Baby boomers power surge in facial plastic surgery

02/19/2013 | CNN

Plastic surgeons performed a record number of cosmetic procedures in 2012, with a 6% rise in minimally invasive treatments offsetting a 2% drop in surgeries, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Surgeons performed fewer breast and buttocks enhancements but more face-lifts, blepharoplasties, cheek implants, dermal filler and botulinum toxin injections, and laser treatments. "I predict that the number of baby boomers undergoing face lifts and eyelid lifts will rise dramatically in the coming years as they realize that there is no real substitute for well-performed surgery," writes plastic surgeon Anthony Youn.

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