Not long ago, a publication in the United Kingdom, named the Telegraph, released an article assessing the demographic of those seeking cosmetic enhancements either through operative or non-operative procedures. Interestingly, for those in this field residing in the United States, they found the information to be quite compelling.
Its focus was to why those living in Great Britain, in the age bracket of 55 and over, are interested in cosmetic surgery.
In the piece, they concentrated on data retrieved by The Independent Pensions Advisory Service in Britain as well as The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). According to BAAPS, while plastic surgeries have declined 9 percent, the new view on cosmetic surgery is rejuvenating and not altering a person’s features to appear many years younger.
While abdominoplasties and rhinoplasties are less in demand, procedures on the upswing are eyelid surgeries, lower limited facelifts, and fat transfers to particular facial features to add youthful volume. Other treatments on the aesthetic roster were fillers and Botox.
From Great Britain and across the pond to the United States, the Telegraph article highlighted data from the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, otherwise known as ASPS. The numbers they cited were from 2014. Here in the states, those over the age of 55 fall into 24 percent of cosmetic procedures received. Those from 40 to 54 years of age are found to be in the 34 percent range.
Reasons as to why people in these age ranges are seeking plastic surgery tend to be quite relative both in the United States and Great Britain. To begin with, they are not yearning to look a decade younger or more. What they are seeking is to look rejuvenated and have a well-rested appearance.
Additionally, in this age grouping, people may have extra funds to take part in cosmetic surgery. And these days, plastic surgery seemingly has found its own pathway into daily culture. It’s no longer an off-limits topic of discussion but rather has transformed into a topic among social circles.