Will your next work promotion come from on-the-job performance or will it come from turning back the clock in the form of a facelift?

That is a question researchers asked in a new study just published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgeons evaluated whether or not women “appeared” to be successful in the workplace using photos of those who had cosmetic surgery (a facelift) and those who had not.

More than 475 college-educated participants were surveyed and shown facial photos of 13 different women. They were then asked to assess them in terms of age, attractiveness, job success, and overall health.

Those who had undergone a facelift procedure were deemed younger, more attractive, healthier, and assumed to be more successful in the workplace.

The study also noted that the number of cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past several years, with facelifts holding top rank as one of the most commonly sought out procedures.

Additionally, the research suggested that women who invest in plastic surgery tend to feel more confident and empowered, thus potentially leading to positive effects throughout all aspects of their lives, including careers.

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(Adapted from Yahoo-Beauty)