How to Improve Healing After Liposuction (Part 1)

12 Steps to Faster Healing & Less Downtime After Liposuction

Liposuction is a quite commonly performed permanent fat loss procedure – with more than 250,000 lipo procedures performed in the United States every year. The reason for liposuction’s popularity is the amazing body contouring that takes place – giving people the body they haven’t been able to attain with diet or exercise.

And, while the downtime with liposuction is relatively short (and the pain is relatively minimal), lipo is a surgical procedure that does require time for healing and recovery. As with any surgery there will be some bruising and discomfort for a number of days or a few weeks afterward. And, liposuction swelling can last from 6 weeks to 6 months before fully absorbed.

Patients should never try to “rush” recovery, but there are certain steps one can take to help the body’s natural healing process along. In this article, board-certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains some steps you can take to help minimize soreness and accelerate the healing of bruising and swelling after liposuction.

#1. Follow the Liposuction Surgeon’s After Care Instructions

This is the most important step to proper and rapid healing. Your surgeon’s advice may be different than general information found on the Internet.

#2. Wear Your Compression Garment After Liposuction as Instructed

You will be provided with a compression garment and instructions on when to wear it. Your compression garment will help reduce swelling, help the skin contract back into place, minimize discomfort and reduce the likelihood of developing blood clots. Always wear it as instructed!

#3. Avoid Smoking After Liposuction

Smoking interferes with the body’s healing mechanisms and can lead to a slow recovery as well as increase the risks of complications. Smoking also compromises a patient’s immune system which increases the risk of infection at the incision site.

Even smoking just a single cigarette decreases the body’s ability to deliver the nutrients that are necessary for healing after surgery.

#4. Avoid Alcohol After Liposuction

Alcohol, even in moderation, can also interfere with the body’s ability to reduce the inflammation.

Alcohol is also a natural blood thinner, so it can lead to increased bleeding and swelling during surgery – and in the days and weeks following liposuction. And excessive bruising and increased swelling cause more pain and delay healing time.

#5. Increase Protein, Fruits and Vegetables After Liposuction

Proper healing requires good nutrition – especially sufficient protein intake. Fish such as salmon, chicken, nuts, and beans are all excellent sources of protein. Apples, berries, bananas, and an assortment of colorful vegetables will also supply the body with the nutrients it needs to heal.

Salt intake should also be reduce after liposuction – as salt encourages water retention which aggravates swelling. And more swelling means both more pain and a longer time until you see results! This also means NO sports drinks (like Gatorade), vegetable juice (like V8), or other high salt-content drinks.

#6. Supplements May Help Heal After Liposuction

Starting Arnica supplements before liposuction and continuing it for several weeks afterwards can aid in healing.

After lipo surgery Bromelain supplements may also be beneficial. Clinical studies have shown that Bromelain may reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery. One 200-milligram bromelain tablets taken twice a day is the typically recommended dose for post surgical patients. But ask your liposuction team if and when Bromelain is right for you. Bromelain generally works best when taken on an empty stomach.

Turmeric supplements – or use of the spice turmeric in your food – may also assist in reducing inflammation. 400 to 600 milligrams (mg) of turmeric up to three times per day is the generally suggested dose for inflammation relief.

But always heck with your surgeon to ensure that these – or any post-surgery supplements you wish to take – are safe for you.

 

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Liposuction | Troy, MI Area

Liposuction can be truly life-changing for most patients. And our Troy, MI area patients universally agree that the discomfort and limitations of recovery from lipo surgery are more than worth it to get the body they have always wanted.

Following these simple steps can help you minimize discomfort and accelerate healing so that you see a slimmer, more contoured body as soon as possible after lipo.

If you live in the greater Troy, MI area and would like to get the body you have always wanted, schedule a liposuction consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery today!

Liposuction | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

How to Improve Healing After Liposuction (Part 2)

12 Steps to Faster Healing & Less Downtime After Liposuction

With more than 250,000 liposuction surgeries performed in the United States every year, it is a safe and effective way to get the body you’ve always wanted.

But while the downtime associated with liposuction is shorter than many surgeries – and the pain is relatively minimal – lipo is still a surgical procedure that will require time for healing and recovery. As with any surgery there will be some bruising and discomfort for a number of days or a few weeks afterward. And, liposuction swelling can last from 6 weeks to 6 months before fully absorbed.

In this two part article article, board-certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali shares 12 steps you can take to help minimize discomfort and speed up the healing of bruising and swelling after liposuction.

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#7. Topical Creams Reduce Pain, Bruising & Scarring

Applying Arnica Cream is recommended by many plastic surgeons after liposuction to reduce bruising and promote healing.

Emu Oil, though more expensive, is also touted as a natural healing compound that can reduce pain, improve circulation, facilitate healing, and especially reduce any scarring. Clinical studies have determined that post-operative skin care treatment with Emu Oil can accelerate healing due to its ability to reduce inflammation and redness of scars.

Ask your liposuction team when it is safe after surgery for you to use these creams and oils.

#8. Stay Hydrated After Liposuction

We may be stating the obvious, but hydration is a key component of successful liposuction recovery.  Fluids help the body eliminate anesthetic and dead fat cells from one’s system. Hydration is also essential to reduce swelling and promote healing.

#9. Get Plenty of Rest After Liposuction

Getting plenty of sleep and not overdoing activity in the first few weeks following your liposuction is one of the best ways to help your body heal. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and take a nap, chill out, or medicate midday if you are fatigued.

#10. Walk Every Day After Liposuction

Exercise is not recommended during at least the first 6 weeks of liposuction recovery, but light movement multiple times a day can help to speed the body’s healing. Taking short walks a few times per day is a great way to get moving without straining your body or exhausting yourself.

After two or three weeks milder activities such as yoga or swimming can often be resumed as well, if incisions are fully healed. Ask your liposuction team when you mave resume these activities. But sooner is usually better, to keep the body active!

#11. Ask for Help When You Need It After Liposuction

Some daily activities are best left to others while you recovery – so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it after lipo. Activities such as lifting small children, carrying laundry up the stairs, or unloading groceries from the car can put too much strain on your treatment area. So, ask a family member or friend for help when necessary – especially during the first few weeks after lipo!

Your liposuction team can advise you when you resume normal daily activities such as lifting, carrying, exercising and other strenuous activities.

#12, Massage After Liposuction

Finally, both self-massage and lymphatic drainage massage performed by a professional can help eliminate fluid buildup, hard stops and “lumps & bumps” after liposuction. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) massage is a specialized form of massage that is believed to decrease recovery time and improve results by reducing post-surgical swelling and minimizing fibrosis (scar tissue formation). Three to five lymphatic massage treatments are typically recommended for optimal results, but patients may experience benefits from as few as one or two treatments. Your surgical team may be able to recommend a Certified Lymphatic Massage therapist in your area.

Gentle self-massage using a cream (like arnica or Emu Oil) or a body butter can also help your treated areas heal smoothly as well as reduce swelling, tightness, and discomfort after liposuction. Your liposuction team can advise you when and how often self-massage or professional massage should be started.

Liposuction | Troy, MI Area

Liposuction permanent fat removal can be truly life-changing for patients. And our Troy, MI area liposuction patients universally agree that the discomfort and limitations of recovery from lipo surgery are more than worth it to get the body they have always wanted.

Following these twelve simple steps can help you minimize discomfort and accelerate healing so that you see a slimmer, more contoured body as soon as possible after lipo.

If you live in the greater Troy, MI area and would like to get the body you have always wanted, schedule a liposuction consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery today!

Liposuction | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

What to Expect During Liposuction Recovery: Pain (Part 1)

How Much Pain Is There After Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. for a reason – it can truly transform your body in a single procedure with minimal pain and downtime. Every year surgeons perform more than a quarter million liposuction procedures in the United States every year.

For, many people the only thing holding them back from getting liposuction is concerns about recovery: from worries about downtime and missing work to apprehensions about post-operative pain.

Board-certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed more than 1000 liposuction procedures. In this article the lipo experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI explain what to expect during the recovery process – so you can decide if liposuction is right for you.

Liposuction Recovery in General

To begin with, remember that ANY surgical recovery varies from one individual to the next. Your age, overall health, skin condition, medical history all play a role in determining your recover speed and comfort.

Additionally, the location and amount of fat that is removed will play a role in your recovery. It’s common sense that more extensive fat removal will require a longer recovery.

And, perhaps most importantly, how well you follow post-operative care instructions can be the biggest factor in ensuring a shorter and more comfortable recovery. For example, smoking and alcohol use during recovery can lead to delays and complications.

Pain During Liposuction Surgery

Patients may feel pressure, but will not feel any pain during their liposuction surgery. This is because will we administer an oral sedative, as well as local anesthetic. The fluid that is introduced to the body during liposuction has lidocaine (numbing agent) right in it, so the treatment area is completely numbed on the inside, as well.

Additionally, thanks to the oral sedative, many patients sleep through the entire lipo procedure and aren’t even aware of what is going on!

Liposuction Recovery: Pain Management

As with any surgery, during the first week or two of recovery, you can expect moderate pain and soreness. The amount and location of the fat removal will affect this to some extent.

We will give you a prescription for a pain medication that should be filled before the surgery and kept at home for use (if needed) during your recovery to make this discomfort manageable. Many patients only need pain medication for 24 hours after surgery – while others may opt to treat the discomfort with Extra Strength Tylenol rather than narcotics.

Limit your activity during this time and wear your compression garment as directed. The compression garment will help prevent swelling and make you much more comfortable – even though it may restrict your movements somewhat.

Normal activities like bending, sitting for a long time, climbing stairs, rolling over in bed, etc. may still cause discomfort for the first two weeks. Most patients find this very tolerable with Extra Strength Tylenol. And our Birmingham, MI patients universally say the discomfort was 100% worth getting a new body that they love!

By the end of the second week there will be a significant reduction in pain and soreness. Around the one-month mark is when most patients no longer feel any pain or soreness. There will still be swelling, which can take several weeks or months to completely subside.

Around the fourth week, most people are cleared to resume light exercise – however heavy or strenuous activity should still be avoided for the full 6 week recovery period. By the six-week mark the majority of bruising and swelling should have subsided, and patients’ activity levels is no longer be restricted (unless otherwise ordered by your surgeon). And your new body contours should be becoming very visible by this point.

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Liposuction | Birmingham, MI

If you are considering liposuction and have more questions about recovery, downtime, returning to work, or anything else, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will answer your questions, address your concerns and help you decide if liposuction is right for you.

Dr. Ali has helped more than 1000 men and women in the Birmingham, MI area get the body they’ve always wanted with liposuction, so call us today.

Liposuction | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

What to Expect During Liposuction Recovery: Downtime (Part 2)

How Much Downtime is there after Liposuction?

Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. for a reason – it can truly transform your body in a single procedure with minimal pain and downtime. Every year surgeons perform more than a quarter million liposuction procedures in the United States every year.

For, many people the only thing holding them back from getting liposuction is concerns about recovery: from worries about downtime and missing work to apprehensions about post-operative pain.

Board-certified Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed more than 1000 liposuction procedures. In this article the lipo experts at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI explain what to expect during the recovery process – so you can decide if liposuction is right for you.

Liposuction Recovery in General

To begin with, remember that ANY surgical recovery varies from one individual to the next. Your age, overall health, skin condition, medical history all play a role in determining your recover speed and comfort.

Additionally, the location and amount of fat that is removed will play a role in your recovery. It’s common sense that more extensive fat removal will require a longer recovery.

And, perhaps most importantly, how well you follow post-operative care instructions can be the biggest factor in ensuring a shorter and more comfortable recovery. For example, smoking and alcohol use during recovery can lead to delays and complications.

Liposuction Recovery: “Downtime”

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so patients almost always go home the same day. You will be very drowsy and will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. Most patients sleep or dose most of their first day home.

For about 24 hours there will also be some drainage from the surgical sight. This is very normal. Occasionally Dr. Ali may also use small drains to prevent fluid from building up around the incisions. (We will tell you exactly how to care for them.)

Patients are typically quite sore and likely still feeling residual effects of the anesthesia or pain medication for the next 2 days – so it’s not safe to drive, operate machinery, or go out alone for 48 hours. But walking for 10 minutes every 2 hours can help with the soreness a bit and is also important to prevent the development of blood clots (DVTs).

It’s important to enlist help around the house for the first few days, especially if you have young children to care for!

By the third day most patients are up to gentle daily activities like fixing meals or straightening up the house.

Liposuction Recovery: Time Off Work

Some patients with a “desk job” that does not require strenuous activity, lifting, carrying or prolonged standing may even be able to go back to work on the third day. However, it is very important to get up and move or walk for 10 minutes every couple of hours to prevent blood clots.

This means lipo on a Friday and returning to work on Monday is possible for some (but not all) patients with sedentary jobs. You will still be quite sore on day 3 – so gauge your time off from work accordingly. Dr. Ali can help you with this during your first consultation.

Most people can return to work after a week. But patients with a particularly physical or demanding job, may want to schedule 2 weeks off in order to recover more fully. Discuss the type of work that you do with Dr. Ali during your consultation at our Birmingham, MI office. He will be able to help you assess the amount of time you should schedule off work – based on the extent of your liposuction surgery and the type of work that you perform.

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Liposuction | Birmingham, MI

If you are considering liposuction and have more questions about recovery, downtime, returning to work, or anything else, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will answer your questions, address your concerns and help you decide if liposuction is right for you.

Dr. Ali has helped more than 1000 men and women in the Birmingham, MI area get the body they’ve always wanted with liposuction, so call us today.

Liposuction | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Should I Get a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Which is Better for Me: Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Tummy tuck surgery and less-invasive liposuctions can both help a man or woman get the flat, toned mid-section they want. But they are very different procedures, and each has pros and cons. Understanding these differences can help patients understand which is right for them.

In this article, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area outlines some of the difference, as well as the advantages and disadvantages, of tummy tuck surgery and liposuction.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Anesthetic

Since liposuction is far less invasive, it can typically be performed under local anesthetic. This means the specific treatment area can be numbed and the procedure performed while the patient is awake, but mildly sedated with relaxing medication.

Alternatively, a tummy tuck is a much more extensive surgical procedure that must be performed under general anesthesia. Patients are “put under” for a tummy tuck and are not awake.

Of course, any procedure performed under general anesthesia will always carry more risk than one done under local anesthesia. But choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon helps to reduce risks associated with a general anesthesia – so complications are very rare.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Surgery

Liposuction removes stubborn, excess fat that is stored between the muscle and skin. But there is no change or tightening to the skin at all. Depending on the amount of fat removed during liposuction, the skin will need to tighten on its own. Additionally, liposuction does not tighten the abdominal muscles.

On the other hand, a tummy tuck not only removes unwanted fat, but also excises excess skin and tightens abdominal muscles.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Scars

Liposuction will only leave very tiny scars that are typically barely visible and will fade with time.

There are a few options when it comes to a tummy tuck – full or mini – that determine the degree of scarring. The full tummy tuck, with removal of excess skin and muscle tightening, means a larger incision is necessary. A skilled board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali will typically place the scar strategically over the bikini line, where it is less visible.

The mini tuck – which does not require muscle repair or substantial skin removal – has less scaring than a full means a larger incision typically placed over the bikini line. This larger incision allows for. But is still more scarring than liposuction.

Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction: Downtime

Downtime is dependent on the type of Tummy Tuck (full or mini) a patient selects. But in general, after about two weeks, most patients can return to light exercise and driving. Depending on the type of employment, patients can expect to turn to work within 2-3 weeks. It’s important to consider how demanding duties are before determining the best time to resume work.

Liposuction downtime is far less, ranging from only 2 to 7 days. Since liposuction involves much less discomfort and swelling, some patients may even return to light activity in as soon as 2-3 days. They can also expect to resume normal activities shortly after.

Recovery periods should be evaluated by the plastic surgeon, to ensure the best decision is made for the patient’s specific case. At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area, Dr. Ali works closely with patients to develop a specific post procedure recovery plan.

Is a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction Better for Me?

Liposuction is a procedure for patients within 30% of their ideal weight who need help getting rid of pockets of stubborn fat. Candidates for this procedure tend to have healthy skin and muscle and expect skin to firm up following removal of fat.

However, a tummy tuck is the best procedure for individuals with excess fat and loose or excess skin in their midsection, and/or weak or stretched abdominal muscles.

Liposuction & Tummy Tuck Surgery | Troy, MI Area

At AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped many patients get the body of their dreams. If you would like to set up a consultation to further understand which procedure is right for you, contact us today! Dr. Ali and his staff will help you make the best choice for your needs. And financing options are available!

Liposuction & Tummy Tuck Surgery | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Deciding if You Should Get Liposuction

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction is truly the gold-standard in fat reduction and body contouring. While non-invasive fat removal procedures like CoolSculpting are less invasive with shorter recovery times, nothing truly compares to the fat removal capabilities of liposuction.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery Center has helped many people in the Troy, MI area get the body of their dreams with the help of liposuction.

Liposuction is a great option for patients who want to get rid of stubborn fat- but we also understand that it is a big decision in terms of time and finances.

Scheduling a liposuction consultation is the best way to help determine if liposuction is the best fit for your fat loss and body sculpting needs. But before you come in, this article can help you examine some factors to decide if liposuction may be right for you.

Areas That Liposuction Can Treat

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves body shape by removing excessive fat stored between the muscles and the skin.  Lipo is especially effective at removing stubborn fat pockets that are often unresponsive to a patient’s diet and training efforts.

Liposuction offers many benefits – one of which is that it can be used to remove unwanted fat almost anywhere on the body including belly, flanks (‘muffin tops’), back, butt, thighs, arms and even the chin.

Liposuction can be performed on both men and women. But there are differences in the most frequently treated areas. For women, liposuction is typically performed on the chin and neck, arms, thighs and buttocks, love handles, and tummy.  While men tend to receive lipo on the waist, love handles and neck.

Good Candidates for Liposuction

Healthy adults within 30% of their ideal weight are the best candidates for liposuction. Having firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone is also recommended – so that the skin “bounces back” after the fat is removed.

Lipo is also excellent for patients who have already achieved a healthy weight but wish to contour the body and remove the final pockets of stubborn fat.

Liposuction is not a surgical modality for obesity or extreme weight lost. If a patient is aiming to lose excessive amounts of weight, even if it is stubborn fat, they will not be an ideal candidate for liposuction.

Individuals with certain serious illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing are not good candidates for liposuction. So be sure to discuss any underlying health issues with Dr. Ali during your liposuction consultation.

Affording Liposuction

The cost of liposuction will vary based on the number and location of treatment areas. Remember, while a surgeon with less experience may charge lower rates than an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon you get what you pay for.  So cost alone should not be the motivating factor when selecting a liposuction surgeon. Cheap lipo should raise red flags about the surgeon’s skill and standard.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area has performed several hundred liposuctions,  and offers competitive rates and easy financing options.

Risks of Liposuction

When performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified surgeon, liposuction is a very safe procedure, with fewer risks than most surgical procedures. However, it is important for patients to understand that – as with any surgical procedure – some bruising, swelling, and bleeding will occur.

The best way to ensure the safety of your liposuction procedure is to select a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced, such as Dr. Ali in the Troy, MI area.

Pain after Liposuction Surgery

Some pain and discomfort are normal after liposuction. Everyone heals differently, so the level of pain is dependent upon the individual patient, the location of the procedure, and their unique body. Typically, in the first 2 – 4 days after lipo the patient will be most sore, but discomfort will significantly decrease soon after. Soreness may be present for up to 8 weeks.

Dr. Ali will prescribe the necessary pain management medication, as needed. However, many patients only require over the counter pain medications such as Tylenol. Our Troy, Mi area liposuction patients universally agree that the amazing fat loss results outweigh the temporary pain and discomfort.

Recovery Time after Liposuction

Liposuction performed with a local anesthetic will allow a patient to go home almost immediately. For patients who receive liposuction under general anesthesia, longer observation times are required. But patients still typically go home the same day. Patients will need a family member or friend to take them home following the procedure.

Total recovery time depends on the extent of the procedure, quantity of fat removed, age, and overall health of the patient. Patients can typically return to light activity in 2 – 3 days.

Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area gives patients specific instructions for returning to normal activity based on their specific case.

Top Liposuction Doctor | Troy, MI Area

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of people get the fat loss and body contouring results they want with liposuction. If you are a patient in the Troy, MI area, schedule a liposuction consultation today and let Dr. Ali help you feel and look your best!!

Top Liposuction Doctor | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

 

 

Liposuction for Black / African American Women

Liposuction for Black / African American Women

Liposuction is becoming increasingly popular among people of all races and sizes – as a means of permanently removing unwanted fat for a more toned and shapely body.

Thankfully, minority women now have more financial independence than ever before – giving them the means to make the changes to their bodies that will make them happier and more confident. Today, approximately half of all liposuction procedures are performed on African Americans!

But there are some important differences in liposuction beauty goals for women of different ethnic backgrounds. If you are a Black women who is considering liposuction, it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who understands your unique body type and appearance desires.

Liposuction & African American Culture

Black women have long celebrated their gorgeous curves – recognizing the beauty of the natural feminine shape. For many Black women undergoing liposuction, the emphasis is on a toned, proportionate, curvaceous feminine shape – and not a desire to look “stick skinny.”

Having performed several hundred liposuction procedures on women of all ethnicities, Dr. Ali understands that African American women often differ from Caucasian or Asian women in their goals for liposuction. If you are a Black women, it is important to find a liposuction surgeon who understands your own unique cultural ideals.

As one Black liposuction patient explained, she wanted to “Lose the gut, but not the butt!”

Liposuction to Enhance You – Not Change You!

Dr. Ali artistically performs liposuction to sculpt the body in a way that accentuates a woman’s curves. He can give you a toned and sleek body – sculpting the perfect proportions for your body type – without sacrificing your personal or cultural identity.

We feel strongly that liposuction is NOT about giving in to society’s norms and changing who you are to fit other culture’s ideals. Rather, our approach to liposuction is about enhancement: enhancing the beauty that Black women already have.

Whether your ideal shape is anywhere from slim and trim like Hale Berry, more curvy like Beyoncé, or big and beautiful like Lizzo, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, you will simply look like the best version of yourself!

Many of our patients are African American attorneys, physicians and business professionals who simply want to look and feel their best – for their career, for their partner, and most importantly for themselves.

Best Detroit Area Liposuction for Black Women

If you are a woman of  color, or any ethnicity, call us today for a liposuction consultation. We will listen to your unique beauty goals, and help you become the very best version of already-beautiful you! Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men in Birmingham and the Detroit area love their bodies with liposuction.

He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer your questions, listen to your personal aesthetic desires, and help you understand your body sculpting options.

Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat, your lifestyle, your age, and your appearance desires – to ensure the best liposuction results for you. And for patients with larger amounts of fat, loose skin, or stretched abdominal muscles, we also offer tummy tuck surgery. And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!

Detroit Area Liposuction Consultation: 248-335-7200

Fat Transfer for Natural Butt Lift & Breast Enhancement

Liposuction with Fat Transfer for Butt Lift & Breast Enhancement

When liposuction is combined with fat transfer, patients can lose fat where they don’t want it – and add volume where they need it. Called “autologous fat transfer” Dr. Ali can slim the waist, hips, back, and thighs, while adding shape, lift and volume to other areas of the body – such as the breasts and buttocks.

By removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to another, autologous fat transfer combines traditional liposuction with breast augmentation and buttocks lift using natural, minimally-invasive means.

In this article, renowned Troy, Mi area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will discuss how Liposuction with Fat Transfer has revolutionized the way Butt Lifts and Breast Augmentation are naturally performed.

How Liposuction with Autologous Fat Transfer Works

The liposuction procedure removes the fat from the treatment area via gentle suction through small incisions, under local anesthetic. The removed, “living” fat cells are then purified and strategically injected into the breast, buttocks, or face to add volume to other areas of the body.

Once the fat has been carefully transplanted, it will remain in the treated area. When added to the breast or buttocks, the transferred fat cells provide the area with permanent volume, that is 100% natural.

Liposuction with autologous fat transfer can remove fat from virtually any part of the body. Areas commonly treated with the liposuction include the waist, flanks (love handles) and back. Liposuction can also be performed to treat ‘gynecomastia’ (fat deposits in the male breast area). Following their removal, the fat cells are then purified and injected into areas such as the breast augmentation or buttocks.

Autologous fat transfer is a fast, convenient way for patients to lose volume from one area of the body while increasing it in another. Since the procedure does not require general anesthesia or large incisions, patients are able to return to their daily routine within a few days – which is much faster than the recovery time for a surgical butt lift or breast enhancement.

Autologous Fat Transfer for Natural Non-Surgical Breast Augmentation

Board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali uses liposuction with autologous fat transfer to provide patients with a minimally-invasive, non-surgical alternative to traditional breast implant surgery. By carefully transferring “living” fat cells from one area of the body into the breasts, Dr. Ali can increase breast volume without inserting a synthetic object into the body.

And, as an added bonus, Liposuction with Fat Transfer does not leave women with scars from their procedure, unlike breast implant surgery patients.

Autologous Fat Transfer for Natural-Non Surgical Butt Lift

Some women are born with a “flat butt”. For other women, age, gravity, and weight loss, can contribute to loss of volume experienced in the buttocks over time. Liposuction with autologous fat transfer is a 100% method of adding shape, lift and volume to the buttocks without surgery.  By transferring unwanted belly or back fat from another area of the body into the buttocks, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali provides patients with beautiful results that are 100% natural.

Liposuction with Fat Transfer | Troy, MI Area

People often wish that they could wave a magic wand and move unwanted fat from one part of their body to another. Now, thanks to liposuction with autologous fat transfer, that dream can come true. Board certified Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is one of only a few skilled plastic surgeons in the Detroit area to offer this amazing procedure.

For more information about how liposuction with autologous fat transfer can give you the body you’ve always wanted, , schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today.

Fat Transfer for Butt Lift & Breast Enhancement | Troy, MI Area:  248-335-7200

3 Ways to Get Flat Abs (Without Working Out)

Lipo, CoolSculpting & Tummy Tucks for Firm, Flat Abs (Without Working Out)!

Always wanted flat abs – but tired of endless dieting and exercise without results? Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali offers three different ways to lose the fat, and get tight trim abs. And with easy financing options, you can get started right away with no money down.

Are you frustrated with putting in the work and not seeing results?  You’re not alone. Every year the number one resolution in America is to diet and exercise. Yet every year the vast majority of people give up their plans to improve their bodies, because it’s just too hard to get results.

But in most cases the lack of progress you are seeing is not your fault! How and where your body deposits fat is largely hereditary. And once your body has developed fat cells they will never completely go away. Weight loss can cause the fat cells to get smaller. However, all the exercise and diet in the world cannot remove them.

That is why many people experience stubborn fat that they can’t get rid of no matter what they eat (or don’t eat!) and how much they work out. The good news is that Dr. Ali offers three techniques that can get rid of the persistent fat: CoolSculpting, Liposuction & Tummy Tucks.

#1. CoolSculpting for Flat Abs

CoolSculpting uses a handheld applicator to apply cold temperatures to unwanted fat. Mild suction pulls the fat bulges into the applicator, where the fat cells are “frozen” or “crystalized”. This literally “kills” the fat cells. Then your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells over time.

Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good! They never come back. And this is something that all of the diet and exercise in the world cannot accomplish. And because CoolSculpting is non-invasive and non-surgical there is absolutely no downtime!

Spring is the perfect time to consider CoolSculpting – because your results will begin to be visible by the time swimsuit season starts to roll around. It takes a little time for the body to eliminate the dead fat cells, so CoolSculpting results start to be visible after 2 to 4 weeks. It takes about 2 months for dramatic results and about 3 months to deliver more complete results . . . just in time to be bathing-suit ready by June!

#2. Liposuction for Flat Abs

Dr. Ali is also one of the most talented liposuction surgeons in Oakland County. Liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical technique that removes excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle. With liposuction, Dr. Ali literally “sculpts” the body’s contours by “sucking out” the stubborn pockets of fat cells that are resistant to exercise and dieting.

Liposuction can remove fat on your abs and ‘love handles’, as well as the thighs, hips, arms and even your face and chin! And, just like CoolSculpting, the fat cells removed by liposuction are permanently gone and will never come back.

Tumescent liposuction is newer generation liposuction procedure, which uses a “micro-cannula” (tiny tube) to suck out the fat – resulting in significantly less swelling, less discomfort, and less “downtime” than older liposuction techniques.

Liposuction shows results faster than other body sculpting procedures, because the fat cells are immediately removed from the body. However, lipo does have a little more downtime than CoolSculpting (which has none).  As the swelling goes down after the first week or two results begin to be visible. And after 4 to 6 weeks, more complete liposuction results become visible.

Because the fat has been “sucked out” (and doesn’t have to be eliminated by the body) the results are immediate – though only visible post-swelling.

#3. Tummy Tuck for Flat Abs

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are ideal for removing excess fat – but they do not remove excess skin or repair sagging muscles. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes “flabby” loose skin, tightens and also tightens and/or repairs stretched-out, torn or splayed abdominal muscles.

A tummy tuck (also called abdominoplasty) is a much more invasive procedure than liposuction or CoolSculpting, and typically requires general anesthesia. An incision is made across the lower abdomen in order to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles. It is carefully placed within the ‘bikini line’ by Dr. Ali to make and scar the least visible as possible.

A tummy tuck does result in a longer recovery time and more intense discomfort than lipo or CoolSculpting. Most people should plan on a minimum of 10 to 14 days before returning to work, or normal activities. However, our Oakland County Tummy Tuck patients universally report that the amazing results of tummy tuck surgery are 100% worth the downtime and discomfort.

There are also a few variations to the tummy tuck procedure, depending on how much extra fat and loose skin you have to get rid of, and whether the abdominal muscles also need to be repaired. For example, a “mini” tummy tuck is less invasive and results in a much smaller scar than a “full” tummy tuck.

Oakland County CoolSculpting, Liposuction & Tummy Tuck Surgery

This year finally get the toned, trim abs you want once and for all, without crash diets and endless exercising.

Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men lose inches and get the toned, trim abs they have always wanted with CoolSculpting, Liposuction, or a Tummy Tuck surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali, and he will take the time to help you decide which procedure is right for you!

Get Flat Abs with CoolSculpting, Lipo or Tummy Tuck: 248-335-7200

Get Rid of Stubborn Back Fat with Liposuction

Liposuction: The Best Way to Get Rid of Back Fat!

Spring has sprung and it’s almost summer in the Troy, Mi area. But post-pandemic, as we pull out our sundresses and bathing suits again, many of us are facing fat deposits in new places. Pandemic weight gain – sometimes called the “Quarantine 15” – is a very real phenomenon. And one place where fat often accumulates on a women’s body is the upper back area.

Why Back Fat is Hard to Get Rid of

Back fat – sometimes called “bra bulge” or “bra rolls” – are particularly difficult to get rid of. And when a woman’s body stores fat on the back, it typically does not respond to diet or exercise. This is because back fat is comprised of a layer of adipose tissue stored under the skin (subcutaneous fat) that is “hard fat”. This is very different – and harder to get rid of – than the “soft fat” (visceral fat) that occurs around the waist, belly and ‘love handles’.

To reduce visceral “soft” fat that has collected on the upper or lower back, the most effective treatment for its removal is typically liposuction.

Liposuction can permanently eliminate back rolls, bra bulges, and other fatty deposits on the back. Liposuction performed at our Troy, Mi area medical office can remove up to 11 pounds of fat from the body in a single session. Renowned Troy, Mi area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can use liposuction to slim, smooth and sculpt the back into smooth, sexy proportions.

With back liposuction, sun dresses, tank tops, swim suits and even backless evening gowns will look amazing – giving you renewed self-esteem and confidence no matter what you are wearing.

Good Candidates for Back Fat Liposuction

Back liposuction is the preferred treatment for patients who have stubborn pockets of back fat that are not responding to diet or exercise. For many women, back fat deposits are hereditary. If your mom or sisters store fat on their back, it’s likely that you do too! For other women back fat has simply accumulated over the years with age, weight gain or inactivity.

Aging often causes back fat issues as a woman’s spine compresses over time. Women “shrink” about a quarter to a third of an inch every decade after age 40 – meaning most women will lose up to 2 inches by the age of 70. And as the back shortens, it can result in “rolls” of fat. Further, as the skin also becomes less elastic with age, these rolls become even more pronounced.

But whatever the cause of your back fat, liposuction can be the “miracle treatment” that finally gets rid of unattractive back fat once and for all. Back liposuction is an effective “inch loss” method that can take several inches of unwanted bulges off of the back and body! Most women will lose several pounds of fat with lipo. But keep in mind that back liposuction is an “inch loss” not a weight loss method. Lipo is also not safe or effective for obese people.

How Back Fat Liposuction is Performed

The back is one of the best parts of the body for liposuction, because there is generally less lose or excess skin on the back. The skin on the back is also less sensitive than in other body parts, so it can be more aggressively treated than more delicate body areas like the abdomen or thighs.

During back liposuction in our Troy, Mi area medical office, Dr. Ali gently inserts a very fine tube called a cannula through a tiny incision into the fat layer of the back. Typically, only local anesthetic is needed so patients do not need to be “knocked out”. And state-of-the-art tumescent liposuction technology means that smaller incisions are needed, so the tiny scars are barely visible and usually fade quickly – with less swelling, bruising and discomfort, and faster recovery than traditional types of lipo.

Dr. Ali is a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who will ‘artistically’ remove and sculpt the fatty tissue in the back from multiple angles, to assure beautiful, proportionate, smooth, consistent, natural-looking results.

Advantages of Back Fat Liposuction

Because the human body can never produce new fat cells, once the back fat is removed during liposuction, the back cells can never come back. So – unlike the roller coaster of dieting and exercising – back fat removal using liposuction is permanent.

As an added bonus, during liposuction in our Troy, Mi area office, Dr. Ali can retrieve some of the removed back fat and use it to add volume to other parts of the face or body. This process is called autologous fat transfer.

The fat cells removed from the back via liposuction can be used add roundness, shape and volume to the buttocks or breasts. Autologous fat transfer can also be used to fill hollows, wrinkles and lines in the face. “Autologous fat injection” not only looks and feels more natural than synthetic fillers, it also lasts much longer.

Back Fat Liposuction | Troy, MI Area

Troy, Mi area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men get rid of back fat, as well as fat almost anywhere on the body. He will assess your body’s fat distribution, your skin’s elasticity, and the proportions of your body, to help you achieve your appearance goals.

Get rid of back fat – and look and feel better in your clothes and out of them – with liposuction!

Troy, MI Area Back Fat Liposuction: 248-335-7200