Facelift for gran aged 82
By Sharon Hendry
GRANDMA Betty Lewis has treated herself to a facelift — at the age of 82.
The octogenarian is now trying to get into record books as Britain’s oldest plastic surgery patient.
Betty paid £5,000 for the op to boost her spirits after her husband of 63 years died. She said: “People may wonder why I bothered at my age but why the heck not? When you’re about to turn 83 you have to be spontaneous. I felt young inside and now I look young on the outside. In fact I’d love to go back for more.”
The mum of two, from Torquay, Devon, wanted to do something to make life fun again after her husband William died of cancer in 2004.
She opted for a facelift after her son Roger, 59, suggested it as a joke.
He booked her a consultation and she flew to Johannesburg, South Africa, to have the op along with eye surgery and neck tightening. Until then the only surgery she’d had was two knee replacements. After ... Betty's features are transformed
Betty said: “The plastic surgeon admitted he couldn’t make me look 20 again but he could freshen me up. I joked that I needed a plasterer to fill the lines, not a surgeon.”
She said that she, her sons and four grandchildren are delighted with the results, and added: “I’m loving every minute because now for the first time in my life I’m not a wife, mother or grandmother. I’m just Betty doing what I please and, let me tell you, it’s a lot of fun.” What are your views on Betty's surgery? Does it suit her?
Betty is 82 year old. Following the death of her husband she decided to start the 3rd phase of her life. Betty came to Surgeon and Safari in Johannesburg in Jan 2006 - Betty says the greatest benefit was being in an environment with other clients away from home where she could consider her own needs and being taken care of in a comfortable home from home environment and being allowed to be herself - she felt liberated
|All Included Cost
R 68 200
|Surgery - Facelift & Eyelids
R 53 000
|12 day Accommodation package
R 15 200
|- Meals , refreshments, room, Transfers, assistance and support, Laundry - no hidden cost
She is the most amazing woman and a lesson to all as she lives her life in the present and enjoy the moments it brings ... towards the end of her stay she asked to see our Cosmetic Dentist and we arranged for her first phase and temp of a Dental Implant and will be returning in July 2006 for final dental work