More baby boomers are seeking out plastic surgery.

Baby boomers increasingly seeking plastic surgery

An increasingly popular expense for older Americans is plastic surgery. As the economy improves, more baby boomers feel comfortable spending on their physical appearance in order to gain the many emotional and psychological benefits that come with cosmetic procedures. This trend is being led primarily by anti-aging operations.

Anti-aging procedures have much to offer baby boomers, especially as the average lifespan of Americans increases. As they live longer and enjoy good health in their later years, more baby boomers are remaining in the workforce or seeking more active lifestyles. A desire to look their best and compete with younger generations fuels facial cosmetic surgery investments.

"People are living longer than they ever did before and with Skype and digital cameras, people are more conscious of how they look," said Darrick Antell, an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University in New York City. "The baby boomer generation has taken significantly better care of themselves. They work out regularly and watch their diet, but inevitably, the aging process catches up with them. They want the external appearance to match what they are on the inside."

Whether seeking to look their best or gain an advantage in the workforce, baby boomers are opting for a variety of procedures, the most popular of which are blepharoplasty, facelifts, rhinoplasty and partial facelifts, such as a forehead lift. 

It is important for anyone, young or old, to seek the best possible plastic surgeon to ensure the quality of the procedures they have done. For any baby boomer considering cosmetic enhancements, seek out the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. James Marotta. Call today to schedule a consultation and discuss what the best procedures for your beauty goals are.