GRAND PLASTIC SURGERY
- 2020.07.18 10:59:41
The OPAL (Old People with Active Life) generation, which refers to the financially secure50s and 60s middle-aged generation, was selected as the top 10 trend keywords leading to 2020.
The OPAL generation has similar spending patterns of young people, but they have more economic power and they also spend a lot of time and money on nurturing themselves.
They are also interested in plastic surgery and procedures such as eye surgery and lifting, as they seek to look younger due to the extended life expectancy.
According to statistics from the Korean Society of Plastic Surgery, eye plastic surgery accounts for a large portion of plastic surgery in Korea. As eye plastic surgery becomes popular, middle-aged people also conduct surgery such as upper and lower blepharoplasty to improve sagging eyelids that affect the presbyopia.
Upper Blepharoplasty allows both functional problems and aesthetic improvement by improving the problem of impaired vision or sagging eye ends by resecting and pulling sagging eyelid skin.
Eye surgery after middle age should be pursued together with functional improvement and aesthetic improvement by raising the lavator muscle, which is the muscles that open the eyes, rather than double eyelid surgery.
In the case of lower blepharoplasty, it can improve the eye shape and reduce the wrinkles by removing the fat around the eyes that is drooping due to aging, and the sagging skin.
In addition, lifting can be done together to improve the facial and neck lines. When a patient feels like surgery is too much of a burden for them, it can be replaced with thread lifting. Thread lifting is designed and carried out according to different facial shapes and wrinkles for a natural appearance, and is conducted with non-incision.
In addition, SMAS Face and neck lifting is carried out with the aim of improving not just the sagging cheeks but overall wrinkles and neck wrinkles of the face by lifting up the aging SMAS layer, the support ligament, and the skin layer all together.
It has become an era where one is not ashamed to express one's individuality and values. Therefore, the OPAL generation does not care about their age, but undergo plastic surgery to nurture and express themselves, and the perception of society is changing.
In the past, cousultation and surgery accounted for a large portion of the younger generation in their 20s and 30s, but within the last five years, consultation and surgery for 50s and 60s have been increasing.
As such, plastic surgery is on the rise for those in their 50s and 60s who want to live younger than their age.
However, one must decide what surgery is approriate for them self after sufficient consultation with a plastic surgeon, and check whether there is a responsible doctor system where the surgeon takes care of his or her patient from counseling and surgery to post-operative care.
In addition, it is desirable to decide on a hospital after checking whether or not the anesthesiologist's resident and guardian CCTV observation system are available before surgery. In addition, the surgery should be carried out after being aware that it can cause side effects such as bleeding, inflammation and infection.
Reference: Grand Plastic Surgery- CEO Rhee Sewhan M.D