24 September 2008

A recent study entitled 'Retirement Nation' has revealed that one in 30 women in or near retirement age would consider having cosmetic surgery to remove the signs of ageing.

MGM Advantage, a financial body dedicated to providing its customers with creative retirement solutions, surveyed more than 3000 British residents in three key age groups: those already retired, people within ten years of retirement, and those ten years from retirement.

The most popular retirement ambitions amongst respondents included taking more holidays and finding new hobbies and activities.

However, one in thirty of female participants stated they would undergo cosmetic surgery to celebrate their retirement. Of those respondents based in Liverpool, six per cent said they would like cosmetic surgery after retirement.

Anti-ageing procedures have been enjoying a worldwide boom over the last few years. In Britain, the most popular anti-ageing procedure in women aged between 50 and 55 is a facelift, while eye bag removal (blepharoplasty) comes a close second.

In addition, increasing numbers of older women are turning to line and wrinkle treatments, like Botox, to smooth out the appearance of wrinkled skin.

As a result, the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine recently disclosed that the global anti-ageing industry was experiencing a year-on-year growth rate of 9.5 per cent.

Speaking on the report's findings, Craig Fazzini-Jones, head of MGM Advantage, said: "[Our findings] are not simply about two dimensional 'financial well-being'.

"Retirement Nation builds a three-dimensional human story about hopes and dreams being fulfilled, and regret and hardship avoided in retirement decisions."