I just completed doing a demo on retouching, using a shot I took a couple years ago. These days, it’s a requirement to be knowledgeable in retouching if you want to be a commercial photographer. I don’t do all of the retouching myself for commercial projects. Not that I do not know how, it’s more a matter of not always having the free time. But since basically ever shots you see in a magazine or even social media, has been retouched, it’s a necessary skill. None-The_less, I am pretty happy with the results.
And yes, I guess I am partially to blame for men having too high of expectations. But it’s my job. Darn it!