People in their 60s, 70s and 80s are not content to give up the activities they have always enjoyed, and advances in health care mean they do not have to. One of the worst dampeners to a young attitude is seeing an older reflection in the mirror, so an increasing number of people are taking advantage of the latest cosmetic surgery procedures to make sure that their appearance matches how they feel.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 84,685 surgical procedures were carried out on those aged 65 or older in 2010. Many opted for face-lifts (26,625), or eyelid lifts (24,783), but a large number wanted to counter the effects of gravity and advancing years on the rest of their body.
Among the procedures board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Joseph A. Racanelli specializes in are liposuction, breast implants, and abdominoplasty, which help patients to look toned and shapely once more. He understands that the reasons older patients who consult him at his offices in New York City, Brooklyn, or New Jersey often go beyond simply wanting to improve their body image.
Many people in their 60s and older have no intention of giving up work. For them, appearing youthful and healthy can have a big influence on their success, especially if they are seeking a new job. It can make the difference between being hired and being passed over. Other people are looking for a boost to their social lives. They might know that they are full of fun and vitality, but how are they to get a date, unless they make a good first impression? Breast augmentation, liposuction, or a tummy tuck performed either in New York City, Brooklyn, or New Jersey, can help give them the confidence they need.
People do not stop wanting to get the most out of life just because they are getting older. Most lead lives that are as full and rewarding as those of people 20 years younger, so why shouldn’t they look 20 years younger too?
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