Survey Says: Facelift Surgery Pays Off

A recent survey suggests that facial cosmetic surgery doesn’t just give you an emotional boost, but possibly a financial one, too!

According to a recent survey at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, patients who had face lift surgery appeared ‘younger, more attractive, healthier, and more successful’. Previous research has said that, in general, people who are perceived as more attractive are more likely to be hired for a job.

In the Johns Hopkins survey, 483 observers rated independent patient photos of facelift surgery that was judged, by them, as appearing younger, more attractive, healthier, and more successful. Facelifts were found to make a woman look 4 years younger, increase her attractiveness by 18% and make them look 16% healthier than women of a similar age without facial surgery.

Furthermore, women wanting to slow the aging process at a younger age, and baby boomers seeking to reverse the effects of aging are turning more to fillers, facelifts and other procedures that pushed the plastic surgery industry revenue to a record $15 billion in 2016. Spending on plastic surgery in the US rose 11% in 2016, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an organization with 2,600 plastic surgeon members. Included in the 2016 tally of 55% surgical procedures were about a million liposuction procedures, breast augmentations and tummy tucks, the 3 most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Non-surgical procedures, such as Botox® and injectable fillers, made up the other 44%.

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