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There's no denying age can look very different than it used to. Women years ago just weren't as hot as Jane Fonda at 78, nor felt sexy enough at nearly 60 to pose nude for a magazine as Sharon Stone did in 2015. Chalk it up to healthy California living, but with today's extensive artillery of high-tech anti-aging treatments, credit for Hollywood's ageless faces probably also can go to beauty doctors. But getting the better of time doesn't come cheap. "I would say $150,000 to $200,000 in a year for a rich, powerful person in L.A. is not outside the realm of normal," says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Marc Mani.
"Wealthy, famous people are more visible, and once a mogul, or spouse of a mogul, starts seeing their picture in magazines and on television, they become very conscious of maintaining their looks," he says, adding, "Getting these medical procedures has become as common as dropping into the beauty salon: It's as much a part of the L.A. culture as going to the ballet in New York." Case in point: Kip Morrison, 69, who owns a PR firm in Beverly Hills, says: "I've spent the equivalent of a mortgage maintaining my appearance. If you still want to look this good and natural at my age, it costs a lot of money." THR surveyed top Hollywood and New York plastic surgeons and dermatologists to find out just how much annually.
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