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Plastic Surgery to Fight Ageism in the Workplace


    Plastic surgery is increasingly becoming an option for older workers facing age discrimination in the workplace.

    Ronna Felsky has been out of the workforce since 1991.

    After a life spent raising children and supporting her husband’s career, the 55-year-old has found herself divorced and facing one of the toughest job markets in history — especially for the Baby Boomer generation.

    So she’s getting plastic surgery — a nose job plus a procedure to remove the dark circles under her eyes.

    "I look at this as a competition, I have to sell myself to potential employers. If I’m looking old and haggard that’s going to be a minus,” said Felsky, whose name has been changed to protect her anonymity. “People my age aren’t getting hired, they’re getting buyouts or getting laid off.”

    Felsky is just one of a growing number of older Americans getting plastic surgery so they can be competitive in the job market. Read more about this story on

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