In today’s world, people are living longer. It stands to reason that people want to look better for longer. Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases data on the cosmetic procedures—both surgical and non-surgical—performed in the US. If you think cosmetic treatment is only for those in their 40s, these numbers may surprise you!
According to the most recent ASPS data, a full 22% of all cosmetic surgeries in 2010 were performed on patients over the age of 55. And, if you think that’s impressive, listen to this. When it comes to minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments like Botox and Microdermabrasion, patients 55 and up comprised a full 26% of all procedures performed. While each person is unique and not every older patient would be a good candidate for surgery, these numbers suggest that we’re never too old to care about our appearance!
Top Cosmetic Procedures Among Older PatientsToday, patients are looking to brighten up their golden years! Here are just a few of the cosmetic procedures older patients are seeking out today. Popular Cosmetic Procedures Among Patients Ages 55+:
- Dermal fillers: For deep, persistent creases, dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are a great way to freshen one’s appearance. Essentially, fillers work by filling in the spaces or “valleys” of creases. Restylane can also be used to plump the lips as a non-surgical alternative to lip implants.
- Eyelid surgery: As we age, the eyelids can naturally sag and droop. For these patients, eyelid surgery is often the answer. During an Eyelid Lift, we remove excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, with the aim of achieving a more youthful appearance.
- Facelift: Facelift Surgery is a procedure used to combat the appearance of facial sagging and the loss of muscle tone. During the procedure, we tighten the underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face. For some patients, this procedure can take years off their appearance.