Execs see cosmetic surgery as a way to boost careers

July 5, 2005

National report -- A survey conducted among female and male executives reveals that more than 25 percent of women respondents and 20 percent of the males would consider cosmetic surgery as a means by which to improve their career aspirations.

National report -- A survey conducted among female and male executives reveals that more than 25 percent of women respondents and 20 percent of the males would consider cosmetic surgery as a means by which to improve their career aspirations.

Recent research conducted by Aziz Corp., a communications consultancy, reveals that of the 210 executives questioned, 26 percent of the women said they would consider a facelift, 27 percent said they would consider plastic surgery generally, and 28 percent would opt for Botox injections if they thought the procedures would help their careers.

Among the male respondents, 19 percent said they would consider plastic surgery, 15 percent would get a facelift and 11 percent would opt for Botox.

Aziz Corp. Chairman Khalid Aziz said the significant proportion of both sexes who would take the relatively extreme step of opting for cosmetic surgery shows "a growing recognition of how important appearance is to success in business today."

-- Compiled by Staff Correspondent Bill Gillette