06 January 2011

One in four women over the age of 40 believes that they are in need of cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery, a recent study has revealed. Research carried out by the high street chemist Superdrug showed that 33 per cent of women in this age group feel they are under pressure to look younger and that cosmetic surgery may be the only way to achieve this. Superdrug reported that one in five of those women surveyed would consider a surgical procedure if they could afford to. The study was carried out following research by Saga, which revealed that women over the age of 50 are under more pressure to look youthful than previous generations were. Women in working environments such as offices seem to be under the most pressure, feeling the need to look younger in order to compete with colleagues, opting to undergo popular cosmetic surgery procedures such as face lifts and tummy tucks, and non-surgical procedures such as Botox.