10 Fast Facts About Rhinoplasty Surgery

10 Fast Facts About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – also called a “nose job”- is the third most popular plastic surgery in the United States. But while it’s a common procedure, it requires a combination of artistry and medical science to achieve ideal results.

Renowned Troy, MI area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali meets has the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise to enhance your appearance and accomplish your appearances.  He has performed thousands of life-changing rhinoplasty surgeries on men, women and teens in the Troy, MI area.

In this article he shares 10 fast facts about rhinoplasty surgery that may help you decide if a “nose job” is right for you!
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  1. No One is Born with a Perfect Nose

Thanks to endless airbrushing, photo-editing apps, and Instagram & TikTok filters, it’s easy to assume that the actors and A-listers you see on social media were born with flawless noses.

But every nose is one-of-a-kind with slight asymmetry, a little crookedness, or even some bumpiness. The secret to a beautiful nose is one that matches your other features, facial proportions, and ethnic or genetic heritage.
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  1. Rhinoplasty Is Not Just for Adults

Teenagers actually account for 14% of rhinoplasty surgeries in the United States.

In fact, the teen years are a great time to consider nose job surgery – since high school can already be such a brutal time of bullying and self-consciousness. Rhinoplasty can help give a young man or young woman the confidence and self-esteem to enjoy their teen years without feeling ashamed of their appearance.
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  1. Rhinoplasty Recovery is More Uncomfortable than Painful

Thanks to advanced, minimally invasive rhinoplasty surgical techniques, incisions are very small. And because the procedure usually involves cartilage (rather than muscle, bone or tissue) there is very little pain during the recovery period.

Some patients have even said that the IV hurt more than the entire surgery! And with the post-op pain medications that can be prescribed, it’s genuinely possible to have a pain-free rhinoplasty recovery.

The worst part is usually just the discomfort of feeling congested for the first two to three following a rhinoplasty.
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  1. You Can’t Wear Glasses for 6 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

The bridge of the nose needs time to heal after surgery and wearing glasses (including sunglasses) can put unnecessary pressure on the area. This can interfere with healing and even result in a permanent indentation.

Patients who must wear glasses, can be fitted with a special protective nasal splint – or can tape the glasses between their eyebrows to avoid putting pressure on your nose.
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  1. You will Need 10 days Off Work and Social Events

Everyone bruises differently, and some lucky people honestly don’t even bruise at all after rhinoplasty.

But, on average, most people have 10–14 days of fairly significant bruising after nose job surgery.
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  1. There are New Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Alternatives

For patients desiring only subtle changes to their nose, facial fillers can be used to remedy small cosmetic issues including small bumps, or slight asymmetry.

However, unlike a nose job – which is permanent – non-surgical “liquid rhinoplasty” results typically only last up to one year.
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  1. Final Results Can Take a While to See

While we know you can’t wait to see your new nose, patience is a virtue when it comes seeing the exciting final results of your rhinoplasty. The amount of swelling will depend upon the surgical technique used (open vs closed rhinoplasty).

Swelling is typically the worst in the three weeks or so after surgery, after which you will begin to see the marked improvement in your nose. But keep in mind that it can take up to six months for 90% of the swelling to fully resolve after a rhinoplasty. And it can take 12 to 18 months to see the complete and final results with more invasive nose jobs – such as open rhinoplasty surgery.
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  1. Not All Rhinoplasty Surgeries are Cosmetic

Rhinoplasty is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons. But nasal surgery can also correct a deviate septum and remedy airway blockages and breathing problems.
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  1. Rhinoplasty Can Temporarily Change (or Permanently Improve) your Voice

The initial swelling and congestion during rhinoplasty recovery can temporarily make you sound different.

But if you had a “nasal voice” prior to surgery as result of breathing issues or nasal passage blockage, rhinoplasty can actually improve your voice once those problems are corrected!
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  1. You Can see what Your New Nose Will Look Like BEFORE Surgery

Dr. Ali is one of only a few plastic surgeons in the Troy, MI and greater Detroit area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D facial imaging technology.

Using digital imaging Dr. Ali can show you what your nose will look like after your rhinoplasty surgery. This enables patients to visualize their expected results – so they can decide if, when and how they would like to proceed with a nose job or other aesthetic procedures.

Best Troy, MI Area Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men love their noses and improve their confidence with successful rhinoplasty surgery.

Get the nose you have always wanted with rhinoplasty surgery and look and feel like the best version of “you” that you can be!

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

 

 

7 Rules for Rapid Rhinoplasty Recovery

7 Rules for Rapid Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty can be a life changing procedure – remedying imperfections and restoring self-confidence and satisfaction with one’s appearance.

But, as with any surgery, a patient’s actions in the days following the procedure are essential for ensuring the best possible outcome. Meticulously following your post-op care instructions can help reduce the possibility of infection or complications, prevent damage to your new nose, and raise your chances of healing rapidly.

While the majority of swelling and bruising will dissipate within a few weeks, remember that it takes the human body about a full year for the nose to be completely recovered from rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #1: Don’t Wear Glasses

The bridge of the nose needs time to heal after surgery and wearing glasses (including sunglasses) can put unnecessary pressure on the area. This can interfere with healing and even result in a permanent indentation.

Patients who must wear glasses, can be fitted with a special protective nasal splint – or can tape the glasses between their eyebrows to avoid putting pressure on your nose.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #2: Don’t Pick at Scabs

Picking can reopen wounds within the nose, cause bleeding and even result in infection of the surgical area. So, refrain from touching the inside of your nose no matter how itchy or annoying the scabby area feels.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #3: Use Nasal Saline Solution

Once you no longer have any gauze packing inside your nose, it is important to begin irrigating the nose with a nasal saline solution three to six times a day.

This will help to keep the nose clear, as well as relieve the drying effects that surgery can have on your nasal lining.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #4: No Kissing!

One small accidental bump to the sensitive surgical area could break the nose before it heals – and cause the need for a second revision surgery. So keeping people away from your lips is important.

And this goes for kissing babies, children, or even pets for six weeks after surgery. While it sounds crazy, bumps from toddlers’ heads are actually a huge cause of breaks after rhinoplasty surgery!

Related: 14 Plastic Surgeons Reveal the Procedures They’re Considering for Themselves—and Who They’d Trust to Perform Them

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #5: Sleep with Your Head Elevated

Sleep on your back for the first week after surgery, with your head slightly elevated. A reclining chair or in a bed propped up on two to three pillows is ideal.

Keep your head at a higher elevation than your head will minimize fluid buildup and reduce swelling after rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #6: No Smoking or Drinking

Smoking and drinking alcohol can interfere with the healing process after surgery. This is because smoking reduces blood flow to the skin, which is essential for proper healing.

And consuming alcohol dilates the blood vessels, which can increase bleeding and bruising after rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Rule #7: No bending, lifting, or straining

Avoid all bending, lifting, or straining for at least three weeks after rhinoplasty surgery. Not only can these activities cause bleeding and increase swelling – but they can also increase the risk of bumping the nose before it is healed.

After three weeks, patients can typically resume light exercise and walking, as long as they are very careful.

Best Troy, MI Area Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Troy, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has the experience, artistic skill and technical expertise to perform rhinoplasty surgery that will enhance your appearance and accomplish your goals.

If you live in the Troy, MI or greater Detroit area and you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, call AMAE Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ali. He will offer you a consultation to assess your nasal structure, answer your questions and discuss your appearance goals.

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men love their noses and improve their confidence with rhinoplasty surgery. Get the nose you have always wanted and be the best version of “you” that you can be!

Rhinoplasty Consultation | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Why Skin Needs Hyaluronic Acid & How to Get More of It

Why Skin Needs Hyaluronic Acid – And the Best Way to Get It

Hyaluronic acid is one of those ingredients in skincare products that every manufacturer is touting. In fact, you can barely turn on the TV or scroll the web without seeing multiple adds for something containing hyaluronic acid or “HA”.

So, what is this miracle product, and is it as important (and effective) as everyone is saying? Is it really an acid? And how (and where) should one apply it?

In this article the skincare experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa discuss everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid (HA) – including how you can naturally increase your body’s own production of this amazing substance!

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance that is produced by the body. Its primary job is to hydrate the connective tissue that maintains the skin’s strength and elasticity. 50% of the body’s HA is found in the skin – with the rest being found in the eyes, lips and joints.

What makes hyaluronic acid so amazing is that it can retain over 1,000 times its weight in water, so it is super hydrating. It holds in the moisture that supports a bright, youthful complexion by keeping skin cells plump and strong. There is really no other substance that can help boost moisture levels in the skin like hyaluronic acid does.

Getting Enough Hyaluronic Acid

Many people wonder why they need to get hyaluronic acid from skincare products and treatments if the body already produces HA naturally.

Unfortunately, as we age, the body’s production of natural hyaluronic acid decreases. Babies are born with very high amounts of hyaluronic acid, which is why their skin is so soft, smooth and plump. But by the time we reach the age of 40 the HA levels in our body have already decreased by one-third.

So, people turn to high quality beauty products that contain HA – including moisturizers and night creams –to prevent dry skin and help stave off the effects of aging. Maintaining high levels of hyaluronic acid helps retain moisture and elasticity in the skin, to fight the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging or dull skin.

And, don’t be concerned that HA is an acid. Not all acids strip cells and cause irritation. In fact, hyaluronic acid is actually a type of sugar molecule!

How to Get More Hyaluronic Acid

There are 3 way to improve and increase the amount of HA in the skin – to restore plumpness and elasticity and to fight the signs of aging.

#1. Topical Hyaluronic Skincare Products

When applied directly to the skin, hyaluronic acid will hydrate the skin cells for a plumper appearance that can also minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

HA also has some antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from UV sun exposure and other harsh environmental or chemical exposure.

However, it is important to purchase hyaluronic acid skincare products from a reputable, medical grade brand such as Elastin or ZO. This is because, hyaluronic acid molecules are often too big for skin absorption if they are not formulated properly.

#2. Hyaluronic Dermal Fillers

Hyaluronic acid can be injected directly into the skin and facial tissue, using dermal fillers to help fill wrinkles, and plump thinning or sagging areas of the face.

Popular facial fillers Juvéderm and Restylane are made of hyaluronic acid formulas. And because they are made of a naturally occurring sugar molecule, they are extremely safe, as well as natural looking and feeling, when injected into the skin.

Hyaluronic acid facial filler injections can last from a few months up to an amazing two years – depending on which formula is chosen and where it is injected.

#3. Aesthetic Treatments that Stimulate Hyaluronic Production

The most effective and long-lasting way to maintain high hyaluronic acid levels in the skin is through medical grade skin care treatments that actually stimulate the body to start producing more of its own HA.

At AMAE Med Spa we offer several Laser, Radiofrequency and Microneedling treatments that can activate the body’s natural hyaluronic acid production process – for dramatic and long-lasting anti-aging results.

Topical creams can provide excellent temporary improvements in skin over time. And fillers can offer immediate, impressive skin plumping results that typically last from 6 months to a year. But when you restore the body’s own HA production with laser or radiofrequency treatments you are actually causing the skin to rejuvenate itself from the inside out for continuing improvement.

Our CO2RE and IPL laser treatments, as well as our revolutionary new Profound and Morpheus8 radiofrequency procedures, all deliver thermal energy deep into the dermis (lower layer of skin) to renew production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.

This rebuilds and repair the skin on a deep cellular level – smoothing wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, and plumping hollow, flat contours. And the tissue then continues to produce hyaluronic acid, so results are continuing and very long-lasting.

Hyaluronic Acid Products & Treatments

Hyaluronic Acid is known to prevent and reverse the signs of aging – often giving it the nickname ‘fountain of youth’. It helps reduce wrinkles and promote tighter, smoother younger-looking skin by hydrating the cells.

HA also works on all skin-types, even those with oily skin. Additionally, it is safe for all skin tones and colors – even darker skin. And it is also gentle enough for those who have sensitive skin.

If you would like to “turn back time”, schedule a consultation at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI and see whether hyaluronic acid skincare products, HA dermal fillers, or one of our advanced laser or radiofrequency treatments is right for you!

Hyaluronic Acid Products & Treatments | Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200

Seven Gorgeous Celebrities Who’ve Had Nose Jobs

Seven Gorgeous Celebrities Who’ve Had Nose Jobs

A “nose job” – technically called rhinoplasty – is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. A nose job can include reshaping, narrowing, straightening, or smoothing out the nose – or re-sculpting the tip, or changing the appearance of the nostrils.

A skilled, board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali can refine the size, shape and proportions of a nose to complement the rest of the facial features, while also respecting the patient’s ethnic heritage, and ensuring that they still look like “themselves.”

Even small changes to a nose can make a large difference in how the nose and the entire face looks. And MANY celebrities credit their success in movies and on television to the difference made by a good “nose job”.

In this article we list seven of the most beautiful female celebrities who owe their gorgeous looks to rhinoplasty surgery!

#1. Jennifer Aniston Had a Nose Job

Topping the list is perpetually youthful Jennifer Aniston.  In a 2007 interview with People Magazine, she admitted to having a nose job and said it was “the best thing I ever did”.

She coyly claimed it was for medical reasons. But if you look at her before and after pictures, there is no that doubt she likely would not have been cast as America’s sweetheart “Rachel” on the TV show Friends for 10 seasons without the dramatic change in her appearance.

#2. Lisa Kudrow Had a Nose Job

Speaking of Friends, Jen’s costar Lisa Kudrow also had a nose job – at the age of 16. In 2013 she told The Saturday Evening Post that her rhinoplasty was “life-altering”.

“I went from, in my mind, hideous to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school,” the actress known for playing beautiful, bewildered Phoebe stated.

#3. Kaley Cuoco Had a Nose Job

Big Bang Theory bombshell Kelly Cuoco played the heartbreaker across the hall that all the guys swooned over. She spoke candidly in a 2016 Women’s Health article, discussing her nose job and her breast augmentation surgery.

“Years ago, I had my nose done. And my boobs—best thing I ever did.” She went on “As much as you want to love your inner self… you also want to look good. I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing,” she told the magazine.

#4. Tyra Banks Had a Nose Job

The name Tyra Banks is synonymous with Super Model. In her 2018 memoir, Perfect Is Boring, she discussed having a nose job early in her supermodel career. She also told People Magazine about the decision to have rhinoplasty: “I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth,” she said in the interview. “Fix it or flaunt it—I think women should be able to do both.”

#5. Jillian Michaels Had a Nose Job

Fitness Guru Jillian Michaels is another gorgeous celebrity who had a nose job. in a recent interview with People Magazine she said she had it done at age 16, after years of being bullied for having “a nose the size of a softball”. She is quick to acknowledge the rhinoplasty surgery made her feel more confident and changed her life.

#6. JLO Had a Nose Job

Wait! What? One of the most beautiful women in the world had a nose job? That’s right “Jenny from the Block” underwent rhinoplasty!

But, while younger women like Kelly Cuoco tend to be relaxed and upfront about plastic surgery, more mature “Gen X-ers” like 51-year-old Jennifer Lopez still tend to be a bit more coy. JLo says the nose job early in her career was just to correct breathing issues. But the before and after photos don’t lie!

#7. Cameron Diaz Had a Nose Job

Rounding out our list of gorgeous nose-job recipients is the stunning Cameron Diaz. While most people assume the “Charlie’s Angels” actress was born with her good looks, the truth is that she also has admitted to having had a nose job.

And, although she is another Gen X-er who claims the nose job was “purely medical” due to a surfing accident, the before and after photos show a smaller more refined nose post-surgery.  Which just goes to show that rhinoplasty surgery can remedy breathing problems and improve the appearance of one’s nose, all at the same time!

Top Nose Job Surgeon – Troy, MI Area

Every person’s nose is unique! The ideal nose for you will be vastly different than someone else’s. Your nose should fit your face, be in proportion to your other features, and reflect your family and ethnic heritage.

When considering nose job surgery, Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will evaluate your facial features and listen to your appearance goals. Then he will show you in advance – using Vectra 3D imaging – how any changes to your nose could enhance or affect your overall appearance. He will then work with you to customize a rhinoplasty plan that will help you look and feel like the very best version of yourself.

 Nose Job Consultation | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Nose Job Techniques: Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

The Difference Between Open & Closed Rhinoplasty 

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries – giving women and men the beautiful and natural looking noses that they love!

But, as with any surgery, an incision does have to be made during rhinoplasty – in order to access and modify the cartilage that shapes the nose. So, one of the primary concerns that Dr. Ali’s patients have is the degree of scarring they may experience after a nose job.

The type of surgical technique that is used to perform the rhinoplasty will determine where and what type of scarring may be possible. And, every person’s skin heals slightly differently.

However, in the hands of a skilled board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali, the potential for visible, lasting scars is greatly reduced – while ensuring the most attractive and natural nasal contour. Additionally, modern advancements in surgical technology have made surgical procedures much less invasive – reducing the degree of scarring greatly.

In this article we explain the different types of rhinoplasty surgical techniques, the incisions involved, and the potential for any scarring.

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

“Closed” rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty in which all of the surgical incisions are hidden within the inside of the nostril. This technique is great, since it avoids a potentially visible scar. However, it also significantly reduces the surgical access area for the surgeon, which limits their ability to utilize many of today’s most effective rhinoplasty techniques.

“Open” rhinoplasty, uses a small (4mm) trans-columellar incision, to connect the right and left nostril incisions- which allows the nasal skin to be folded upward. This gives the surgeon much greater access to the nasal structure, enabling them to modify and/or strengthen the skeletal framework using more advanced and complex techniques.

Although the open rhinoplasty incision initially leaves a small visible scar, it is very tiny (4 mm) and it often fades completely in the months following surgery. And, in cases where substantial revisions of the nose are needed, the advantages in contouring gained by the open approach are well worth the limited risk of a tiny scar.

Endonasal Rhinoplasty: A Closed Nose Job

A closed rhinoplasty is also called endonasal rhinoplasty.  Parallel incisions encircle nearly half of the nostril lining, but no part of the incision is seen externally. But, because the right and left nostril incisions are disconnected, the entire operation must be conducted through narrow surgical openings which limits access visibility.

Also, because access to the nasal framework requires vigorous stretching of the skin, some distortion of the nasal cartilage is possible. In many cases the considerable challenges and technical limitations of endonasal rhinoplasty makes it an inferior choice – even though it avoids visible scaring.

External Rhinoplasty: An Open Nose Job

An open rhinoplasty is also called an external rhinoplasty.  The small bridging incision, (trans-columellar incision) offers the surgeon direct visibility of almost the entire nasal framework. There is no stretching, so distortion of the nasal cartilage is minimize. Most skilled plastic surgeons agree that the small visible columellar scar (which fades over time) is worth the improved accuracy and effectiveness of the open rhinoplasty approach.

For these same reasons, open rhinoplasty is also my preferred approach for primary (non-revision) rhinoplasty since it improves diagnostic accuracy and facilitates precision re-engineering of the misshapen nose. However, the technical demands of open rhinoplasty are rigorous, and substantial dedication and commitment to this approach are required to achieve consistently superior results.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

For patients desiring only minor or subtle changes to their nose, a third non-surgical alternative is now available. Dr. Ali is also skilled in the injection of facial fillers to remedy small cosmetic issues in the nose, including smaller bumps, slight asymmetry, etc.

The advantage of a filler or “liquid” rhinoplasty is that there in no downtime or recovery period – other than some slight swelling that dissipates in a few days. And because there are ni incisions, there are no scars and no pain afterwards. However, unlike a nose job – which is permanent – non-surgical “liquid rhinoplasty” results typically last from a year to two years.

Birmingham’s Top Rhinoplasty Surgeon

In the expert hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, the open rhinoplasty approach often offers technical advantages over closed rhinoplasty. And because the scar is so small and “beneath” the nose, it is not visible from most angles when looking at the face.

But for patients only requiring minor revisions or adjustments to the nose’s structure, closed rhinoplasty may be the best option. And for men and women who only desire minor revisions to the appearance of their nose, non-surgical liquid rhinoplasty with fillers can be an excellent alternative.

Birmingham area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men love their noses and improve their confidence with rhinoplasty surgery. Schedule a consultation and take the first step toward getting the nose you have always wanted – and look and feel like the best version of “you” that you can be!

Rhinoplasty Consultation | Top Birmingham, MI Plastic Surgeon: 248-335-7200

3D Imaging Helps You Decide if You Should Get Rhinoplasty

Vectra 3D Imaging Helps You Decide if You Should Get Rhinoplasty

AMAE Plastic Surgery is among the first and only aesthetic practices in the Detroit area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging for rhinoplasty surgery. This revolutionary imaging system provides a three-dimensional computerized image of the patient’s nose from any and every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you your expected outcomes – before you undergo rhinoplasty surgery.

The Vectra 3D system even enables Dr. Ali to superimpose the expected results of your rhinoplasty surgery over your “pre-op” condition, as well as compare the “before and after” views side-by-side. And, in addition to showing the likely outcome of a single procedure, such as rhinoplasty, Dr. Ali can also display the results of combining multiple treatments!

By visualizing your potential outcomes in live 3D you and Dr. Ali will know in advance what to expect – so that together you can decide on the best possible treatment plan for your aesthetic goals.

What is Vectra 3D Imaging?

VECTRA 3D imaging is a system of digital cameras that takes photos of the patient’s treatment area from different angles to create a 3D picture. It only takes a few seconds to take the photos, and a couple minutes or two to process the pictures into a 3D representation on the computer.

The patient will be able to see a 3D image of their nose from ALL angles – even ones they have never seen before!

Dr. Ali can then manipulate the images to enhance, adjust, reduce, straighten or refine the nose right before your eyes – to show you what you can expect from rhinoplasty surgery.

Vectra 3D Imaging for Rhinoplasty

Dr. Ali is one of only a few doctors who uses the VECTRA 3D system as part of his consultation with you, so you know exactly what to expect from rhinoplasty surgery.

And VECTRA 3D imaging is 100% safe and non-invasive – it is not an Xray or CT scan, and it uses NO radiation.  It is simply a state-of-the-art high-tech system of digital cameras with revolutionary software – offering pre-surgery peace of mind and absolutely no risks.

What Does Vectra 3D Imaging “See”?

Dr. Ali is a Detroit area, board certified plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries with spectacular results. You can see many of these amazing success stories in his Before and After Gallery HERE.

The Vectra 3D imaging system helps ensure a successful surgery by allowing both the plastic surgeon AND the patient to visual the many nuances of the nose, while providing precise measurement of the adjustments. Any “guesswork” about the results of rhinoplasty surgery is removed with Vetcra 3D imaging!

Rhinoplasty 3D Imaging | Detroit Area

Dr. Ali’s Detroit area patients find Vectra 3D very helpful to understand exactly what he is talking about before surgery – because they can see different outcomes in 3D projected on the screen before they decide to undergo rhinoplasty surgery.

In other words, Vectra 3D provides realistic visualization of the appearance of your nose before surgery – so you never have any regrets after the fact!

If you are considering rhinoplasty, you no longer have to leave your results to chance or guesswork. With Vectra 3D imaging you know what your results will be in advance – with no surprises or misunderstandings!

Schedule a consultation with skilled Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, and see what your rhinoplasty surgery results will look like with Vectra 3D today.

Top Detroit Plastic Surgeon Dispels Nose Jobs Myths

Top Detroit Plastic Surgeon Dispels Myths About Nose Jobs

Many of us look in the mirror and wish we could tweak our features. And while you can make your teeth straighter with braces, or your eyelashes longer with mascara, changing the appearance of your nose takes a little bit more work.

The good news is that modern rhinoplasty techniques have replaced the old ideas of a “nose job” that you probably still have – and changing the shape of your nose is much easier and far less painful than most people think.

As one of the the Detroit area’s top rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. Ali put together a list of  5 common “myths” about today’s more advanced (and much more comfortable!) “nose jobs.”

Nose Job Myth #1. Everyone Will Know You Had Plastic Surgery
FACT: A Good Nose Job is Subtle & Natural

Early nose jobs left people with noses that were unnatural looking and clearly surgically altered. Today’s rhinoplasty techniques are more subtle, refined and artistic – leaving patients with a more attractive version of their existing nose, that is balanced, proportionate to their other facial features, appropriate for their bone structure, and that doesn’t erase their ethnic heritage.

Old rhinoplasty techniques involved removing nasal cartilage. This often lead to an unnatural look, and sometimes structural collapse and even deformities. Modern board certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Ali, sculpt and reposition the existing cartilage without removing it – ensuring a nose that is both natural looking and structurally sound.

In other words, today’s nose jobs create a more beautiful nose without changing who “you” are. In most cases, people will comment on how great you look – but not even realize that you’ve had your nose done!

Nose Job Myth #2. Most Celebrities Are Born Beautiful
FACT: Many Celebrities Have Had Nose Jobs – Even Though They Deny It!

Models’ and actors’ faces are their bread and butter – but very few of them were born with movie-star facial features. And because these celebrities want us to believe that they were “born beautiful” very few publicly talk about their nose jobs.

But if you look at before and after photos of the world’s biggest stars you will see that many of their noses are straighter, smaller or more refined than when they began their careers. Jennifer Anniston, Tyra Banks, Cameron Diaz, Kaley Cuoco, Jillian Michaels and JLO are all celebrities who ADMIT to having had nose job surgery.

And, if you look at Before & After Photos, Britney Spears, Scarlet Johansen, Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Katie Holms, Penelope Cruz, Kylie Jenner, Natalie Portman, and even The Queen Be, Beyoncé appear to have had nose jobs!

The list of celebrity nose jobs is almost endless. But because they are done by skilled plastic surgeons, they simply create a more beautiful version of the nose that looks completely natural – and is not a glaringly “noticeable” nose job.

Nose Job Myth #3. You’ll Look Like You’ve Been in a Prize Fight
FACT: Modern Surgery Techniques Make Recovery Easy

In the early days of rhinoplasty, less sophisticated medical techniques lead to horrifying pictures of nose job patients – immobilized in hospital beds, head wrapped in bandages, eyes swollen shut, and big black eyes. And TV programs and movies still sometimes perpetuate this erroneous stereotype for comedic effect.

The truth is, you will leave our medical facility after your nose job on the same day with only a small nasal cast – usually a lightweight aluminum bridge – to stabilize and protect your nose during the initial recovery phase.

There will be some slight bruising and swelling around the nose – but the majority of our patients do not develop “black eyes” at all. And while everyone heals differently, you will certainly be “presentable” enough to go out in public the very same or next day.

Nose Job Myth #4. Your Nose Will Be Packed Full of Gauze after Rhinoplasty
FACT: Splints Replace Packing in Modern Nose Job Surgery

Some people avoid considering a nose job, because they erroneously fear that their nasal cavities will be pack with miles of gauze, making it uncomfortable to breath. Again, this is a misconception!

In modern rhinoplasty soft silicone splints are typically used to stabilize the internal structures of the nose during the first week of recovery. These splints actually help facilitate open airways and better breathing while you heal.

Nose Job Myth #5. Rhinoplasty Is Very Painful
FACT: Nose Jobs Can be Almost Painless

Recovery from any medical procedure is a very personal experience and can differ greatly from person to person. But a nose job is among the least painful surgeries – because it primarily only involves manipulation of the cartilage and does not impact muscles, bones or deeper tissue. Additionally, advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques mean much smaller incisions and much less discomfort – both during and after rhinoplasty surgery.

Use of long-term anesthetic during your nose job procedure means you will not feel a thing. And medication prescribed afterwards will fully manage any pain or discomfort after the surgery.

Depending upon how extensive the procedure, some patients even report experiencing little or no pain following surgery. And all of our patients unanimously agree that any short term discomfort was well worth having a beautiful nose on their face for the rest of their lives.

Top Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) Surgeon | Detroit Area

If you are hesitant about considering a nose job, your concerns are likely based on myths and misconceptions about rhinoplasty that arose from procedures performed back in the 1950s. Today’s rhinoplasties are very routine, yielding exceptional outcomes with very little downtime or discomfort. And the results last a lifetime.

So there’s no reason to wait to get the nose you’ve always! If you live in the Detroit area, call all top rated, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali for a consultation today.

Top Detroit Nose Job Surgeon:  248-335-2700

Father’s Day is June 20th: Give Dad a Spa Gift Certificate!

Men’s Spa Gift Certificates: the Perfect Father’s Day Gift!

Father’s Day is June 20th – which is only three weeks away! And if your Dad or husband is like ours, he’s extremely difficult to shop for.

Many Dads go out and buy whatever they want for themselves – making gift giving even harder! And we’re pretty sure that the Dad in your life probably does NOT want (or need) another shirt or tie or bottle of cologne for Father’s Day.

We’re finally coming out of the pandemic. But while Dad may not show it, this past challenging year with the worry, uncertainty and isolation of the coronavirus quarantine has likely been just as hard on Dad as it has been on the rest of us. After months of uncertainty, working from home, homeschooling kids, and worrying about the rest of the family, most Dad’s could probably really use some “pampering” right about now.

A gift certificate from AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa let’s you give Dad something he really wants … like a way to get rid of that extra fat from the “Quarantine 15” that many of us have gained.  Or perhaps he would like a little men’s Botox (aka “Brotox”) to erase some of the worry lines from his forehead! Honestly, we don’t know one Dad who wouldn’t want to be thinner or better looking!

And, even better, our Gift Certificates can now be purchased online – making them the ideal Fathers’ Day gift that you can give without even leaving the house to shop.

In this article we tell you about three men’s cosmetic procedures that we offer at our Birmingham Medical Spa that Dad probably really wants, but would never buy for himself. And when you buy a gift certificate online, Dad can choose from these or any service that he likes.

Give Dad Better Abs for Father’s Day with CoolSculpting

After a kid or two, many men develop the dreaded Dad Bod: thicker around the middle, less defined abs, and those chunky “love handles” that don’t respond to diet or exercise.

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive, non-surgical fat-removal procedure, with no downtime. A handheld applicator applies cold temperatures to the unwanted fat. This applicator “freezes” or “crystalizes” the fat cells, and the body then naturally eliminates them. This is a permanent fat removal solution – and the fat never comes back to the CoolSculpted area.

CoolSculpting can remove fat and inches from Dad’s waist, abs, “love handles” and even his “double chin”. Why not give Dad a body he (and Mom!) will love, with a gift certificate for CoolSculpting?

Give Dad a Younger Face for Father’s Day with Botox

We know Dad would probably never buy a cosmetic procedure for himself. But we also know that those lines and furrows caused by aging, the stress or work and the pandemic (and worrying about you!) probably bother him a lot.

Botox is a safe, effective and popular treatment for reducing the signs of aging in men as well as women. In fact, more than 500,000 men received Botox treatments in 2019 alone!

Recently many male celebrities – including everyone’s favorite American idol judge Simon Cowell – have openly stated that they rely on Botox for maintaining their youthful, manly good looks!

Our Botox prices are the lowest in the Birmingham, MI area making them a very affordable Father’s Day gift, too. Call us, stop in or purchase a Botox Gift Certificate online today.

Father’s Day Kybella for Dad’s Double Chin

If your Dad has a double chin, he probably hates it and feels very self-conscious about it. But he may not know that you can easily get rid of a double chin with a series of injections that destroy the “submental” fat cells beneath the chin area.

No incisions are required, each treatment only takes about 15 to 20 minutes in our discreet Birmingham Med Spa, and there is little to very minimal downtime for most patients. So Dad can get back to work, with no one having to know he had his double chin “dissolved”.

Best of all Kybella treatment is permanent – so Dad’s double chin won’t ever come back. And he will have the smooth, strong, masculine jawline he’s always wanted! Why not give Dad the best gift ever with a Gift Certificate for Kybella treatments?

Fathers’ Day Men’s Spa Gift Certificates – Birmingham, MI

If the Dad in your life would appreciate the gift of a better bod or a more handsome face, CLICK HERE to purchase a Gift Certificate for Father’s Day online.

You can choose the amount, and then we will offer Dad a consultation to explain our treatment options so he can choose the service(s) he wants! He will love our discreet and private consultation process – and he will thank you for helping him get the face and body he’s always wanted, rather than another tie or shirt.

Men’s Cosmetic Services Gift Certificates: 248-335-7200

What Men Should Know About Blepharoplasty (Eyelift) Surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelifts) – What Men Should Know About Eyelid Surgery

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. But they don’t have to be the windows to a man’s age!

Photographers will tell you that the eyes are everything. A classic trick in photography portrait touchups is to sharpen, widen and brighten the eyes to make a subject look younger, or more rested and attractive. Blepharoplasty – also called eyelid surgery or an eyelift – can achieve these same results in real life!

In men, the goal of blepharoplasty surgery is to lift the eyelid and remove or reduce sagging skin -without leaving a hollow or feminine look to the eye. In this article Troy, Mi area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses the many potential benefits of considering blepharoplasty for men.

Reasons Men Consider Blepharoplasty

While plastic surgery was once almost exclusively a woman’s arena, men have become increasingly aware of the benefits that surgical cosmetic enhancements can provide. The growing influence of social media has certainly helped break down some of the stigma or thinking that cosmetic surgeries are only part of a woman’s world.

Additionally, while grey hair and deep wrinkles and lines were once signs of wisdom and experience to be revered, we now live in a very youth oriented culture. Many men are turning to cosmetic surgery to remain competitive in a world where they are constantly interacting with bosses, co-workers, clients or even romantic partners who may be younger than they are.

And, in addition to its cosmetic benefits, blepharoplasty surgery can lift a man’s eyelids so the he sees better.

How Blepharoplasty is Performed

Blepharoplasty is performed by removing excessive skin from the eyelid. But remember that an eyelid lift is permanent and rarely requires any kind of touchup or secondary procedure. That is why the patient’s choice of a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali is essential.

Dr. Ali is an experienced surgeon who has performed hundreds of men’s eyelid lift surgeries, and who understands the complexities of the blepharoplasty procedure. He knows how not to remove too much skin, which can leave the eyes looking unnatural as well as chronically dry.

Dr. Ali also has the skill and experience to ensure that the shape and natural appearance of the patients’ eye is not altered. Successful blepharoplasty should make the man’s eyes appear more open and clearer without changing their shape or form.

Combining Blepharoplasty with Other Procedures

Blepharoplasty “opens” the eyes for a more youthful, less tired appearance. But, typically, blepharoplasty by itself is not intended to combat lines and wrinkles. However, patients undergoing eye lift surgery can combine their blepharoplasty procedure with one of the many advanced wrinkle reduction procedures available at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery. For example, blepharoplasty may be combined with Botox or dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crows’ feet around the eyes.

How Blepharoplasty is Different from Eyebrow Lift Surgery

An eyebrow lift is a different type of surgical procedure which tightens forehead tissue in order to lift the brows, forehead, and upper eyelids. Some men may see this as the better choice for them if they are seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead.

This type of surgery can also help reduce drooping eyes and rejuvenate a youthful look. During a consultation, Dr. Ali will discuss which option is best suited to each patient’s individual needs.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelift) Surgery | Troy, MI

Don’t let tired, droopy eyes make you look and feel older. AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area is ready to help you regain a youthful, refreshed and confident appearance with men’s blepharoplasty surgery.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelift Surgery) Consultation: 248-335-7200

Juvéderm Volux – The New Filler for Defined Jawlines

Juvéderm Volux – The New Filler for Defined Jawlines

A defined jawline helps make a man or woman look youthful and attractive – with young, tight that doesn’t sag or droop. Conversely, sagging skin in the jaw, neck or chin can add years to a person’s appearance.  For this reason, the lower face and jaw is one of the most commonly requested areas for aesthetic treatment at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI.

For decades, the only way to tighten sagging jowls was with a surgical facelift or neck lift. More recently, state-of-the-art nonsurgical laser and radiofrequency skin tightening treatments have entered the market – achieving jaw defining results without the downtime of surgery.

But this month there is more exciting news. Juvéderm, the number one facial filler manufacturer in the world, has announced a new dermal filler specifically for jawlines.  New Volux is a highly effective jaw filler that can immediately help achieve a more defined jawline with a just few injections – with no surgery,  no downtime and no waiting months for results.

Volux – the newest product in the Juvéderm Vycross family of hyaluronic dermal fillers – recently won New Treatment of the Year at the Global MyFaceMyBody Awards.

In this article the facial filler experts at AMAE Med Spa and Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI explain everything you need to know about new Juvéderm Volux jaw filler.

Juvéderm Volux for a Defined, Sculpted Jawline

Over the past 10 years, dermal fillers have made drastic improvements in their formulations and their versatility. Once used merely for filling fine lines and wrinkles, the new generation of facial fillers can now be used to actually restore the foundation of the face. The effects of jaw fillers can be seen all over social media, and in photos of some of world’s the top influencers and favorite celebrities.

Jaw fillers are thick consistency dermal gel injections that used not just to “fill” but to shape and contour. In the hands of a skilled medical injector, Volux jaw filler is actually a fast and relatively simple procedure, that yields immediate results – which are just some of the factors behind its popularity.

In addition to increasing definition, jaw fillers can decrease the appearance of sagging skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles. But Juvéderm Volux takes this a step further, because it was specifically designed for use on the chin and jawline.

Some people are born with “weak chins” or receding jawlines. But, as a person ages, they also lose both subcutaneous fat (padding under the skin) as well as loss of bone and muscle mass. And, to complicate matters even further, skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag with age. But Juvéderm Volux offers an effective and long-lasting solution to these problems.

How Juvéderm Volux Fills & Defines Jawlines

Let’s get scientific for a moment. Juvéderm Volux is an injected dermal implant created specifically for the jaw and chin. It’s comprised of a unique, concentrated hyaluronic acid formula in the form of a thick homogenized gel. Once injected, Volux will “set” and replicate the appearance of bone in both look and feel.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler for Men

A strong, square jawline has always been part of the masculine ideal. And Volux is now a great choice for men seeking a stronger, more pronounced chin.

In the past few years, men have become more aware of the benefits which can come from cosmetic enhancements. The ease, affordability and immediate results of minimally invasive Juvéderm Volux jaw filler injections, make it an attractive alternative for men looking to achieve that striking and strong jawline.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler for Women

Celebrities like Angelina Jolie have made sculpted, angular features – including a defined jawline – a defining characteristics of female beauty and attractiveness in current popular culture.

So, women may also find Volux jaw fillers appealing to replenish what genetics, age, and gravity have taken away from them.

Juvéderm Volux and Other Treatments

Underneath the chin sits a pad of fat cells – called submental fat. Volux can be combined  with other aesthetic treatments – such as Liposuction, CoolScultping or Kybella – to reduce or remove unwanted fat cells. These procedures can be used to remove a “double chin” and then Juvéderm Volux can be used to strengthen and define the appearance of  jaw.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Fillers | Birmingham, MI

Regardless of age or gender, if you are in the greater Birmingham, MI area and want to look younger, improve the proportions of your face, or simply give better definition to your jawline, new Juvéderm Volux jawline filler may be your best solution for your appearance goals.

For a younger, better looking you, schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI to see if Juvéderm Volux is best for your unique beauty needs.

Juvéderm Volux Jaw Filler Consultation: 248-335-7200