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botonics Comment on Trend of Over 50s Turning to Cosmetic Surgery


botonics, London-based cosmetic surgery specialists who employ some of the most experienced medical professionals in the field, comment on statistics which show that people over fifty years of age in the UK today are turning towards cosmetic treatments in a bid to look younger.

A recent survey conducted by Saga, which spoke to 10,000 people over the age of fifty, discovered that more than half of those interviewed (62%) were concerned that they will be judged solely on their appearance. In comparison to the previous generation, the survey found that today’s over 50s were twelve times more likely to exercise in a bid to tone up, ten times more likely to use fake tan and sun beds, and seven times more likely to whiten their teeth.

Most over 50s undertake simple forms of image enhancement such as dying their hair to disguise grey, whilst others are resorting to facelift surgery to hide wrinkles and lines. Despite this, over half of those surveyed (54%) said they still felt comfortable in their own skin and, in some instances, feel even better than they did ten years ago. Though the Saga survey shows cosmetic surgery has approximately doubled in a generation, botonics feel that those in their fifties and beyond are simply taking advantage of the range of treatments available to them that weren’t around in their parent’s time to age in a more-graceful manner.

“We live in an image-conscious society, and this was an interesting survey that Saga conducted. The feedback shows that the current generation of those over fifty years of age are taking extra special care in how they’re ageing in ways that their predecessors could not,” says Bill Green, Managing Director of botonics. “The range of cosmetic treatments available to the over fifties today is light years beyond the last generation, including measures such as botox injections, liposuction and breast augmentation. We at botonics can provide those over fifty of age looking to improve their appearance with a huge range of cosmetic options carried out by trained professionals, whether they wish for something minor or require a more thorough examination.”

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