Should I Get A Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Should I Get A Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI area, many patients come to us asking whether their cosmetic goals will be better achieved with breast augmentation surgery or with breast lift surgery. Since both procedures can result in a youthful, confidence-boosting silhouette, it can seem a little tricky choosing the right one. Both surgeries come with their own unique benefits, and some women even ultimately wind up deciding to get both procedures.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some crucial deciding factors in choosing between a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both!

Differences between Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation

When considering a breast lift versus breast augmentation, one must first understand what makes the two procedures unique. To put it quite simply, breast lift surgery is performed to change the position and shape of the patient’s existing breast tissue, while breast augmentation is performed to increase the patient’s breast size. For this reason, at our Troy, MI area practice, we often perform both procedures on the same patient.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery is performed by making an incision in each breast, after which the skin and tissue of the treatment area is carefully lifted. This results in a tighter, firmer breast shape, which is retained by closing and tightening the incision. Unlike breast augmentation, nothing is implanted within the breast itself.

Breast lift patients can expect their breasts to feel firmer, accentuated by the perky “lifted” appearance from which the procedure gets its name. Breast lift surgery can correct the appearance of downward-pointing nipples, as well as restore the appearance of fullness, and correct the shape or position (height) of the existing breast tissue.

Since a breast lift does not increase or decrease the volume of the breast, patients may chose to have a breast augmentation or reduction performed in conjunction with their breast lift. Board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has years of experience performing both procedures. When performed simultaneously, Dr. Ali is capable of delivering results of both breast lift and breast augmentation surgery that compliment one another in perfect harmony.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation patients can expect their procedure to result in larger, fuller breasts. At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI area, we are capable of providing the exact increase in volume our breast augmentation patients desire. From the subtlest increase to something significantly more substantial, Dr. Ali and his expert team will not rest until the patient’s goals are met.

Unlike breast lift surgery, breast augmentation achieves its increased volume by making small incisions in the breasts, through which a saline or silicone implant is inserted. At our Troy, MI area practice, the implants we offer – made with either silicone or saline – have been approved by the FDA, and are both equally safe and effective.

Good Breast Lift Candidates

Breast lift surgery is an excellent option for sagging breasts and lax breast skin that is causing the breasts to hang low or point downward. During the breast lift procedure, board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali removes excess skin from each breast, allowing him to lift the tissue and form a firmer, tighter shape. Breast lift surgery is also a popular choice among women who have undergone significant weight loss and have loose, lax or sagging skin as a result.

Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation

No matter how subtle or dramatic the increase, with breast augmentation, the size and shape of one’s bust can be adjusted to meet the exact and specific wants and needs of the patient. During your consultation with board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, you will be aided in determining exactly what type, shape and size of breast implant is right for you.

Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation Together

So ultimately, which is better: a breast lift or breast augmentation? This will depend upon each woman’s body and her personal aesthetic goals. For many women who have visited our Troy, MI area practice, the answer is unequivocally both! If you are interested in a tighter, lifted silhouette and increasing your cup size, breast lift and breast augmentation surgery may be the combination you’ve been looking for.

Breast Lift & Breast Augmentation – Troy, MI area

Get the beautiful breasts you want with breast lift surgery, breast augmentation surgery, or a combination of the two procedures. At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Troy, MI area, our expert team will gladly guide you down the treatment path that is right for you.

Contact us today for a consultation – and find out if you’re a better fit for breast lift surgery, breast augmentation surgery, or even both!

Breast Lift Surgery – Troy, MI area: 248-335-7200

Skin Removal & Tightening after Weight Loss

Skin Removal & Tightening after Weight Loss

Losing a large amount of weight is a phenomenal achievement! However, after losing so much weight, loose folds of skin can remain. This excess skin can cause heavy folds on the arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, face, and abdomen. Thankfully, excess skin can be tightened or removed with surgery after weight loss. These surgeries include tummy tucks, or abdominoplasties; buttock augmentation (butt lift) surgeries; breast lifts; and arm lifts.

Skin removal surgery offers you a firmer, trimmer, toned body to complement your amazing weight loss achievement. Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali provides many types of surgery that can tighten your skin after weight loss.

Tummy Tuck Surgery after Weight Loss

After weight loss, patients have rid themselves of fatty tissue, but are often left with excess skin around the abdomen, flanks and lower back. This skin is normally of a poor quality, since it has lost its elasticity. Unlike excess fat, which can be lost through dieting or removed with liposuction, excess skin needs to be surgically removed.

Abdominoplasty (or “tummy tuck”) will benefit those individuals who need skin removed from the front and sides of the abdomen – for firm, tight “abs” after weight loss.

The incision is typically made in areas that can be cover by underwear or bathing suits. However, since these incisions do need to be longer to remove the excess skin, going to a highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon is essential. Board certified Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali ensures the smallest and least visible scars possible, while removing and tightening excess skin after weight loss.

Breast Lift Surgery after Weight Loss

After weight loss, breasts can lose their perkiness, and sag or droop. A breast lift can remedy this problem . A breast lift can firm and reshape your breasts, restoring a youthful and attractive appearance. During a breast lift, excess skin and tissue is removed, and nipples can be repositioned by Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

Many female patients also get breast implants, in addition to breast lift surgery, to improve their breast shape, size and position after weight loss.

Arm Lift Skin Removal Surgery after Weight Loss

Another area that can be an issue after weight loss is hanging skin in the upper arms, sometimes referred to as “bat wings”. During an arm lift, loose skin is removed with an incision along the underside of the upper arm by Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

Other surgical skin removal options include a back lift or bra line lift. During a back or bra line lift, excess skin is removed through incisions around the bra line. This leaves the patient with a firm and smooth upper back, and no loose or hanging skin.

Best Skin Removal Surgery after Weight Loss – Oakland County

Sagging skin can hinder your confidence and interfere with your enjoyment of life after your weight loss success. But skin removal and tightening surgery can be the next step to allow you to fully enjoy the benefits of weight loss. Board certified Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can perform skin removal and tightening surgery after your weight loss can help restore your firm and toned skin – leaving you with the contours you worked so hard for during your weight loss!

Oakland County Skin Removal & Tightening Consultation:  248-335-7200

How to Know if You Need Breast Lift Surgery

How to Know if You Need Breast Lift Surgery

While many women are unhappy with their breasts, most are unsure about the actual procedure(s) they may need to look their best, be it breast lift surgery, breast implants or both

Breast Implant Surgery Alone

If a patient is seeking more breast volume and fullness, breast implants alone may be the perfect solution for women with small breasts or a “flat chest” with just a hint of droopiness. For women with noticeable breast drop, implants alone won’t correct sagging because they can’t actually lift the breasts back to their youthful position.

Breast Lift Surgery Without Implants

In contrast, breast lift surgery is exactly what is sounds like. During surgery, sagging breast tissue and nipples are lifted to regain a more youthful posture on the chest. If a woman is happy with her overall breast size and just wants to correct what gravity has done, breast lift surgery is the right choice. However, a breast lift won’t add volume to the upper pole of the chest or increase breast size.

Breast Lift Combined with Breast Implants

Combining the best of both procedures, breast implants paired with breast lift surgery may be the right answer for many women. Sagging breasts are raised for a more buoyant look and implants are placed to enhance the upper pole’s fullness creating a more voluptuous appearance.

The Most Common Reasons for Breast Lift Surgery

Sagging Breasts are the result of gravity, age and aggressive athletics that result is sagging nipples sitting under the breast crease on the chest.

Hereditary Sagging means a woman was born with breasts that would never stand up to time due to family genetics. Surgery is the only solution to achieve the chest profile their body deserves.

Weight Loss can cause sagging of the breast tissue or make breasts appear out of proportion compared to a slimmer figure. Surgery can size and lift breasts appropriately to suit a woman’s new body.

Pregnancy can overly stretch a woman’s skin and create sagging breasts, which can be countered with surgery to lift and tighten the breast tissue.

Good Candidates for a Breast Lift Surgery

A woman’s confidence can be impacted by how she feels about her body. A personal consultation with Dr. Ali in his Troy, MI office can answer questions about the benefits of having breast implants, breast lift surgery or the possibility of both. Here are a few physical issues to look for that might help make the decision to have breast lift surgery easier:

  • When wearing a bra, the patient is still unhappy with the way her breasts appear in size and shape. If a new push-up bra doesn’t deliver the right image, it could be time to talk to Dr. Ali about a breast lift.
  • Are the patient’s nipples drooping below the natural crease on her chest? A more youthful appearance can be restored with breast lift surgery.
  • Gravity has pulled the patient’s nipples downward, along with her sagging breasts. A breast lift can restore perkiness along with a more toned chest appearance.

Breast Lift Surgery  – Troy, MI

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in the Troy, MI area get the breasts they love with breast lift surgery – with or without implants. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you select the best procedure for your goals.

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

Troy, MI Breast Lift Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200

 

The 5 Types of Breast Surgery 

The 5 Types of Breast Surgery

Loving her body helps a woman feel sexy and confident, whether she is curvy, lean or somewhere in between. And a woman’s breasts may help her feel attractive (or self-conscience) depending on their size, shape, position and how well she feels they flatter or detract from her overall physical appearance.

Breast surgery, when performed by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, can help a woman feel good about her body, by enabling her to change the shape, size and even the position of her breasts. Today, breast surgery is considered a routine medical procedure that is not only safe, but also becoming more and more affordable, with financing options to help offset the cost.

In this article, Macomb County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains the five types of breast surgery that a woman can elect to have, to improve her bust line.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Women with breasts that are too large for their body can experience serious health issues, from pain in the upper body, back and neck to posture problems that can become quite serious as they age. Due to its positive health impact, breast reduction surgery is becoming quite common, because it can help change the lives of women at any age so they can enjoy a more active lifestyle, free from pain.

Breast Lift Surgery

Over time, breasts of any size and shape will naturally begin to droop and lose their youthful appearance. Age, gravity, pregnancy, nursing and even heredity can cause the breasts to lose their elasticity and droop and sag.

Breast lift surgery can help restore and enhance the breast’s position and shape, and reduce the signs of aging. In addition to the breast being lifted and tightened, the procedure removes excess skin. The surgeon can also repositions the nipple higher on the breast for a perkier look.

Breast lift surgery can be performed with or without augmenting the breast with implants, if the patient would like the breasts to also appear fuller or larger.

Breast Augmentation Surgery (Implants)

Breast augmentation surgery is also referred to as breast implant surgery or breast enhancement surgery. In this procedure, the natural breast tissue is supplemented with inserts made from silicone or saline called implants.

Breast implant surgery can enhance the bust line of any women who feel their breasts are too small due to heredity, weight loss, or aging – all of which can impact a woman’s self-esteem.

Nipple Correction Surgery

Many women choose to have their nipples cosmetically corrected for a more pleasing appearance. Nipple Correction Surgery can solve a variety of nipple concerns from puffy, protruding, oversized or inverted nipples to altering the size and shape of the entire areola.

Nipple surgery can be performed alone – or along with additional breast surgery for enlargements, reductions, lifts or reconstruction.

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

For women who survived breast cancer, as well as women who have experienced physical chest trauma or burns, breast reconstruction surgery can help restore a better quality of life and renew their self-esteem.

Technological advances have given surgeons like Dr. Ali the ability to not only restore a patient’s beautiful female shape but to also preserve breast sensitivity which allows her to enjoy more natural sexuality.

And, with the 1998 passing of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act, all health insurance plans are required by law to cover breast reconstruction surgery – including breast implants – for patients who endured a mastectomy or lumpectomy due to cancer and other diseases.

Best Macomb County Area Breast Surgery

Undoubtedly, women feel more confident, sexy and healthier when they feel good about their bodies. Those who make the choice to have breast surgery – whether it’s a reduction, reconstruction, augmentation, or breast lift – have said they feel amazing and more comfortable with their new shape.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will offer you a thorough and caring examination to help you determine what breast surgery options will best deliver the results you will love.

Call today and schedule an appointment to see if breast implant surgery is right for you!

Macomb County Breast Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200

Customizing Your Mommy Makeover

Customizing Your Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover typically consists of three procedures:

  • A tummy tuck to restore abdominal flatness and tightness,
  • A breast lift and/or breast implants to raise sagging breasts and restore lost breast tissue; and;
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat and contour the body.

However, every Mom’s post pregnancy body issues are different! At our Oakland County cosmetic surgery practice we customize each Mommy Makeover to include the specific procedures you need to get a body that looks as great (or even better!) than it did before pregnancy.

Take a look at just a few of the Mommy Makeover options we offer. Then schedule a consultation in our Oakland County office to discuss a customized Mommy Mkeover that will give you the body that you love.

Mommy Makeover: Breast Lifts and/or Breast Implants

Many moms, especially those who have breastfed their babies, lose breast volume and/or experience drooping of the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Women who have had multiple children generally notice even more dramatic breast sagging.

A breast lift tightens the breast skin, lifting up the breasts for a perkier, more youthful chest.  For many women, a breast lift alone is sufficient to restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of the chest.

However, other women may experience a loss of breast tissue after childbirth. For these Mommy Makeover candidates, breast implants can be used to add volume, firmness and shape. It is also an opportunity for women who have always wanted larger breasts to go up a size or two or three!

Mommy Makeover: Types of Tummy Tucks

There are a variety of different tummy tuck procedures – including a full tummy tuck, a partial tummy tuck (dermolipectomy) an endoscopic tummy tuck, and even a “mini-tummy tuck”. Which tummy tuck procedure will be best for a woman will depend upon whether she only has loose or excess skin, just poor abdominal muscle tone, or a combination of both.

Endoscopic abdominoplasty is performed on people having weakened abdominal muscles, and excess abdominal fat, but who still have tight abdominal skin.

Dermolipectomy, is a tummy tuck in which excess skin and fat is removed and the belly button is repositioned. However, there is no muscle tightening.

A “mini-tummy tuck” also removes excess skin and fat, but does not tighten muscles, and is used when the navel does not need to be repositioned.

Full Abdominoplasty is the most extensive type of tummy tuck surgery. It is appropriate for women with very lax muscles, as well as larger amounts of excess loose skin.

Customizing Your Mommy Makeover

When you schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation at our cosmetic surgery center, we will help you decide which procedures are right for you. Dr. Ali will listen to your appearance goals, answer your questions and thoroughly examine your skin and muscles to determine which Mommy Makeover procedures are right for you.

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. And “bundling” multiple cosmetic procedures into one single “Mommy Makeover” will save you a great deal of money (and time!) over scheduling each procedure separately on different days.

Oakland County’s Best Mommy Makeovers

Busy Oakland County 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 you 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” call today to schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation in our Oakland County office.

Oakland County Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

New Year, New You – with a Mommy Makeover!

New Year, New You – with a Mommy Makeover!

For moms, the kids come 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 you CAN “trade-in” that mom-bod for a tight, toned and sexy new beach-bod, with a customized Mommy Makeover.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Having children drastically changes most women’s bodies. Lax stomach muscles, sagging abdominal skin, and drooping breasts 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 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 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 may be left. The stretching from carrying a child may cause it to lose its elasticity and not “bounce back” after delivery. Additionally, the abdominal muscles may also have become loose or even separated.

During the Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck pulls the loose skin taut – and surgically tightens abdominal muscles if necessary – to achieve a taught, flat stomach.

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 and tone.

During your Mommy Makeover, a breast lift decreases sagginess, giving women perkier, more youthful breasts. If needed, breast implants can be used to add volume and firmness to replace breast tissue lost after childbirth.

Mommy Makeover: Liposuction

Finally, liposuction can permanently get rid of those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t leave a mother’s body. During a Mommy Makeover, liposuction is used to suck out fat and smooth, flatten, and contour the body – especially the midsection.

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 our Detroit area AMAE Plastic Surgery you 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” call today to schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation.

Detroit Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

5 Breast Surgeries to Consider When You Don’t Like Your Breasts

Get the Breasts You Love with Breast Surgery!

Women who feel good about their body – including the size and shape of their breasts – also tend to feel better about themselves. It’s no secret that a woman’s breasts are an important factor in her self esteem.

Conversely, when a woman is disatisfied with her breasts – whether it’s the size, shape, or position –  feelings of frustration and low self-esteem can result. And the pressure put on women today by celebrity standards and social media posts can make a woman even more self conscious about areas of her body that she doesn’t like!

The good news is that when you are disatisfied with your breasts, we offer five breast surgeries at our Detroit area Plastic Surgery Center to improve your breasts appearance! These procedures are safe, routine, and very affordable – especially with our financing options.

In this article, double board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Doctor Ali explains the 5 most commonly performed breast surgeries.

1. Breast Enhancement Surgery

Breast Enhancement Surgery, also referred to as a breast augmentation, is a procedure which enlarges the breasts with the use of saline or silicone breast implants. One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, many women choose breast enlargement for the boost in self-esteem when pregnancy, weight loss, and aging have adversely affected their breast size and shape.

2. Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery gives the breasts a more youthful shape and appearance. During a breast lift procedure, excess skin is removed, the breast tissue is tightened and lifted, and the nipple is placed higher on the breast. If the breasts lack volume, breast implants may also be used to add more fullness.

3. Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery restores the natural size, shape and appearnce to a woman’s breast after a lumpectomy, mastectomy, or other destruction of breast tissue due to surgery, burns or trauma. Advances in Breast Reconstruction Surgery have enabled surgeons like Dr. Ali to restore the breasts’ beautiful appearance while preserving some of the breast’s sensitivity. For most patients, breast reconstruction is a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure that improves their self-esteem, self-image, and quality of life.

4. Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast Reduction Surgery is a wonderful option for women whose breasts are too large for their body. Overly large breasts can cause a number of problems, including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, and indentations in the shoulder from bra straps. Exercise becomes difficult and your posture suffers. A breast reduction is an incredibly popular, often life-changing procedure that can be performed at any age.

5. Nipple Correction Surgery

Nipple Correction Surgery can be combined with breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, breast reduction  surgery or breast reconstruction surgery with little to no additional recovery time. A nipple correction can adjust or correct the size of the nipple and areola area. Many women choose to have Nipple Correction Surgery to correct oversized, inverted, malformed, misshapen, puffy or protruding nipples.

Best Detroit Breast Surgery

Women who choose to get breast surgery – including breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgerybreast reduction surgery or breast reconstruction surgery – universally report that their new breasts help them feel 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 surgery consultation to help you learn about your options, and decide if breast surgery is right for you.

Detroit Area Breast Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200

 

Breast Lift Before and After Photos

Breast Lift Before & After Photos

Time, age, pregnancy, weightloss, gravity and even genetics can cause breasts to droop and lose their youthful look. Breast lift curgery can restore the youthful shape of the breast.

Board Certified Birmingham plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women get the firm, toned, upturned, youthful breastss they’ve always wanted with Breast Lift surgery. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, breast lifts are a very common, safe, effective and routine surgery.

Breast lift surgery involves removing excess loose skin and repositioning the nipple to a higher level. If the breasts lack volume, Dr. Ali can alos insert breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.

Dr. Ali can restore your breasts’ appearance – making them firm, symmetrical and the size and shape you desire – making you look and feel more beautiful and confident inside and out.

In this article we share with you recent “before and after” breast lift photos from our actual clients – so you can see for yourself the amazing results Dr. Ali can acheive with breast lift surgery!

Breast Lift Before & After Photos

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Birmingham’s Best Breast Lift Doctor

This year finally get the firm, toned, youthful breasts you want once and for all, with Breast Lift Surgery!

Birmingham double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women restore their breasts shape, size and positioin with Breast Lift Surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali, and he will take the time to discuss your appearance goals and help you decide if a breast lift is right for you!

Call Dr. Ali for a Breast Lift Consultation:  248-335-7200

Breast Lift FAQs

Top Oakland County Surgeon’s Breast Lift FAQs


Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women across Oakland County get the look they love and the body they desire with breast lifts. In this article we answer some of our patients most frequently asked questions about breast lifts.

What is a breast lift?

The technical term for breast lift surgery is Mastopexy. It is a very safe and common surgical procedure that removes excess skin, and lifts breast tissue and the nipple and areola. Breast lifts can improve the shape, firmness, and appearance of sagging or dropping breasts.

A breast lift is not the same thing as a breast implant – although both procedures may be performed at the same time. To learn more about the difference between breast lift and a breast implant surgery CLICK HERE.

Who can benefit from breast lift surgery?

Women whose breasts are sagging from the effects of breastfeeding, aging, weightless, gravity or simply genetics are all candidates for breast lift surgery. In some situations, a breast lift can also help with breasts that are asymmetrical or misshapen.

A breast lift may be performed at any age over 22 (after the breasts stop developing). As with any surgery, you should be in good overall health, not extremely obese, and quit smoking for at least 6 weeks, in order to achieve the best breast lift surgery results.

If a women is planning on having more children, she should generally consider postponing breast lift surgery until she is done having children – as another pregnancy could result in additional drooping.

Are there different techniques for breast lifts?

In all cases, breast lift surgery requires removal of some breast skin – but the amount and location of skin removal will depend upon your breasts’ shape.

Sometimes an incision is made just around the areola. In other cases the surgeon may go around the areola and then vertically to the bottom. In some cases were skin needs to be removed, an incision may also be made across the bottom of the breast.

These different breast lift techniques can have some unusual names, such as “crescent,” “donut,” “Benelli,” “lollipop,” “vertical,” “Wise pattern,” “anchor”, “circumareolar”, and others. Dr. Ali will make recommendations based on your unique body – and help you make the choices that are best for you.

Will I have scars from breast lift surgery?

Dr. Ali has performed thousands of breast lift surgeries, and takes every step possible to create the most attractive breast shape with the least amount of scarring. He will strategically place incisions and masterfully make them as small as possible while still achieving the desired result. However, keep in mind that because it is a surgery, no matter what technique is used, some degree of scarring is inevitable.

Dr. Ali’s goal is always to keep scars as small as possible. But the most important decision about the incision size and location is creating the most beautiful breast shape.

Scarring typically fades considerably over time, however it never goes away completely. Most women feel that the “trade-off’ of having small scars is worth it to achieve the breast appearance they desire.

Dr. Ali will offer you a consultation so that you can make the best decision, and decide which type of breast lift procedure is right for you.

Can I work or exercise after breast lift surgery?

Most women are able to resume light activities 2 to 5 days after breast list surgery. Typically you can return to work and other light activities after 5 to 7 days. This will depend upon the physical nature of your job, as well as how well you heal.

Many women can resume low impact exercises after about 4 weeks. However, jogging, jumping and any high impact activities can strain the breasts during recovery and should be avoided until you get the “all clear” from your surgeon.

Dr. Ali can tell you more specifically when you will be able to engage in certain activities, based on how extensive your surgery was, how well you are healing, your age and overall health, and the type of work or exercise you do.

Top Oakland County Breast Lift Surgeon

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women across Oakland County get the look they love with breast lifts and breast implants. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you select the best procedure for your goals.

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

Breast Lift Surgery Compared to Breast Implants

Breast Lift Surgery: With & Without Breast Implants


Many of our patients want to know if they should get a breast lift, or breast implants, or both. In this article we discuss how breast implants and breast lifts work separately and together.

A breast lift performed by itself can restore a perky appearance to drooping breasts – improving breast shape, projection, and symmetry. But a breast lift alone does not restore or increase breast fullness. And breast implants on their own can add fullness and size – but a breast implant does not lift sagging breasts.

Breast Lift without Breast Implants

Having children, breast feeding, losing large amounts of weight, getting older, or just plain genetics can cause a woman’s breasts to sag.  Many of these women are satisfied with the size of their breast – but simply wish to improve their “position”.

If you have sufficient breast tissue, but would like your breasts and nipples to “sit higher” on your chest, a breast lift can be performed without breast implants. During your breast lift, your surgeon removes excess skin and lifts the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast.

Breast Implants without Breast Lift

Conversely, most women who simply wish to increase the size or shape of their breasts do not require a breast lift. Most younger women – and even many older women with firm breast tissue and elastic skin – do not require a breast lift.

If your breasts are not “drooping” (and/or if they are only mildly “deflated”) a breast implant alone is typically sufficient to give you the fullness, shape and size of breast you desire. Additionally, if you have naturally small breasts, or you have just experienced some mild hollowing after breastfeeding, you typically will not require a breast lift.

However, if your breasts are substantially sagging, and you want to increase their size, breast implants alone will typically not be enough. A breast implant does not correct droopiness. Think of it like putting a “rock in a sock”. A bigger rock will only make the lose sock sag more. In these cases, a breast implant and a breast lift should be performed together.

Breast Implants and Breast Lift Performed Together

Women with more extensive skin laxity who wish to improve breast size and shape may require both a breast lift and breast implants. These procedures can be performed at the same time – giving you beautiful results with two procedures performed during one surgery.

Since a breast lift alone cannot achieve an increase in cup size, and a breast implant alone cannot correct sagging, many women opt for both. Some women may also add implants even when they feel that their breasts are large enough – but they would like more upper fullness or “cleavage”.

Additionally, keep in mind that even with a breast lift, your body is still subject to the laws of gravity and aging. So after a breast lift alone, your breasts will eventually begin to drop somewhat over the years. However, implants are more likely to retain a high, round and perky shape.

To read Frequently Asked Questions about breast lift surgery CLICK HERE.

Top Oakland County Breast Lift Surgeon

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women across Oakland County get the look they love with breast lifts and breast implants. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you select the best procedure for your goals.

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