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Plastic surgery really does make you look younger, a study has found

NEW YORK - A face lift can make a person look seven years younger, according to a study that asked volunteers to guess the ages of patients who had cosmetic surgery. Shown photos of 60 people who had the procedures, the volunteers, composed of first-year medical students, estimated the patients to be an average of 8.9 years younger than their actual age, according to the study published online today in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Before surgery, the medical students perceived the patients to be 1.7 years younger, yielding an age difference of 7.2 years after plastic surgery. Americans spent almost US$10.7 billion (S$13.4 billion) on cosmetic procedures in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The most common surgeries that year were breast augmentation, at 318,123, liposuction, at 289,016, and blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, ...

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