Baby Boomers not ready for the knife, look to noninvasive procedures
February 18, 2011
individuals are turning to plastic surgery to look and feel younger. While some may consider cosmetic improvements to be a sign of vanity or superficiality, experts say that many Baby Boomers just want their looks to match how they feel inside, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.
More than 10 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Those who made the move to undergo plastic surgery were not self-conscious, young individuals. Instead, experts say that more Baby Boomers, both men and women, are having procedures done to feel comfortable in the work place.
Minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox injections, are becoming common among the aging generation because of minimal recovery time and lower cost compared to surgery. Using dermal fillers to reduce new lines and wrinkles are common for older adults who are hoping for a youthful appearance.
Although those considering plastic surgery are concerned about the price tag, ASAPS reminds people never to choose a doctor based solely on low-cost procedures. Taking the time to find a reputable, board-certified surgeon will help shape a comprehensive treatment plan that may be less costly over time.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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