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Some Job Seekers See Plastic Surgery as Necessity

Posted: April 9, 2009

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In addition to the perceived competitive advantage from a facelift, some surgeons believe the recession is starting to cause more and more patients to get "work done" for an emotional lift in these dark times. "I think when people are down about the economy, they want to do things to make them feel better," Greenberg said.

New York City plastic surgeon Steven Pearlman agreed. "People are fed up and are starting to figure that it's time to live a little. Cosmetic surgery is about investing in yourself. It makes you look good and feel better about yourself, a dozen times a day when you look in the mirror," he said.

By Sue Zeidler, Reuters, April 8, 2009