According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 7% of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures were conducted on patients 65 years and older in 2010. That amounts to nearly 684,768 procedures. Patients aged 51 to 64, comprised more than 28 percent of all procedures, totaling 2,610,240.
Those two demographics represented those least likely to feel embarrassed about having cosmetic surgery, according to a study by the ASAPS. Approximately 77% of seniors and 72 percent of people ages between 51 to 64 years old said they would have no problem telling friends and family if they had a procedure.
As expected, the most popular treatments among both demographics were facelifts, followed by blepharoplasties (eyelid tucks), and liposuction.
For non-surgical procedures, Botox led the way. More than 30 percent of all Botox procedures were given to patients older than 50 years.