Where once Americans looked to put their best foot forward, they now look to put their best face forward. Newly released statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed there were nearly 50,000 more cosmetic procedures performed on those 55 and older in 2018 than in 2017. Baby Boomers also accounted for nearly half of all eyelid surgeries and two-thirds of facelifts performed last year.
It may be a byproduct of taking endless “selfies” for Facebook or Instagram, or an effort to be more competitive in the job or dating market (over 20 million baby boomers participate in online dating). Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Rhinoplasty Society President, and integrative medicine advocate Dr. Calvert who performs some 175-250 Rhinoplasty operations a year and greater than 100 facelifts and other facial plastic surgery operations, also credits the rising trend to the increase in cosmetic procedure safety and recovery as well as the more “natural” appearance of facelift results, “My patients are interested in facelifts more than ever because of the increased safety, shorter recovery time, and more than anything, the specialized techniques resulting in natural results.”
In recognition of Healthy Aging Month, Dr. Calvert encourages baby boomers to recognize the importance of proper pre and post-surgery protocols, including proper nutrition and supplements. Dr. Calvert’s pre and post-surgery protocols include probiotics, arnica, and other holistic elements. He also encourages those considering plastic surgery to approach procedures not only with a healthy body but also with a healthy mindset, “It’s not about turning back the hands of time, it’s about feeling good in your skin.”
Outside of his profession Dr. Calvert is active in philanthropy, particularly to cancer research.
About Dr. Jay Calvert
Dr. Jay Calvert is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with practices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California. President of the Rhinoplasty Society, his main area of focus is on rhinoplasty, facelifts, and breast augmentation surgery. Understanding that his high-end clientele craves state-of-the-art beauty treatments, Dr. Calvert founded Rox Spa, a state-of-the-art medical spa for non-invasive aesthetic treatments. He currently serves as volunteer faculty at the University of Southern California in the Division of Plastic Surgery. In high demand as a guest lecturer and plastic surgery expert, Dr. Calvert attends conferences and seminars all over the world, speaking everywhere from the United Arab Emirates to New Zealand. He has been featured on national television shows to include THE TYRA BANKS SHOW and THE DOCTORS. For more information on Dr. Jay Calvert, his practice, and his upcoming Plastic Surgery PODCAST please visit www.drcalvert.com.
For more information on Dr. Jay Calvert and his practice visit www.drcalvert.com.