Dr. David W. Kim Announces the Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sympathetic to the older job applicant, Dr. David W. Kim has established a Jobseekers Facelift Giveaway Contest. As millions compete for a limited number of jobs, older applicants (those over 40) see facial surgery and non-invasive treatments as a way to stay competitive with younger applicants. "Of course, one's accomplishments should set one apart, but in our culture a youthful appearance is highly valued," begins Dr. David W. Kim, former Chief of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery at
"My practice is in San Francisco," begins Dr. Kim, "and with 1 out of 11 Californians out of work, I have an increasing number of older unemployed patients who want facial surgery before they start interviewing." He is not alone. According to the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons over 2/3 of their members believe that jobseekers are the largest industry trend for 2009.
But does facial rejuvenation really help in getting a job? A tremendous amount of research has proven that physical attractiveness is an advantage. "Every culture advances those who carry that culture's desired traits," says Dr. David W. Kim. "In our culture, prominent signs of aging are usually detrimental in getting a job."
A firm believer in a natural facial outcome as opposed to a cookie cutter effect, Dr. David W. Kim is the author of 57 papers on beauty with his most recent appearing in March/April JAMA's Archives of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a sought
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