Cosmetic surgery gains popularity among executives

Attractiveness is linked to higher pay and more than one fifth of executives and directors would consider surgery to help them move up at work
||Last Updated: 11/14/2005

Everyone knows that making a good first impression is key in the business world and to ensure they put their best face forward, more and more Brits are going under the knife to work their way to the top.

Plastic surgery might seem extreme, but it’s been proven that good looks are tied to higher salaries. A survey conducted by London Guildhall University found that “plain” men earned 15 per cent less than attractive men, while plain women earned 11 per cent less.

The distinct financial advantage to good looks might explain why more than 25 per cent of female executives would consider cosmetic surgery if they thought it would boost their chances in the workplace, according to a survey conducted by the Aziz Corporation.