Rise in popularity of plastic surgery among 'silver separators'
09 December 2011British divorcees over the age of 60 are turning to cosmetic surgery as they look to change their lifestyles. According to figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics, the over-60s age group is the only one in the UK where divorce rates are on the rise. A report by Marketing Week said these so-called silver separators who are newly unhitched are looking for new experiences and want to reinvent themselves. A study conducted earlier this year claimed that women over the age of 60 who go through a divorce are more likely than men to have a cosmetic surgery procedure carried out. This fits with data released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons which showed women underwent 90 per cent of all cosmetic procedures last year. Davina Hay, who specialises in matrimonial law, told Marketing Week: "Whatever the reason for divorce, many newly-separated people in their 50s and 60s have got money to spend and so are looking for ways to spend it. It might be the plastic surgeon, an exotic holiday or a move to a warmer climate."