According to The New York Times, female executives are finding it helpful and/or necessary to their careers to have cosmetic surgery. Not to remove all of their wrinkles, mind you. After all, they still want to look natural.
I guess it's logical that right after we're done fighting to get in the boardroom we have to start worrying that we'll get kicked out because we don't look young anymore. Never mind that the most successful men are well into their 60's and beyond, wrinkles and all.
These aging female execs are having parties, in which they invite their aging female executive friends, and ... surprise ... their surgeon to give a free "consultation." Some of my friends have had those annoying parties where they sell beaded jewelry, kitchen gadgets or home accessories. Must I anticipate a face lift party? Nah, I don't think I'm in the income bracket.
I work in the field of television news, way out of view of any cameras. But, I recently read that one big news star and a slew of other female on-air types have been running to Manhattan plastic surgeons because HD-TV brings out their wrinkles. The big star is supposedly growing her bangs long to cover scars from the anticipated surgery. Will she do for eye lifts what Al Roker did for gastric bypass?
I now have another item to add to the list of reasons to work from home: "face lift not necessary." I'll put it right after "can work in jeans." The only disadvantage is that if I do ever decide to get the surgery, I won't be able to take it as a business-related tax write-off.