Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Beauty is Only Skin Deep for Many Baby Boomers

Anti-aging procedures are on the rise according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and they have baby boomers to thank for that.

AACS President Dr. Mark Berman says even though baby boomers are getting older they want to look younger, which would account for the significant number of facelifts among the group between 2008 and 2009.

According to the AACS numbers:
•Facelifts rose 44 percent from 2008 to 2009 in procedures by AACS members, totaling 34,455 in 2009.
•Blepharoplasty procedures (eyelid lifts) went up 42 percent, from 42,602 to 60,507.
•Mon-invasive anti-aging procedures such as Botox (up 157 percent) and fillers (up 245 percent) also rose.

•Average age of facelift patients is 54.1 years.
•Average age of blepharoplasty patients is 52.3
•Average age for Botox is 46.6
•Average age for fillers is 46.8

It would appear that aging gracefully has taken on a whole new meaning.