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Plastic Surgery to Fight Ageism in the Workplace

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    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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