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Growing Old Gracefully – An Old Fashioned Concept
Belvedere ClinicAug 30, 2010 20:37 BST
With an increasing number of over 60’s opting for cosmetic surgery is growing old gracefully becoming a thing of the past? What difference can a hair implant, face lift or reshaped nose make to men and women entering their later years?
“There is no such thing as growing old gracefully anymore,” says Terrence Bartlett, founder and owner of the Belvedere Clinics in Essex and Kent. “People are working well into their seventies these days and therefore want to look and more importantly feel as good as they can. Cosmetic surgery is one way for people to boost their confidence and achieve the appearance they either once had or have always desired.”
Older celebrities who have opted for cosmetic surgery includes Joan Rivers (multiple face lifts, botox injections, cheek and breast implants), Kenny Rogers (eye lift) and Cher (cheek bone and breast implants).
“Even something as simple as teeth whitening can take years off the average person. The most popular surgeries for our female clients over 60 are usually in the eye or neck area. Our male over 60’s most often contact us for hair transplant and fat removal (liposuction) procedures,” says Terrence Bartlett.
Terrence Bartlett pioneered the marketing of hair transplants in the 1970’s while still in his teens and is believed to be the first person to coin the phrase ‘liposuction’ during an appearance on the BBC television programme ‘Balderdash and Piffle’ in 2006.