Baby boomers are increasingly considering plastic surgery, both before and in retirement. Many surgeons are reporting an increase in older patients, with many seeking procedures as a way to enhance their lives emotionally and psychologically.
“People are living longer than they ever did before and with Skype and digital cameras, people are more conscious of how they look,” said Darrick Antell, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York City. “The baby boomer generation has taken significantly better care of themselves. They work out regularly and watch their diet, but inevitably, the aging process catches up with them. They want the external appearance to match what they are on the inside.”
Anti-aging procedures have much to offer older Americans, be it an advantage in the workplace or a better sense of comfort with their bodies. Because we are living longer, more people are deciding to remain in the work force or live their life to the fullest in other ways, creating a desire to look their best and compete with younger generations. Botox, a face lift or laser skin resurfacing procedures can provide some assistance in these desires.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, baby boomers are opting for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelifts, rhinoplasty, forehead lifts and liposuction over other surgeries, but there are many non-invasive cosmetic procedures that could have significant benefits as well.
Any baby boomer considering plastic surgery should consult with a board-certified surgeon to ensure they get the results they desire. Contact Maryland Plastic Surgery for more information on cosmetic improvements to your appearance and what the best procedures to combat the signs of aging are. Dr. Adam Summers can help you select the optimal cosmetic surgery with quick recovery that will help you look your best, regardless of age.