It’s back to school season! If you’re a parent, that means getting a break from your kids being at home 24/7; if you’re a teacher, that means coming back with new lesson plans – and maybe a new look. According to CBS New York, plastic surgery among educators is becoming more and more common during the summer months because of the extended time off.

So what are the most common procedures sought out by our educators? For older teachers, facial rejuvenation surgeries (including brow lifts and eyelid surgeries) are the must-have procedures in order to look younger and more refreshed in the classroom. For the younger crowd, rhinoplasty is quite popular.

Some surgeons’ offices have picked up the trend and have marketed their services accordingly, offering teachers special deals. According to The Atlantic, some schools are also jumping on the bandwagon. In fact, one school system in Buffalo, NY, funds its teachers’ procedures, covering microdermabrasion, hair removal, and liposuction.

Plastic surgery can be a huge confidence-booster for professionals, allowing them to carry themselves better than they did before surgery. In fact, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that many physicians treated patients whose main reason for surgery was related to work. In the educational field, self-confidence is especially important as children have a reputation for being vocal with their criticisms.

While your career should be a consideration when getting plastic surgery, it shouldn’t be the sole one. Weigh the pros and cons and schedule a professional consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon (like Dr. Ethridge) to ensure that you receive the safest and best results.

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