'Silver surgery' is latest trend to boom

Reports suggest there is growing demand for cosmetic surgery treatments from people over the age of 60. Known affectionately as 'silver surgery', the number of pensioners opting to have surgical and non-surgical procedures carried out is said to be booming. Figures reported by the Daily Express newspaper today claim there has been a 303 per cent increase in the number of women in their 60s and 70s having cosmetic procedures over the last five years.And it is not just mature women who are keen to keep themselves looking youthful. For men in the same age bracket there has been a 168 per cent increase. With people living longer, working longer and in general leading healthier and more active lifestyles, it is now more important than ever to maintain a youthful appearance. Jane Fonda is one celebrity over the age of 60 who is happy to admit to using cosmetic surgery in order to stay looking good. She said in a recent interview: "How do I still look good? I owe 30 per cent to my genes, 30 per cent to good sex, 30 per cent because of sports and healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and for the remaining ten per cent I've to thank my plastic surgeon."