The UK economy may be in questionable shape, but it seems that Britain's top businessmen are ensuring they keep themselves in tip-top condition.
According to a recent poll by Director Magazine, 40 per cent of UK directors would consider cosmetic surgery or a non-surgical cosmetic procedure if they thought it would help their career or business.
A winning smile appears to be deemed important for closing deals, as cosmetic dentistry was found to be the most popular procedure among business people.
This was followed by botox and injectible fillers, both of which can be carried out in the average office lunch hour.
Also popular were hair transplants, eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelifts.
Richard Cree, editors and director of the magazine, commented: "Technological advances have made procedures such as 'lunchtime liposuction' possible, not to mention more acceptable; and a 'looks-are-everything' celebrity culture has also had an impact.
"We're all under pressure to look younger and fitter. But ask anyone who's had something 'done' and most will claim the motivation was self-confidence," he added.
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