Why Plastic Surgery is Popular Among Retirees

November 25 2015

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more people age 55 and older are choosing to undergo plastic surgery. In fact, approximately a quarter of all cosmetic procedure patients fall into this age group. The most common plastic surgery procedures among retirees include nonsurgical treatments like Botox, chemical peel and soft fillers; and surgical procedures such as facelift, forehead lift and eyelid surgery.

The Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists take a closer look at reasons for this growing trend.

More Opportunities to Treat Themselves

Recovering from plastic surgery requires a time commitment that many people with children or busy careers feel they don’t have. Retirees typically have more time to undergo surgery and recover at a leisurely pace without the pressure of commitments such as children and work. Additionally, retirees tend to have more disposable income than younger patients. They usually can afford to splurge a bit more on elective surgery than younger patients who are raising children or have mortgages or car payments to worry about. Retirees are finished with their careers, and many are done raising children, so it only makes sense that they want to celebrate by rewarding themselves.

Focus on Well-Being

For the latest generation of retirees, regular exercise and a healthy diet are priorities. More retirees than ever are participating in physical activities like running, biking and hiking. This allows them to feel young and healthy. It is no surprise then, that retirees want a younger-looking facial appearance to match their trim physiques and youthful spirits. A furrowed brow, sunken cheeks and droopy eyelids can be bothersome for anyone, perhaps especially for older individuals who exercise regularly but cannot get rid of wrinkles or excess facial skin. Fortunately, facial plastic surgery can help. Facelift and eyelid surgery remove excess, droopy skin and fat for a tighter and younger-looking facial appearance. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane restore volume lost over time.

A Boost in Self-Confidence

Some retirees return to the dating scene following divorce or death of a spouse. Plastic surgery can boost a person’s confidence, which is an important quality in the dating scene. A healthy self-image can make someone present themselves better, and in turn make them more appealing and desirable to others.

What Are Your Plastic Surgery Needs?

Whether it’s a subtle change or a dramatic enhancement, plastic surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To schedule a consultation and discuss which treatment is right for you, call Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists at 404-255-2975.

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