Increase in divorced boomers receiving plastic surgery: 50,000 more people aged 55 and above were under the knife last year because many return to the dating scene
- Last year, 50,000 more people aged 55 and over underwent cosmetic procedures than in 2017
- A growing number of elderly patients say they want to look better in selfies when they go back to the dating scene
The number of baby boomers receiving Botox is increasing exponentially year-on-year – and surgeons think it has a lot to do with dating apps.
Last year, 50,000 more people over 55 underwent cosmetic surgery than in 2017, mainly through facial treatment or liposuction, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
According to Anne Taylor, MD, a certified plastic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, a growing number of her elderly patients are telling her that they want to look better in selfies when they re-enter the data scene.
& # 39; They are not necessarily looking to turn the clock back to their twenties, but only to make subtle changes to bring out their best faces, & # 39; said Dr. Taylor.
& # 39; For example, many of my patients have expressed concern about their neck or double chin, especially when it comes to looking down to make a photo or video chat on their phone. & # 39;
With the report, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shared the story of a patient, 55-year-old Jody Pinkerton (right) who had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation after she got divorced when she started dating again
Baby boomers are already big business for the plastic surgery industry, and increasingly.
They have, quite consistently, the most facelifts (they accounted for 66 percent in 2018) and a majority (48 percent) of eyelid operations.
The rates have risen steadily. Since 2008 there has been an annual increase of 6 percent.
According to the new report, the liposuction ratio & # 39; s increased by 4 percent in this age group in 2018.
Hair transplants increased by 18 percent and breast enlargements increased by 4 percent.
Botox and fillers – much more general in general – increased by 3 percent.
With the report, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shared the story of a patient, 55-year-old Jody Pinkerton who had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation after she got divorced when she started dating again.
Jody said she didn't feel she looked the way she felt when she tried to meet people virtually.
After her operations, she met her five-month now husband on a dating site.
After her operations, Jody met her five-month now husband, Joe, on a dating site
& # 39; Online dating can be scary, and you really need to be able to place yourself there & # 39 ;, Jody said in a press release.
& # 39; People initially judge you on a few photos & I wanted to make sure I could take the current photos that really represented who I am and made a good first impression. & # 39;
According to Dr. Taylor, Jody is a classic example of the type of patient she sees more often.
& # 39; My boomer patients are self-confident and accomplished men and women, and they just want to look in the mirror and see the person they feel are in it, & # 39; & # 39; Finding the right cosmetic procedures can give them that extra boost of confidence when they go to a new chapter of their lives. & # 39;
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