Vanity Has No Age

Jennifer Galvan

by Jennifer Galvan | August 23, 2011 @ 03:00PM

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We’ve all seen the recent reports about individuals in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery. It seems that these men and women just aren’t ready to look their age, especially those who feel so much younger on the inside. From eyelid surgery to breast augmentation, there’s no surgery or treatment off limits for these senior citizens.

A recent segment on CBS’ The Early Show discusses how baby boomers are doing all they can to hold on to their youth. Whether it’s by hitting the gym on a regular basis or visiting their local plastic surgeon’s office, seniors are determined to fight aging. Many of these people are still in the workforce and feel that their outer appearance may even hinder how clients and co-workers interact with them. This could explain the 84,685 procedures performed on seniors, aged 65 and older, in 2010 (according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons).

Dr. Jason B. Diamond is featured the segment and speaks about his patients: “There really is no age limit for plastic surgery. The key thing is that the patient has a medical clearance and they take care of themselves.” Dr. Diamond has put a 75 year old patient to sleep for cosmetic surgery and used local anesthesia on an 83 year old patient – this just goes to show how there truly is no cap to how old, err young, a patient can be to undergo a cosmetic enhancement. So long as the patient is in good medical health, there should be no problems with his/her procedure. The risks are the same as with a patient in his/her 30s or 40s.

Has our youth-driven society influenced your thoughts on undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery to maintain your youthful look? Share with us, we’d love to hear your story!

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