A poll of an estimated 2,000 individuals concluded that men are perceived as “old” five years later than women. Even more, men are considered attractive at an older age. This comes as no surprise to us as recent data confirms a suspicion we have had all along. According to a national poll released by Allure, the aging process is , well, sexist. Essentially, the visual effects of aging take a greater toll on females than males.
For example, the poll found 30 years of age to be the prime aesthetic age for females whereas 34 years was concerned the aesthetic prime for males. While poll participants found gray hair an attractive feature on males- making them appear more “distinguished”- the participants found gray hair on females unflattering.
“People overwhelmingly said they were concerned about the effects of aging. They were concerned about how it would affect their attractiveness to the opposite sex and particularly with women, how aging would affect their career,” explained the poll director, Kristin Perrotta . (nydailynews.com)
With the help of advances in cosmetic surgery, women no longer have to feel helplessly imprisoned to their age. Gray hair is easily changed by hair coloration. No matter what the concern, droopy eyes, jowls or fine lines, there is an effective treatment. Even better, cosmetic procedures have become more affordable. With the availability of more non-surgical (more affordable) alternatives like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, laser resurfacing and dermal injectable fillers, and financing programs specifically for cosmetic procedures, cosmetic surgery is no longer reserved for the rich and famous. In fact, 42 percent of the female poll participants admitted they would consider cosmetic surgery. The taboo is fading.
On a more hopeful note, Perrotta expressed, “People did overwhelmingly have a much more positive view towards aging and toward themselves and their look as they grew older.” (nydailynews.com). Take home message, embrace aging-gracefully… Not!!! Fight it every step of the way. If not for the original sin and fall of Adam, we would have perfect bodies. Aging is part of our fall from Grace. It is no wonder that we want to fight the aging process.
If you would like to appear more youthful, refreshed and vibrant, call 423-648-4011 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Board Certified Surgeons. During consultation you will be educated in regard to multiple options for rejuvenation. You will leave the office with a firm quote so that you can go home to pray about your options.