Plastic Surgery in Your 20’s, 30’s … 60’s and 70’s?

You’ve seen the news stories lately; “Grandma Getting a Boob Job,” or “A Facelift to Keep Grandpa Looking Young.” Plastic surgery for patients 65 and older has recently gained popularity in the media, but this has been a trend for several years now.  According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 8% of all plastic surgeries performed in 2010 were performed on those over the age of 65. That is 84,685 surgeries.  That number leaves many asking “why?” Why risk an elective surgery at an older age?  Well, you’ll be surprised to find that the
“grandmas” and “grandpas” of the world have the same reasons you do…

The most common motives women in their 40’s and 50’s give: re-entering the job market after taking time off to raise children; getting back into the dating market after being divorced or widowed;  and finally moving forward with that surgery they’ve wanted for years.

The reasons older generations list as to why they wanted plastic surgery: the job market, dating again and finally committing to that procedure they’ve been dreaming about. And you thought you didn’t have anything in common with your older relatives…

In an article from the New York Post, several recent divorcees discuss how plastic surgery restored their confidence.  Diana Solomon, a former model, found herself heartbroken after her 25 year marriage ended, “I was crying every day, and I couldn’t get out of bed.” A breast augmentation, Botox and laser treatments completely changed her outlook, “At 51, I not only feel better, but I look better than I ever have…”

Marie Kolstad, still working as a property manager at age 83, with 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a very active lifestyle underwent a breast lift and implant procedure last month.  In her interview with ABC News, Marie explained why a woman in her 80’s would consider plastic surgery; “…your breasts go in one direction and your brain goes in another…It was more about looking in the mirror and liking who I am.”

No matter what age, men and women are treating themselves to the procedure or treatment they’ve been wanting.  If you’re in good health, plastic surgery may not be able to turn back the hands of time, but it may help your looks match the energy you feel inside.

Source: NYC’s divorcees get Plastic Surgery http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/had_revenge_surgery_P34ICFDzy19ZMgnunHq0pO/

Source: 83-Year-Old Gets Breast Implants to Keep Up With Kids  http://abcnews.go.com/Health/breast-implants-83-senior-citizens-elect-plastic-surgery/story?id=14266043

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