Our plastic surgery offices in Manhattan and Long Island see many people every single day. Most of these people come in for free consultations for some adjustment to their body or face. What we’ve seen recently is an uptick in the age of some of our patients aged 65 years and older.
We find this interesting because it corresponds with the latest research from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). They recently reported the number of people 65 years and older has doubled for facelifts and cosmetic eyelid surgeries (blepharoplasty). This figure has increased significantly in the last five years.
In 2015, there were 39,772 eyelid surgeries performed on people 65 and older, and there were 37,632 facelifts performed on the same age group. The research also found that most of the people were between the ages of 65 and 75.
Why More Older Americans Choose Plastic Surgery
The baby boomer generation is getting older and they are living longer. There’s now a larger population of people 65 and older, so naturally there are more people who are interested in plastic surgery.
Societal Acceptance and Affordability
The biggest push towards plastic surgery comes from cultural and economic shifts for Americans. Plastic surgery is much more accepted by society nowadays, especially for older people. People are expected to look younger.
The cost of plastic surgery is much more affordable for older Americans now as well. People are working into their retirement, and most of them earn more money than previous generations did.
Older American also face age discrimination in the workplace. Those who want/need to work past the age of 65 often have trouble finding work. However, plastic surgery gives seniors a more youthful appearance. This can sometimes make the difference between “You’re hired.” or “We’ll let you know.”
Meeting Someone Special
Dating is another reason more older Americans are seeking plastic surgery. With people living longer, they often have to deal with divorce or becoming a widow(er). Entering the dating world can be difficult when confidence is low. Plastic surgery helps older Americans feel better about themselves so they can face the dating world with a big smile.
Free Consultation for Plastic Surgery in Long Island or NYC
Our cosmetic and plastic surgeons in Manhattan and Commack are available to meet with you no matter your age, so long as you are over the age of 18. We will take our time to speak with you about the changes you desire. We also answer all of your questions to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
Contact us today for a free consultation in one of our New York cosmetic surgery offices. We are open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays.