Is 50 really the new 30? All signs point to yes in this watershed year of powerful and famous beauty icons turning 50. In 2014, Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock, Courtney Cox, Hoda Kotb, Elle Macpherson, Juliette Binoche, Courtney Love, Molly Shannon, Calista Flockhart Diana Krall, Marisa Tomei, and Mary Louise Parker, to name just a dozen or so celebrities, will celebrate the big 5-0.
In all fairness, 50 never looked so good, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) set out to prove it with a survey of more than 500 women aged 50 and over.
“An overwhelming majority of women concluded that 50 is the new 30,” the organization reported. Sixty-nine percent of women between the ages of 45 and 60 said they felt at least six years younger than their chronological age. But this timelessness doesn’t come without effort. According to the survey. 72% of the women have had skin peels, 50% have had filler injections, and15% have had cosmetic facial surgery.
“Women simply want to be the best, most confident version of themselves,” said Edward Farrior, MD, president of AAFPRS. The constant advances in safe and effective minimally invasive and non-invasive treatment options are truly empowering women to age backwards.”
Check out the following infographic for more facts about the new 50.