Reasons Elderly Choose Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery (more commonly called plastic surgery) was in the past only considered available to the rich and famous but is now far more common especially in the elderly and middle aged. So what are the reasons the elderly choose cosmetic surgery?  One reason is we now live longer and maintain a more active life often well into our 80’s. We also often seek to maintain a younger look and ways to regain our youth, and why not?

It is a proven fact that many people suffer from low self-esteem and have a lack of confidence if they are not happy with their body shape or looks. Regaining your body shape and improving your looks can help to make you more confident, outgoing and often alleviate depression caused by inner feelings.

Of course making physical alteration via surgery is not a guaranteed way to increase self esteem or confidence. It is important that anyone considering surgery has a full consultation before hand. Below are just a few examples of the more day to day cosmetic surgery procedures being regularly undertaken.

Don’t I Have to go Abroad?

Thankfully we no longer have to jet off to countries such as the USA to get quality and professional treatment, Manchester cosmetic surgeon Mr Andrea Marando is fully GMC registered and producing some great results as one of the leading cosmetic and plastic  surgeons in the North West.  He is a very well respected expert practicing in all areas including breast surgery and facial rejuvenation and facelifts, lip reduction, neck lifts and a range of non-surgical treatments including rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.


Face lifts are now becoming more regular in the elderly to radically reduces wrinkles and natural sagging of the face and neck caused by the aging process or sometimes by excessive weight loss. The facelift procedure involves removing excess skin resulting in a younger look and when you look younger, you feel younger.  Similar result can often be achieved by the non-surgical treatment from wrinkle-fighting injections like Botox.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

This is a very common surgical procedure that reshapes or resizes the nose to improve its shape including correcting or straightening if it is off-centre or crooked often caused by an injury or accident.  Having a nose job is not just for vanity the results often give the patient a great boost in confidence. rhinoplasty surgery is also often recommended when a person is having trouble breathing or suffers from chronic snoring.

Breast Augmentation

Unfortunately as we age parts of our body tend to want to head south, this doesn’t bother men as much as it does women and after the face the most affected area is the breasts. It is claimed that women who are not happy with this ageing process often experience greater confidence following breast augmentation surgery, AKA a boob job. Breast augmentation surgery is often undertaken after breast cancer surgery or after a woman has lost a significant amount of weight resulting in a large reduction in breast size and shape.

This article is not designed to explains all the available procedures, its purpose is just to highlight the fact that as we get older or have had surgery it is fine to give nature a hand if doing so makes you feel happier and more confident and with professional surgeons based in the UK it is something that is now a great deal cheaper than a few years ago.

Some of the most common procedures performed on women are face lifts, liposuction, breast enlargement, breast reduction and Botox. Some of the most common performed on men include hair transplants, nose surgery, calf or buttock implants.

2 thoughts on “Reasons Elderly Choose Cosmetic Surgery

  • March 31, 2018 at 10:09 am

    My auntie at the age of 76 decided to have a boob job, six months on she is so full of life and much more outgoing, her new partner also seems to have a bigger smile on his face.

    Must admit we were all a bit shocked at first but if something so simply can make somebody so happy then why not.

  • January 20, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I like what you said about getting a face lift to reduce the sagging of your face. My mom has been telling me about how her skin has been getting wrinkly recently, and she’d like to look young again. I’ll share this information with her so that she can look into her options for professionals who can help her with this.

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