It is no secret that the cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever. More and more people are looking past the stigma that had previously been associated with plastic surgery, and instead focusing on the positive aspects such as the boost in self-confidence that many people achieve. Despite the growing interest, people still find themselves a little surprised with one particular growing group of people seeking cosmetic surgery – seniors.
That’s right! Senior citizens are seeking out more and more cosmetic procedures to boost their confidence. As people live longer lives, they are seeking out procedures that help their bodies match the youthful spirit inside. What is more surprising to many people is how many are looking into procedures beyond facelifts such as tummy tucks and breast lifts/augmentation.
The first concern of many is the potential risk associated with surgery. Many feel that men and women of advanced age are more fragile, and therefore should not subject themselves to unnecessary procedures. Studies show that seniors in good health have similar risk as much younger patients.
As cosmetic surgeons, it is our job to help our patients have their outside appearance reflect the person on the inside. Looking your best will help you feel your best! Age has a way of making that difficult. It happens to the best of us, so why not turn the tide on Mother Nature a bit? A breast lift, for instance, for a woman 60+ may be about maintaining a body she once had and getting some of that confidence back. A tummy tuck for a similar man can have the same result.
Information is the key when it comes to any cosmetic procedure for everyone, young and old. Everyone is different. Do your research, as age no longer has to hold you back from surgery.
For more information, schedule a consultation with us and see if plastic surgery is right for you!