Medical News Today has done a nice job summarizing the results of a recent ASPS/ASAPS online consumer survey that asked, "What aspect of physical beauty do you find most appealing in another person?" How Do Our Attitudes About Beauty Change As We Age?:
In their 20s, 30s, and 40s, respondents look for a fit, well proportioned body; youthful skin ranked at the top for respondents in the 50s and 60s. When considering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" respondents ranked their abdomen/hips number one in their 30s. But surprisingly, respondents listed the face, not their body, as the most popular choice in the 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s.
"It is always important to understand what our patients are most concerned about at different stages of their lives. We want to be equipped to help our patients make the right decisions to maintain their beauty at every age-no matter which type of cosmetic medical procedure they are interested in." said ASAPS President Renato Saltz, MD.
Additional results were revealed when answering "Which part of your body are you most concerned about?" While respondents primarily chose their face, significantly more respondents are concerned about their abdomen/hips than their breasts (chest)-with the disparity increasing throughout the decades:
1. 30s – 37% chose abdomen/hips as their top concern while only 18% chose breasts
2. 40s – 32% selected abdomen/hips and only 10% breast
3. 50s – 25% chose abdomen/hips compared to 7% breast
4. 60s – 23% indicated concern about their abdomen/hips, while only 7% selected breast