SANTA ANA (CBS) — An 83-year-old Santa Ana great-grandmother is making national headlines for getting breast implants.
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Marie Kolstad, of Orange County, is the mother of four, the grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother to 12.
Last month, Kolstad decided she needed a little boost in her breasts. So she spent $8,000 for a three-hour procedure.
She figured her family wouldn’t approve, so she didn’t tell them about the surgery until a day before she was scheduled to go under the knife.
Kolstad is not unique. The New York Times reports that a growing segment of the population, namely seniors, is opting for age-defying plastic surgery like never before. And Kolstad told the newspaper that her doctor has patients even older than she.READ MORE: West Covina City Council Approves New Amazon Distribution Center
One NY plastic surgeon said nearly ten percent of all procedures involve people over 65.
A fountain of youth, indeed. Apparently 83 is the new 38.
Kolstad, a property manager, told the Times that it wasn’t about lifting her boobs as much as it was about lifting her self-esteem. “It was more about looking in the mirror and liking who I am,” she said.
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Kolstad said she was always a 32A, but now boasts a 36C figure. She was unreachable at the moment for further comment — she is currently rocking a bikini on vacation in Hawaii.