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Surgery to help career take-off

SOME 40 percent of women taking part in a cabin crew competition plan to undergo plastic surgery to improve their employment prospects.

Eye, nose and jaw operations are the most popular procedures.

Some 10,000 women are taking part in the contest, with 100 jobs at 15 airlines home and abroad up for grabs.

The top 30 contestants will become cabin crew, organizers said at the launch in Shanghai yesterday.

Plastic surgeons were on hand to offer advice to competitors.

Around 80 percent of participants are students and many said they’re willing to go under the knife to improve their job opportunities.

Dr Han Sheng from a local plastic surgery hospital said though different people have different views of beauty, cosmetic surgeons can create standard, proportional features.

“Plastic procedures are already widely accepted by the young generation,” Han said. “Injections and minor procedures are popular among graduate students and cabin crew.”

Deng Aiai, a freshman at Shanghai Jianqiao University, said she wanted to get professional direction through taking part in the competition.

“I would consider procedures if professionals suggest them,” she said.

However, experts warned young people that while cosmetic surgery can improve their appearance, inner qualities and professional skills are more important in job seeking.



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