There are many types of dermal fillers available that can enhance or change an appearance.

Some of these fillers include Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra. Although these injections target different areas of the face, they all have the common goal of enhancing an appearance and creating a desired look.