Introducing SKINVIVE™ – the First Microdroplet Dermal Filler

SKINVIVE™ by Juvéderm a New Kind of Dermal Filler

In the ever-evolving world of aesthetics, new cosmetic innovations are being developed every year. One of those we are most excited about at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI is new SKINVIVE™ by Juvéderm – a groundbreaking shining star in the galaxy of dermal fillers.

AMAE Med Spa, under the expert guidance of Dr. Ali, is thrilled to be one of the first providers in Birmingham, MI and the Detroit area to present this cutting-edge dermal filler to our valued clients. SKINVIVE™ is the newest dermal filler from the trusted Juvéderm brand. And it is the first microdroplet injection technique – offering a fresh perspective on rejuvenating the skin of patients of all ages.

In this article our skilled nurse injectors explain how SKINVIVE™ by Juvéderm can help you achieve radiant, hydrated, and age-defying skin, at every age.

SKINVIVE™ – the First Microdroplet Dermal Filler

In the world of aesthetic enhancements, there’s always a quest for new, innovative ways to achieve a smooth, glowing complexion and beautiful, youthful skin. So, it’s no wonder that SKINVIVE™ by Juvéderm has generated considerable buzz, offering a groundbreaking microdroplet technology that sets it apart from other dermal fillers.

When it comes to youthful, glowing skin, the tiniest details matter. SKINVIVE™ by Juvéderm harnesses the power of microdroplet technology, which fundamentally changes the landscape of dermal fillers. Unlike conventional dermal fillers (which are typically injected deeply into targeted areas), innovative SKINVIVE™ uses extremely small microdroplets of hyaluronic acid that spread under larger areas of the skin to provide natural, consistent results.

The microdroplets are incredibly small, ensuring that the product evenly distributes just beneath the skin’s surface – plumping, hydrating, and hydrating the face. This transformative microdroplet technique allows for an incredibly natural look by reducing the risk of overfilling or creating unnatural bulges.

It’s all about blending the formula seamlessly with your own tissues. With the SKINVIVE™ treatment, you’re left with skin that looks and feels genuinely rejuvenated, without appearing overdone or artificial.

Additionally, SKINVIVE™ also stimulates the body’s own natural collagen production for long-lasting results that continue to improve over time!

Benefits of SKINVIVE™ Dermal Fillers

One of the standout features of SKINVIVE™ is its powerful ability to rejuvenate skin by increasing hydration. Hyaluronic acid, the primary ingredient in SKINVIVE™, is a natural compound already present in your body. As we age, our skin’s natural hyaluronic acid diminishes, leading to dryness, dullness, sagging, fine lines, and wrinkling. By re-introducing this vital component back into your skin, SKINVIVE™ enhances your skin’s ability to retain moisture, restoring its suppleness and natural radiance.

What’s fantastic about SKINVIVE™ is that it’s suitable for clients of all ages. For younger individuals, it’s a proactive choice that helps maintain and boost the skin’s innate vitality for a glowing complexion.  And for more mature patients, SKINVIVE™ serves as a powerful ally in the battle against wrinkles, fine lines, and the gradual loss of skin elasticity.

Sometimes nicknamed “GlowTox,” SKINVIVE™ helps skin look smooth and healthy even without makeup! And when you do wear makeup, SKINVIVE™ ensures that it goes on flawlessly. The outcome? A revitalized complexion, irrespective of your age.

SKINVIVE™ Dermal Filler Before & After

skinvive dermal filler before & after

Juvéderm SKINVIVE™ Dermal Filler | Birmingham, MI

The expert team at Birmingham Med Spa, led by Dr. Ali, is dedicated to helping you experience the transformative potential of SKINVIVE™. This remarkable treatment introduces an entirely new dimension to the world of dermal fillers, emphasizing natural, ageless beauty. We’re eager to guide you on your path to rekindled confidence, where your natural allure shines through.

Our comprehensive menu of services, including a wide range of dermal fillers and skin rejuvenation treatments, ensures that our patients have access to the latest advancements in the field of aesthetics. Discover the remarkable effects of SKINVIVE™ and embark on a journey to smoother, more radiant skin!

SKINVIVE™ Dermal Filler | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Arm Lift Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Arm Lift Surgery FAQs

Bat wings, bingo wings … whatever you call it, unsightly flab that hangs down from the arms are one of the most common aesthetic concerns among women and men in the Birmingham, MI area. Fortunately, arm lift surgery performed by renowned Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can make loose, flabby arm skin a thing of the past.

And according to statistics, the popularity of arm lift surgery is on the rise. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, over the last 10 years, the number of arm lift surgeries performed in the U.S. has increased by a whopping 4,378%!

With new technologies and surgical techniques constantly improving, the entire arm lift surgery process is now easier than ever – for both surgeons and patients! Thanks to modern advancements, arm lift surgery patients are able to enjoy better results than ever, with significantly less downtime.

In this article Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers frequently asked questions about arm lift surgery.

Is brachioplasty the same as arm lift surgery?

Yes. The medical term for arm lift surgery is brachioplasty. The word brachioplasty comes from the words brachio (meaning arm) and plasty (meaning to reshape).

What is done in arm lift surgery?

During arm lift surgery, excess tissue from the upper arm (sometimes known as a “bat wing”) is surgically removed. Board certified Birmingham, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali performs brachioplasty using either direct excision (wherein the excess tissue is removed by cutting) or through a combination of direct excision and liposuction.

Many of arm lift surgery patients achieve their desired results through direct excision alone. Depending on the needs of each individual patient, however, liposuction may also be necessary.

How is arm lift surgery different from liposuction?

Arm lift surgery is performed to remove damaged or loose skin from the upper arm, whereas liposuction is performed to remove excess fat. Liposuction and arm lift surgery  may be performed together or separately. Depending upon whether the patient has excess fat, excess loose arm skin, or both.

Is arm lift surgery painful?

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI, we strive to always provide the most painless experience. During arm lift surgery patients typically receive general anesthetic (are “put under”). And, while we remind our patients that all surgical body contouring procedures come with some degree of discomfort afterwards, the majority of our patients agree that the pain from the arm lift procedure during recovery is extremely tolerable. Arm lift surgery patients are prescribed prescription pain medicine for their recovery, and most patients no longer find their pain medication necessary once a few days have passed.

What type of anesthesia is used for arm lift surgery?

Most cases of arm lift surgery performed at our Birmingham, MI practice see the patient “put under” with general anesthesia. Depending on the needs of the patient, Dr. Ali may also administer an injection of local anesthetic to the surgical area once the patient is fully anesthetized.

Where is the incision made during arm lift surgery?

The size and location of your arm lift surgery incision will be determined by several factors. The amount of tissue being removed, as well as the tissue’s location on the arm will all inform where your arm lift surgery incision is made.

Most arm lift surgery incisions extend from the underarm to the elbow on the upper arm’s underside. In cases where the excess tissue is located exclusively on the upper arm, patients may qualify for a short-scar arm lift surgery, where the incision is made in the armpit area, in the shape of a crescent.

Does arm lift surgery leave scars?

Arm lift surgery – like any surgery – does result in some scarring at the surgical site. However, Dr. Ali’s decades of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon have provided him with expert skill in concealing and minimizing incision scars. By making arm lift surgery incisions on the arm’s inner side, Dr. Ali is able keep arm lift surgery scars to an absolute minimum.

And, for patients who are good candidates for short-scar arm lift surgery, the incision is made in the shape of a crescent in the armpit area, where it is almost invisible.

What should I expect after my arm lift surgery?

Patients should be able to resume normal activity within a couple days after their arm lift surgery. In order to prevent blood clots, patients should begin light walking within a day of their arm lift surgery. If surgical glue has been used to close the incision, patients will not require having sutures removed. However, arm lift surgery patients may be fitted with surgical drains. Following the procedure, in order to minimize swelling, patients will most likely also be given a compression garment to wear.

We remind our Birmingham, MI area arm lift surgery patients that (as with any surgery) some pain, bruising, or swelling is a perfectly normal part of the recovery process, which should subside after about a month.

Arm lift surgery patients who work in an office can generally return to work as soon as one week after their procedure. For clients who work more physically-intensive jobs, best results tend to come from waiting two weeks before returning to work. But regardless of your employment, all arm lift surgery patients must take extreme care to avoid making any choices that could elevate their blood pressure for at least seven days following surgery.

Strenuous activities must also be avoided for about 6 weeks after arm lift surgery. Depending on each patient’s individual recovery, intermittent follow up visits with board certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will be scheduled.

Can I make my recovery from arm lift surgery faster?

Arm lift surgery patients looking for a swifter recovery process have a number of options available to them. First and foremost, board certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali recommends that arm lift surgery clients refrain from smoking for at least 6 weeks prior to their procedure. Additionally, for 10 days before arm lift surgery, patients should abstain from drinking alcohol. And for best results, we strongly suggest that recovering arm lift surgery patients drink a gallon of water per day, for every day of their recovery process.

Arm lift surgery patients should also designate a room of their home specifically for their recovery, and prepare it with everything they will need to be comfortable while they heal. To prevent infection, Dr. Ali will also prescribe antibiotics to all arm lift surgery patients. In order for them to be effective, antibiotics must be taken exactly as prescribed.

How long will results last from my arm lift surgery?

While your body will still undergo the normal changes that come with aging, results from arm lift surgery are more or less permanent. Provided patients neither gain nor lose a significant amount of weight following their procedure, they should be able to enjoy the results of their arm lift surgery permanently.

Is arm lift surgery covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, most insurance providers do not cover arm lift surgery. This is because arm lift surgery is typically considered “purely cosmetic” – meaning it has no medical benefit.

Only if a patient is able to prove that any surgery is a medical necessity, does the possibility exists for it to be fully or partially covered by insurance. However, we do offer convenient and easy financing so patients may get arm lift surgery as soon as possible. Be sure to discuss any financial concerns with our staff, who will gladly inform you of all financing options available to you.

Are there are alternatives to arm lift surgery?

Depending upon the patient’s level of skin looseness or elasticity, they may benefit from one of the non-surgical skin tightening procedures offered at AMAE, such as Profound RF skin tightening.

Additionally, for patients with good skin elasticity who are simply looking to remove excess arm fat, arm lift surgery might not be their only option. Such individuals may be able to reach their appearance goals with treatments like non-invasive CoolSculpting or minimally-invasive liposuction. These treatments are especially effective for tightening and toning arms when when combined with highly-effective, non-surgical Profound skin tightening.

During your consultation with board certified Birmingham, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, be sure to describe precisely what you hope to accomplish with arm lift surgery. Depending on your needs and desires, Dr. Ali may recommend arm lift surgery, or one of the many other less invasive aesthetic procedures we offer.

Arm Lift Surgery  – Birmingham, MI

If you’re in the Birmingham, MI area and would like to get rid of jiggling, sagging skin and excess fat on your arms, you’re in luck.  Arm lift surgery may be just what you need to get the trim, toned arms you’ve wanted for years.

Contact AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI to schedule your initial consultation. Video consultations are also available!

Arm Lift Surgery Consultation: 248.335.7200

Love Your Arms! 4 Treatments for Thinner Arms & Tighter Skin

Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin

The holidays are almost here  – including Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Eve parties!  But many women dread getting dressed up for special occasions because they are embarrassed by loose, saggy, or ‘giggly’ skin on their arms. Instead of feeling fabulous in short sleeve, sleeveless, off the shoulder, or strapless dresses, women with drooping arm skin often bundle up in long sleeves and jackets to hide their arms.

Arm fat, as well as unsightly flabby skin that hangs down from the arms, can also make a man or woman self-conscious about baring their arms in tank tops, bathing suits or sleeveless summer clothing! Additionally,  arm fat can be especially frustrating for women preparing for a big event – such as a wedding or other formal occasion! Because the latest fashions in wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and evening wear, are most often sleeveless, excess arm fat or skin can turn dress shopping from a joyous occasion into one of sadness and disappointment.

But that does NOT have to be the case! At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer several surgical – as well as non-surgical and non-invasive treatments – that can trim and tone arms. In this article Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali shares the details of four top arm tightening treatments available at AMAE.

Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Fat Treatment

At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer CoolSculpting to get rid of arm fat – the #1 non-invasive procedure in the world for permanently reducing arm fat!  CoolSculpting gets rid of arm fat painlessly and permanently – without surgery, diet or exercise.

A single CoolSculpting treatment will typically reduce the fat layer thickness in the arms by 20-25% in just a single treatment.  And, additional treatments will produce even more fat reduction in the upper arms. While CoolSculpting is loved by our Troy, MI area patients because there is no downtime, results are gradual and take a little time.

Full results develop over time, as the body naturally eliminates the frozen fat cells – so schedule CoolSculpting three months before the big event to see complete arm fat reduction results by the big day!

Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Skin Tightening

While CoolSculpting has some mild, but not dramatic skin, tightening effects, we also offer state-of-the-art new Profound skin tightening. Profound can be used on its own to tighten lax, flabby arm skin – or in conjunction with CoolSculpting to reduce fat and tone loose skin on the arms.

AMAE was one of the first providers in the Troy, MI area to offer revolutionary new Profound radiofrequency skin tightening. Profound stimulates renewed production of collagen and elastin – the building blocks of tight, toned, elastic skin. Profound also rejuvenates the production of hyaluronic acid, another substance produced by the body to yield smoother, tighter skin.

Surgical Arm Fat Removal

For larger amounts of arm fat removal liposuction can be highly effective. It is performed under anesthesia for a completely comfortable experience. Only tiny, well concealed scars will be left that fade over time.

Liposuction immediately removes fat from the arms by sucking it out through a small straw-like cannula. After about 3 weeks, most of the swelling will have gone down leaving visible results. These results will continue to improve over the next 6 months or so as the swelling completely subsides.

There is downtime of at least three days after liposuction – with a compression garment worn for several days. And there will be limits on physical activity for a few weeks. So make sure to schedule your liposuction well in advance of any big event.

Arm Lift Surgical Skin Tightening

People with decent skin elasticity may see their arms naturally “bounce back” and tighten after liposuction. Others with more skin laxity may need to tighten the remaining skin with Profound radiofrequency, discussed above. But patients with excessive amounts of loose, hanging or flabby skin may want to consider a surgical arm lift for optimal arm skin tightening and toning.

With new surgical techniques and technologies, arm lift surgery is now safer, easier, less invasive and more comfortable than ever. As a result, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, over the last 10 years, the number of arm lift surgeries performed in the U.S. has increased by a whopping 4,378%!

Thanks to these advancements, arm lift surgery patients are able to enjoy better results than ever, with smaller less conspicuous scars, and significantly less downtime.

During arm lift surgery, excess skin from the upper arm (sometimes known as a “bat wing”) is surgically removed, using incisions that are strategically placed to be less visible.  The remaining skin is then tightly pulled together and sutured – leaving trim, toned arms.

Downtime can range from 1 to 2 weeks, and strenuous activities must also be avoided for about 6 weeks after arm lift surgery. But patients universally agree that the longer recovery period is well worth it to achieve the most dramatically trimmed and tightened arms possible.

Get Thinner Arms & Tighter Arm Skin – Troy, MI

If you would like slimmer, trimmer, and tighter arms, schedule a consultation at AMAE with renowned Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will help you determine the best procedure(s) for you to get arms you love and will be proud to show off. He will create a custom treatment plan so you can get the smooth, sexy arms  – and wear the clothes you want – with confidence!

Arms Treatments & Surgery | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

A Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery

Understanding the Rhinoplasty Surgery Process

Capable of permanently transforming the shape, size, or overall appearance of one’s nose, rhinoplasty continues to be a highly sought-after procedure. So much so, that according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 218,924 instances of rhinoplasty surgery were performed that year. This made it the third most popular cosmetic surgery of 2017, and the popularity of rhinoplasty only continues to flourish.

If you are in the Troy, MI area and are interested in how you can join the ranks of thousands who have benefited from rhinoplasty, contact AMAE plastic surgery today for a consultation. In the meantime, dive into this 2-part article on everything a patient needs to know before getting rhinoplasty -as well as links to rhinoplasty before and after photos.

The Rhinoplasty Consultation

Perhaps better known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a form of plastic surgery that both sculpts the shape of the nose’s exterior for aesthetic purposes, and the noses interior to aid with breathing. Successful rhinoplasty surgery provides the patient with a nose that still looks natural, but exists in better harmony and balance with the rest of the face. The general consensus is that the best rhinoplasty results are those where the nose doesn’t look as though it has been so much as touched.

In order to determine if one is a good candidate for rhinoplasty, one must first visit AMAE for a consultation with board certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. Patients will be have the opportunity to discuss any and all cosmetic concerns they have going into rhinoplasty. Dr. Ali will also check for any potential breathing issues by carefully examining the inside of the patient’s nose.

During the consultation, rhinoplasty patients frequently shown before-and-after photos of past rhinoplasty patients whose noses are similar in size to their own. This allows patients a better understanding of what they can realistically expect from rhinoplasty. See Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

AMAE Plastic Surgery is also among the first and only aesthetic practices in Michigan to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D facial imaging. This revolutionary imaging system enables Dr. Ali to show you your options and the expected outcomes before your rhinoplasty surgery.

Ideal Rhinoplasty Candidate

Rhinoplasty candidates must first and foremost be of sufficient nasal maturity (usually no younger than 15 years of age.) Rhinoplasty patients must also have the emotional maturity required to completely understand the purpose of rhinoplasty and all risks and implications included therein. Patients should also make sure their goals do not exceed the limitations of the procedure, and go into their rhinoplasty surgery with realistic expectations of the outcome.

Additionally, at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, we strong discourage anyone suffering from body dysmorphia from undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. While everyone experiences a certain element of insecurity from time to time, it is important to us that more intense feelings of physical insecurity not be our rhinoplasty patient’s main motivator.

Conditions Rhinoplasty Treats

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, we provide rhinoplasty as a method of treating a number of conditions. For starters, rhinoplasty can be used to treat bumps at the bridge of the nose known as Dorsal Humps. Rhinoplasty can also address the width of one’s nose, as well as correct asymmetry in noses that are deviated or twisted.

Rhinoplasty can also correct issues of the nasal airway, such as internal valve collapse or septal deviation, and can also be performed to repair drooping nasal tips. Rhinoplasty is also beneficial in repairing deformities caused by trauma to the nose.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

Much like all other forms of surgery, being thoroughly prepared is the key to a successful rhinoplasty procedure with a smooth recovery period. Prior to undergoing rhinoplasty, we recommend our patients regularly apply the homeopathic herb arnica to the treatment area. This will help reduce swelling, bruising, and bleeding.

For at least a month prior to rhinoplasty surgery, patients should also avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol. In the month leading up to their surgery, rhinoplasty patients must also refrain from smoking.

The Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI, most of our rhinoplasty procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. There are two distinct methods of performing the procedure: Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty. While both methods involve making an incision in the internal nostril region, Open Rhinoplasty also includes an additional, external incision on the tissue dividing the nostrils.

The skin of the nose will then be “undraped,” allowing for visibility of the nose’s inner structures. Open Rhinoplasty allows for substantial changes to be made to the nose, and is most commonly performed either to correct a previous, “botched” procedure, and on patients whose noses have a particularly challenging anatomy.

During Closed Rhinoplasty, on the other hand, no external incisions are made. With them all instead made inside the nose, Open Rhinoplasty is less likely to result in scarring. However, the results of Closed Rhinoplasty are considerably subtler than Open Rhinoplasty.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali carefully determines the method of rhinoplasty best suited to meet his patients’ needs, and has an outstanding track record performing countless instances of both Open and Closed Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Recovery & Downtime

While no two cases of rhinoplasty are ever the same, most cases of both open and closed rhinoplasty are followed by at least one-to-two weeks of downtime. Most Closed Rhinoplasty patients experience the most rapid period of recovery within 5 to 6 days, after which time they are free to remove the splint from their nose and resume their normal daily routine.

But although rhinoplasty patients usually experience a relatively quick period of initial recovery, their complete healing process can continue for as long as one to three years. Since the skin of the nose requires time to shrink to its new, underlying framework, the total healing process is longer than many other forms of cosmetic surgery.

But while rhinoplasty patients do experience a recovery period longer than other plastic surgery patients, they generally also experience less pain. While rhinoplasty usually results in a fair amount of bruising and swelling, patients routinely report any pain following the procedure to be surprisingly tolerable. To ensure his rhinoplasty patients experience as little pain as possible, board-certified Troy, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali gladly recommends and prescribes appropriate pain medications.

Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Be it rhinoplasty, open heart surgery, or anything in between, no surgery whatsoever can be successfully performed unless carried out by a skilled, certified, and experienced surgeon.

For anyone in the Troy, MI area looking for the right rhinoplasty surgeon, the choice is simple: board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. Dr. Ali’s years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery poise him as the area’s leading provider of rhinoplasty.

Dr. Ali carefully and precisely provides his rhinoplasty patients that both meet their aesthetic goals, and maintain or improve their noses functionality. Choosing the right surgeon is perhaps the most important decision a person must make after deciding to get rhinoplasty. In selecting Dr. Ali, patients are guaranteed to have made the right choice.

Rhinoplasty – Troy, MI Area

When a patient visits AMAE for rhinoplasty, they can take comfort in knowing their experience will be nothing short of exceptional.  At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area we are thoroughly committed to providing all of our rhinoplasty patients with the best treatment experience possible.

If you live in the greater Troy, MI area – and you’re ready to look and feel great about your nose with rhinoplasty – call AMAE Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.

Troy, MI area Rhinoplasty Consultation: 248-335-7200




Love Your Legs with Thigh Liposuction!

Liposuction for Thinner Thighs

Any woman who is unhappy with the size or shape of her thighs will tell you that losing fat from the legs is almost impossible with diet and exercise. This is because, unfortunately, a person’s thigh shape and size is primarily the result of heredity. Our DNA tells our body where to store fat – and fat deposited on the thighs can be extremely stubborn. In other words, if you are woman with heavy thighs, it’s very likely that your mother and sisters have bigger thighs, too.

The good news is that liposuction can dramatically remove inches from the thighs, as well as contour them into a more sleek and attractive shape. In fact, thighs are among our office’s most commonly improved areas of the body with tumescent liposuction!

Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County get the appearance they want with tumescent liposuction of the inner, outer and anterior thighs. Not only can thigh liposuction make your thighs smaller, it can give them slimmer, smoother, sexier shape and contours.

How Thigh Liposuction is Performed

During thigh liposuction, a tube-like device called a cannula is gently inserted through a tiny incision into the fat layer of the thighs. Board certified Southfield, MI area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ali moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the fat cells, which are then sucked out through the cannula. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good and fat cells can never return in that area! So, fat loss in the thighs from liposuction is permanent!

Dr. Ali performs minimally invasive tumescent liposuction procedure, so only local anesthetic is used – and you are not “knocked out” with general anesthetic. This leads to faster healing, less discomfort and better results than older, more invasive forms of liposuction.

In order to achieve the best liposuction results in the thighs, they are broken down into three separate treatment areas. The three treatment areas for the thighs are: inner thighs, outer thighs and anterior (also called “frontal”) thighs. Depending upon where the excess fat is deposited, a person may require treatment of a single area, two areas or all three areas of the thigh to get the optimal results.

Inner Thigh Liposuction

Inner thigh liposuction is commonly performed to give a woman slender legs in which the inner thighs do not touch or rub against each other. Not only does inner thigh liposuction enhance the appearance of the legs, it can also eliminate uncomfortable rubbing or chafing.

When treating the inner thighs with liposuction, a skilled surgeon like Dr. Ali may treat all the way down to the inner knee to ensure a consistent, smooth contour..

Outer Thigh Liposuction

Fat bulges on the outer thighs— often called “saddlebags” – can be among the most stubborn areas of body fat. Fat gathered on the outer thighs can make it hard to find jeans and pants that fit – and cause the legs to look shorter than they actually are.

During outer thigh liposuction, a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ali can restore attractive and feminine proportions to your legs.  Outer thigh liposuction can remove “bulges” or “saddlebags” giving legs the proper contour. Slimmer thighs also actually also help the butt look plumper, and more lifted. By reducing the size and adjusting the proportions of the thighs, Dr. Ali can make the contours of the buttocks more defined and appealing – without the need for an invasive butt lift. the thighs

Anterior (Frontal) Thigh Liposuction

Less commonly, the anterior, or front of the thighs is treated with liposuction. This is typically only done when deposits of fat protrude forward. In some cases, Dr. Ali may perform anterior thigh liposuction in conjunction with performing liposuction on other areas of the thighs to create balance, smoothness and proportion throughout the entire leg.

Excess fat deposits on the front of thighs can causing the body to look “bottom heavy”, the legs to look shorter – and can make it hard to find attractive, comfortably fitting jeans and slacks. Many women with heavy anterior thighs resort to wearing dresses and skirts to hide anterior fat bulges.

A skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ali can slim and restore natural, feminine proportions to the legs by sculpting the anterior thigh, as well as any other areas of the leg that require attention.

Thigh Liposuction vs CoolSculpting for Thighs

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are two excellent procedures offered at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Southfield area for reducing excess fat in the thighs. Each has its own advantages and considerations.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves small incisions and provides immediate and highly customizable results but requires anesthesia and/or anesthetic. It also has a longer recovery period with potential swelling and discomfort. CoolSculpting, is a non-invasive treatment, that freezes and eliminates fat cells through controlled cooling, offering minimal downtime and no need for anesthesia or anesthetic. However, CoolSculpting provides much more gradual results over a few months The choice between the two depends on each patient’s preferences, desired outcomes, and willingness to tolerate the level of invasiveness and recovery time associated with liposuction.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will help you make an informed decision about which procedure is right for slimming your thighs –  based on your specific body concerns, goals, and unique circumstances.

Southfield Area Thigh Liposuction

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Southfield, West Bloomfield, Birmingham and across Oakland County love their legs with interior, exterior and anterior tumescent thigh liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat you wish to remove, your lifestyle, and your aesthetic goals in order to recommend the best thigh procedure for you.

And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!

Southfield Area Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

Get a Beautiful Booty with Liposuction for Hips & Saddlebags

Liposuction for Hips and Saddlebags

Any woman with “big hips” will tell you that the hips are one of the hardest places to lose fat. Often times all of the diet and exercise in the world won’t reduce (or change the shape of) stubborn hip fat. This is because a person’s hip shape is primarily the result of heredity. Our DNA tells our body where to store fat – and if it’s on the hips it can be very stubborn.

But the good news is that liposuction can be performed on the hips to dramatically help lose inches and contour the “booty” into a more attractive shape. In fact, the hips are one of the most successful areas to show visible improvement with tumescent liposuction! See Liposuction Before & After Photos

Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women and men in Oakland County get the appearance they want with tumescent liposuction of the hips. With tumescent liposuction of the hips, patients can drop several dress or pant sizes – and get slimmer, smoother, sexier hip contours..

How Hip Liposuction is Performed

The hips sit just below the flanks (“lovehandles” or “muffin tops”) on either side of the body. Because the flanks and hips are joined, these areas are often (but not always) treated together during liposuction to achieve the most effective results and smoothest contours.

A very thin tube called a micro-cannula is gently inserted into the fatty area. The surgeon carefully moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the fat cells. Then a suction-syringe or mild pump is used to suck the fat cells through the cannula and out of the body.

Hip liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure. So only local anesthetic is used, and you go home shortly after the procedure. There are no scars, and very minimal downtime. You will be given specific instructions about wearing a compression garment afterwards – as well as what medications you can take for any pain. However, many women find that the discomfort is minimal and pain medication is not even needed.

Although the results are “immediate” (because the fat has been sucked out) you may not be able to see the complete results until the swelling gradually subsides (in few days to 4 to 6 weeks)..

Hip Liposuction Benefits

During hip and/or flank liposuction, a skilled surgeon like Dr. Ali can restore attractive and feminine proportions to your body.  Hip and flank liposuction can create curves by re-defining the waist and removing the excess fatty tissue that creates a “boxy” look in the mid-section.

Hip liposuction can also remove “bulges” or “saddlebags” where fat is deposited in the wrong places. Giving hips the proper contour with liposuction, actually also helps the butt look plumper and more defined, while making the waist look smaller.

And, for those patients who have unwanted fat in the abdomen or thighs, liposuction can be performed on the hips, belly, and thighs all during the same procedure!

Hip Liposuction Plus Fat Transfer

For even more benefits from hip lipo, fat transfer can be combined with hip liposuction. This process removes fat from unwanted places such as “saddlebags,” and then Dr. Ali uses the purified fat cells to enhance the shape, lift, and proportions of the buttocks.

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or lipofilling, is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers a natural and minimally invasive solution to enhance the buttocks.  This procedure has gained popularity for its ability to provide more rounded, youthful, lifted buttocks and a shapelier body contour.

Hip Liposuction vs CoolSculpting for Saddlebags

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are two excellent procedures offered at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI, for reducing excess fat in areas such as the hips and saddlebags. Each has its own advantages and considerations.

The choice between liposuction and CoolSculpting will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Liposuction is a more aggressive and immediate solution for significant fat removal and contouring. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is a non-invasive option for those who prefer a less invasive procedure with minimal downtime. CoolSculpting is better suited for smaller, localized “spot reduction” of unwanted areas of fat, while larger amounts of fat can be removed with liposuction. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will help you make an informed decision based on your specific body concerns, goals, and circumstances.

Top Hip Liposuction Surgeon | Birmingham, Michigan

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Birmingham, MI and across Oakland County love their hips and buttocks with tumescent liposuction – with or without fat transfer. If you live in the Detroit or Birmingham, MI area Dr. Ali be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options.  He will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat you have, your lifestyle, and your goals in order to recommend the best procedure for you.

And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!.

Birmingham, MI Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

Why Canadians Come from Windsor to the US for Plastic Surgery

8 Reasons Windsor Patients Flock to the US for Plastic Surgery

Canada is known for its world-class healthcare system, but when it comes to elective procedures like plastic surgery, many Canadians choose to cross the border from Windsor, ON into the United States.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we have helped hundreds of our Canadian neighbors look their best and feel their most confident!

Just as every patient has her or his own reason for wanting plastic surgery, there are several reasons behind the trend of ‘Windsor – ites” crossing the border to get cosmetic surgery in the States.

In this article we take a look at some of the key factors motivation Canadians to come to the States for plastic surgery at AMAE Med Spa.

  1. Greater Availability Plastic Surgery Procedures

Many of our Canadian patients have told us that the US offers a more extensive array of plastic surgery procedures compared to those available in Windsor, ON.

  1. Cutting-Edge Plastic Surgery Techniques that Aren’t Available in Windsor

Perhaps because Hollywood – the home of plastic surgery – is located in the US, American plastic surgeons often adopt advanced surgical techniques and technologies more rapidly, providing patients with the latest innovations in the field. Windsor patients may seek US plastic surgery to access innovative treatments and procedures that have not yet gained approval in Canada.

  1. Detroit is Closer to Windsor than Toronto

Of course, larger cosmopolitan cities like Toronto also offer a wide array of plastic surgery options. But most patients prefer the 30-minute drive from Windsor to AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI over the 4 hour drive (300Km) drive up the 401 to Toronto!

This is especially important, since most plastic surgery procedures require a follow up visit a week or two later.

  1. Lower Priced Plastic Surgery in US than Windsor

We know the exchange rate isn’t currently in the USA’s favor – but even taking the exchange rate into consideration, plastic surgery procedures in the US can be more competitively priced compared to Canada, especially when considering the comprehensive care and advanced techniques offered.

  1. Shorter Plastic Surgery Wait Times in US than Windsor

Getting plastic surgery is a big decision, and once’s you’ve decided to move forward you don’t want to have to wait for months to book your plastic surgeon. Our Windsor, ON patients often find that they can schedule their desired procedures much more promptly in the US, reducing the wait times associated with some elective surgeries in Canada’s public healthcare system.

  1. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Many patients from Windsor are drawn to US plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali who are board-certified and renowned for their expertise. Board certified US plastic surgeons have received extensive training and are known for their exceptional skills.

Tight regulatory oversite also contributes to American plastic surgeons having a consistent track record of delivering safe, effective results that attracts Windsor, ON residents seeking top-tier care.

  1. Confidential Plastic Surgery

We have had more than one of our Canadian plastic surgery patients tell us that Windsor is “one big small town”. And while we admire the “neighborliness” of Windsor, many patients don’t want it known that they’ve “had work done”.  So, some Windsor residents choose US plastic surgery centers for the added level of privacy and discretion they offer. This can be particularly appealing when individuals wish to keep their cosmetic enhancements more confidential.

  1. Windsor Patients Combining Travel with Plastic Surgery

It’s no secret that Canadians love to cross the bridge or tunnel from Windsor and take advantage of the great shopping in the Detroit area – especially at upscale Somerset Mall, as well as our fantastic Outlet Malls like Great Lakes Crossing. So, it’s a natural to take a few days off work and combine your aesthetic procedure with some fun shopping. 

Luxurious AMAE Plastic Surgery in lovely upscale Birmingham, MI – and our new, state-of-the-art LaBelle Surgical Center are only 15 minutes away from Somerset Mall and Great Lakes Crossing!

US Plastic Surgery for Windsor Patients

Canada has a world-class healthcare system, and most Americans are jealous of your OHIP universal healthcare. But when it comes to plastic surgery there are many reasons why Canadians choose to come from Windsor to the Detroit area.

Windsor residents come to the US for plastic surgery due to the broader range of available procedures, the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeons, increased privacy, competitive pricing, shorter wait times, personalized care, opportunities for a little vacation, modern facilities, and access to emerging treatments.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI we love our Canadian neighbors and our many patients from Windsor, ON. If you are considering coming to the US seeking plastic surgery enhancements, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali in beautiful Birmingham, MI today – and we’ll help you love the way you look and feel.

Plastic Surgery for Windsor Patients: 248.335.7200



Top Reasons People Choose Blepharoplasty Surgery

The Many Benefits of Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty addresses various concerns related to the eyes, from improving vision to helping individuals achieve a more youthful, refreshed, and beautiful appearance.

In this article, top Troy, MI area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explores some of the most common reasons people opt for blepharoplasty surgery.

Blepharoplasty Surgery to Improve Vision

Ptosis, commonly called ‘droopy eyelids’, is a very common concern that can be caused by aging, genetics, or certain medical conditions. Excess skin and weakened muscles can lead the eyelids to sag – not only creating a tired or sad appearance but interfering with vision.

Blepharoplasty can effectively correct ptosis by removing excess skin, tightening muscles, and restoring a more alert and youthful eye appearance. By addressing this issue, blepharoplasty surgery not only enhances appearance but can also improve eyesight and peripheral vision.

Blepharoplasty Surgery to Look Younger

Under-eye bags are another prevalent concern, often associated with aging and genetics. These puffy areas can make individuals appear fatigued or older than they feel.

Most non-surgical treatments for undereye bags – like creams and serums – only provide limited and temporary improvement. Blepharoplasty surgery offers a more definitive, long-lasting solution. Blepharoplasty can remove or reposition fat deposits and excess skin, reducing the appearance of under-eye bags.

Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, such as crow’s feet, can be a source of frustration for many, adding years to one’s appearance. While Botox is an excellent option for treating crow’s feet around the eyes, it is only a temporary solution. Blepharoplasty can provide longer-lasting results by addressing the underlying causes of these wrinkles.

Blepharoplasty surgery can help reduce the appearance of these lines by tightening the skin and tissues around the eyes, creating a smoother and more youthful look.

Blepharoplasty for Overall Facial Harmony

Older patients are not the only patients who turn to blepharoplasty surgery to improve their appearance. The eyes are a focal point of the face, and imbalances, asymmetry or other discrepancies in the eyes can affect overall facial harmony. Blepharoplasty can bring balance to the face, ensuring that the eyes look youthful and in proportion with other facial features.

Many Asian men and women choose to have blepharoplasty surgery to create a double eyelid crease in order to make their eyes look larger and more open – imparting depth and definition to the eyes, and also making it easier to apply and wear makeup.

Patients also often choose blepharoplasty as part of a broader facial rejuvenation strategy, combining it with other procedures like facelifts or brow lifts to achieve comprehensive aesthetic and/or anti-aging results.

Blepharoplasty Surgery for Other Medical Conditions

Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disease, myasthenia gravis (MG), and even chronic allergies, can cause sagginess or puffiness and swelling around the eyes. Blepharoplasty surgery can help to improve the appearance of the eyes in many of these cases.

Blepharoplasty surgery can also improve the drainage of fluids from the eyelids, which can further reduce puffiness and swelling.

Blepharoplasty Surgery Troy, MI Area

Blepharoplasty Surgery can provide a significant psychological and emotional lift by helping individuals look as youthful, vibrant and energetic as they feel. Blepharoplasty surgery can also remove excess skin and improve vision.

There are many reasons why people choose to have blepharoplasty surgery. Whether you are choosing blepharoplasty to improve your eyesight – or to look younger, boost your self-confidence, and feel better about your appearance, Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area is here to help.

If you are considering blepharoplasty surgery, it is important to talk to a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Ali, in the Troy, MI area. Blepharoplasty surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can yield beautiful, life-changing results in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area – who combines anatomy, artistry, and experience to help you become the most beautiful version of you! Schedule your blepharoplasty surgery consultation today!

Blepharoplasty Surgery Troy, MI Area: 248.335.7200


Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery – Improving Vision, Enhancing Beauty

Eyelid Lift Surgery for Asian Men & Women

Troy, Michigan is truly a melting pot of beautiful cultures. And Troy’s second largest ethnic group is Asians – comprising more than 25% of Troy’s varied and diverse population.

The beauty of diversity lies in the unique features that distinguish individuals from various ethnic backgrounds. Every ethnicity has their own distinctive beauty. Asian men and women, for example, possess distinct eyelid structures that contribute to their allure. However, the beautiful almond shaped eyes that are characteristic of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian heritage have their own unique medical and cosmetic issues – from vision impairment to aesthetic concerns.

As a result, many Asian men and women consider eyelid lift surgery, also known as Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery, for an array of reasons that aim to enhance their natural beauty, and improve vision, while maintaining their unique characteristics. At AMAE plastic surgery, skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of Asian patients become more satisfied and confident in the appearance of their eyes, while still respecting and maintaining their exquisite Asian heritage.

What Is Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Asian eyelid structure is unique in many ways. One of the most common features is the ‘monolid’, which is an eyelid without a crease. Asian eyes also tend to be smaller and rounder than Western eyes. These unique features can be beautiful, but they can also lead to some concerns about appearance.

Many Asian men and women consider eyelid lift surgery to improve the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. It can also tighten the muscles around the eyes.

There are many reasons why Asian men and women may choose to have eyelid lift surgery. Below we discuss a few of the most common reasons.

Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery to Correct Ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid partially covers the pupil, thereby impairing vision. This condition can affect individuals of all ethnicities, but it’s often more pronounced in Asians due to their unique eyelid structure.

Eyelid lift surgery can correct ptosis, restoring optimal vision and improving the aesthetic appearance of the eyes. By addressing ptosis through surgery, patients not only enjoy a more youthful and refreshed look but also experience functional benefits like improved sight and peripheral vision.

Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery to Create a Double Eyelid Crease

A double eyelid crease is a fold of skin that runs across the upper eyelid. It is a common feature of Western eyes, but it is not as common in Asian eyes – which often have a “monolid”. Many Asian men and women choose to have eyelid lift surgery to create a double eyelid crease in order to make their eyes look larger and more open.

An eyelid lift can introduce a crease, imparting depth and definition to the eyes. A defined eyelid crease can make the eyes appear larger, brighter, and more expressive. It enhances the overall facial aesthetics by accentuating the eyes, which are often considered the windows to the soul.

Additionally, many Asian women appreciate makeup as a form of self-expression and creativity. An eyelid lift can provide a more defined canvas for makeup application, allowing eyeshadows, eyeliners, and mascaras to be showcased more effectively. With an enhanced eyelid crease, makeup can be applied more precisely, and colors can pop, leading to endless possibilities for artistic and glamorous looks.

Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery to Look Younger

People of all ethnicities experience drooping of the eyelids and/or ‘bags’ under the eyes as the skin ages and loses elasticity. This causes a person to look tired and older than they are (or feel). But due to the distinctive structure of typical Asian eyes, sagging skin can be particularly troublesome.

Eyelid lift surgery can remove excess skin from the upper eyelids, as well as remove puffy bags under the eyes, for a younger and more refreshed appearance. By eliminating excess skin, reducing wrinkles and bags, and rejuvenating the eye area, eyelid lift surgery can help Asian individuals look as young as they feel.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery

If you are considering eyelid lift surgery, it is important to select an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the unique eyelid anatomy of Asian patients. Dr. Ali is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Troy, MI area who has extensive experience performing eyelid lift surgery on Asian patients. Dr. Ali understands the unique challenges of Asian eyelid surgery and can help you achieve the results you desire, without compromising your identity or ethnic heritage.

Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery | Troy, MI

Eyelid lift surgery can be a life-changing procedure for Asian men and women. By choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, you can ensure that you receive the best possible care and achieve the aesthetic results you desire, without sacrificing your beautiful Asian identity.

Dr. Ali combines artistry with medical precision to deliver beautiful and harmonious outcomes for a younger and more beautiful version of you! Schedule your Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area today.

Asian Eyelid Lift Surgery | Troy, MI: 248.335.7200



Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali Answers Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can enhance breast size, shape, position, and overall appearance. AT AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area, Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women get the beautiful bustline they have always wanted with breast augmentation surgery.

If you’re considering this transformative surgery, you likely have several questions. In this article we answer some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about breast augmentation with informative answers to guide you through the process.

Of course, the best way to get your personal breast augmentation surgery questions answered is by scheduling a consultation with skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area.

What are the different types of breast implants?

There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with sterile saline (salt water) solution and have a rounder more projecting appearance. Silicone implants – sometimes called gummy bear implants – are filled with silicone gel and have a more natural “teardrop appearance.

Both types of implants have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can read more about the differences HERE.

Which type of breast implant is right for me?

The best way to decide which type of breast implant is right for you is to talk to a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area. He will take into account your individual needs, body type, budget, lifestyle, and aesthetic preferences when making a recommendation.

Where is the incision made for breast augmentation surgery?

There are three main incision sites for breast augmentation surgery:

  • Inframammary fold incision: This incision is made in the crease below the breast.
  • Periareolar incision: This incision is made around the edge of the areola (nipple).
  • Transaxillary incision: This incision is made in the armpit.

The incision site that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will choose will depend on a number of factors, including the type of implant you choose, your breast shape, and your personal preferences.

Additionally, the implants can be placed over or under the chest muscle. Placement depends on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, implant type, and desired outcome.

Will my breasts look natural after breast augmentation surgery?

Yes, your breasts should look and feel natural after breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Ali will work with you to choose the right implant size and shape for your body. He will also place the implants in a way that will create a natural-looking appearance.

With many breast augmentation surgeons you have to guess or ‘imagine’ what your new breasts will look like. But at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area DR. Ali offers MAE state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging. This revolutionary technology provides a three-dimensional computerized image of your breast enhancement results from every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you your expected outcomes before your breast augmentation surgery.

Will breast augmentation surgery leave scars?

Scarring is inevitable with any surgery – but skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali ensures that scars are kept to a minimum, and placed in the least visible location possible.

What is the recovery time for breast augmentation surgery?

Most women are able to return to work and light activities within a week of breast augmentation surgery. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery.

The surgical team at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions for your recovery.

How much does breast augmentation surgery cost?

The cost of breast augmentation surgery varies depending on a number of factors, including the type of implant you choose. Generally, saline implants are less expensive that silicone breast implants.

Remember, like anything else in life, you get what you pay for. You are also paying for the surgical center, the anesthesiologist, and your surgeon’s skill and experience. So, while it is important to find a fair price, you shouldn’t simply select a breast augmentation surgeon by who is cheapest. A Corvette costs more than a KIA.

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon (not just a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ or ‘general surgeon’) to learn more about the procedure as it applies to you – and to discuss your individual needs, expectations, and costs. Make sure to ask to see the plastic surgeons portfolio of before and after photos, too, to ensure that he or she is capable of delivering safe and beautiful results at a fair price.

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes, breast augmentation surgery is an extremely safe procedure when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Remember not all doctors who call themselves ‘surgeons’ or ‘cosmetic surgeons’ are actually board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali.

As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. These risks are relatively low, and include issues like infection, but it is important to be aware of them before making a decision about surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will discuss all potential surgical risks with you during your consultation, based on your age, overall health, lifestyle, and type of surgery.

Will breast augmentation surgery affect my ability to breastfeed?

Breast augmentation surgery may affect your ability to breastfeed. This is because the surgery can damage the milk ducts and nerves in the breast. However, many women who have had breast augmentation surgery are still able to breastfeed. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery and you plan to breastfeed in the future, it is important to talk to your plastic surgeon about the risks and benefits of surgery.

How long will my breast implants last?

It’s important to note that breast implants do not come with an expiration date or a shelf life. While breast implants are not designed to last forever, they can last for decades – depending on the type of implant, the patients health and lifestyle, and other factors.

Today’s breast implants last on average anywhere between 10 to 20 years, with many women having their implants beyond 20 years and even for the rest of their life. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is important to talk to Dr. Ali about the risks, benefits, and life expectancy of your breast implant surgery, to discuss your individual needs and expectations.

Top Breast Augmentation Surgery | Troy, MI Area

These are just a few of the many questions asked by our Troy, MI area patients about breast augmentation.

If you would like to know more about the “FAQs” of breast augmentation surgery as it would affect you, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area – and take the first step to having the beautiful bustline you have always wanted.

Breast Augmentation Surgery | Troy, MI Area: 248.335.7200