According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2016, there were 209,000
eyelid surgeries performed, up 2% from 2015. In the same year, 131,000
facelifts were performed in the United States, up 4% from the year before. The United
States also saw a 4% increase in Botox injections between 2015 and 2016.
Lastly, office-based procedures were up 3% in 2016, which doesn’t
surprise us one bit.
These trends clearly indicate what we’ve seen in our own office:
more (and more) people in their 40s, 50s, and older are turning to plastic
surgery to address the signs of aging. Let’s take a look at the
statistics from 2016:
- 40-54-year-olds received 49% of the total procedures.
- 40-54-year-olds received 7.6 million procedures, up 3% from 2015.
- 7 million people between the ages 40 and 54 received minimally-invasive
procedures, up 3% from 2015.
- Individuals 55 and over received 4.1 million cosmetic procedures, up 3%
- Individuals 55 and over had 387,000 surgical procedures performed, up 4%
- The 55 and over crowd had 3.7 million procedures performed, a 3% increase
over the previous year.
(Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Your Friends Are Probably Doing It
You’re an observant person. Surely, you can probably rattle off several
names of close friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even family members
who are above the age of 40 who have turned to plastic surgery to turn
back the clock and reduce the outward signs of aging.
Combined with a healthy diet, and an active lifestyle, cosmetic surgery
can help people in their 40s, 50s, and beyond look as young on the outside
as they feel on the inside. While there’s no such thing as a Fountain
of Youth, advances in aesthetic surgery has transformed the way the world
views aging. In many ways, cosmetic surgery procedures pick up where diet
and exercise leave off, leaving the individual looking and feeling their
absolute best. Truly, plastic surgery has become the new normal in the
field of anti-aging.
If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing how our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon,
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky can help you achieve the look you desire, don’t hesitate to
contact our office in Oxnard to schedule your initial consultation! We’d be honored
to answer your questions and help you explore all of the procedures available to you.