Liposuction. Average cost: $2,982
Sure, most of us would like to lose weight, but a gym membership and a more healthful diet are probably the best ways to get there. Liposuction cuts the fat quickly, but if patients aren't upfront with colleagues, relationships can be damaged by the secrecy behind the improved appearance. Stern says she spoke with a woman who underwent liposuction and faced catty behavior when she returned to her work as a teacher.
Not a Surgery, But...
Teeth whitening. Average cost: $20 to $650
Professional whitening—either in the office or at home—is considered a good investment for the average person looking to appear younger, as teeth tend to darken over time. You can also head to your local drugstore and pick up a whitening kit for $20 to $40. That's pretty good bang for your buck, provided you actually use the kit for the length of time required.