patients are increasingly opting for procedures that require little recovery time due to fears that they may annoy their employers, it has been claimed.
Patrick McMenamin, president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), revealed that people no longer tend to take two or more weeks off work in order to have cosmetic surgery.
"If most people take that amount of time off in this economic climate, they may return to their job to find that someone has replaced them," he pointed out.
However, the expert revealed that employees recognise the benefits less invasive procedures with fast recovery times can have for their job prospects.
He claimed: "Looking young and feeling young can be a strong component when trying to get or keep a job and that is the reason more people are seeking cosmetic procedures."
It seems that many UK employers are not averse to people taking time off to have non-surgical procedures, with the Harley Medical Group recently reporting that some bosses are even introducing 'botox leave' to cope with increasing demand from staff.