Mind Over Body

Surface treatments are down; mental health, however, is now a big priority

Published: May 18, 2009



Household expenses need to be slashed, holidays need to be cut down, and the missus’s nose... well hold on, no need to get that cut. No boob jobs either and don’t even think about those botox shots. A dipstick by Forbes India shows cosmetic surgeons have seen a 70 percent drop in income in the last quarter. Psychiatrists, however, are going whee, whee, whee! all the way to the bank. Meltdown-affected executives are beating down their doors: appointments are up over 30 percent.

One notable exception to this trend. Follicular-challenged top dogs are still getting their regular hair transplants. And that’s the bald truth.

(This story appears in the 05 June, 2009 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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