Breast Implants: The Ideal Size & Shape for Your Unique Body

What is the Best Breast Implant Size & Shape for Me?

Thanks to medical advancements in breast augmentation technology, breast implants have become increasingly popular in recent years. Thanks to safer and more natural implants, as well as less invasive surgeries with shorter recovery time, more women than ever see breast implants as the right choice for them. In fact, in 2021, more than 365,000 women received breast implants – representing a 44% increase from the year before.

Women choose breast implant surgery as a solution for many reasons: some women have always desired a fuller bust, while others want to improve a sagging appearance after child birth or weight loss or aging. Other patients simply seek a more balanced or proportionate physique, or a restored breast appearance following mastectomy or other surgeries.

The decision to get breast implants involves many factors – one of the most important of which is choosing the ideal size and shape for your unique body. But this can be a daunting task, especially with the numerous options available.

However, with the right information and guidance, a woman can make an informed decision and achieve their desired results. In this article the breast implant experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Detroit area discuss  the different sizes and shapes available, and how to determine the ideal implant for your body.

Understanding the Basics of Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implant surgery, often referred to as breast augmentation, is a procedure that involves inserting implants into the breasts to enhance their size and shape. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about one to two hours. The operation involves making an incision, creating a pocket to house the implant, inserting the implant, and closing the incision with stitches.

The type of incision and its location, as well as the placement of the implant, can vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, the type of implant used, and the surgeon’s preferences. Common incision sites include under the breast, around the nipple, or in the armpit. Implants can be placed either directly under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle.

Breast Implant Materials

Breast implants come in various sizes and shapes to suit different body types and aesthetic preferences. The two main types of implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution, while silicone implants contain a thick silicone gel. Both types have their benefits, and the choice between them depends on individual preferences and the surgeon’s advice.

You can learn more about the different breast implant materials HERE.

Breast Implant Shape

In terms of shape, breast implants can be round or teardrop shaped. Round implants are symmetrical and can give the breast a fuller all-around appearance – and also create more dramatic cleavage.

Teardrop implants, also known as anatomical implants, have a slightly sloping shape that mimics the natural breast contour. These are generally considered to be more natural and less ‘dramatic’ looking.

Breast Implant Profile Size

The size of breast implants is measured in cubic centimeters (cc), NOT “cup size.” This determines the volume or how much the breast will be augmented. Choosing the right size of breast implant is crucial for achieving a natural and proportionate look. This choice should be guided by the patient’s body frame, existing breast tissue, skin elasticity, and personal aesthetic goals.

When deciding on breast implants, it’s essential to understand the difference between CCs, breast implant profile, and and a bra cup size. The implant profile refers to how far the implant projects from the chest wall when standing. A higher profile implant will project more, giving a fuller appearance, while a lower profile implant will project less, resulting in a more natural look.

On the other hand, CCs refers to the volume of the implant, not to be confused with the bra cup size. A larger CC number means a larger implant, but it does not necessarily translate to a larger cup size, as this also depends on other factors such as the existing breast tissue and the patient’s chest wall size.

Understanding these concepts is crucial in determining the ideal size and shape of breast implants for your body. It’s not simply a matter of choosing a desired cup size, but also considering the implant profile and CCs that will complement your body shape and size.

The Ideal Breast Implant Size & Shape for Your Body

Deciding on the ideal size and shape for your breast implants is a highly personal decision that should take into account your unique body shape, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. It’s crucial to communicate these factors clearly to your surgeon during the consultation.

Your body’s frame and existing breast tissue will significantly influence the choice of implant size and shape. A larger frame can typically accommodate larger implants, while a smaller frame might require smaller implants for a balanced look. Similarly, the amount and quality of your existing breast tissue will affect how the implant will sit and look in your body.

Your lifestyle is another essential factor to consider. If you lead an active lifestyle, participate in sports or physical activities, smaller or moderate-sized implants may be more suitable. On the other hand, if you want a more dramatic change in your breast size, larger implants may be the way to go. However, it’s crucial to remember that bigger implants may come with increased risks and complications.

Why Bigger Breast Implants Aren’t Always Better

While it might be tempting to go for larger breast implants for a more dramatic transformation, bigger isn’t always better. Oversized implants can lead to various issues, such as an unnatural appearance, discomfort, back pain, and in some cases an increased risk of complications. They can also put more strain on the breast tissue, leading to sagging over time.

Moreover, larger implants may not be suitable for everyone. For women with a smaller frame or less existing breast tissue, oversized implants might not fit properly and could result in an unbalanced or unnatural look. It’s essential to choose a size that complements your body shape and size for a natural and proportionate result.

For example a 250 cc breast implant may look too big on a petite woman, but may not be big enough to ‘stand out’ on a woman with a larger frame.

Therefore, when deciding on the size of your breast implants, it’s crucial to consider both aesthetics and long-term comfort and health.  Renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali had helped thousands of women choose the breast shape and size that they love. He can guide you in making an informed decision that will lead to satisfactory and safe results.

The Role of a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Breast Implant Surgery

A skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon plays a vital role in the success of your breast implant surgery. They possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to perform the procedure safely and effectively. In the Detroit area, Dr. Ali is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon known for his meticulous work and patient-centered approach.

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon ensures that your surgeon has undergone rigorous training and examinations and adheres to high ethical and professional standards. They are well-versed in the latest surgical techniques and technologies and are committed to patient safety and satisfaction. It is important to keep in mind that not all doctors who are ‘cosmetic surgeons’ are actually board-certified plastic surgeons. So always check your surgeon’s board-certifications and other credentials carefully.

See Your Breast Implant Results Before Surgery with Vectra 3D Imaging

One of the most exciting advancements in breast implant surgery is the use of pre-surgical Vectra 3D imaging. AMAE plastic surgery is one of the first practices in the Detroit area to offer this amazing technology. Vectra 3D computer imaging allows you to visualize your expected breast implant results before the surgery, giving you a better idea of how the chosen implants will look in your body.

During your consultation with Dr. Ali, he will use Vectra 3D imaging to create a three-dimensional model of your body. He will then virtually place different sizes and shapes of implants, allowing you to see how each option would alter your appearance. This technology can help you and Dr. Ali make a more informed decision about the ideal breast implants for your body.

Top Breast Implant Surgery |Detroit Area

Deciding to undergo breast implant surgery is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and planning. From understanding the basics of the surgery to choosing the ideal size and shape of your implants, it’s crucial to be

Remember, the decision to get breast implants is a personal one. It’s crucial to choose a size and shape that will not only enhance your appearance but also fit your lifestyle and maintain your comfort and health in the long run. If you are considering breast implants, take the next step and schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Ali. During this consultation, you can discuss your aesthetic goals, ask any questions, and even see your expected results with Vectra 3D imaging – to ensure you get the breast shape and size that you will love!

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The Trend Toward Natural Looking Breast Implants

Why Natural Looking Breast Implants are “In”

The realm of plastic surgery is ever-evolving – and this includes the arena of breast implants. In our previous article, we discussed the many ways in which breast augmentation surgery has improved in technology, safety, recovery time, and appearance over the last decade.

One notable trend that has taken center stage in recent years is the shift towards more natural looking and feeling breast implants. In this article the breast implant experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI take a look at the rapidly growing trend of achieve a natural appearance with breast implants.

Evolution of Beauty Standards & Breast Implants

The transition towards natural looking breast implants mirrors the broader evolution of beauty standards. In the past, many women sought large, prominent breast implants – fueled in part by a societal emphasis on often unrealistic “Pin Up Girl” or “Playboy Bunny” beauty standards.

In a more enlightened 21st century women are thankfully less “objectified” and more in control of their own body and beauty standards. As a result, the current trend in beauty leans towards a more understated, natural look.

Advancements in breast implant technology, also now provide women with more options regarding implant fill, sizes, and style, thereby allowing the surgery to be tailored to each individual’s unique needs to create a natural appearance. Saline implants and older silicone implants were simply round or “globe” shaped. But newer generations of silicone implants are teardrop shaped – mimicking the appearance of a woman’s breast for a natural appearance.

The Role of Celebrity Influence & Breast Implants

The influence of celebrity culture cannot be overlooked when discussing trends in plastic surgery. Even before the advent of movies and TV, society looked to actors, opera singers, and other performers, to set beauty styles and trends.

In recent years, numerous celebrities have been very open about undergoing breast implant surgery. These include “natural beauties” like Kelly Cuoco who openly discuss how breast augmentation has improved their lives and their careers. Similarly, Iggy Azalea professes her “love” for her moderate size breast implants. Another example is Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland who told People magazine that she was “so happy” and felt “complete” after getting breast implants, going from an A cup to a B cup.

The Importance of Size in Natural Looking Breast Implants

Size plays a crucial role in achieving a natural look from breast augmentation. The key is to select implants that complement your frame. Most women who desire to maintain a natural look only go up a cup size – or two if they were extremely small breasted to begin with. Plastic surgeons say it’s advisable to stay within a two-cup size increase to maintain a realistic look, as well as ensure both proportions and comfort.

Remember breasts are NOT one-size fits all. A mid-range 350cc breast implant might look huge and unnatural on a very petite woman – but may be just right on someone with a bigger frame.

Plain and simply put, too-large implants can make the breasts appear inadvertently fake. For a more natural appearance, it’s recommended to try on various sizes during your consultation, using a sports or soft cup bra – as well as take advantage of Vector 3d computer imaging – to visualize the enhanced profile before making a decision.

Implant Placement Techniques for Natural Looking Breasts

The placement of the implant significantly impacts the final aesthetic result, as well. The dual-plane technique, which involves positioning the implants under the muscle in the upper portion of the breast and above it in the lower part, helps create a natural slope and avoids an overly round appearance.

A skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali who has performed thousands of breast implants will choose the best and most natural looking surgical technique for your body and your unique needs.

The Role of Projection in Natural Looking Breast Implants

Projection, which is how far the breast protrudes from the chest wall, affects the appearance and proportionality of the breasts. Implants that stick out too far from the chest wall can look “fake”. But a lower profile implant can provide a more natural look.

A balance between projection and width is crucial for a natural-looking breast augmentation. Current implant styles focus on providing less width/volume coupled with better projection.

Autologous Fat Transfer – A Natural Alternative to Breast Implants

Fat grafting – or autologous fat transfer – is a procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body, purifying it, and injecting it into the upper portion of the breasts. This can improve fullness and skin tightness, without breast implants. It can also help create more natural-looking cleavage. Fat transfer can also be used to refine any imperfections, dimpling or asymmetry post-augmentation.

While autologous fat transfer does not achieve as dramatic results as breast implants, it can be an ideal procedure for women who want to add volume, lift, symmetry, or cleavage in the upper breast area. And, because the patients own fat is used to augment the breast, the results both look and feel completely natural.

Natural Looking Breast Implants | Birmingham, MI

The trend towards natural looking breast implants is expected to continue, with more and more women opting for subtle, versatile looks that complement their figure. This shift is reflective of a broader societal move towards embracing natural beauty and individuality.

Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali, in Birmingham, MI, is skilled and experienced in achieving natural looking breast implant results. With his combination of artistic vision, advanced medical techniques, and years of experience, he has successfully given thousands of women the beautiful, natural looking breasts they have always desired.

And, for patients who still desire a bigger or more dramatic silhouette, Dr. Ali can discuss the safest and most beautiful breast implant shape, style, and surgical technique to achieve your appearance goals and ensure beautiful results.

Whether you want to go bigger or more natural, schedule a consultation (with Vectra 3D imaging) today and see what beautiful breast augmentation surgery at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI can do for you.

Natural Looking Breast Implants | Birmingham, MI: 248.335.7200

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Huge advancements in breast implant technology have made today’s silicone breast implants both more natural in look and feel, as well as extremely safe. Dr. Ali has used performed breast implant surgery using silicone implants with safe and natural results on thousands of women in Oakland County and across the metro Detroit area.

In this article Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses the history and the safety of silicone breast implant surgery.

FDA Approval of Breast Implants

Both saline and silicone breast implants are FDA approved, meaning that the US Food and Drug Administration considers them safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. FDA-approved implants undergo extensive testing before approval to demonstrate reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness.

The FDA has approved implants for increasing breast size, reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, and to correct or improve developmental defects or the result of a previous surgery. Additionally, research on the safety and effectiveness of both types of breast implants is always ongoing, as well, ensuring that improvements in breast implant technology are continually being made.

History of Silicone Breast Implant Surgery

Silicone implants were first used by breast surgeons in 1964 with new and imperfect technology. So, back then, some patients experienced complications. As a result, in 1992 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily recommended that silicone implants be removed from use.

However, in 1999, the National Academy Institute of Medicine issued a report stating that diseases such as connective tissue disorders, cancer, neurological diseases, reproductive problems, or other systemic complaints or conditions “are no more common in women with breast implants than in women without implants.” These studies also showed that there was no evidence of long-term autoimmune problems in women who underwent augmentation with silicone breast implants.

And, other exhaustive studies have shown that silicone breast implants actually have complication rates that are the same as, or in some cases lower than, saline implants.

So, in 2006 the FDA cleared silicone breast implants cosmetic use in women aged 22 and older. By 2010 breast implants were the most popular plastic surgery in the United States – with 62% of implants being silicone.

Do Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

Studies by the National Cancer Institute have also proven that there is no relationship between breast implants and breast cancer.

In the United States, approximately 1 out of 9 women (11%) will develop breast cancer. This percentage is the same for women with and without breast implants.

Today’s Silicone Breast Implant Surgery is Safe

Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery state that roughly 1 in every 26 women in the US has breast implants – meaning that 4% of US women have improved their appearance with breast implants. In fact, about 300,000 women in the United States alone undergo breast implant surgery every year!

Doctor Ali, uses Mentor MemoryShape Gel Breast Implants – known for their natural look, realistic feel and their unparalleled safety record. Mentor Worldwide LLC, the developer of these implants and part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices companies, recently announced the publication of a 10-year clinical study involving 955 breast augmentation patients in the U.S.

That 2018 study  highlighted the safety of MENTOR MemoryShape Gel Breast Implants, reporting:

  • High patient and surgeon satisfaction rates
  • Low capsular contracture, rupture and complications rates
  • No reported cases of breast implant-associated cancer

Complications of Silicone Breast Implant Surgery

As with any surgery, there is always a small risk of complication.  Infection is a risk with any surgery that can be greatly reduced with proper surgical procedures and meticulous aftercare.

Local complications and adverse reactions can also include capsular contracture, reoperation, removal, and implant rupture. However, these risks are very rare when the silicone breast implant surgery is performed by a skilled board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali.

What Happens When a Breast Implant Breaks (Ruptures)?

Because of today’s improved materials from which breast implants are made, a rupture (break) in the breast implant is a very rare occurrence. However, even when a breast implant “pops” the situation is not immediately dangerous at all. What happens when a breast implant ruptures will depend upon whether the breast implant is saline or silicone.

If a saline breast implant ruptures, the “salt water” that it is filled with will simply leak out – and the implant will rapidly deflate. The body will then absorb the leaked saline solution. Since salt is a natural substance found in the body there are no health risks. However, the woman will need surgery to remove the deflated silicone shell, and replace it with a new implant so that her breasts are the same size.

It is harder to tell if a silicone breast implant ruptures. Patients you might not notice a silicone leak right away — or ever — because it is thick and leaks very slowly. The small amount of free silicone then generally tends to remain trapped in the fibrous tissue (capsule) around the implant.

Despite some “myths” to the contrary, leaking silicone gel does NOT cause disease or illness. Leaking silicone does NOT cause breast cancer, reproductive problems or arthritis. However, if you become aware of a leaking silicone breast implant Dr. Ali will recommend that you have it removed and replaced. This is because, over time, a ruptured silicone breast implant may cause breast pain, breast thickening, or changes in the shape or size of the breast.

Detroit Area’s Top Breast Implant Surgeon

Dr. Ali is a Detroit area double board certified Birmingham breast implant surgeon who has performed breast augmentation surgery on thousands of women in the metro Detroit area, including Birmingham, Troy, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, and across Oakland County. He utilizes the latest techniques and best, state-of-the-art breast implant technologies and procedures – to ensure that your results are as safe as they are beautiful. Doctor Ali will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions at his Birmingham office.

Feel beautiful inside and out, with breast implant surgery. And remember, financing options are also available.

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Which Brand of Breast Implants is Best?

Is One Brand of Breast Implants Better Than Others?

There are several brands of FDA approved breast implants available on the market in the United States. These include the two biggest breast implant manufacturers – Allergan and Mentor – who produce both saline and silicone implants. There are also several smaller breast implant companies – like Sientra and Motiva – that only sell silicone breast implants.

Thanks to decades of ongoing research and significant scientific advancements in breast implant materials and design, today’s generation of FDA-approved breast implants are among the safest and most well-tested medical devices on the market.

But if you are considering breast augmentation surgery, it is natural to wonder if one brand “looks better” or is safer than another. After considerable research and decades of experience, renowned breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI chooses to use Mentor breast implants.  In this article, he explains why Mentor is his choice for safe, beautiful, natural looking breast implants.

All breast implant brands offer a very similar array of sizes and profiles. The materials are also similar but not identical – which is where we get into some differences. However, the reality is that no one will be able to tell which “brand” of breast implants you have just by looking at you.

Of course, the most important factor in achieving beautiful, natural, safe breast implant results is choosing the best breast augmentation surgeon. No matter how good the implants are themselves, an inexperienced or unskilled surgeon will not achieve the placement, symmetry, and hidden scars that a renowned plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI will create.

That being said, let’s take a look at why Dr. Ali chooses Mentor breast implants for breast augmentation surgery.

Mentor vs. Allegan Breast Implants

Allergan, the largest producer of breast implants, also manufactures many injectables including BOTOX and Juvéderm, and a wide range of non-aesthetic medical devices, as well as the skincare line SkinMedica.  Mentor, on the other hand, is highly specialized and only manufactures breast implants and breast tissue expanders.

Allergan was founded in 2015. Then in 2016, Allergan sold its generic business, Actavis, to Teva Pharmaceuticals. Then in June 2019, the huge U.S. pharmaceutical conglomerate AbbVie announced it had reached an agreement to acquire Allergan for $63 billion.

Mentor, however, has operated continuously under the same name for thirty years, and all Mentor implants sold to the US market are made in the USA.

Many plastic surgeons also favor the Mentor brand of breast implants because they appreciate the level of customer service and technical support provided to medical practices and patients.

Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor offers silicone breast implants under the brand names MemoryGel, MemoryGel Xtra, and MemoryShape, in addition to offering saline implants, including the SPECTRUM implant. Dr. Ali can show you actual implants and discuss their features and differences to help you decide which model is right for your aesthetic goals.

Mentor breast implants are also coated with a special silicone elastomer shell to help reduce the risk of complications such as leakage or rupture.

Here are some of the types and features of Mentor breast implants:

  • Breast Implant Shape

Mentor breast implants are available in two basic shapes, round and anatomic (teardrop). The appropriate shape for you will depend on your individual goals and the recommendations of your surgeon.

  • Breast Implant Size

Mentor breast implants are available in an extremely wide range of sizes to suit the individual needs of patients. The appropriate size for you will depend on your desired volume and your body size or frame.

  • Breast Implant Texture

Mentor breast implants are available in two textures, smooth and textured. Smooth breast implants are more ‘slippery’ and are designed to move naturally within the breast pocket. Textured breast implants have a rough surface that is designed to help the implant stay in place and reduce the risk of complications such as rippling, contracture, or implant displacement.

  • Breast Implant Profile

The profile of an implant refers to how far it projects from the chest wall. Mentor breast implants are available in three profiles, low, moderate, and high. The best breast implant profile for you will depend on your desired appearance – from natural and subtle to super sexy – as well as your body size.

Types of Mentor Breast Implants

  • MemoryShape® Breast Implants

Mentor MemoryShape® Breast Implants have a tapered shape that provides more projection at the lower pole, offering maximum projection where desired. This is sometimes called a teardrop breast implant. MemoryShape® Breast Implants offer a natural breast appearance. And they have been proven to retain shape and projection over time.1

Additionally, MemoryShape Breast Implants are made with SILTEX™ Texture, which has been proven to reduce complications. In fact, Mentor MemoryShape® Breast Implants have the lowest reported risk of key complications in primary breast augmentation at 10 years after surgery!

  • MemoryGel BOOST Breast Implants

MemoryGel® Breast Implants have been used in over 6,000,000 breast implant surgeries worldwide. They offer the natural feel that patients desire, but with more “roundness” that gives them a higher “profile”.  MemoryGel BOOST Breast Implants are available in “Moderate Plus” and “High” profiles.

  • MemoryGel®  Xtra Breast Implants

MemoryGel® Xtra Breast Implants also offer the natural feel that patients desire, but with more “roundness” but with additional benefits in three profile options – “Moderate Plus”, “Moderate High” and “High”. You might say MemoryGel® Xtra offers the most dramatic breast enhancement.

  • Mentor Saline Implants

Mentor also manufacturers the best saline implants currently on the market. These are filled with a natural saltwater solution that is more firm than gel implants, which more closely imitate the feel of body fat. while they feel less like natural breast tissue, the look can be dramatic and they are less expensive than gel implants.

Mentor saline implants offer a round shape, an all-around fuller look, firmer feel and enhanced cleavage. They come in “Moderate”, “Moderate Plus” and “High” profiles. MENTOR® Round Saline Implants also come in a SPECTRUM® Adjustable model, which are the only breast implants that can be adjusted AFTER your surgery, by allowing your plastic surgeon to add or remove saline solution months after your procedure!

Mentor Breast Implant Before & After

You can view actual patient Before & After Photos of Dr. Ali’s breast implant surgeries HERE.

Mentor also has an excellent page that allows you to search for Mentor breast implant Before & After photos by patient, age, cup size, amount of increase and type of breast implant HERE.

The best breast implant for you will depend on the extent of your current breast tissue, your frame and body type, and most importantly your desired outcome. AMAE Plastic Surgery is among the first and only plastic surgery practices in the Birmingham, MI area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging for breast implant patents. This revolutionary imaging system provides a three-dimensional computerized image of the patient’s breasts from any and every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show you what different breast implant sizes and shapes will look like – before you have your breast implant surgery!

Can You Guess Which Celebs Have Had Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Celebrities Who Have Had Breast Augmentation Surgery

Plastic surgery used to be Hollywood’s best kept secret. Up until recently, actresses and A-listers wanted everyone to believe that they were born with perfect bodies. However, today, the stigma surrounding plastic surgery has largely disappeared.

There are many celebrities who have openly admitted to getting breast augmentation surgery. And hundreds more have had breast augmentation but haven’t revealed it (yet!). In this article the breast augmentation specialists at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI share a few examples of stars whose stunning figures are due to breast augmentation surgery.

Kaley Cuoco Breast Augmentation Surgery

Kaley Cuoco’s tiny frame was perfect for planning John Ritter’s teen daughter until 2003 on “Eight Simple Rules.” But in an interview with Cosmopolitan, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she had breast augmentation surgery in 2004.

Cuoco’s breast augmentation took her from skinny kid to blonde bombshell almost overnight, and in 2005, Kaley was offered a role on The WB’s “Charmed” in its eighth season – and she she didn’t have to audition! In 2007 Kael landed the role of beautiful neighbor Penny whom all of the scientists adored – and the rest is history!

Kaley Cuoco Breast Augmentation Surgery

Kaley Cuoco’s tiny frame was perfect for planning John Ritter’s teen daughter until 2003 on “Eight Simple Rules.” But in an interview with Cosmopolitan, Kaley Cuoco revealed that she had breast augmentation surgery in 2004.

Cuoco’s breast augmentation took her from skinny kid to blonde bombshell almost overnight, and in 2005, Kaley was offered a role on The WB’s “Charmed” in its eighth season – and she she didn’t have to audition! In 2007 Kael landed the role of beautiful neighbor Penny whom all of the scientists adored – and the rest is history!

Carmen Electra Breast Augmentation Surgery

In an interview with People magazine, Carmen Electra revealed that she had breast augmentation surgery in the late 1990s. In that interview, Ms. Electra said she decided to get the surgery because she was unhappy with the size of her breasts and wanted to feel more confident.

Courtney Cox Breast Augmentation Surgery

We all remember beautiful Monica from the hit TV show friends. Now compare Monica’s stunning curves to Courtney’s “tomboy” figure when she appeared in Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 “Dancing in the Dark” music video. In an interview with New Beauty Magazine, Courtney Cox revealed that she had breast augmentation surgery in the mid-1990s because she wanted to feel more feminine.

Cardi B Breast Augmentation

The extremely talented rapper and actress Cardi B has openly discussed her breast augmentation surgery, which she had in 2018. Cardi B has said that she had the surgery for personal reasons and to boost her confidence.

Kardashian Breast Augmentation

Kourtney Kardashian has always been honest about her breast implants, although she now believes 21 was too young to get them. Now age 37years old, Kourtney has never shied away from the topic of her breast implants.

In a recent episode of The Kardashians sister Khloe admitted that she’s been seriously thinking about getting breast augmentation for a “fuller” look. “When you see me in a bikini, I don’t have cleavage like my sisters [who] have this ample cleavage,” she said.

Mom Kris Jenner seemed to be fully on board with the idea of Khloe’s breast implants, even admitting that she’s interested undergoing breast augmentation herself at age 67! “Let’s do it together!” Jenner exclaimed.

More Celebrity Breast Augmentations

Spice Girl, fashion designer, style icon – and wife of sexiest man alive David Beckham –  has openly discussed her breast augmentation surgery, which she had in 1999. Beckham has said that she had the surgery to enhance her career in the entertainment industry.

In an interview with People magazine, Ashlee Simpson revealed that she had breast augmentation surgery in 2006. Simpson said she decided to get the surgery because she was unhappy with the size of her breasts. The following year singer and actress Kelly Rowland underwent breast implant surgery.

Hundreds of other actors, A-listers and influencers have had breast augmentation surgery as well – they just haven’t openly talked about!

Is Breast Augmentation for Me?

Breast augmentation surgery is a very personal decision, and every patient has their own reasons for choosing to undergo the procedure. It’s important to carefully consider all of the risks and benefits and discuss them with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic surgery in Birmingham, MI before making a decision.

AMAE Plastic Surgery is also among the first and only aesthetic practices in the Birmingham, MI area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging for breast augmentation patents. This revolutionary imaging system provides a three-dimensional computerized image of the patient’s breasts from any and every angle – so that Dr. Ali can show them their options and expected outcomes before their breast augmentation surgery!

The Steps of Breast Implant Removal Surgery

What is Involved in Breast Implant Removal Surgery

While breast implant surgery removal is uncommon, there are certain circumstances when a woman wants or needs to remove previous breast implants. In some cases, this may be simply an aesthetic or a lifestyle choice. In other cases there may be medical reason necessitating implant removal.

Whatever, the reason, it is important to have the procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in breast implant removal, to avoid complications and achieve the most beautiful and natural looking reconstruction of the breast.

Why Patients Have Breast Implants Removed

In a rare number of cases, a woman may no longer wish to have the larger breasts that she desired when she was younger for strictly personal aesthetic reasons. We have seen women who find that they “went too big” when they were younger and that the breast implants are now in the way or a little too ostentatious.

More common are women who desire breast implant removal because a less-than-skilled surgeon previously did not do a good job with their breast augmentation surgery. At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI we have seen breast implants by other (unskilled) doctors that were uneven, placed too high, asymmetrical, oddly shaped, dropped or otherwise malformed.

New generations of implants are very unlikely to “pop” or “leak.” But some women may need to have older breast implants removed due to leaking or deflation. Other women may be experiencing pain, discomfort or breast hardening due to breast capsule (capsular contraction), which is the scar tissue that forms after the placement of a breast implant.

Breast implant removal surgery may involve replacement with more attractive implants – but can also involve natural reconstruction of the breasts without implants. In either case, the key to successful results is going to a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali in Birmingham, MI.

Breast Implant Removal Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia (putting the patient to sleep) are all administered for patient comfort during breast implant removal surgery. The selection of anesthetic will be discussed with you by Dr. Ali during your initial arm lift consultation.

Breast Implant Removal Step 2 – Incision

Typically a breast implant removal involves an incision to be placed along the lower fold of the breast (“inframammary fold”) or an incision around or below the areola.

Dr. Ali will select the best incision placement for optimal results with the least visible scar.

Breast Implant Removal Step 3 – Removal

The removal technique will depend on each patient’s unique needs. In cases of capsular contracture, scar tissue will need to be carefully removed and adhesions that hold tissue together released.

Breast Implant Removal Step 4 – Reconstruction

If the patient has chosen new implants, the breast augmentation procedure will begin. In other patients, Dr. Ali may be able to use their own tissue for breast reconstruction or reshaping of the area – to ensure a nature texture and appearance.

Breast Implant Removal Step 5 – Closing the Incisions

Sutures (stitches), skin adhesives, tapes and/or clips may be used to close the skin incisions. Gauze dressings or bandages will be applied – and thin drains may temporarily be inserted to remove excess blood and fluid in some cases. A support bra, surgical garment, or compression garment may be used to minimize swelling following breast implant removal surgery.

Dr. Ali will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for the incision, removal of the stitches (and drain if applicable), and medications to take for post-operative discomfort and to avoid infection.

It is extremely important that the incisions are not subjected to force, swelling, abrasion or excessive motion during the recovery – and Dr. Ali will explain what you can and can’t do and when you can return to your normal activities.

Most patients can resume work, school and less strenuous normal activities within two weeks. And by six weeks, the majority of patients are able to return to a completely normal activity level.

Remember: the fastest recovery, least pain and least visible scars all depend on following your plastic surgeon’s instructions after your arm lift surgery! Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases – and it may take several months to see full results when all swelling has subsided. And, of course, continue to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.

Breast Implant Removal Surgery | Birmingham, MI

Top Birmingham board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has provided breast revision surgery for hundreds of women across Oakland County and the greater Detroit area, including: Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy, Southfield, and more.

Because of his expertise, high standard of care, and exceptional results in even the most difficult cases, he is the surgeon that other physicians refer their patients to for breast implant removal and breast revision surgery. With his years of expertise, caring demeanor and modern techniques, Dr. Ali can fix almost any breast implant problem, including: implant rupture, asymmetry, capsular contracture, implant size change, and more.

No matter what problems or issues you are having with your breast implants, board certified breast revision surgeon Dr. Ali will listen to your concerns and help you find the solution.

Breast Implant Removal Surgery | Birmingham, MI:  248-335-7200

MemoryShape®: the Most Natural Breast Implants

MemoryShape® the Most Natural Breast Implants

It is no surprise that breast implant technology has come a long way since they were first introduced almost 60 years ago! In June 2013, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the some new, advanced types of silicone gel-filled breast implants, bringing the total number of approved products to five in the United States. One of these newly approved products was was the natural looking and feeling MemoryShape breast implant.

Seven years later, Detroit area double board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali still typically prefers MemoryShape® Breast Implants for their natural shape, realistic feel, and excellent variety of sizes and silhouettes.

About Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor Worldwide LLC was founded in 1969, and has since grown into the leading manufacturer of supplies for the breast implant surgery market. Mentor works tirelessly to develop, manufacture, and market top-of-the-line breast implants for patients around the world, including Detroit.

Based out of Irvine California and with manufacturing and research facilities in both the United States and the Netherlands, Mentor guarantees to satisfy the needs of patients in the Detroit area and worldwide who are considering breast implant surgery.

With more that 2 million satisfied customers worldwide, Mentor Breast Implants hold the distinction of being among the most reliable in the industry.

Mentor has been a trailblazer of breast implant devices for over two decades. Used in both breast reconstruction and breast augmentation, Mentor breast implants are held to the strictest possible standards of design and testing, resulting in the highest quality breast implants on the market.

What are MemoryShape®? Breast Implants

MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants have a unique, tapered appearance. They are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller “projection” near the implant’s bottom – just like a natural breast.

Earlier generations of breast implants were very round, giving an artificial “globe” or “melon” appearance.  These are the recognizable breast implants that one thinks of on actresses and exotic dancers from from past decades – many of who had artificial looking, oversized breasts.

Today, most women prefer that they do NOT look like they have had “work done”. That is why MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants are so popular – because they mimic the silhouette of a natural breast. MemoryShape® Breast Implants soft gel silicone also feel very realistic to the touch!

As an additional advantage, The MemoryShape® technology has built in SILTEX® Microtexture imprinting that is designed to help keep implants in place. So they don’t shift over time like older models of breast implants often did.

Why Doctor Ali Uses MemoryShape® Breast Implants

MemoryShape® Breast Implants imitate the silhouette of a natural breast with a teardrop shape. Filled with a uniquely formulated cohesive gel, MemoryShape® Breast Implants provide a youthful firmness and natural silhouette that always retains shape.

Mentor’s silicone gel breast implants perfectly resemble natural breasts in feel, shape, and weight. The Mentor MemoryShape® Breast Implants are specifically designed to provide more volume towards the bottom of the breast and less towards the top, much as is the case with a natural breast.

There are five different MemoryShape® Breast Implants available to Detroit patients, each varying in shape, width, height, and projection measurements.

Detroit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali has undergone the rigorous mandated MENTOR® MemoryShape® Implant Device Training required of all physicians in order to gain access to MENTOR® MemoryShape® Breast Implants, making him the top choice among Detroit patients for all of their breast implant needs.

Another feature we love about MemoryShape® Breast Implants is their Free Lifetime Product Replacement Warranty!

Detroit Area Breast Implant Surgeon

If you have questions about the latest developments in breast implant surgery, please schedule a consultation with award-winning Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

The vast majority of women who choose to get breast implants say that their augmented breast(s) help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and/or give them a greater feeling of well-being.

Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast implant consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Consultation: 248-335-7200

How to Decide if You Should Have Breast Implant Surgery

How to Decide if You Should Have Breast Implant Surgery

If you are one of the millions of women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape, position, symmetry and/or the proportion of their breasts, deciding to get breast implants is an important personal decision.  Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali has helped thousands of women decide if breast implants are right for them, by carefully explain the pros and cons.

In this article we give you some general information to help you make an informed choice.  However, since every women is different, Dr. Ali offers a  breast implant consultation to help you decide if breast implants are a good option for you.

Benefits Associated With Breast Implants

According to recent clinical and psychological studies, the vast majority of women who have undergone breast implant surgery have universally reported very high levels of satisfaction with their body image and the shape, feel, and size of their implants.

In his Detroit plastic surgery practice, Doctor Ali prefers a type of breast implants called MemoryShape™ Breast Implants. This type of implant is not only more natural looking than older breast implants, but also feels more realistic. MemoryShape™ Breast Implants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and “profiles” so that they can be matched to the patient’s body – giving her the most beautiful ideal proportions.

In a core study conducted by Mentor, the maker of the MemoryShape™ Breast Implants, 97% of the 373 primary breast augmentation patients who answered a patient satisfaction survey indicated they would make the same decision to have the breast implant surgery!

Breast Implant Statistics

Breast augmentation has continued to be the single most popular cosmetic surgeries in the US since 2006. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2019, there were 299,715 breast augmentation procedures performed across the United States alone. This makes it even more popular in the US than liposuction!

Plastic surgeons believe that there are several reasons breast augmentation continues to be the#1 cosmetic surgery:

#1. New technologies in breast implants have made them safer than ever

#2. The cost of breast implant surgery has become more affordable in recent years

#3. Celebrities & social media have removed the stigma from breast implant surgery

#4. Women feel more empowered to take control of their bodies

#5. New surgical techniques have reduced risk and downtime of breast implant surgery

#6. New breast implant designs look more natural

#7. New breast implant materials feel more realistic

Age and Breast Implants

The FDA does not recommend breast implants for patients under 18, and board-certified plastic surgeons won’t perform breast augmentations on women under 22 since breast tissue isn’t considered fully developed until that time.

But women in good health of all ages of 22 and beyond can enjoy the benefits of breast implant surgery. In fact, approximately 7,000 women over the age of 55 get breast implants every year.

Whether breast augmentation is right for you depends on your overall general health, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle, emotional state, body type, breast size/ shape before surgery, as well as your appearance goals after surgery.

Breast Implant Before & After

One of the best ways to decide if breast implants are right for you, is to see the results beforehand! Dr. Ali now offers advanced Vectra 3D computer imaging that can show you what your implants will look like before you get them!

Additionally, you can look at our extensive gallery of breast augmentation Before & After photos, to see what a big difference in appearance breast implants can make!

Top Detroit Breast Implant Surgeon

The vast majority of women who choose to get breast implants say that their augmented breast(s) help them be more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and give them a greater feeling of well-being.

Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast implant consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Consultation: 248-335-7200

Breast Implant Surgery Recovery Time-frame

Breast Implant Recovery Time-frame – 

With many women temporarily off of work or working from home, due to the quarantine, it may be an ideal time to schedule that breast implant surgery you have been putting off. As with any surgery, there is some recovery period or “downtime” after a breast augmentation. But modern advancements in surgical techniques have dramatically reduced the time you must take off from work. So, while you’ve got some time at home now might just be the perfect time to consider breast enhancement surgery!

As the Detroit area’s top breast implant surgeon, Dr. Ali is often asked about the recovery time after breast augmentation. In this article he discusses the general time frame of recovery after breast implant surgery, to help you schedule the best time for you. However, every patient heals differently – depending on their age, skin, overall health, and type of procedure – breast augmentation recovery goes through some predictable stages.

This article discusses the “typical” recovery schedule for most breast implant patients. However, the best way to know what to expect after your breast implant surgery is to schedule a consultation with Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

He has performed breast augmentation on hundreds of women in the metro Detroit area, and across Oakland County. He will answer your questions and take the time to explain what to expect before, during and after breast augmentation surgery in your unique situation.

Breast Implant Recovery Calendar

Days 1 to 4 after Breast Implant Surgery

This is the inflammatory period, where breasts are swollen, and may feel tight, uncomfortable or even be painful. During this period most patients require some medication to be comfortable. Bruising may start to appear, and fluid retention is also common.

Days 5 to 10 after Breast Implant Surgery

If permitted by your surgeon, it is now generally OK to shower and get the incisions briefly wet.

Pain now tends to occur more at night – typically between 3a.m. to 6 a.m. Usually you will be instructed by your breast implant surgeon to begin breast massages during this period.

Your external sutures will be removed – and/or if the surgeon used tissue glue or tape it will begin to fall off after a week or two. After a week you may even be able to return to work – if approved by your surgeon.

Be aware of signs of bleeding or infection during this time period and alert your surgeon if anything seems amiss.

Days 11 to 21 after Breast Implant Surgery

By now there is very low risk of infection and bleeding. You can typically now increased physical activity, such as low-impact exercises.

The majority of the swelling should begin to subside, however you may still have some occasional pain at night.

In some individuals ‘pins and needles’ sensations in the nipple area may be experienced as the nerves begin to “wake up”. This, along with some areas of skin numbness, is normal – and will gradually subside.

Days 22 to 42 after Breast Implant Surgery

By now you should not require any pain medications – although you can generally take ibuprofen or Tylenol, with your surgeon’s permission. You should be able to transition to higher impact aerobic activities, during this time period, as well.

Day 43 to 9 Months after Breast Implant Surgery

The scar tissue should be relaxing, softening the initial firm and tight feeling of the breast implants. The remaining 5 to 10% of swelling should also subside.

At this point most women will have a good idea of what the final results look like. Although, some women may feel faster or slower than the “norm”.

It is critical to follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions – including wearing compression garments, taking pain medication, and avoiding certain activities. Dr. Ali will explain what you can expect, in your unique situation, regarding the recovery period.

The Detroit Area’s Best Breast Implant Surgery

Dr. Ali is a Detroit Area double board certified plastic surgeon, who has helped thousands of women get the breasts they want with breast implant surgery. He will offer you a consultation so you can understand what the best surgical options are for you. He will take the time to carefully answer all of your questions, and make sure that you have an understanding of the best techniques for achieving your appearance goals.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200

How to Choose Your Breast Implant Size

How to Choose Your Breast Implant Size – 

This month, to celebrate the relaxing of social distancing, Dr. Ali is offering special discounts on both silicone and saline breast implants! All thats left for you to do is choose the shape, size and implant material! In this article board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offer information and tips for choosing the breast implant size that’s best for you.

When it comes to breast augmentation, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all breast implants. Depending on a variety of factors including heredity, pregnancies, your body shape and natural contours, breast implants must be individually chosen to match each woman and meet her appearance goals.

“Choosing your implant size is a very personal decision,” says board-certified Detroit area plastic surgeon, Dr. Ali. “It is important to first identify your perfect outcome, and then communicate it to your surgeon the best you can.”

In addition to the size of breast implant that will look best on your body and achieve your appearance goals, the profile, or projection (height of the top of the breast implant from your chest) must be chosen.

Don’t Obsess Over Breast Implant Cup Size

“Too many times, patients worry more about cup size and less about the way their new breasts will look and feel,” explains Dr. Ali. “Since cup sizes vary wildly among undergarment manufacturers, they aren’t a good guideline when deciding what size breast implants to get.”

Additionally, a “D cup” may look huge on a woman with a petite bone structure, but may not look big enough on a taller woman with a broader chest area.

Instead, you should focus on of the overall look you want. Some people try “the rice test.” This fast and simple method lets you see what you may look like with different-size implants.

Breast Implant Rice Test

Th “rice test” can give you a rough idea of what breast implants will look and feel like.

  • Cut off the feet from pantyhose and discard
  • The new ends will become the mock “breasts,” so be sure that the remaining shortened stocking, when worn around the neck, is the right length so each end reaches to your ideal breast height.
  • Tie the end of each foot.
  • Add dry, long-grain rice to each end of the stockings.
  • Wear the stockings around your neck.
  • Experiment with different types of clothing (loose, tight, and so forth).
  • Ad or remove rice and adjust the shape to get the size you like.

A basic guideline for how much rice to add is as follows:

  • 30 cubic centimeters (cc) breast implant  = 1/8 cup of rice;
  • 60 cubic centimeters (cc) breast implant = ¼ cup;
  • 120 cubic centimeters (cc) breast implant= ½ cup;
  • 175 cubic centimeters (cc) breast implant= ¾ cup;
  • 225 cubic centimeters (cc) breast implant = 1 cup;

Breast implants increase in increments of by 25 cc. When you visit Doctor Ali he will typically place a 100 cc breast implant in your bra, then 125 cc and possibly 150 cc to help you decide which implant helps you to achieve the exact look that you desire. 

Consider These Breast Implant Factors

Your own unique body should determine what size implants you get. Take into consideration the following:

  • Existing breast tissue: Have you always naturally had small breasts due to heredity or exercise? If so, you’ll want a different size implant than a mother whose breasts have lost volume after pregnancy.
  • Skin elasticity or tightness: Are you prone to stretch marks? Is your skin naturally resilient? The type of skin you have should also be part of your decision-making process, as breast augmentation will cause skin to stretch.
  • Weight: Have you had significant changes in your weight? Whether due to lifestyle, genetics, disease, pregnancy, or any other cause, weight fluctuations can affect how your body will look with the new implants.
  • Desired outcome: Do you want larger breasts, or are you looking to balance out an issue with asymmetry? Do you want lift and volume, or is one more important to you than the other? These are items to discuss with your breast implant surgeon.
  • Lifestyle: Are you an avid runner or weight lifter? The amount and type of exercise you get will impact how your body will look after your surgery.
  • Your Natural Anatomy: Each woman has her own natural anatomy and contours, developed over time. Therefore, you may decide an overall shape is ideal for you, where a curvier or thinner friend may have a different idea.

If you stray too much from your body frame, you may end up with an unnatural look or one that causes back strain down the line.

At your consultation, Dr. Ali will take careful measurements to determine your exact chest wall size, as well as examine your breast tissue, skin condition and muscle tone. Since virtually all women have some degree of asymmetry with their breasts, each breast will be evaluated individually to achieve a symetrical and beautiful outcome.

Your breast implant surgeon may also recommend that an additional procedure, such as a breast lift, may be appropriate to get optimal, symmetrical results.

Top Detroit Area Breast Implant Doctor

As you can see there are many decisions to be made when selecting the best breast implant that is right for you. The only way to truly understand your options is to schedule a consultation with a top Detroit area breast surgeon like Doctor Ali. If you are considering breast implant surgery, he will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you decide the right size, shape, incision, placement and type of implant for you.

Feel beautiful inside and out, with breast implant surgery. And remember, financing options are also available.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Consultation: 248-335-7200