Facial Plastic Surgery for Baby Boomers

People are living longer. This is great news: the sort of thing that shows we’re progressing as a society.

At the same time, it means that many in the Baby Boomer generation (which broadly covers the group of people born between 1946 and 1964) are being forced to confront the side effects of aging.

This is an interesting development, because in many ways Baby Boomers are known for being a youthful generation. They’re the people Pepsi targeted as “Those Who Think Young.” They were the rebellious youth, the freewheeling Hippies. In short, they were the generation that would always be young at heart.

Unlike previous generations, which were forced to age without having any say in the matter, Baby Boomers are able to utilize advances in modern medicine to keep themselves looking fresh and vital.

In this article, we’re going to discuss plastic surgery for Baby Boomers: why they might want it, as well as the proper precautions to take.

Why Baby Boomers Want Facial Plastic Surgery

Aging can have a detrimental effect on both your appearance and subjective self worth. It doesn’t help that there’s also an intense strain of ageism running rampant through society.

Everywhere you look, you can see people proclaiming the benefits of the new over the old: Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the work force.

The problem can be seen clearly in the number of age discrimination complaints filed every year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: between 20,000 and 25,000. This is a striking increase when compared to the number of complaints filed per annum between 1997 and 2007.

Even worse, a 2013 AARP report showed that 92 percent of mature employees feel comfortable saying that ageist discrimination is common.

So, for both personal and professional reasons, many people are searching for ways to look younger. The question then becomes, what is the best way to look younger?

Makeup can have an effect, but its application is time-consuming and it can only take you so far. Clothes can also help you a bit, but once again, the effect is minimal.

The best option for many is plastic surgery. Its effects are long lasting, and the change can give you the confidence to go to work looking like a younger-looking you.

The Most Popular Form of Plastic Surgery for Baby Boomers

What procedures are Baby Boomers choosing in order to appear younger?

According to The New York Times, there were 84,685 plastic surgeries performed on people ages 65+ in 2010. Of those surgeries, 26,635 of them were face lifts. This is the most for any of the documented procedures.

That makes sense. A variety of procedures can be used to enhance your look, but if the goal is to look younger, the focus needs to be on your face. It’s the face, after all, that people pay the most attention to when they are talking to you. It is the one area you cannot cover up with clothing, and it is therefore the area that is most likely to give away your age.

Determining the right procedure for you will vary based on the way that you have aged. For instance, if you want to add fullness to your face and eliminate some facial wrinkles, dermal fillers would be a good option. If you want to address skin relaxation, neck bands, and fatty tissue excess, then you need surgery, such as a facelift.

Perhaps that’s the best thing about plastic surgery. For the ultimate consumer generation, plastic surgery provides a variety of options, all of which can be tailored to your face and your needs.

What Baby Boomers Should Know About Plastic Surgery

If you’re a mature person and you’re looking to get plastic surgery, it’s important to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, preferably one who is a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. They have the experience required to determine if surgery is right for you. And if they do determine you’re a good candidate for surgery, their training and expertise allow them to perform the surgery with minimized risk of complication.

That said, patients don’t have to worry about complications solely due to age. As this study shows, age doesn’t determine a candidate’s ability to undergo plastic surgery. Physiology does.

That’s why it’s so important to go in for a consultation. Someone who looks after their health and exercises regularly is going to be more likely to qualify for surgery. But even then, the best way to determine your body’s readiness for surgery is to go into the doctor’s office and get the insight of a professional.

A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will determine if you’re a good candidate for plastic surgery. Otherwise, they’ll be able to suggest a host of non-surgical options that can better your appearance.

Looking for a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation? Call Dr. Hernandez’s office in Boca Raton, Florida at 561-750-8600.


  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Certified Expert Injector

Surgical Training:

  • Aesthetic Fellow at New York University Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
  • Aesthetic Fellow at Drs. Baker & Gordon in Miami
  • Residency at University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago
  • General Surgery Training at Cornell University Teaching Hospital

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