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Is plastic surgery after 60 a good idea? © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. (video) In the last 20 years, the number of seniors getting plastic surgery has doubled, but is going under the knife for cosmetic reasons after 60 a good idea? The Doctors examine the trend that shows no sign of slowing down!

In addition to Botox and face lifts, seniors are getting all the latest procedures including Brazilian butt lifts and breast augmentations. The Doctors welcome plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and her patient Laura, who at 61 spent an impressive $55,000 on numerous procedures including a tummy tuck, breast lift, facelift, liposuction in numerous area and eyelid lift.

Laura explains that she waited until she was 62 because she was busy with her family and focused most of her attention on raising her kids. “I wanted to live my life, I didn’t want to sit home anymore… I’m very happy. I lost 40 pounds before I did this. I did it to be healthier too,” she says.

Dr. Nazarian stresses that regardless of the age of a patient, that safety is of the utmost importance and each person needs to be deemed a viable candidate for surgery and be given medical clearance.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon adds, “If it makes you happy and you’re healthy enough to undergo it, why not?”

The Doctors remind anyone thinking of having elective surgery to see a board-certified plastic surgeon with hospital privileges at an accredited facility.

The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures: <p>The plastic surgery industry is worth over $20 billion dollars, <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-cosmetic-surgery-and-service-market-report-2015-2019---analysis-of-the-27-billion-industry-300053760.html">according</a> to the Global Cosmetic Surgery and Service Market Report. That alone is worth more than the individual <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?year_high_desc=false">GDPs of 71</a> countries.</p><p>It wasn’t always that way. Plastic surgery began during World War I when doctor Harold Gillies used skin grafts, as well as a "tube pedicle," to <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9396435/Pioneering-plastic-surgery-records-from-First-World-War-published.html">fix faces of soldiers</a> who were injured by explosions on the front lines. For a while, it remained a way to fix severe disfigurements. </p><p>But when movie stars Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson got plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons in the 1920s, the industry as we know it today was born.</p><p>Going under the knife has seen a <a href="http://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/2014-Timelines.pdf">surge in popularity</a> over the past 20 years. This could be due to improved medical practices, decreased stigma or both. Celebrities seem to be more <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/2153630/kylie-jenner-lip-fillers/">open about their procedures</a>, which could be influencing how the average person feels about the idea. </p><p>Today, more people get surgery for cosmetic purposes than ever before. Though the race to the surgical table seems to have slowed compared to the early 2000s, from 2014 to 2015 there was still a <a href="http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/2016/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery.html">two percent increase</a> in the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. </p><p>Given the long and consistent rise in popularity of plastic surgery, the experts at <a href="http://www.healthgrove.com/">HealthGrove</a>, a <a href="https://www.graphiq.com/">Graphiq</a> health data site, used the most recent data (2013) from the <a href="https://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2013-statistics/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2013.pdf">American Society of Plastic Surgeons</a> to aggregate the total number of operations for the major types of plastic surgeries to see which procedures are the most common.</p> The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures (slideshow provided by Graphiq)

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