Retirement living seniors happiest with cosmetic surgery

While women of all ages undergo cosmetic procedures, one certain age group may be happiest with their reflection after the bandages come off.

According to the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, a new report shows that people over the age of 53 reported the most satisfaction with plastic surgery. The study mentions that "this may reflect more realistic expectations among older patients," according to the news source.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that there were 10.2 million cosmetic and nonsurgical procedures performed in the United States in 2008.

Retirement living seniors happiest with cosmetic surgery The most popular treatment was Botox, which was given to over 2.4 million women.

Retirement living seniors who are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery should research to make sure they're a good candidate. Health problems, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, may lead to complications while under anesthesia.

However, Dr Jill L. Hessler of Premier Plastic Surgery in Palo Alto, California, stated in the report that keeping patients safe is the industry's highest priority.

"Because more patients choose to undergo cosmetic surgery, improvement of surgical outcomes becomes increasingly important," she wrote.

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