Cosmetic surgery helps make 60s new middle age?
[ 2006-11-30 09:56 ]
A woman is undergoing a
Cosmetic surgery is
altering not just how people look but how they feel by changing
perceptions of middle age, a study showed Monday.
Global research group AC Nielsen surveyed people in 42 countries and
found 60 percent of Americans, the world's biggest consumers of cosmetic
surgery and anti-aging skincare, believe their sixties are the new middle
On a global scale, three out of five consumers believed forties was the
"Our forties are being celebrated as the decade where we can be
comfortable and confident in both personal and financial terms. The
majority of global consumers really believe life starts at forty," AC
Nielsen Europe President and CEO Frank Martell said.
doesn't mean they want to look their age.
Healthier eating, longer lifespans and higher disposable incomes have
helped to hold back the years. However, for many people the biggest boost
is coming from the surgeon's scalpel, the survey found.
Confirming Russians' status among the world's biggest consumers of
luxury goods, 48 percent of them, the highest percentage globally, said
they would consider cosmetic surgery to maintain their looks. One in three
Irish consumers, 28 percent of Italians and Portuguese, and one in four
U.S., French and British consumers felt the same.
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