Retirees continue to go under the knife, by choice

Seniors going under the knife to look youngerIt has been reported that retirement in the upcoming years is going to change, and that includes how seniors will look. Many baby boomers do not consider themselves old, and some are trying to capture their youth by turning to plastic surgery, according to the New York Times.

"Physically, I'm in good health, and I just feel like, why not take advantage of it?" Marie Kolstad, 83, told the news source. "My mother lived a long time, and I'm just taking it for granted that that will happen to me. And I want my children to be proud of what I look like."

There are many like Kolstad that believe there is no reason why they cannot continue to go under the knife, and one recent study that was published in Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery found that there is no heightened risk for complications depending on the age, the media outlet reports.

According to the Second Act, there are a couple of reasons why retirement will change for many, besides physical appearance. More retirees will be extending their careers or starting something new. Also, more are living longer lives and have every intention of maintaining their active lifestyles well into their golden years.