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.


marge carter said...

we all age gracefully differently.But why would you want to put your body through facelifts,botox,fillers etc. it is not a permanent fix. why not do it naturally.

Steve said...

I'd rather look old, save the money and go somewhere fun!

Mark Allen said...

As a boomer guy, I even worry about looking older, losing my hear, wrinkles and a turkey neck.

Nothing wrong with attempting to slow down the process and look your best.

I live in Southern California, what you look like capital of the world, I see more boomers having procedures.

I believe as more boomers have procedures, that it is becoming more acceptable. As long as people admit it and talk about, I really do not have a problem with it.

Boomer54 Mark