Why More and More Baby Boomers are Getting Plastic Surgery
January 14, 2016
“Baby boomers” is the nickname given to the generation that was born after the end of World War II. This generation consists of over one fourth of the population and is responsible for a number of trends that have sprouted up over the past few decades, including plastic surgery. Now, baby boomers are reaching their 60s and creating a whole new surge in plastic surgery popularity. Why are more members of this generation getting cosmetic surgery? The answer may surprise you – baby boomers want to stay active in the workforce.
Generally speaking, people are expected to retire around the age of 65. It’s the age when you can be considered a senior citizen and are entitled to all the benefits that come with that title, including retirement. However, despite this expectation, a significant portion of baby boomers aren’t interested in retiring when they reach 65. Some of them want to continue working because they love what they do and want to enjoy it as long as possible. Others need to continue working to support their families, especially if they had their children later in life. Whatever the reason, more and more baby boomers are looking to extend their careers.
Unfortunately, baby boomers are also up against growing prejudice against older people, which makes it harder for them to stay in their jobs. Being older means looking older, which leads others to believe that they shouldn’t be in the workforce anymore.
To combat this prejudice and prolong their retirement, baby boomers are turning to plastic surgery to give them a more youthful appearance. Procedures like facelifts, eyelid lifts, and dermal filler injections are among the most common performed on people over 60 years of age because they’re highly effective at removing or reducing signs of aging from the face. Lift procedures help brighten up the face by lifting the skin so that it isn’t loose or sagging around the brow, eyes, and even the mouth. Dermal fillers like Botox and Dysport are well-known for their ability to improve the look of wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. Other fillers can restore volume to the face so make it appear smoother and more youthful. Depending on the type of procedures, plastic surgery can take up to ten years of a person’s appearance.
Just as each face is different, each patient is different in what they need for plastic surgery. Scheduling a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon is the first step to obtaining a younger-looking appearance. Dr. Haitham Masri is a board-certified plastic surgeon with 25 years of experience performing surgical and nonsurgical facial procedures. During your consultation, Dr. Masri will meet with you and ask questions about what you’re hoping to achieve with your surgery and the areas you would like to improve. Dr. Masri will also conduct a physical examination to determine the best course of action for your surgery.
Call (866) 487-3223 to schedule your consultation at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. You can also reach us by sending your information through the form on our Contact page.