New Years Resolution: Lose Fat with Lipo or CoolSculpting

Choose Lipo or CoolSculpting to Lose Fat in 2022!

Well, we ALL deserve a pat on the back for making it through 2021 – a year that will go down in the history books as one that nobody want to revisit. And now that 2022 is here it’s that time of year again for New Years Resolutions. Losing weight and getting in better shape is always the top New Years Resolution in the United States, year after year. And this year that more people than ever are concerned about their physiques after the weight gain caused by the sedentary lifestyle of the pandemic.

If you gained unwanted fat during the past two years, you are not alone! A survey by the American Psychological Association has reported that 42 percent of U.S. adults said they gained too much weight during quarantine. And popular website Statistica reports that 50% of Americans want to get in better shape in 2022 as their New Years Resolution! But, as we all know, that is much easier said than done.

The good news is that there are two highly effective ways to get rid of unwanted fat – without diet or exercise – now available at AMAE in Birmingham, MI. In fact, Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in the Birmingham area – and across Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County – get the body they want with either Lipo or CoolSculpting!

But with two great fat-loss treatments, how do you know which procedure is right for you? In this article the fat loss experts at AMAE in Birmingham, MI discuss the general differences between Lipo and CoolSculpting. Remember every patient is unique, and what is the best procedure for one person may not be right for someone else. Take a look at the the details below and then schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali to see which fat loss method is best for you. He provides each patient with an evaluation and detailed answers to their questions, so that you can choose the best fat loss procedure to help you achieve your personal New Years Resolution!

Lipo Facts

Liposuction – commonly called  “Lipo” – is a minimally invasive surgical technique that removes excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. Lipo improves the body’s shape by surgically getting rid of stubborn “bulges” of fat that are resistant to exercise and dieting.

While lipo is a “fat loss” treatment, and not a weight loss method per se, up to 11 pounds of unwanted fat can safely be removed in a single lip procedure. In most cases Lipo can be performed under local anesthesia, and the patient can go home within a half hour after the procedure. The incision(s) made during Lipo are very small (less than 3mm) so there are no stitches and little to no visible scars.

The recovery time after Lipo is from 2 to 7 days before normal activity can be resumed – and there is both swelling and discomfort that gradually subsides over a period of 2 to 8 weeks.

Liposuction is very appealing to many people as a fat loss solution, because results are “immediate” – because the fat has been surgically and permanently “sucked out”. Once the swelling goes down, the fat loss is completely visible and while it is possible to gain weight after lipo, the fat cells in the treated are will never come back.

In addition to being performed on the “tummy” (abdomen, waist) Lipo can also  be used on many other parts of the body including the flanks (love handles), arms, thighs and butt, male breast area, and even the chin!

Lipo also generally works best for people who have good skin elasticity and muscle tone – and who do not have excess skin or loose abdominal muscles. Patients with mild to moderate loose skin may want to combine lipo with one of our state-of-the-art, non-surgical, laser or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments. And patients with excessive loose skin or stretched abdominal muscles may wish to consider surgical skin tightening (like a tummy tuck or arm lift).

CoolSculpting Facts

One of the easiest ways to lose fat in the New Year – without diet, exercise or downtime – is revolutionary CoolSculpting.

Like Lipo, CoolSculpting is primarily used to remove stubborn areas of fat that resist diet and exercise.  And, like Lipo, CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool for obesity. However, CoolSculpting can reduce fat by up to 25% in the treated area – with no surgery and no downtime.

CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive – so there is no incision and no local anesthetic. This also means that there is virtually no recovery period! While lipo is generally done in one treatment, CoolSculpting typically involves multiple treatments – depending on the area(s) being treated and the amount of fat being removed.  CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells, which are then eliminated naturally by the body – so it takes a little more time to see results than with lipo. Most patients begin to see results within 4 weeks, and it may take 3 to 5 months to observe final results.

As an added benefit, CoolSculpting does have some skin tightening properties. It can also be combined with one of our advanced, non-surgical, laser or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments. Like lipo, however, CoolSculpting does not remedy loose abdominal muscles – which are better treated with a surgical tummy tuck.

Beware of Lipo or CoolSculpting Clinics With Only One Choice

The best way to determine whether Lipo or CoolSculpting treatment is best for you is to discuss your goals with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who offers BOTH Lipo AND CoolSculpting. AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Birmingham, MI offers both fat loss procedures. We will examine your skin, muscles, body, lifestyle and goals to help you choose the best procedure for your unique needs.

Always be very wary of doctors, clinic that only offer one type of fat loss or skin tightening procedure. They will likely steer or pressure you into the procedure they offer – even if another procedure would be better for your body, your goals or your lifestyle. Only a surgeon who offers BOTH procedures can give you the choices you need, so that you can choose the fat loss treatment that is best for you.

Best Lipo in Birmingham, MI

In sum, CoolSculpting is less invasive, and less uncomfortable than Lipo, with less downtime. But the CoolSculpting results take more treatments than Lipo – and the results of CoolSculpting take longer to be visible than Lipo. For patients with moderate skin laxity in the treated area AMAE also offers advanced, non-surgical skin tightening technologies. And, for patients with excess loose skin and/or stretched or torn abdominal muscles, Dr. Ali also offers surgical treatments that can tighten skin and muscles – such as tummy tucks and arm lifts.

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in the Birmingham, MI area and across Wayne, Oakland & Macomb County get the body they want with Lipo and CoolSculpting. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and decide if Lipo or CoolSculpting is right for you.

And remember, financing options are also available!

Lipo & CoolSculpting | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

New Year, New You – with a Mommy Makeover!

Mommy Makeover: New Year, New You!

For most moms, the kids and everyone else comes first during the holidays. And while you love all of that family time, you’re probably a little exhausted! Now that the holiday hustle and bustle is over, the gifts are put away, and the kids are going back to school it’s time to do something FOR YOU – so why not consider a Mommy Makeover?

We know you wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything! But, many mom’s would like to trade-in their ‘mom-bod’ for a tight, toned , sexy new beach-bod. Well, now you CAN with a customized Mommy Makeover at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Having children drastically changes most women’s bodies. Lax stomach muscles, sagging abdominal skin, drooping breasts, and even a looser vagina are just a few of the unwanted “side effects” of childbirth. Not to mention the unwanted deposits of “baby weight” fat that won’t go away no – matter how much you diet or exercise.

But a Mommy Makeover is a custom combination of procedures that remedies any or all of these problems, and enables any Mommy to get her pre-baby body back – and love the way she looks!

A mommy makeover typically consists of three procedures: a tummy tuck; a breast lift and/or breast implants; and liposuction.  However, every Mom’s post pregnancy body changes are different – so we can customize a Mommy Makeover plan just for you with the exact procedures you need to get a body that looks as great (or even better!) than it did before pregnancy.

Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy, excess skin in the belly area is often left. The stretching from carrying a child may cause the abdominal skin to lose its elasticity and not “bounce back” after delivery. Additionally, the abdominal muscles may also have become loose, stretched or even separated.

During the Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck can pull the loose skin taut – and surgically tighten and repair abdominal muscles if necessary – to achieve a taught, flat stomach. In fact, many of our Detroit area patients report having the best “abs” of their life after a tummy tuck!

Mommy Makeover: Breast Lift and/or Implants

Many mothers, especially those who have breastfed, notice that their breasts lose volume and/or sag after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women who have had multiple children typically notice an even more pronounced effect on breast size, shape and tone.

During a Mommy Makeover, a breast lift can decrease sagginess, giving women higher, firmer, ‘perkier’, more youthful breasts. If desired, breast implants can be used to add volume and firmness to replace breast tissue lost after childbirth – or simply to give you the larger, rounder breasts that you never had.

Mommy Makeover: Liposuction

Liposuction can permanently get rid of those stubborn areas of fat that you just can’t get rid of – no matter how much you diet or exercise. During a Mommy Makeover, liposuction is used to suck out fat and smooth, flatten, and contour the body – especially the midsection.

For women who have less fat to lose or who prefer to lose fat without surgery, we also offer CoolSculpting fat loss.

Mommy Makeover: Vaginal Rejuvenation

Due to pregnancy, hormone loss or the aging process, 40% of women will experience looseness in the vagina (laxity) that can result in a loss of sexual sensation. And, after menopause, up to 50% of women experience vaginal pain, dryness and irritation.

But an exciting new, non-invasive radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation treatment called Viveve can remedy all of these problems with just one 30 minute treatment! Viveve™ is a state-of-the-art vaginal tightening procedure recently approved by the FDA for use in the United States. It is a one-time treatment that uses radiofrequency (CMRF) to rejuvenate vaginal tissue and muscles.

Because Viveve™ is a nonsurgical treatment, it is painless and there is no downtime. You can even return to your normal activities – including exercise and sexual intimacy – immediately following your appointment. Additionally, Viveve can help remodel a distended or wrinkled labia, for a more attractive vaginal area.

And, for women with more extreme vaginal laxity and/or labia distention, surgical options such as vaginoplasty and/or labiaplasty can be incorporated into your Mommy Make Over at AMAE in the Detroit area.

Detroit Area’s Best Mommy Makeover

Busy mothers love a Mommy Makeover, because it’s “one and done” – and the recovery time for multiple procedures is condensed into one single timeframe. With a Mommy Makeover at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, Detroit area women CAN “have it all” with just a single appointment!

If you are a Mommy – or any woman – who would like to experience a “new you” in the New Year call today to schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation.

Detroit Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

6 Reasons We Love CoolSculpting for Fat Loss

CoolSculpting: Lose That Fat in The New Year!

Congratulations are in order – we made it through 2021, and another Christmas in the time of COVID. We understand if you’re a little bit exhausted. And, if you are like most people you probably put on a few pound (or more) during quarantine as well as during the holidays. 2022 is time for a fresh start – and what better way to start the New Year than with affordable, effective fat loss treatments – that require NO dieting and NO exercise!

2022 is the perfect time to do something just for you. And CoolSculpting – for the body you’ve always wanted – is the perfect gift you can give yourself.

In this article the fat loss experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa explain why CoolSculpting is the perfect fat loss treatment for the New Year!

#1. CoolSculpting is Affordable

The average American family spent almost $1000 on gifts this holiday season. And people in the Rochester Hills, Troy, Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield area typically spent much more than this! How much did you spend on others this Christmas? Most people don’t think twice about pulling out their credit card to buy that “perfect gift” for their loved ones at Christmas. But few of us spend that kind of money on ourselves.

With CoolSculpting treatments starting under $1000 you can give yourself a better body, for less than you spent on Christmas gifts. And, through January 31, 2022, AMAE is offering new patients $250 OFF 6 or more CoolSculpting cycles – so you can start your fat loss journey right away.

#2. CoolSculpting Financing Is Available

With several easy financing options, you can give yourself the gift of fat loss today. We offer two easy and convenient financing options that enable patients to get CoolSculpting now and pay for it  over time?

Many of our patients have used the following lenders, and are very happy with the level of service they received and the way they were treated.

CoolSculpting Financing Companies:

#3. CoolSculpting is Permanent

CoolSculpting is the gift that keeps on giving year after year – because the fat loss results are permanent. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that literally freezes and kills unwanted fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are eliminated from the body, and they do not come back … ever!

This is because the number of fat cells a person has is set by the time they are adults. So, while you gain gain or lose weight, once fat cells are destroyed the body can never make new ones!

#4. CoolSculpting has No Downtime

Got a free hour? That’s typically all it takes for a CoolSculpting treatment! You can even have CoolSculpting done on your lunch break – and return to work the same day. Many Mom’s have it done while the kids are in school, and still pick up their children at the end of the school day.

Depending upon the number of areas to be treated, and the amount of fat to be removed, patients may need more than one treatment. But there is never any downtime afterward!

#5. CoolSculpting Fat Loss with No Diet & No Exercise

Heredity primarily determines where fat is stored on our bodies. That is why fat often does not respond to diet or exercise. And, most busy parents and business people just don’t have time to spend endless hours in the gym. Additionally, certain areas of the body – such as rolls of back fat or double chins – can’t effectively be reached with exercise.

But CoolSculpting eliminates fat – without diet or exercise! Patients simply lie back and relax while our certified CoolSculpting technician applies the applicator to the treated area. In less than an hour the fat cells are destroyed – and patients can return to their day.

#6. CoolSculpting Delivers Results Before Summer

January is the perfect time to consider CoolSculpting – because your results will be complete by the time swimsuit season rolls around.

Once the fat is frozen, your body’s lymphatic system will gradually remove the dead fat cells over time. Because it takes time for the body to eliminate the dead fat cells, CoolSculpting results start to be visible after 2 to 4 weeks. And it may take 2 months for more dramatic results, and up to 3 to 5 months to deliver complete and final results.

So January is the perfect time to get started! By June your body will be 100% bathing suit ready. Your partner, family and friends will be amazed at the “new you” that emerges from your winter sweater and into that bold bikini or bathing suit trunks!

CoolSculpting | Birmingham & Rochester Hills Area

Isn’t 2022 time you finally kept that fat loss resolution – and gave yourself the gift of a slimmer, trimmer body?

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across Oakland County, including Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Troy and the surrounding area lose fat, and get the body they want with CoolSculpting. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand how CoolSculpting can help you get the body you’ll love in 2022!

CoolSculpting Consultation: 248-335-7200

Men: Lose Weight & Gain Muscle in 2022 with BHRT

Hormone Replacement Can Help Men Lose Weight & Gain Muscle

Losing weight is the number 1 New Year’s Resolution among men in the United States. One reason for this is that men often begin to put on weight around the age of thirty, even if they aren’t eating more or their exercise level hasn’t decreased.

In fact, many men in their thirties and forties increase their exercise and/or reduce their calorie consumption only to discover that no matter what they do, they can’t lose weight. Some fortunate men do manage to maintain a steady weight, but as they age they begin to notice that they are losing muscle mass and accumulating fat  in unwanted places – like a thicker “beer belly,” or embarrassing “man boobs.”

As fat deposits increase and muscle mass diminishes with age, it has earned the humorous name “dad bod” – but for most males this is no laughing matter! In this article the weight loss experts at AMAE in the Detroit area discuss why men’s weight gain happens so frequently with age.

Hormones, Weight Loss & Building Muscle

When a man gains weight and loses muscle tone after the age of thirty it’s typically not their fault. Instead, the man’s declining hormones are more likely responsible! Hormones, including testosterone, are responsible for fat distribution and muscle mass on a man’s body. But, every year after a man turns 30, his hormone production gradually declines a little more.

Most men are familiar with Testosterone – the male sex hormone. And decreased levels of testosterone – dubbed “Low T” in the media – has gotten a lot of attention lately because of its relationship to “ED” (erectile dysfunction) and sexual performance problems. But “Low T” doesn’t just cause decreased sex drive and erection problems. Testosterone decline can also cause muscle loss, weight gain, and increased fat storage in men (especially around the belly and breasts).

Andropause and Weight Loss

Most people are familiar with menopause in women – but many individuals don’t know that men also experience a “male menopause” call andropause that is due to testosterone decline as they age. The hormone decline of andropause starts earlier in men (around 30) than in women (around 50) – but it is much more gradual than a woman’s hormone decline.

When testosterone levels drop below normal levels, the condition is popularly called “Low T.” But, in spite of all the TV commercials and internet ads that claim to help male performance and libido, over-the-counter Low T treatments will simply not address weight gain and muscle loss.

Hormone Replacement for Weight Loss & Building Muscle

Weight gain, muscle loss, and an increased waistline and/or male breasts, can certainly lower a man’s self-confidence. But weight gain is much more than a cosmetic issue. Increased accumulation of body fat – especially around the waistline – increases a man’s risk for chronic diseases, including: type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, high blood pressure (hypertension), stroke, and even certain cancers.

Reducing calories and increasing exercise activity is always good for a man’s health. But when diet and exercise are not enough to lose weight and restore muscle, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may provide the key to losing unwanted pounds and inches, and rebuilding muscle mass and strength.

The biodentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) experts at AMAE in the greater Detroit area can conduct blood tests, to identify a man’s unique hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Then we can customize a personalized hormone replacement therapy plan just for them. Rather than one-size-fits all hormone pills or over-the-counter supplements, AMAE offers customized, compounded hormone dosages personally formulated for each client’s hormone replacement needs.

AMAE uses only 100% natural, bioidentical hormone replacement pellets to restore male hormone balance. These tiny pellets are plant-derived, so they are safer and more effective than lab-created hormones, with far fewer side effects. Additionally, time-released pellets release hormones 24/7 – as the body needs them. So, there are no hormone surges like those caused by pills or injections.

And with hormone pellets, there is nothing to remember to take and no weekly painful injections – because a BHRT single pellet insertion can restore hormone balance in men for up to 6 months.

Men’s Hormone Replacement to Lose Weight & Build Muscle – Detroit Area

If you are a man in the greater Detroit area who has been unable to lose weight or build muscle like you used to – no matter how much you diet or exercise – hormone decline may be the cause of the problem. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) at AMAE can help restore your hormone so, you can burn calories, lose weight, build muscle, and get rid of unwanted body fat like you did when you were younger.

As an additional bonus, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can also help ward off many serious diseases in men, in addition to increasing energy, and improving sexual performance.

If you live in the greater Detroit area, schedule a discreet and confidential bioidentical hormone replacement therapy consultation at AMAE – and let our hormone experts help you lose weight, replace fat with muscle, improve your sex life, and live longer and healthier!

Buried Penis Treatment (Supra-Pubic Fat Removal)

Men: Permanently Get Rid of Supra Pubic Fat

As a man gets older, or when he gains substantial weight, he may notice that his penis seems smaller – or has become “harder to find” during sex. Obviously, this can have a very negative effect on man’s self-esteem and sexual confidence.

During sexually intimacy “penis fat” – medically called “supra pubic fat” – can make a man feel unattractive and even sexually inadequate. Excessive fat that obscures a man’s penis can also interfere with his ability to perform sexually. Other problems caused by supra pubic fat can include: difficulty urinating; urinary tract infections (UTI); and problems achieving a firm erection.

Fat placement on the body is generally hereditary, and “penis fat” is no exception. And fat in the pubic area is even more frustrating because it is an area that generally does not respond to dieting or exercise. Unfortunately, many men with supra-pubic fat just “live with it” and don’t realize they can seek medical help for this debilitating condition.

The good news is that Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers revolutionary new treatments that can permanently reduce or remove suprapubic fat from around a “buried penis” – and restore sexual sensation, confidence and performance.

Causes of Men’s Supra Pubic Fat (“Buried Penis”)

A small number of males are born with an unusually small (“retractile”) penis. But, in most cases, a penis that appears “buried” is a condition that occurs later in life when a perfectly normal size penis has been engulfed in an enlarged ‘supra pubic’ pad of surrounding fat.

Unwanted bulges of fat in the genital area (medically called the ‘suprapubic region’) that are caused by substantial weight gain or obesity are the most common cause of “buried penis”.

But, in addition to excessive weight gain, a hidden penis can result from other medical conditions. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a very painful skin condition that results in abscesses and scarring that can obscure or “bury” a man’s penis. Certain infections, as well as the chronic skin condition called ‘lichen sclerosis’ can also “bury” a man’s penis. And, less commonly, a lymphatic system disorder called penoscrotal lymphedema can lead to fluid retention and tissue swelling that hides the shaft of the penis.

Surgical Treatment for Supra Pubic Fat (“Buried Penis”)

The traditional treatment for a buried penis involves surgery to remove excess fat and tissue and make the penis more prominent. Depending upon the amount and placement of the pubic fat, a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali can usually remove the unwanted fat with lipectomy surgery, or with targeted liposuction. These procedures flatten the suprapubic area, which results in the penis being more visible and accessible – even though the penis itself is not directly involved in the surgical procedure.

Like any surgery, both lipectomy or liposuction require anesthetic, small incisions, and a recovery period. Typically, lipectomy patients must take at least a week off of work and need approximately six weeks to fully recover. Liposuction patients only need a few days off work and are typically back to normal activities within a few weeks.

The biggest advantage to surgical removal of men’s suprapubic fat is that, once the swelling subsides, the results are both immediately visible and are permanent. The body cannot make new fat cells – so the removed fat cells can never come back in the treated area!

Non-Surgical Treatment for Supra Pubic Fat (“Buried Penis”)

Board certified Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Ali also offers non-surgical men’s supra pubic fat removal solutions.  A combination of non-surgical fat removal and radiofrequency skin tightening procedures can also effectively get rid of embarrassing supra pubic fat in some men! These revolutionary fat removal treatments are comfortable, affordable and permanently get rid of unwanted fat around the penis – but with the added advantage of no downtime.

Depending on the amount and placement of the fat around the pubic area, some men may be good candidates for CoolSculpting to remove suprapubic fat. CoolSculpting treatments freeze and permanently destroy unwanted fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from the body.  There are no incisions, no anesthetic needed, and zero downtime with CoolSculpting.

Morpheus8 is another advanced treatment for treating suprapubic fat without surgery. Morpheus8 combines the regenerative power of microneedling with radiofrequency thermal energy to tighten and remodel tissue. In addition to offering all of the rejuvenating benefits of microneedling, Morpheus8 is a “Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device” (SARD) that uses radiofrequency heat energy to melt and mold to flatten the pubic area.

These nonsurgical treatments enable Dr. Ali to contour unwanted fat away from around the penis – while simultaneously tightening any excess skin – with accuracy and precision. So, even though the penis itself is never touched during the procedure, the shaft becomes much more visible and accessible. The result is a much more virile and attractive appearance as well as improved sexual performance.

Benefits of Supra Pubic Fat Removal

Removing supra pubic fat around the penis offers substantial psychological, physical, and sexual benefits for men, including:

  • Visibility of the entire penis
  • A penis that appears larger
  • Improved erections
  • Reduced skin irritation
  • Fewer UTIs & urinary tract issues
  • Increased sexual sensation
  • Increased self-esteem & confidence

Men’s Supra Pubic Fat Removal – Birmingham, MI

If you are a man living with the embarrassment and discomfort of supra pubic fat, you do NOT have to suffer in silence. Schedule a discreet and confidential consultation with Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Birmingham, MI. He will explain your options and put together a supra pubic fat removal treatment plan that is right for you. Call today and take the first step toward regaining your self-confidence and restoring your sexual performance!

SupraPubic Fat Removal | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Get Slimmer Arms in 2022 with Liposuction!

Liposuction for Arms

Dieting and exercise is on everybody’s mind as we start the New Year. But, unfortunately, when a woman’s body deposits fat in the arms – due to heredity, weight gain or age – no amount of exercise or diet seems to reduce it.  Additionally, as we age gravity takes its toll on many areas of the body – and our upper arms are no exception. If there is excess fat in the upper arm, it will often drop and become flabby.

For women with excess fat in their upper arms, tumescent liposuction can be a godsend that takes years off of their appearance. Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County love their arms again with affordable tumescent liposuction of the upper arms. And, to combat any remaining loose skin, AMAE also offers the newest and most advanced treatments in skin tightening, including revolutionary Profound radiofrequency microneedling.

Not only can arm liposuction make your arms smaller, it can give them a slimmer, smoother, sexier shape – so you no longer have to constantly hide beneath long sleeves!

How Arm Liposuction is Performed

A very thin tube (micro-cannula) is inserted into the fatty area through a tiny incision. Only local anesthetic is used, and the patient is not “knocked out” – which makes the procedure very safe.  No stitches are needed and there is no scarring. The surgeon gently and skillfully moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the unwanted fat cells. Then the fat cells are sucked through the cannula and out of the body.

The entire arm liposuction typically takes under an hour. However, if additional areas of the body are also done, the liposuction process will take longer. Patients are allowed to go home shortly after the procedure.

You will be given specific instructions about wearing a compression sleeve 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 after arm liposuction.

The actual results are “immediate” (because the fat has been sucked out) – but you may not be able to see the complete results of the slimming and contouring until the swelling gradually subsides over the next few days up to a month or so.

Upper Arm Liposuction Benefits

Liposuction can remove inches from your arms. After arm liposuction you will also have a more proportionate appearance in your arms – so your upper arms will be closer in size to your forearms. Both the loss of inches, and the better proportions, will make your arms look longer, smoother and more slender.

You will finally feel more comfortable with your arms, so you can enjoy wearing sleeveless tops and dresses – and even bathing suits! And, because the body has a fixed number of fat cells, liposuction fat removal is permanent – and the removed fat cells will never return in the treated areas.

NonSurgical Arm Fat Reduction

For patients with less arm fat to remove, non-invasive CoolSculpting can be an effective alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting freezes the fat in the upper arms, destroying the fat cell. Once the fat cells are killed they are eliminated by the body over time through natural processes.

CoolSculpting results are also permanent – and can result in fat reduction of up to 25% in the treated area – all with no exercise, no dieting and no downtime. While CoolSculpting has some moderate skin tightening benefits, it can also be combined with our advanced radiofrequency skin tightening procedures.

Surgical Arm Fat Reduction

For patients with more substantial amounts of arm fat or sagging arm skin, a surgical arm lift (brachioplasty surgery) may be the best treatment. Brachioplasty surgery involves an incision under the armpit that may extend down the length of the arm. The circumference of the upper arm is reduced, fat is removed and (if necessary) excess skin is cut off. The area is then closed with stitches. While arm lift surgery is more invasive, requires anesthetic, and does leave some scarring, it offers exceptional skin tightness and definition.

Arm Liposuction Considerations

If you have excess arm fat in your twenties or thirties, it tends to get worse in your fifties or sixties. Catching it before the skin has gotten to loose is important. So, if you are considering liposuction or an arm lift it is wise to see an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali as soon as possible, rather than waiting.

Additionally, the accumulation of upper arm fat is usually accompanied by “back fat” or “bra rolls”. When performing upper arm liposuction, Dr. Ali will also examine the area just behind your armpits, as well. To ensure a smooth contour and better proportions from the woman’s back to her arm, he may also recommend some lipo in the back area.

Arm Liposuction – Birmingham & Troy Michigan Area

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Troy, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Southfield and across Oakland County look younger and feel better about their appearance with tumescent arm 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, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to recommend the best arm fat removal treatment for you.

Look slimmer and younger – and enjoy sleeveless clothing again – with tumescent arm liposuction or one of our other fat removal or skin tightening procedures. And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!

Arm Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

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The Best Christmas Gift of 2021: Better Sex with Viveve!

The Most Intimate Christmas Gift: Better Sex with Vaginal Rejuvenation

Just as things were getting back to normal, another coronavirus variant is surfacing – making Christmas shopping in 2021 challenging! What if we told you we had the perfect gift that keeps on giving, is guaranteed to “fit” and that can be purchased online with a few clicks?

Why not give your partner AND yourself the gift of better sex and improved intimacy this holiday season with a  Gift Certificate for vaginal rejuvenation at AMAE in the Detroit area?

Improve Sexual Intimacy with Vaginal Rejuvenation

Sexual intimacy is an important part of any couple’s relationship! And, during 2021, many couples are spending more time at  home together during the pandemic – so an active and satisfying sex life has become even more important to couple. Revolutionary non-surgical, radiofrequency Viveve Vaginal Rejuvenation may be just what you both need to reinvigorate your love life.

What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

In the early days of romance or marriage, the couple’s sexual relationship is often the focal point of their time together. But as responsibilities such as children, careers, and mortgages take center stage, sexual relations can often get shifted to the back burner. Unfortunately, once the kids are older, careers are established, and a couple finally has more time for one another again, physiological changes in a woman’s body can make sexual intimacy less than satisfying for both partners. Even worse, in many cases, sexual intercourse actually becomes painful for many woman.

Childbirth, aging and post-menopausal hormone decrease all take their toll on the vagina. The vaginal lining can become loose, lax (lacking in tone), dry, and less sensitive. This results in painful sex for the woman, as well as less sensation and less satisfaction for both partners.

But the fantastic news is that a painless, one-time, non-surgical Viveve vaginal rejuvenation treatment can “turn back the clock” on female intimacy problems. Radiofrequency “vaginal rejuvenation” restores tightness, elasticity, lubrication and sensation to the vagina – in just one treatment, without surgery and without hormones and with no downtime.

Radiofrequency stimulates the vaginal tissue to produce more collagen and elastin, the building blocks of firm, thick, elastic skin. This promotes the regeneration of vaginal walls and helps restore and rejuvenate the vagina to a more youthful state. The vaginal becomes tighter, more toned and more lubricated – improving intimacy for the woman and her partner.

Cost of Vaginal Rejuvenation in Detroit

So what’s the catch? There really isn’t one! There are no side effects, no downtime and no complications from this safe and natural treatment. The only issue, for some women, is the “price tag” – since insurance does not currently cover vaginal rejuvenation. And, as we all know, many women are notorious for not spending money on themselves.

But what better gift can you give her (and yourself) this holiday season, than a  Gift Certificate for better sexual health and improved intimacy?

The average middle-class married couple spends more than $1000 every year on Christmas gifts alone! Couples also typically invest this much money in a good mattress set. And a new car payment alone can run from $2500 to $4500 or more per year. Isn’t your intimacy as a couple also worth a small investment as well?

Men: You can purchase a  Gift Certificate at our Detroit area medical office for the cost of vaginal rejuvenation treatment. You will be giving your wife or partner the gift of heightened sexual sensation and pain-free sex – while also giving yourself the present of more satisfying sex with the woman you love.

Women: Treat yourselves to more comfortable and satisfying sex – while giving the man you love the holiday gift of more frequent and pleasurable sexual intimacy! There is still time to schedule Viveve vaginal rejuvenation before Christmas. But hurry! Time is running out.

SHOP ONLINE for a Vaginal Rejuvenation Gift Certificates – Or Call: 248.335.7200

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5 Cosmetic Procedure Christmas Gifts for Men in 2021

Let Him Choose His Gift with a Cosmetic Procedure Gift Card –

The stress of the pandemic has taken its toll on all of us. And, just as things were getting somewhat back-to-normal the new Omicron coronavirus has reared its head. What if there were a perfect gift, guaranteed to “fit”, that could help the man in your life relax, and unwind after yet another challenging year? Well, there is: a one-size-fits-all gift card can be redeemed for the plastic surgery, cosmetic treatment or fat loss procedure of his choice! Even better you can you can buy our gift cards online, print at home, and let’s the recipient choose exactly what they want!

If the man in your life is a “typical guy” he’s probably also extremely hard to shop for. Chances are he usually buys himself what he wants and needs throughout the year. So coming up with gift ideas that are a surprise – and is something your husband or boyfriend really wants – can be a difficult task! But this year, we’ve got you covered with some suggestions for the perfect Christmas gift that keeps on giving all year round! Even better, every gift on this list will also make YOU happy, too. And there’s no size or color to pick out, and you don’t even have to go to a crowded shopping mall!

You can give any one of the Christmas gifts on this list below with a Cosmetic Surgery Gift Certificate from our prestigious Detroit area plastic surgery office. Your husband, boyfriend, fiancé, father, brother or other special guy can even choose what service he would like – and he can use the gift certificate now, or wait until later in 2021.

1. Give Him CoolSculpting for Christmas

Does he complain about his midsection, gripe about his love handles, or walk around trying to suck in his gut when he’s out in public? What if you could give the guy in your life the body he’s always wanted (or the body he used to have) for Christmas? And we are NOT talking about buying him a new piece of exercise equipment or another gym membership!

We offer several body enhancement and fat loss treatments at our Detroit area cosmetic surgery office that take away his fat in problem areas – to reveal those abs! Our most popular is non-invasive CoolSculpting – which offers non-surgical fat loss – with no downtime!

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive fat-removal procedure that removes up to 24% of fat in a treated area. 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. CoolSculpting can remove fat and inches from the waist, abs, and “love handles” – and almost anywhere else on the body, even a “double chin”.

A Gift Certificate for CoolSculpting can help him get rid of the stubborn fat pockets she hates, and reveal the abs he can be proud of – all with no exercise and no downtime!

2. Give Him Liposuction for Christmas

Want to give him the “abs” he’s always wanted for Christmas? Now you can!

Another fat loss procedure most guys would love to find “under the Christmas tree” is a Gift Certificate for tumescent liposuction. Lipo can remove fat from almost any area of the body, including the belly and flanks, as well as the buttocks, thighs, back and arms.

Liposuction is especially ideal for stubborn pockets of fat around a man’s middle that don’t respond to exercise or dieting. Usually this type of fat is hereditary to some degree, and the only way to permanently remove it is with liposuction or CoolSculpting.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that requires only local anesthetic, and the results are almost immediate. So he can get the liposuction in January and be swimsuit-ready for a February beach vacation or a Detroit area “stay-cation”.

Can’t decide between liposuction and CoolSculpting? No problem! A Gift Certificate from our Detroit area cosmetic surgery office enables your guy to choose the procedure HE wants.

3. Give Him a Stronger Jaw & Chiseled Chin for Christmas

Kybella is an innovative, new, nonsurgical treatment used to reduce or eliminate a “double chin” caused by excess “submental” fat beneath the chin. Kybella injections into the chin area dissolves the double chin fat, and offers patients a significantly stronger, contoured jawline.

Speaking of a strong, square jawline new dermal fillers are a great choice for men seeking a stronger, more pronounced jawline. Jaw fillers are thick consistency dermal gel injections that not only “fill” but also shape and contour a man’s jaw. I

4. Give Yourself a Breast Augmentation for Christmas … that He’ll Love, too!

If you really want to GO BIG for Christmas, then consider scheduling your OWN breast augmentation at our Detroit area Medical Office and Med Spa! This gift to YOURSELF is also one that the man in your life will enjoy for years to come.

We know that he loves you just the way you are! But if you are a bit dissatisfied with (or self conscious about) the size, shape or placement of your breasts, breast enhancement surgery can give you the gorgeous bustline you’ve always wanted.

You’ll look better in clothes – AND in the bedroom – with breast implants that help you love the way you look. And we promise, HE will love the way you look too!

5. Give Him (and You) Better Sex with Vaginal Rejuvenation

Give your partner AND YOURSELF the gift of better sex and improved intimacy this holiday season with a vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

Sadly, childbirth, aging and post-menopausal hormone decrease all take their toll on a woman’s vagina. The vaginal lining can become looser, lax (lacking in tone), dry, and less sensitive. This results in painful sex for the woman and less sensation and less satisfaction for both partners.

But the fantastic news is that a one-time, non-surgical vaginal treatment can “turn back the clock” on female intimacy problems. Radiofrequency “vaginal rejuvenation” restore tightness, elasticity, lubrication and sensation to the vagina – in just one treatment, without surgery and without hormones!

Wouldn’t YOU like to get (and give) better sex for Christmas? The best news is that there is no downtime – and results begin to take effect almost immediately! So there’s still time to schedule a treatment before Christmas! Now that’s a gift he’s sure to love!

Detroit Area Cosmetic Procedure Gift Certificates

Many men are incredibly hard to shop for. But a cosmetic surgery Gift Certificate lets him choose a life changing procedure. After opening his cosmetic procedure gift certificate, he can schedule a consultation at our Detroit area Med Spa in Birmingham, MI to discuss the procedures he wants. We will help him decide what treatments are right to achieve his appearance goals, and he’ll be thanking you now and for years to come.

Or, choose a gift for yourself, such as breast implants or vaginal rejuvenation … that he will love as much as you do!

This year give him the gift that keeps on giving with a cosmetic procedure Gift Certificate for services from renowned Detroit area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ali.

SHOP ONLINE for Spa Gift Certificates or call 248.335.7200

How to Get Thin by the New Year

Give Yourself the Gift of Fat Loss For Christmas– 

Thanksgiving has past, Hanukkah is here, and Christmas is only a few weeks away. And, as always, the goal for the upcoming New Year is to “get thin” – or at least lose the extra fat that many of us accumulated during 2020 and 2021.

But, we all know that dieting and exercise is just not an effective or easy way to “get thin quick” or “lose fat fast.” The good news is that Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers three highly effective procedures to remove unwanted fat without restricting calories or working out. He has helped hundreds of women and men in the greater Detroit area get the body they want with  a wide variety of procedures to remove fat and inches from almost every area of the body, including: liposuction, CoolSculpting, tummy tucks and more.

In this article we discuss the time-frames of the most popular body sculpting and fat loss procedures available at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Detroit area.

How Long Do Liposuction Results Take?

Liposuction delivers visible results the “fastest” of the most common body sculpting procedures.

Tumescent liposuction is the newest generation liposuction procedures, which uses a “micro-cannula” (tiny tube) to suck out the fat. Tumescent liposuction only involves one procedure and significantly less swelling and “downtime” than older liposuction techniques.

As the swelling goes down (after the first few days up to about 4 to 6 weeks) the liposuction results become visible. Because the fat has been surgically “sucked out” and does not have to be eliminated by the body, the results are immediate – though only visible post-swelling.

Your recovery period will depend on how extensive the procedure was, how much fat was removed, your age, your general health, etc. But in most cases the swelling will subside, and substantial results will be visible in 4 to 6 weeks.

So, if you are hoping for visible results by New Years, early December is the time to book your liposuction appointment!! Additionally, because liposuction requires a few days to a week or so of downtime, many people find that the Christmas Break is a great time to schedule their liposuction procedure. But hurry, these appointments always go fast!

How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Take?

Like liposuction, CoolSculpting can remove stubborn areas of fat that resist diet and exercise – but it is not a weight loss tool.

CoolSculpting is non-surgical and non-invasive – giving it the advantage of having virtually no “downtime” and no period of recovery. However, CoolSculpting, involves multiple treatments.

Patients typically begin to see results within 4-5 weeks, although it may take 3 to 6 months to deliver complete and final results.

So, while CoolSculpting is less invasive, less uncomfortable, and has less downtime, seeing results takes more treatments – and the results take much longer to be visible.

If you book a CoolSculpting appointment in December, you will likely see some – but not complete – results by New Years day. 

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Take?

A tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty) is a more invasive procedure than liposuction or CoolSculpting. A tummy tuck tightens “flabby” skin and loose muscle, while liposuction or CoolSculpting only remove excess fat.

Immediately following your tummy tuck, loose, sagging skin will be gone – but some swelling will continue. Gradually the swelling decreases over a period of several weeks, revealing the firm, tight skin and muscles.

A tummy tuck typically requires general anesthesia. An incision is made across the lower in order to remove excess abdominal skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. This does result in a longer recovery time and more intense discomfort. So, once again, if your job offers you time off over the holiday, it can be an ideal time to consider a tummy tuck.

Scheduling a tummy tuck in early December will reveal a tighter abdomen by New Years.  But, realistically, because it is a more invasive surgery, it will be late January before complete results of your tummy tuck will be visible. Additionally, if you elect to have a tummy tuck during the holidays – care must be taken not to “overdo it” during your recovery period. Let Santa do the lifting and delivering of packages, while you sit back and sip a hot cocoa!

Best Detroit Area Liposuction Surgeon

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across the greater Detroit area get the body they want with liposuction, CoolSculpting, tummy tucks, and other non-invasive, minimally-invasive and surgical procedures. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and results time-frame, so you can choose the best procedure for your goals.

Give yourself the Christmas gift of fat loss and get the body you have always wanted. And remember, financing options are also available!

Detroit Area Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

4 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

Pubic Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening for Men & Women

Fat in the pubic area can undermine a woman or man’s self-confidence in the bedroom during those intimate moments. But, unfortunately, the “pubic mound” is among the most difficult areas from which to lose fat. And, while lifestyle adjustments like dieting and exercising are important to losing weight, they simply can’t do very much to trim and tone the pubic area.

This is because – while we can control (to some extent) how much weight we lose – we have absolutely no control over where fat loss occurs on our body. And, arguably, no area is more diet-and-exercise-resistant than the pubic area.

The good news is that there are a variety of medical pubic fat reduction solutions available at AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in the Detroit area. We offer four advanced non-surgical and surgical pubic fat reduction and toning procedures. In this article, we’ll discuss how a thinner, more toned pubic area can now be a reality for anyone.

Liposuction to Remove Pubic Fat

Out of the many pubic fat reduction options available to our Detroit area patients, liposuction is perhaps the most popular. By gently removing excess fat from the pubic mound, liposuction is a safe and effective means of attaining thinner pubic area. Lipo is invasive than pubic lift surgery and also has a shorter recovery time.

Through the use of tiny tubes called micro-cannulas, board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon gently dislodges fat from the treatment area. The micro-cannulas then suck the fat from the pubic area, resulting in a thinner and more attractive pubic area.

Typically, lipo pubic fat reduction procedure requires only light anesthesia. And liposuction patients are afforded a thinner pubic area with only a few days of downtime – far less than with pubic lift surgery.

CoolSculpting to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

CoolSculpting for pubic fat reduction is a completely non-invasive, non-surgical method of obtaining a thinner pubic area. Unlike liposuction, which simply removes unwanted fat via suction, CoolSculpting instead freezes and kills the unwanted fat cells in the treatment area. In the weeks that follow, the destroyed fat cells will die, collapse, and be naturally eliminated from the body.
While highly effective at getting rid of fat, CoolSculpting does not result in the body contouring produced by liposuction. And, while CoolSculpting is a safe and effective way to get thinner pubic area – with no downtime – it takes a few weeks for the pubic fat reduction results to become visible.

Additionally, while liposuction and pubic lift surgery provide pubic fat reduction with just one procedure, CoolSculpting delivers peak results through a series of multiple treatments.

Profound for Tighter, Toned Pubic Area

Sagging skin is another issue in the pubic area that can make a man or woman feel unattractive during intimacy. But when performed on its own – or in combination with fat loss from lipoor CoolSculpting –amazing new Profound radiofrequency skin tightening can help patients achieve firm toned pubic area!

This revolutionary pubic mound tightening procedure is as safe and effective as it is groundbreaking. Using radiofrequency energy, Profound RF skin tightening is able to deliver incredible, toned results completely non-surgically. With results that last, patients can say goodbye to sagging, lax, or loose skin in the pubic area.

Pubic Lift Surgery to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

Unlike the other less invasive pubic fat reduction procedures, pubic lift surgery (monsplasty) is more invasive – but also delivers the most dramatic results. Somewhat like a “tummy tuck for the pubic mound” this is an extremely effective, way to get thinner pubic area as well as tighten or remove loose skin on the pubic mound.
During pubic lift surgery an incision is made under anesthetic, and Dr. Ali removes fat and surgically reshapes and tightens the tissue. He will also remove excess outer skin, re-drape it, and pull it tight to offer a smooth toned pubic mound.

If needed support sutures will be placed in the underlying tissues to ensure that the new shape of the pubic area permanently remains in place. Then, Dr. Ali will close the skin incisions with sutures. Dr. Ali will take great care to make incisions as small an unnoticeable as possible – often placing them in areas that will be masked by clothing and bathing suits.

Pubic Fat Removal – Detroit Area

Whether you’re looking to get rid of stubborn pubic fat or to simply tighten the skin of your pubic area, we have the solution you need. Board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ali is skilled and experienced in remodeling and reducing pubic areas in men and women so that you are confident and proud of your body.

Contact AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today to schedule a discreet and confidential consultation – and take the first step on your journey to feeling confident in your own skin again!

Pubic Fat Removal | Detroit Area: 248-335-7200