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Get Bikini Ready This Summer with a Mommy Makeover

Bloomfield Hills, MI– With the abundance of plastic and cosmetic surgery options available today, it’s easier than ever for mothers to become just as beach-ready as they were before children drastically changed their bodies. While there is no doubt an elegance and beauty that goes along with motherhood, there can also be less-than-desirable effects on one’s physique.

Dr. Ali, a Detroit plastic surgeon, says, “With the joy of parenthood can come some unwanted consequences, like extra body fat or sagging skin. Fortunately, there’s now a combination of procedures that are together called the mommy makeover. This can allow women to reap all the benefits of motherhood while still being happy with how they look in a swimsuit.”

What Is a Mommy Makeover, Exactly?

The mommy makeover usually consists of three parts: a tummy tuck, breast lift and/or augmentation, and liposuction. The combination of these procedures is ideal for mothers who’ve seen their bodies change in ways they may not like.

Tummy Tuck

Once mothers have their children, excess skin may be left over in the belly area. This skin may sag and the abs may loosen over time. A tummy tuck pulls the loose skin taut, and abdominal muscles may be tightened or repaired to give a flatter stomach.

Breast Lift and/or Augmentation

Mothers, especially those who have breastfed, may notice that their breasts lose some volume after pregnancy, or droop more than they did in years prior. Women who have had multiple children may notice an even more pronounced difference in breast size and consistency.

A breast lift can greatly decrease sagginess, giving women perkier breasts. Augmentation can add volume and firmness that can help recover tissue lost after childbirth. Together these procedures can help women restore their breasts to the way they were before pregnancy, correcting any other imperfections along the way. This can include reconstruction, reduction, and/or nipple correction.

Liposuction

Finally, for stubborn fat that just won’t leave a mother’s body, liposuction can rid of these deposits permanently. Liposuction is an option that helps smooth, flatten, and contour areas to the mother’s specifications.

Why Get a Mommy Makeover?

“Most women love the fact that their recovery time is condensed into one timeframe, instead of multiple surgeries requiring multiple recoveries,” says Dr. Ali.

Furthermore, the consultation between surgeon and patient is paramount to achieving a desired, lasting outcome.

“The more I know about what you want, the more I can help you get the look you really want,” explains Dr. Ali. “And the beautiful thing about a mommy makeover is that you can get everything done at once.”
To get started on your mommy makeover, make an appointment with Dr. Ali today! You can also call 855-335-7200 to speak with the office directly.

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Give Your Breasts a Lift This Spring

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Spring is the season for rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation. As flowers bloom and trees regain the leaves lost in winter, so too can you add a bit of revitalization to your figure.

We all fall victim to gravity over time. Whether from pregnancy, genetics, or other causes, the effects on breast tissue can be less than desirable. You might notice gravity causing inevitable sagging and loss of definition.

However, one of the most popular procedures in breast surgery is none other than the breast lift. Whether done as a procedure in its own right or as part of a mommy makeover, a breast lift can help give you the body you’ve been longing for. If you want to have a perkier, firmer bust, this might just be the right option for you!

What Does a Breast Lift Entail?

This procedure, undergone by an ever-increasing number of women, involves a few steps:

  • Incisions: Depending on the degree to which breast tissue will be lifted, incisions can be made around the areola or nipple, under the breast fold, vertically from the nipple to the fold, or any combination of these methods.
  • Excision of tissue: Again, as each woman is different, so too is the amount of tissue removed. Whatever the case, excess skin tissue will be taken away, allowing the breasts to regain their firmness. If necessary, your surgeon may also remove some breast tissue to increase perkiness.
  • Nipple modification: To create an aesthetic appearance, nipples and areola may be resized, repositioned, or both. This allows the entire breast’s appearance to be entirely enhanced.
  • Sutures: Sutures, placed underneath the skin, help the body adapt to and support the newly shaped breast tissue.
  • Implants: For optimal results, implants are sometimes necessary in addition to the breast lift. This allows for the supple fullness that keep the breasts looking young, firm, and healthy.

Tips for Your Breast Lift

  • Research your doctor. A good plastic surgeon will have before and after photos of work he or she has done and will be happy to share the prior results.
  • Research the procedure. Being an educated patient and knowing exactly what you do –and don’t—want can help you explain the precise outcome you want to your doctor.
  • Expect some downtime. Depending on the degree of droopiness and amount of breast tissue added and/or augmented, recovery can take a few weeks or longer.
  • Be as healthy as possible before the surgery. Eat well, drink plenty of water, and be sure to get as much sleep as you can. If you’re a smoker, stop smoking a few weeks before the surgery. This last tip can help you improve your recovery rate and also prevent infection post-surgery.
  • Wait until you’re done having children first. For the best breast lift results, it’s advised that you only have the procedure done after having all of your children. This will prevent additional drooping in the future.
  • Anticipate some scarring. Generally, the more dramatic the breast lift, the larger the scars will be. While these will diminish in appearance over time, talk to your doctor to see if she or he can prescribe you any creams (such as those containing steroids) to reduce inflammation from the procedure.
  • Get ready for some compliments! As a breast lift can greatly enhance your figure, you may notice people trying not to offend you by (delicately) complimenting on your surgery. Hopefully, with your newfound confidence, you’ll be able to take all these compliments with a broad smile on your face!

If you’re deciding what breast enhancement procedures are right for you, schedule a consultation with award-winning Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

To find out more about how to get rid of stretch marks, or to get your own detailed surgical consultation, contact Dr. Ali’s office today!

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Breast Lift Vs. Breast Reduction – What’s the Difference?

Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, MI – When people think of breast surgeries, breast augmentation is typically the first procedure that comes to mind. And for good reason. Breast enhancement happens to be one of the most popular plastic surgeries the world over. Other breast surgeries may not get as much press, yet more women are opting for them than ever before. Breast lifts and breast reductions are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s important to learn the difference between the two before going under the knife.

Why Breast Surgery?

Many women see breasts as symbols of femininity. Furthermore, the size, shape and general appearance of her breasts can affect a woman’s self-esteem either positively or negatively. Many women choose breast surgery – either a breast lift or breast reduction – because age has taken its toll, or following childbirth. Some women seek out breast surgery during or after menopause and following significant weight loss.

Michigan plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Azhar Ali, regularly performs breast surgeries at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, a subsection of Detroit. According to Dr. Ali, breast lifts and breast reductions are both gaining in popularity, but the final decision of which surgery to choose should only come after a consultation and careful examination.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is recommended when a woman’s breast has lost its youthful shape and appearance due to age, childbirth or other factors. During the procedure, excess and loose skin are removed, and the nipple is repositioned to a higher level. For breasts that also lack volume, breast implants may be added. The after-effects include youthful and self-supporting breasts that help a woman’s confidence surge.

Following surgery, the woman will be required to wear a support bra around the clock for around two to four weeks. The bra helps to support the breasts while they heal. Activities should be limited so that the woman doesn’t overexert herself for at least four weeks, but she should be able to return to work after a week or so.

What is a Breast Reduction?

A woman’s breasts can swell during pregnancy or after weight gain, and some women have overly large breasts that are passed down through their family histories.

A breast reduction is recommended when the breasts have become so large that the woman experiences back, neck or shoulder pain. Oversized breasts can also make it uncomfortable to wear bras and, in some cases, exercise becomes next to impossible.

During the procedure, and in most cases, a three-part incision is made around the areola. This is also known as the “anchor” technique. Since the anchor technique can tend to produce a vertical scar around the nipple and down the fold of the breast, another procedure known as the “lollypop” method may be used. The lollypop eliminates the horizontal scar but is not always called for. The type of procedure performed is chosen by the plastic surgeon only after careful examination.

Dr. Ali notes that, “Depending on the size and shape of the breast, I will perform the type of surgery that produces the best outcome for the patient’s well-being and self-esteem.”
Following a breast lift, the patient should refrain from engaging in strenuous activity for at least six weeks. A support bra will also be used for a breast reduction, and normal activity should resume after a few weeks.

Other Breast Surgery Differences

A breast lift can cost as much as $5,000, and a breast reduction can run between $6,500 and $7,500. Both procedures offer about the same amount of downtime, and both can considerably enhance a woman’s self-esteem. One glaring difference between the two procedures is insurance. While a breast lift is rarely covered by insurance, breast reductions are often included. That’s because a breast reduction can alleviate pain and increase the woman’s quality of life.

Both a breast lift and breast reduction can also be part of a mommy makeover procedure, which is intended to give women a new lease on life following childbirth.

For more information regarding the breast lift or breast reduction procedure, call or visit Amae Plastic Surgery Center and schedule a consultation with Detroit’s own Dr. Ali.

About Us: Dr. M. Azhar Ali performs breast lifts, reductions, augmentations and other plastic surgical procedures at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Ali was recently named Top Doc by Hour-Detroit magazine and enjoys a 99% patient approval rating, making him one of the top plastic surgeons in the country.

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Michigan Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali Explains the Four “Lift” Surgeries to Reverse Gravity and Age

Detroit, MI – It would be nice if we could retain our youthful bodies well into middle age and beyond. Unfortunately, gravity and age won’t allow that to happen. As we get older, our bodies begin to sag, and wrinkles form that cause us to look much older than we actually feel.

Fortunately, plastic surgery can help patients retain their lost figures. In particular, patients are turning to four “lift” procedures that can help patients gain a more aesthetic contour when it comes to their figures.

Top Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali performs all four plastic surgery procedures at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills.

The Hour-Detroit 2016 top doc winner said, “Many patients come to me when they don’t like the sagging of their arms, breasts, thighs or backside. My job is to make them love their bodies once more.”

Here are the procedures Dr. Ali offers to patients who wish to look as young as they feel.

Breast Lift

Gravity, age, childbirth, and weight loss can all contribute to breasts that no longer have that youthful perk to them. And when breasts sag, women are more likely to cover them up rather than show them off. Her self-esteem suffers, and she begins to hate the way she looks in the mirror.

A breast lift procedure can make breasts perkier by removing excess skin and repositioning the nipple higher on the breast. In some cases, if the breasts lack volume, breast implants will be used to give the breasts more fullness. This makes the woman look better in clothes and can bring a significant boost to the way she feels about herself.

Arm Lift

When arm tissue begins to relax and sag, a condition begins to form known as “bingo wings.” Not only is this problem unsightly, but it can really compromise a person’s personal hygiene. To help with sagging arms, an arm lift can bring much-needed relief. However, it should be noted that the scar from this procedure often extends the length of the upper arm.

The arm lift procedure can reduce the circumference of your upper arm while improving definition. The level of surgical correction required will depend on how much skin needs to be removed, as well as the patient’s skin quality.

After the procedure, the patient will have firmer, more attractive arms. Some patients even report wearing sleeveless clothes once more after a long time of covering up.

Brazilian Butt Lift

This popular plastic surgery procedure originated in South America but is performed right here at the Amae Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Ali will first perform a liposuction procedure to extract fat from another area of the patient’s body, such as the thighs or midsection. Dr. Ali will then use that fat to shape and contour the patient’s buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift offers long-lasting results that will make the buttocks look attractive in any dress or pair of jeans.

Thigh Lift

For patients who wish they had smaller and firmer thighs, a thigh lift can deliver the look they expect. Dr. Ali will remove excess skin and fat, which will provide the patient with a smoother and more proportioned look. While fat is removed, patients are warned not to rely on a thigh lift as a weight loss technique. Instead, the patient should attempt to lose weight first, and use a thigh lift to complete the new body transformation.

With these four “lift” procedures, Dr. Ali can help patients feel better about themselves, giving them a new lease on life.

Do you want to learn more about what these “lift” procedures can do for you? Contact Dr. Ali at Amae Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.

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You Don’t Have to Go to Brazil for a Brazilian Butt Lift

Bloomfield Hills, MI – When you don’t like the way your backside looks in dresses and jeans, there’s a plastic surgery procedure you might want to know about called the Brazilian butt lift.

Believe it or not, this procedure doesn’t involve a trip to South America, nor does it require you learning Portuguese. The popular derriere treatment is available right here in the US by top Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali.

Dr. Ali offers the Brazilian butt lift at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Michigan (also serving the areas of Troy, Farmington Hills, and Clarkston) and according to him, there has been a serious upsurge in requests for the procedure in recent years.

What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift originated in South America and involves a gluteal augmentation that provides the buttocks with more fullness and roundness. Using a combination of liposuction and fat grafting, Dr. Ali can give you the bottom you’ve always dreamed of.

You should ask for a Brazilian butt lift if you suffer from buttocks that are flat, asymmetrical, small, uneven or disproportionate.

How Does the Procedure Work?

Dr. Ali will begin the procedure by harvesting fat from other areas of your body, such as your abdomen and thighs, and will use that fat to sculpt, fill and lift your backside region. Since the procedure makes use of liposuction to harvest your own fat, you know you won’t suffer any adverse reactions and the effects are long-lasting.

What’s more, Dr. Ali’s precision and skill allow for minuscule scars that are hardly noticeable, and the results look like they came straight from nature.

Follow-Up Care

You will be given a compression garment to wear for a couple of weeks following the procedure to ensure your buttocks retain the desired shape while healing. You may notice some bruising and swelling around the surgical area, and you should refrain from putting pressure on the area to allow the fat to integrate with your existing tissue. Dr. Ali will give you explicit instructions for at-home care to enhance comfort and expedite the healing process.

When your backside is healed, you’ll be able to wear dresses and jeans with complete confidence. Your buttocks will also appear more youthful, perky, and sensual, all thanks to the Brazilian butt lift by esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today at Amae Plastic Surgery Center to see what the Brazilian butt lift can do for you.

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Benefits of a Breast Lift with Implants

Bloomfield Hills, MI – As women age, it is natural for their breasts to begin to sag, taking on a drooping appearance. But there is no reason they can’t have the shape they once did, even enhancing their younger shape.

Many women who opt for a breast lift also choose breast implants to provide a beautiful, natural looking appearance.

“Women who opt for a breast lift with implants not only want to lift their breasts, but add increased volume, too,” says Dr. Ali. “As women age, their bodies undergo changes. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and just aging in general can change the size and shape of the breasts, as well as the volume. For some women, lifting the breasts isn’t enough to provide the look they want, so we can combine a lift with implants to meet their goals.”

At your initial consultation with Dr. Ali, he’ll discuss your goals with you to determine the ideal implant size and breast placement for you. He’ll take into account your goals, as well as your anatomy and proportions, working to create the most natural look for you.

If your sagging is only slight, Dr. Ali may be able to correct the issue with a breast implant alone. However, for most cases, a lift and implants will be performed together.

During a mastopexy, or breast lift, Dr. Ali will make an incision around the areola and straight down to the fold of the breast. This is often referred to as a lollipop scar.

The breast implant will be placed, filling up the extra skin and giving the patient the full look they desire.

Breast tissue and the areola will be reshaped as needed to improve the overall appearance of the breast. The nipple will be positioned to a more youthful, centralized location. The result is perky, full and youthful looking breasts.

Breast lifts and implants are performed together often. The procedure will typically take a couple of hours under general anesthesia. Patients can return to work in one to two weeks, but rigorous activity should be avoided for three weeks. Bruising and swelling will begin to subside in two to three weeks following the procedure. It can take a few months for the final result to be realized.

A breast lift with implants is also a common procedure added to other procedures, most often the “mommy makeover.” Patients can gain back their shape and confidence with multiple procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction or lower body lift. Combining procedures can be done efficiently and easily.

Dr. Ali regularly performs breast lifts with breast implants, and has beautiful results. If you’re interested in learning more about how you could benefit from these procedures, schedule a consultation today.

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Make 2016 Your Most Confident Yet

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Are you sick of looking in the mirror and not loving the reflection that
stares back? Do you wish you could shave a few years off your tired face, or lose the extra weight that just doesn’t seem to go away? Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to love your reflection again with a visit to your Michigan cosmetic surgeon.

“One of the things I love most about my job is the ability to transform my patient’s lives,” says Dr. Ali. “Through both surgical procedures and minimally invasive procedures like Botox, I can help people gain back confidence they may have lost. There is no better time than the New Year to create a new outlook on life. Plastic surgery may be your answer.”

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and just can’t seem to lose those few extra pounds, a liposuction procedure may be able to help. Liposuction is one of the procedures Dr. Ali performs most often.

As we age, fatty deposits begin to appear in the lower abdomen, hips and outer thighs. We’ve all heard the terms muffin top and saddle bags, and many times, these areas just don’t respond to even the healthiest diet and exercise routines. But liposuction can help.

Do you feel young, but your face tells a different story? The New Year may be the ideal time to
undergo a mini-facelift or blepharoplasty procedure.

“Many patients come to me because they don’t like the reflection they see starting back in the
mirror,” says Dr. Ali. “They still feel young and energetic, but their face tells a different story. As we age, our eyes and jowls can become droopy, aging us in the process.”

A successful blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can treat the following:

  • Excess fatty deposits that make the eyelids appear puffy
  • Undereye bags
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Excess wrinkles and fine lines
  • Loose, sagging skin

Some patients may opt for a more complete rejuvenation of the face, choosing a facelift
procedure. If you have sagging in the middle of your face, deep creases along your nose, fat
deposits that have fallen or disappeared, loss of skin tone, or loose skin and extra fatty deposits, a facelift might be ideal for you.

“Our face is what we use to greet the world,” says Dr. Ali. “When we begin to use the youthful look that gave us our beautiful facial contours, we can begin to feel self-conscious. The majority of facelifts I perform are on patients between the ages of 40 and 60, and they have beautiful results.”

Dr. Ali also offers what is known as a “liquid facelift.” As we age, our face can begin to lose its fullness. This loss of fat and skin laxity results in cheek folds and jowls. Facial fillers can be used to correct this problem, giving patients a fuller, more youthful-looking face.

A liquid facelift is an ideal procedure for patients who want to reduce the appearance of jowls and cheek folds, but will not correct drooping eyelids or very heavy jowls.

Botox and other injectables are a great way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing a major surgery. Once injected into the muscle, these injectables can temporarily improve the look of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles in the face.

Repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years can result in fine lines and crow’s feet around the eyes and between the brows. Botox targets these muscles to reduce their activity, thereby smoothing out the skin. You’ll see the results in 24-48 hours and the results will last several months.

Dr. Ali and his trained staff provide a host of treatments in their Bloomfield Hills office. From minimally invasive treatments such as microdermabrasion, skin peels and Rejuvapen, to surgical procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentation and tummy tucks, there is a procedure for everyone.

What are you waiting for? Make 2016 your most confident year yet and schedule a consultation
with Dr. Ali today.

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What Plastic Surgery Procedures Can Be Combined?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – The numbers of plastic surgery procedures being performed each year continue to rise. The stigma of having a cosmetic procedure done is falling away, and more people are visiting their surgeon’s offices. Along with that comes the request for multiple procedures at one time. But is that safe, and if so, which can be performed together?

“Surgical techniques have greatly improved, as has the ability to safely perform anesthesia on patients for longer periods of time,” says Dr. Ali, a Michigan cosmetic surgeon. “That makes it much easier to perform more than one plastic surgery procedure on a patient at the same time. This allows the patient to only have one recovery period, and they can see their desired results faster, rather than having to wait extended periods for each surgery to heal before moving on to the next one.”

The decision to combine procedures will be up to the individual plastic surgeon. He or she will take several things into account, such as your overall health and the exact procedures you want performed. If you are healthy and the procedures are similar enough, they may be grouped together into one operation.

For example, facial plastic surgery procedures may be easily grouped together. Face lifts are often combined with eyelid surgeries to offer the best, most youthful looking appearance. You can even add laser skin resurfacing to offer the most ideal result.

“Aging doesn’t happen in just one area of the face, in most cases,” says Dr. Ali. “Most patients can benefit from minor procedures in multiple areas of the face to offer them the most rejuvenated and natural looking result.”

In the case of rhinoplasty procedures, or nose jobs, sometimes patients can achieve their desired look by adding a chin implant that can make the face look better proportioned.

Tummy tucks and breast lift procedures or other breast augmentations can also be performed together. And to finish off the look, many patients like to add a bit of liposuction, as well. Many women opt for this combination of procedures after having children, and this combination has led to the term “mommy makeover.”

There are a few advantages to combining procedures. First, you’ll only incur one bill for anesthesia, facility fees and any other fees associated with the procedures. Some surgeons may even offer packages that offer a slight discount on the procedures when grouped together.

Additionally, the patient will only need to undergo one recovery period. That means you’ll be up and about, and won’t have to worry about another recovery period in the future for additional surgeries. You’ll also get to see your results faster, without waiting for surgeries scheduled months into the future.

There are, however, risks to combining procedures. The longer a patient is under anesthesia, and the more procedures that are combined, the higher the risk for complications.

“All surgery has inherent risks associated with it, and complications that can arise,” says Dr. Ali. “It’s crucial that all surgery be performed by a properly licensed and trained surgeon in a proper setting, where a patient can undergo the correct monitoring during the procedures. This will also ensure the proper follow-up following the surgery.”

If you are interested in learning more about which procedures can be combined or are interested in scheduling a consultation, call Dr. Ali today.

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When Bigger Isn’t Better – Breast Reduction Surgery and You

Bloomfield, Hills, MI – You’ve heard the phrase bigger is better, but for some women, that isn’t necessarily the case. Women with exceptionally large breasts can experience physical pain and discomfort, as well as self-consciousness associated with their breast size.

“When we think of cosmetic surgery, we often think of women seeking larger, fuller breasts,” says Dr. Ali. But the Bloomfield Hills plastic surgeon says that isn’t always the case. “There are many women who develop overly large breasts during puberty and who suffer physically and emotionally because of it. They seek me out to lead a more active, confident lifestyle.”

Breasts that are too large can cause pain in the neck, back and shoulders, rashes along the folds of the breasts, and indentations on the shoulders from bra straps. Patients with large breasts may have poor posture, which aggravates back pain, and they may also have difficulty leading an active lifestyle due to the weight of their breasts.

Additionally, women may be self-conscious about their large breasts. It can be difficult to find properly fitting clothes and bras. But there is an answer. Breast reduction is a very common procedure that is performed regularly by Dr. Ali.

A breast reduction procedure removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin in order to create a breast size that is in better proportion with the patient’s body, as well as to relieve any discomfort associated with the size of the breasts.

There are several surgical techniques to reduce a breast so your procedure will depend on your surgeon’s experience and preference, as well as the size of the breasts.

The most common procedure Dr. Ali uses is a three part incision. Incisions are made around the areola, then vertically down the breast and horizontally beneath the breast in the natural crease. For patients who may wish to have fewer scars, a technique called the lollypop technique can also be used. In this case, the incision will only be around the areola and then straight down to the fold, eliminating the horizontal incision.

The type of procedure that is best for you can only be determined after a careful examination by Dr. Ali. Once the procedure is chosen, excess tissue, fat and skin will be removed, and then the nipple and areola will be repositioned. Dr. Ali can also reduce the size of the areola to make it more proportionate to the new breast size, if need be.

In some cases, excess tissue is removed through liposuction. If the breast is large in size due to fatty tissue alone, and there is no excess skin, Dr. Ali may be able to use liposuction alone to properly reduce the breast size.

Once the excess tissue and skin is removed, the breast will be lifted and shaped. Dr. Ali takes careful time in contouring the breast to ensure an aesthetically pleasing breast. He will layer sutures in the breast tissue to support the newly sized breasts, and then use sutures, skin adhesive and/or surgical tape to close the skin.

Incision lines will be permanent, but Dr. Ali takes great care to ensure that they will fade over time and be well hidden when wearing a swimsuit or bra.

Your results will be immediate. However, you’ll experience some discomfort in the days immediately following. There will be some bruising and swelling, but it should subside in the weeks after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks after surgery.

Patients will be asked to wear a special support bra for several weeks after the surgery. The nipple may have limited sensation immediately after surgery, but normal sensation will return within four to six weeks.

You will be given care instructions following your procedure. It is important to carefully follow all of Dr. Ali’s instruction to ensure proper healing. In just a few weeks, you’ll be able to return to normal activities and experience life to its fullest.

If you’re ready to discover how a breast reduction procedure can reshape your life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.
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Are you a candidate for breast enhancement surgery?

Breast enhancement surgery is the number one cosmetic surgery in the U. S. today. Over 300,000 procedures were performed in 2013 – so you are not alone if you are contemplating it. What are the issues you should consider?

First, you must be physically and mentally healthy, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of surgery. If you are battling anxiety or depression, or if you are in a rocky relationship, breast augmentation surgery is not the solution.

If, however, you are bothered by the changes that have occurred in your breasts over the years, from pregnancy, weight loss or aging, you may be the perfect candidate. Volume loss in the breast is very common, and there is no way to effectively re-build it through exercise or medications. Some women notice a flattening of the top of the breast; others are disappointed with their breasts’ elongated appearance.

Some women are naturally small-breasted and would like to have bigger breasts. Most women who choose breast augmentation increase their size by one or two cups. Hollywood starlets and supermodels might go for the knock-out effect, but it’s not the typical Mommy Makeover.

If you think breast augmentation might be right for you, seek a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Ali, to perform the procedure. Dr. Ali will meet with you and formulate an individualized plan that takes into account your body frame and your desired outcome. His kind and compassionate nature, and his experience and expertise, will guide you to a successful outcome. Contact Dr. Ali today!