SANTA ANA (CBS) — An 83-year-old Santa Ana great-grandmother is making national headlines for getting breast implants.
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.
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.
And she likes what she sees. "I just wanted nice ones," she admitted.
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.
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