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Private hospital sees rise in 60s and 70s surgery

mature man with grey hair and some wrinkles

There has been a noticeable increase in the number of men and women in their 60s and 70s undergoing cosmetic surgery, a private hospital has revealed.

Spire Tunbridge Wells said that there has been a 303 per cent increase in women and a 168 per cent rise in men in their 60s going under the knife over the last five years.

Overall, cosmetic surgery procedures have risen by 220 per cent as a growing number of people decide to enhance their appearance.

Brent Tanner, consultant cosmetic surgeon at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, revealed: "Demand for facial surgery amongst the older community is coming from 1) fit ladies who believe their face does not fit the age that they feel; 2) a child's wedding is coming up and the mother wants to look her best; and 3) grandparents who are self-conscious when their young grandchildren start playing with their wobbly loose necks."

According to Mr Tanner, the most popular procedure is facial cosmetic surgery, where the patient's eyes, neck, jowls and cheeks are tended to.

The expert advised people to ensure their surgeon has the correct qualifications and that the clinic they choose offers the necessary care and aftercare.

Spire Healthcare was formed in 2007 from the sale of Bupa Hospitals. Since then, the company has acquired Thames Valley Hospital and ten former Classic hospitals and now operates 36 facilities across the UK


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Private hospital news : 09/04/2009


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