Although plastic surgery in Birmingham is often used for cosmetic procedures which enhance beauty, “correcting nature's mistakes” so to speak, a large number of surgeries are performed for those who hope to preserve their beauty as their bodies age. The largest percentage of patients for plastic surgery in Birmingham fell into the 35-50 age category at 44%. Each of these patients hopes to maintain a youthful appearance and maintain their dignity in their advanced years.
As part of the aging process, the body begins to lose collagen in the skin. This degradation begins in earnest in the average person in his 30's. The main effect of this loss is the reduction of elasticity in the skin. Like an old rubber band, the snap is gone, and the ability of the skin to retain its normal form after movement is reduced. In the body, particularly in the face, distinguishing features begin to sag and succumb to gravity. Ears become longer, the skin around the eyes and mouth noticeably droop and the overall effect is to make the person look sadder. The skin under the chin drops making the overall face definition change. Wrinkles form, particularly around the areas of the face that get the most motion: the eyes and the mouth. The drier skin of the mouth actually makes the lips being to purse.
These are natural occurrences, and surprise no one who is a student of life. But people become dissatisfied with their image in the mirror, and begin to feel a change in the way they are treated by other people. Some social biologists feel this is a response that is programmed into each of us, to respond favorably to those that are young and vibrant, apparently part of the responses that lead to preservation of the species. For whatever reason, few will argue the innate attractiveness of the young. And many take advantage of the abilities of plastic surgery in Birmingham to preserve the appearance of youth for as long as possible.
Plastic surgery in Birmingham can help aging looks in two ways: by treating the skin and by performing restorative surgery. One famous method for skin treatment is the use of Botox. Botox is actually a nerve poison that is fatal in high doses, but in controlled use, relaxes the nerves of the skin in areas of the face and body, and can noticeably reduce wrinkles. The use of Botox is not a permanent procedure – it must be renewed every 3 to 6 months. On the other hand, restorative surgery can essentially change the layout of the skin, reducing drooping areas. This is a permanent surgery and should be done by the best practitioner of plastic surgery in Birmingham you can find. Patients of successful surgeries have felt in increase in self-confidence and an improvement in their social interactions.