Plastic surgery has become an increasing trend among baby boomers as they prepare to enjoy retirement. People are living longer lives and women are deciding that they might as well look good in their old age. They are becoming tired of dealing with wrinkles and drooping skin, and the discomfort of sagging breasts. Some of the most common procedures done by older patients are breast augmentation and facelifts. Many grandmothers want to look good for their grandchildren and not give off an image of an old granny in a rocking chair.
Older patients are also opting for plastic surgery to be able to keep working without being discriminated against by their age. People are not only living longer lives but healthier lives as well. Many baby boomers are in good health which qualifies them for surgery. Being healthy also means they don’t have to retire and can keep working. An image is everything in today’s society, from creating a brand image for an individual’s own image. It is a common fact that people feel great when they look great. As people age, it becomes depressing to see wrinkles appear and youth disappearing from the body. The desire to look good when another stage of life is starting is a great incentive to have a breast augmentation or a facelift. This is especially motivating for older women who are thinking of dating again or pleasing their husbands.
Plastic surgery has become more accepted and many women have already gone under the knife. This makes it easier for an older woman to not be criticized when they decide to do the same thing. If a younger woman can have the perfect body then an older woman can definitely have a youthful body. The thought of older people trying to make their bodies look youthful can be a bit unnerving but just because they are older doesn’t necessarily mean that their life has become dry and boring. They have not turned to mush. Older people still have jobs, a family, a social life and even a sex life. Why not have a nice body too?