New Years Resolution: Lose Fat with Lipo or CoolSculpting

Choose Lipo or CoolSculpting to Lose Fat in 2022!

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

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

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

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

Lipo Facts

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

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

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

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

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

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

CoolSculpting Facts

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

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

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

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

Beware of Lipo or CoolSculpting Clinics With Only One Choice

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

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

Best Lipo in Birmingham, MI

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

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

And remember, financing options are also available!

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

New Year, New You – with a Mommy Makeover!

Mommy Makeover: New Year, New You!

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

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

What is a Mommy Makeover?

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

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

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

Mommy Makeover: Tummy Tuck

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

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

Mommy Makeover: Breast Lift and/or Implants

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

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

Mommy Makeover: Liposuction

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

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

Mommy Makeover: Vaginal Rejuvenation

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

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

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

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

Detroit Area’s Best Mommy Makeover

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

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

Detroit Area Mommy Makeover Consultation: 248-335-7200

Buried Penis Treatment (Supra-Pubic Fat Removal)

Men: Permanently Get Rid of Supra Pubic Fat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Benefits of Supra Pubic Fat Removal

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

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

Men’s Supra Pubic Fat Removal – Birmingham, MI

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

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

Get Slimmer Arms in 2022 with Liposuction!

Liposuction for Arms

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

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

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

How Arm Liposuction is Performed

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

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

You will be given specific instructions about wearing a compression sleeve afterwards – as well as what medications you can take for any pain. However, many women find that the discomfort is minimal and pain medication is not even needed after arm liposuction.

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

Upper Arm Liposuction Benefits

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

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

NonSurgical Arm Fat Reduction

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

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

Surgical Arm Fat Reduction

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

Arm Liposuction Considerations

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

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

Arm Liposuction – Birmingham & Troy Michigan Area

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Troy, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Southfield and across Oakland County look younger and feel better about their appearance with tumescent arm liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to recommend the best arm fat removal treatment for you.

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

Arm Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

How to Get Thin by the New Year

Give Yourself the Gift of Fat Loss For Christmas– 

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

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

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

How Long Do Liposuction Results Take?

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

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

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

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

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

How Long Do CoolSculpting Results Take?

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

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

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

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

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

How Long Do Tummy Tuck Results Take?

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

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

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

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

Best Detroit Area Liposuction Surgeon

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

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

Detroit Area Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

4 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

Pubic Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening for Men & Women

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

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

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

Liposuction to Remove Pubic Fat

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

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

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

CoolSculpting to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

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

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

Profound for Tighter, Toned Pubic Area

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

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

Pubic Lift Surgery to Get Rid of Pubic Fat

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

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

Pubic Fat Removal – Detroit Area

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

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

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

Permanently Get Rid of Back Fat with Liposuction!

How Liposuction Banishes Back Fat

As people are finally beginning to reenter society after the pandemic, many individuals now find that they are facing unsightly fat deposits in unusual places. The pandemic weight gain -sometimes called the “Quarantine 15” – has resulted in many men and women experiencing unwanted fat in new places on the body due to the past year of isolation and inactivity. And one place where fat readily accumulates – and then is almost impossible to remove – is the upper back.

“Back fat” – also called “bra bulge” or “bra rolls” – can be particularly difficult to banish because it often consists of a layer of adipose tissue under the skin (subcutaneous fat) that is “hard fat” rather than the visceral fat or “soft fat” that occurs around the abdomen.

If you are a man or women suffering from back fat, AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Oakland County has the solution. To reduce fat that has accumulated in the upper or lower back, liposuction is an ideal (and often the only) effective treatment. Some of the most dramatic results from liposuction can be seen when it is applied to the back.

Back liposuction can permanently remove back rolls, bulges around the bra, and other fatty lumps in the back. Patients can remove up to 11 pounds of fat in a single session with liposuction, and experience and an overall slimmer, smoother and more proportionate physique. Clothes (and bathing suits!) look better – and patients have a new sense of self-esteem and confidence.

Am I a Candidate for Back Liposuction?

Back liposuction is an ideal treatment for stubborn pockets of back fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. Many women have a hereditary predisposition to developing back fat that is not their fault – and liposuction can be the “miracle” that finally gets rid of it once and for all.

In fact, the back is one of the best areas of the body for liposuction. During back liposuction, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali can use a more aggressive approach than they can on breasts or thighs. This because there is less excess skin on the back, and the skin on the back is less sensitive than in other areas of the body.

Although patients will typically lose several pounds of fat, back liposuction is not a weight loss method, per se – and is not safe or effective for people who are obese. However back liposuction IS a highly effective “inch loss” method that can take several inches of unsightly bulges off of the body.

How Back Liposuction is Performed

In performing back liposuction, a tube-like device called a cannula is gently inserted into the fat layer of the back. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali gently moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the fat cells and release them from the walls. These fat cells are then sucked out through the cannula.

Dr. Ali performs minimally invasive tumescent liposuction, so only local anesthetic is used – and patients are not “knocked out”. This modern liposuction technology means smaller incisions, barely visible scars that fade quickly, faster healing, less discomfort and better results than older, more invasive forms of liposuction.

Dr. Ali approaches the fatty tissue in the back from multiple angles, skillfully sculpting the body to achieve the most proportionate, smooth, consistent and natural-looking results possible.

Because back skin is thick it can be prone to drooping. So, the middle and upper back are usually liposuction at the same time, as a unit. This enables Dr. Ali to achieve a smooth, sculpted, proportionate appearance. For patients with large amounts of excess skin remaining that doesn’t “snap back” AMAE Plastic Surgery also offers several state-of-the-art, non-invasive skin tightening treatments that can be used in conjunction with liposuction.

Even better, because the body can never produce new fat cells, once the back fat is removed by liposuction it can never come back. SO, unlike dieting and exercising – which can be an endless roller coaster of gaining losing and regaining fat – back lipo is permanent.

Oakland County’s Best Back Liposuction

Dr. Ali considers all of the factors affecting your case, including your skin’s elasticity, the proportions of your entire body, and your appearance goals to achieve liposuction results that are not only beautiful, but are 100% uniquely “you”.

Get the shape you’ve always wanted – and look and feel better in your clothes and out of them – with back liposuction. Financing options are also available.

Oakland County Liposuction Consultation:248-335-7200

Now’s the Time to Lose Belly Fat with Affordable Liposuction

Liposuction for the Tummy (Stomach, Abdomen, Waist & Belly)

Much has been made of the “quarantine 15” – the weight gain that many of us have experienced after months of inactivity and staying at home watching Netflix. For some people this unwanted fat around the middle is a new phenomenon. But for others, social distancing has just made a bad situation worse, by adding additional inches to an already flabby belly.

For this reason – coupled with the fact that many of us are forced to see ourselves on Zoom cameras everyday – the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has reported that liposuction procedures have actually increased during the past year!

Another reason for the growth in liposuction treatments may also be that NOW is the perfect time to get lipo. If you are already working from home, and not going out socializing much, it is the ideal time to undergo liposuction. You won’t have to take time off work for the recovery period, and no one will even know you’ve had it done! They will just think you look great when they see you again!

Liposuction for the Belly

Although liposuction can now performed on almost every area of the body, it originated as a treatment for removing excess fat from the tummy / belly / abdomen / waist / stomach area. And, in fact, the belly is still the number one requested area for liposuction.

In recent years, liposuction technologies have been refined and improved into procedures that are much more comfortable, safe, and affordable – and offer beautiful results with less downtime.

Tumescent liposuction uses very fine tubes (microcannulas) to “suck out” belly fat. Because they are so small, the incision is miniscule – and requires no stiches and leaves no scarring. Swelling, bruising and pain are also minimized by the use of the extremely thin cannulas.

Once the fat cells are removed from the abdomen they are “gone for good” and will not return. Of course you can still gain weight with improper diet and lack of exercise – but the fat in the liposuction area will not return. And while liposuction is not a weight loss method per se, up to eleven pounds of fat can be removed in a typical single liposuction session!

Benefits of a Skilled Liposuction Surgeon

Liposuction removes those pockets and bulges of abdominal belly fat that diet and exercise don’t touch. You see, your heredity or “DNA” determines where your body will place fat cells – and you are “stuck” with them in that location, no matter how much weight you lose. But liposuction changes the game by removing these excess fat cells!

Contouring the abdomen with liposuction is truly part science and part art. In addition to using state-of-the-art tumescent liposuction technologies to remove inches, a skilled and experienced liposuction surgeon will “sculpt” your fat deposits to give your body the best proportions, “curves,”  and contours.

An experienced liposuction surgeon such as Dr. Ali will approaching the abdomen from multiple angles to prevent irregular removal as well as ensure there is not a “donut” of fat around the navel. It is more than just “removing fat” but rather sculpting different areas of the body, to produce smooth, symmetrical, proportionate, results. A skilled plastic surgeon will also apply the cannula parallel to the skin’s surface, which prevents dimpling and avoids damage to surrounding tissues.

Additionally, the amount of fat removed needs to be assessed in relation to the degree of skin elasticity. Older patients, previous smokers, and some others may have less elasticity.  A more conservative approach to liposuction may need to be taken in these situations to prevent creating an empty skin envelope after liposuction.

Alternatively, for those who are left with excess loose, sagging skin in the belly, liposuction can be combined with a Tummy Tuck or revolutionary new, non-surgical Profound® skin tightening.

In short, abdominal liposuction must be tailored to the specific needs of each patient and must take many factors into account to ensure optimal results.

Circumferential Torso Liposuction

Central abdomen liposuction only addresses the belly. But many patients with excess abdominal fat also have fat deposits in surrounding areas, such as the “flanks” or “love-handles”. For these patients, “circumferential torso liposuction” is beneficial – which addresses the abdomen, flanks and waist – so as to prevent a wide and flat look.

In order to properly deliver circumferential torso liposuction, a patient typically lies on their side with their back straight, giving the plastic surgeon access to the waist, the central abdomen and the flanks. This enables the surgeon to bring proportion, balance and smooth contours to the entire area – rather than just sucking out fat from an isolated spot in the front of the belly.

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See more photos of Dr. Ali’s amazing liposuction results in our Before & After Gallery.

Best Rochester Hills Area Abdominal / Belly Fat Liposuction

Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Auburn Hills and across Oakland County and the Detroit area love their bodies with abdominal liposuction of their unwanted “belly fat”. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat you need to lose, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to ensure the best liposuction results for you!

And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!
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Rochester Hills Area Liposuction Consultation:248-335-7200

How to Look Thinner on Zoom (Part 1)

8 Ways to Look Thinner on Zoom (Part 1) – 

There have been many surprising changes to our lifestyles during the pandemic. One of these is that many of us our finding ourselves “on camera” and being videoed for the first time in our life. And, whether we are participants or presenters in Zoom meetings, we are all becoming acutely aware that the old adage is true: “the camera adds ten pounds.”

And while some Zoom meeting just involve a few close colleagues, others are taped for broadcast, watching and re-watching company-wide. Couple this with the fact that many of us have gained a few (or fifteen) extra pounds from the more sedentary stay-at-home lifestyle of the quarantine – and both women and men are becoming increasingly concerned about looking chubby on camera.

The good news is that there are both “camera tricks” and aesthetic treatments that can make you appear slimmer on camera (and off!). In addition to using lighting, highlighting and camera angles to your advantage, Dr. Ali offers the fastest and safest aesthetic procedures for losing the “quarantine fifteen” so you look more like a celebrity – and less like a couch potato on camera.

Camera Tricks to Look Thinner in Zoom Meetings

Let’s first start with some easy “basics” here, to looking thinner on Zoom and other video platforms.

#1. Camera Placement: Make sure your camera is at eye level to look thinner.

If the camera is below you, and angled up, everyone is getting a birds-eye view of the underside of your chin. And, unless you’re a fit twenty-five year old (or George Clooney), looking up at the flesh beneath the chin is rarely a flattering angle.

#2. Body Placement: Sit at a slight angle to the camera to look thinner on Zoom.

Most people sit facing the camera directly…often leaning back slightly. This will make your face and body look wider and more square. Think “side-saddle” when sitting in your office chair, which places your body at a more slimming 45 degree angle to the camera.

And, leaning back accentuates both the belly and (double) chin. So, don’t forget to sit up straight! In addition to making you look more confident and professional, pressing the shoulders back will help elongate the neck and make the face look slimmer, too!

#3. Head Placement: Tilt the forehead slightly forward to look thinner on Zoom.

This is an old photographers’ “trick” that works equally well on Zoom and in videos, as it does in still photos. Tilting the forehead slightly forward will make the face look longer and less round. It also casts a shadow over the chin, concealing any excess fat below the jaw.

#4. Wear Dark, Fitted Clothing: Avoid vertical stripes, loud prints and baggy clothes to look thinner on Zoom.

In person, your colleagues can tell where your clothes end and you begin. But on a smaller video screen wide or loose clothes simply make your body look wide, too. Additionally, anything that draws the eye from side to side – like horizontal stripes – also makes you look bigger. And busy patterns and bright colors also draw the eye’s focus to the body.

#5. Contour with Make-Up or an Angled Beard: this reduces the chin’s appearance in women or men with “shadowing.”

For hundreds of years men have been hiding their double chins with a well-trimmed beard! The sharper the angles of the beard, the squarer the jaw will appear. Women can achieve a similar illusion of a slimmer face by creating subtle shadows around the jawline, along the sides of the face, and under the cheekbones with well-placed contouring. (see illustrations, below).

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Women Look Thinner on Zoom with Contouring

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Men Look Thinner on Zoom with an Angled Beard

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Aesthetic Treatments to Look Thinner on Zoom

These “tricks” can certainly help you look thinner when on camera. But the reality is, camera angles can only go so far to disguise unwanted fat on the face and body. Fortunately, there are three fast, affordable and non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures offered at AMAE Med Spa in the Detroit area that can actually permanently get rid of unwanted fat on the face and the body.

CLICK HERE to Read About 3 Fat Loss Treatments to Look Thinner on Zoom

How to Look Thinner on Zoom (Part 2)

8 Ways to Look Thinner on Zoom (Part 2) – 

In Part 1 of this Article we revealed 5 camera “tricks” that can help you look thinner when on camera, whether in Zoom meetings, Facetiming or taking Selfies. But the reality is, camera angles can only go so far to disguise unwanted fat on the face and body. Fortunately, there are three fast, affordable and non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures offered at AMAE Med Spa in the Detroit area that can actually permanently get rid of unwanted fat on the face and the body.

With non-invasive CoolSculpting for body or double chin, Kybella double chin injections, and/or liposuction, you can permanently get rid of unwanted fat so that you look great on camera … and “IRL” when things get back to normal!

Aesthetic Treatments to Look Thinner on Zoom

#1. Kybella Double Chin Injections to Look Thinner on Zoom

Kybella eliminates a double chin through a series of injections under the jaw that “dissolve” the fat cells. The destroyed fat cells are then eliminated by the body’s natural metabolic processes.

Most Kybella patients see a 50 percent fat reduction after just two sessions, and a 70 percent reduction after four Kybella treatments – meaning your face can look 70% thinner in Zoom meetings with Kybella!

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Kybella to Look Thinner on Zoom

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#2. CoolSculpting Fat Loss to Look Thinner on Zoom

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that literally freezes away unwanted fat almost anywhere on the body – including the chin, for which it was recently FDA approved.

Once the fat cells are frozen and destroyed, they are gradually expelled from the body through natural elimination processes and can never come back.

Because it takes a while for the body to absorb and eliminate the frozen fat cells, CoolSculpting results take longer than liposuction to be visible – with results beginning to appear 4 to 5 weeks after treatment, and 3 to 5 months to deliver final results.

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CoolSculpting to Look Thinner on Zoom

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#3. Liposuction to Look Thinner on Zoom (and “IRL”!)

Liposuction offers the largest amount of fat loss with the most rapidly visible results. Liposuction can be used as a body contouring technique – safely removing up to 11 pounds of unwanted fat. It is also an ideal tool for sculpting the face, neck and double chin.

Only local anesthetic is required for modern liposuction, which is less invasive. And, unlike CoolSculpting or Kybella, liposuction requires only one treatment, and the results are visible as soon as swelling subsides!

While there is some downtime after liposuction, many patients have found that it’s an ideal time to come in for lipo – since thy can work-from-home while they are recovering … and no one will even know they had anything done.

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Liposuction to Look Thinner on Zoom

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Aesthetic Treatments to Look Thinner on Zoom

It’s proven that the camera does add 10 pounds to a person’s appearance! And, in addition to being more aware of our appearance on camera thanks to increased Zoom and Facetime, many of us have packed on the “quarantine 15” due to more time snacking a home and less time being active. But whether your motivation to look thinner is Zoom meetings or “real life” board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has the aesthetic fat loss treatments to make your face and body look thinner, younger and more well-proportioned.

Schedule a fat loss consultation with Dr. Ali, in person or via video chat, and see which fat loss treatments will make you look like a star every day!

Aesthetic & Fat Loss Treatments: 248.335.7200