Transcript for Some Women Claim Plastic Surgery Needed to Keep Jobs
working women who say they need plastic surgery to compete in a world where youth and beauty are prized. Women going to extraordinary lengths just to keep their jobs, they say. Abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. Reporter: The images of youth and beauty. Many working women feel the pressure to match the freshness of anne hathaway in "the devil wears prada." With the experience, of a pro. That depends on what you're -- no, no. It wasn't a question. Reporter: But those traits DON'T NECESSARILY GO HANDdSE!z Hand. Now, a new generation of women are embracing early middle age. Making those foreheads and overplump lips of "the first wives' club" a thing of the past. Those lips, are they wax? Reporter: Looking a vibrant 40, or at least freezing what you've got. Who is coming into your office? I've seen a lot of professional women who are in THEIR 40s@éGxL 50s, WHO WANT TO Stay competitive in the job force and not be perceived as being too old. Reporter: Today, patients of new york plastic surgeon sharon giese, are opting for injections over surgery. Many are women who say their jobs depend on it. Like patient suzanne armstrong. A 47-year-old actress and real estate agent who wants to look the healthiest middle age she can. It's okay if I have wrinkles. I just would like to look healthy. I'm trying as being young by experienced. It's complicated in the WORKPLACE THAT b YOU'RE JUDGED BY How you look. Reporter: She has been getting botox since she was 30 to stave off a wrinkled forehead. And her care has paid off. You can see from this photo taken ten years ago, that she's almost stopped the aging proce process. Middle aged has never looked so good. For "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york.
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