The changing face of America

Plastic surgery is no longer for the middle aged.

In the last five years elective cosmetic procedures among patients age 65 and older have rise by 29% while procedures among the overall population fell 17%, according to the Wall Street Journal. Nonsurgical techniques, like Botox injections, accounted for most of that work–88% of cosmetic procedures performed on patients age 65 and older last year.

Why? Competition with younger workers for scarce jobs could contribute to the trend. So could the rebellious belief among boomers that we’ll live as long and as well as we want to, and we might as well look the part.