We have previously discussed on this blog how a growing number of American men are investing in looking and feeling their best, with total cosmetic procedures on male patients increasing by a staggering 273 percent between 1997 and 2013.
Many if not most of these men are taking steps to improve their appearance at least partly for the sake of their professional success and earning potential. Numerous reputable scientific studies have shown that attractive, healthy-looking male workers earn significantly more than their less handsome peers. That can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars lost over the course of a career.
Even guy's guy Tom Selleck says he would consider male plastic surgery if it was for the sake of his work.
"I don't have a problem with it as long as it's not just vanity," Selleck tells GQ. "I don't have anything really against it, if I can look at it as a tool and not a kind of narcissistic manifestation of vanity, which it probably is anyway; but I do think there's a difference between that kind of vanity and your work. If it allows you to do your job and be accepted in a larger variety of things, I think it's okay."
You may be hesitant to spend time and money getting cosmetic procedures, but remember that they may significantly improve your earning potential. Based on one recent study, which found that good-looking men earn an average of 12 to 14 percent more than their least attractive colleagues, a one-time investment in plastic surgery could help you earn hundreds of thousands more dollars in the coming years.
If you are interested in learning more about surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, contact board certified plastic surgeon Christopher Craft, M.D. at Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery.