Adult Otoplasty Ear Pinning Surgery Is On the Rise

Love Your Ears with Otoplasty Ear Pinning Surgery

Otoplasty surgery is performed to change the shape, position, protrusion or size of the ears. The most common type of otoplasty surgery is “ear pinning surgery” to correct ears that protrude excessively.

Many famous and attractive people have protruding ears and choose to do nothing about it. President Barack Obama comes to mind as an example of a handsome, confident, and obviously successful man with ears that protrude “more than normal.” Actors Will Smith and Kristen Steward also have protruding ears, as do athletes Michael Phelps and Deion Sanders.

However, if you are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or protrusion of your ears otoplasty can help you become more comfortable with your appearance. Birmingham, MI board-certified plastic surgeon has performed hundreds of otoplasty surgeries. In this article, we discuss what you need to know when considering ear plastic surgery.

Who Gets Otoplasty Surgery?

Ear pinning plastic surgery is the most common type of otoplasty surgery. However, individuals with deformities of the ear due to a birth defect or an accident or injury also may undergo otoplasty to repair the exterior of the ear.

Traditionally otoplasty has been most often performed on children – from age 6 to middle school age – once their ears become fully formed. Otoplasty for ear pinning and other ear defects can help children avoid bullying and feel more self-confident.

However, adults can also choose to have otoplasty surgery if they are bothered by how far their ears stick out from their head – or if their ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or congenital defect.

Adult Otoplasty Ear Pinning Surgery on the Rise

In the past few years, adult otoplasty ear pinning surgery has grown in popularity. While one would expect plastic surgery procedures to decline during the pandemic, the opposite is true.

Covid-19 face masks may be one reason that there has been a sharp increase in adult otoplasty surgery since the pandemic. Face masks awkwardly tug and pull on even the smallest of ears. So, people with distended ears may be even more aware and bothered by how much their ears protrude when constantly looping masks around them.

Additionally, the up-close-and-personal focus on one’s face during Zoom calls, virtual meetings, and FaceTime because of social distancing may also contribute to the rise in adult otoplasty patients in 2021 and 2022.

What To Expect During Otoplasty Surgery

Otoplasty is a fairly routine surgical procedure. Typically, otoplasty can be done with local anesthesia and “twilight” sedation that puts the patient in a light sleep without knocking them out. In cases requiring more extensive reconstruction of the ear, otoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia.

The otoplasty surgical technique that is used will depend upon what kind of correction is needed. Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed hundreds of otoplasty surgeries on children and adults. He will explain the procedure that is best for you, including the location of the incisions, etc.

After making the necessary incisions, excess cartilage or skin may be removed. The cartilage is then repositioned into the proper place and secured with internal stitches. Additional external stitches will then be used to close the incisions.

Otoplasty surgery typically only takes about two hours and patients go home the same day. They will need someone to drive them home as they will be groggy from the anesthetic.

Recovery After Otoplasty Surgery

After otoplasty surgery the ears will be covered in bandages to provide both protection and support for the new positioning. Patients will typically feel some discomfort and itching for a few days, but pain medication will be prescribed to ensure patient comfort.

Otoplasty patients need to keep pressure off of the ears, including avoiding sleeping on one’s side. Do not to rub the incision – and wear button-down shirts or pajamas to avoid tugging on the ears with the collar of a pullover shirt.

At a follow up appointment a few days after otoplasty surgery, the bandages will be removed. The ears may still be swollen and red, which is perfectly normal. Patients may be given a loose headband that covers the ears to wear at night for a few weeks, to help prevent pulling the ears forward when rolling over in bed.

Some stitches will dissolve on their own, while others may need to be removed in the doctor’s office. Our Birmingham, MI plastic surgery staff will provide you with instructions on when you may resume regular daily activities, such as bathing and physical activity.

Otoplasty “Ear Pinning” Surgery | Birmingham, MI

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your ears – or you are the parent of child with protruding or misshapen ears – schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI today.

Whether you are six or sixty, otoplasty surgery can “pin” your ears more closely to your head and/or repair other cosmetic issues, so you love the way look!

Otoplasty “Ear Pinning” Surgery | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Six Surprising Plastic Surgery Trends in 2022

The Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends of 2022

It’s hard to believe June is already here and 2022 is almost half over. And as we adjust to the “new normal” – with COVID stubbornly refusing to go away – everyday life has changed in many ways. And one of the many areas where things have changed is the field of plastic surgery.

COVID changed everything and plastic surgery is no exception. In this article the plastic surgery experts at AMAE in Birmingham, MI review the six surprising plastic surgery trends taking shape in 2022.

#1. Plastic Surgery Procedures are on the Rise

You might guess that the number of plastic surgery procedures being performed declined due to the pandemic. But you would be incorrect!

Many patients who had been considering plastic surgery for a while actually used lockdown as an opportunity to undergo cosmetic procedures. Working remotely from home made it easier for patients to recover from plastic surgery – without having to worry about returning to the office with bruising or incisions.

In our previous article we discussed how many celebrities used their time out of the spotlight during production shutdowns to undergo face lifts and other cosmetic surgeries without anyone knowing they had had work done.

#2. Facial Plastic Surgery is Taking the Top Spot

For many years breast augmentation was the most performed plastic surgery. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, during the pandemic in both 2020 and 2021 three of the top five most performed plastic surgery procedures were on the face: rhinoplasty, eyelid surgeries, and face-lifts.

Plastic surgeons suspect that the increase in Zoom meetings and Face Time while social distancing has made people much more conscious of the appearance of their face.

 #3. Body-Contouring Plastic Surgery Is Also Surging

Most people have found themselves more than a few pounds heavier during the past two years. So, it’s no surprise that liposuction surgery and other body-contouring procedures like CoolSculpting are also on the rise.

According to a clinical research study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the University of California San Francisco, Americans gained on average two pounds per week during the most intense four-month period of lockdown (April 1, 2020 through June 1, 2020). That adds up to 24 pounds per person!

But as people have now started to transition from forgiving sweat pants to so-called “hard pants” people are realizing that it’s time to do something about those extra inches.

#4. Adult Ear Pinning Surgery Is on the Rise

Otoplasty – also called ear pinning surgery – has also increased. Ear pinning plastic surgery has traditionally been performed on middle school-aged children, once their ears become fully formed.

But post-pandemic there has been a sharp increase in otoplasty surgery in adults. It is suspected that awkward masks pulling on the ears may have made people with distended ears even more aware of how much their ears protrude.

And the focus on one’s appearance during Zoom calls and virtual meetings may also contribute to the rise in adult otoplasty patients in 2021 and 2022.

#5. More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery

As plastic surgery continues to become less stigmatized and more publicly discussed – thanks in part to social media – more men are having cometic work done.

While women continue to comprise the majority of plastic surgery patients, cosmetic surgery is slowly but steadily becoming more balanced between the genders.

The top cosmetic procedures for male patients are rhinoplasty or “nose job” surgery, neurotoxins including Botox, and blepharoplasty eyelid surgery. Surgical gynecomastia correction, the reduction of breast tissue in males, has also grown in popularity in recent years.

#6. Plastic Surgery “Bundling” is On Trend in 2022

Traditionally, most plastic surgery patients came in for a single surgical procedure. But a standout trend in 2022 is customized “bundling” of multiple plastic surgery procedures to accomplish a total rejuvenation all at one time.

Bundling plastic surgery procedures offers the advantage of patients only having to go under anesthesia once rather than multiple times. And surgery costs can be lower when procedures are combined – since the surgical center/ operating room and the anesthesiologist only have to be scheduled for a single session.

Plastic Surgery | Birmingham, MI

Plastic surgery is a very personal lifestyle choice. And, like everything else, the cosmetic surgery landscape has changed in many ways during the time of COVID.

If you are considering improving your appearance or fighting the signs of aging with plastic surgery, now is an excellent time to discuss your goals with Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI also offers state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging so you can see a 3D computerized image of your expected plastic surgery outcomes before your cosmetic surgery or aesthetic procedure!

Plastic Surgery Consultation | Birmingham, MI: 248-335-7200

Why Celebrity Plastic Surgery Increased During Lockdown

Pandemic Plastic Surgery – Celebs Quarantine Cosmetic Touch Ups

Stars and celebrities like to pretend that they were “born that way” – with perfect features that seem to age backwards! But we all know that that simply isn’t true. And if you’ve noticed that many of your favorite A-listers have emerged from the pandemic looking better than before the lockdown, you are not wrong.

Beverly Hills and Hollywood plastic surgeons have candidly revealed that many actors used their time out of the lime light in 2020 and 2021 to undergo ‘secret’ plastic surgery procedures. Stories in Insider and other publications have interviewed prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeons who admitted that the privacy afforded by the quarantine (coupled with the anonymity of face masks) provided the perfect opportunity for celebs to have cosmetic surgeries with no one knowing.

Plastic Surgeons to the Stars Speak Out

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Calvert’s was quoted as saying that his celebrity clients used to be “reticent and scared” when he suggested a major face-lift. But that during COVID-19 shutdowns “they have been all-in.”

In the Insider interview, Dr. Calvert said that previously stars would wait until they reached their 50s to undergo facelift surgery. But, he said, since the Covid-19 pandemic, he has performed face lifts on celebs in their 40s and even late 30s. “Definitely before 50,” he added.

Dr. Michael Newman, another prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, also said he saw a big increase in demand for face lifts when filming and public appearances ground to a halt. He explained that he “had several 50-something celebrities rush in [for facelifts] as soon as filming for their shows was put on hold.”

Of course, like all doctors, these plastic surgeons did not discuss their clients by name, due to doctor- patient confidentiality.

Plastic Surgery More Popular During the Pandemic

In addition to the face lift surgeries discussed above, many high-net-worth patients  also underwent body modifying plastic surgery during lock-down – including breast enhancement and liposuction.

In that article Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Dr John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour admitted to seeing a big rise in breast augmentation by pop stars, especially those in their 20s and 30s.

And Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ariel Ourian reported that many millennial-age male celebs were seeking “high-definition” liposuction of the abdomen during the pandemic.

Celebrities Who (Allegedly) Had Plastic Surgery During the Pandemic

TV “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller openly discussed having liposuction on her arms during quarantine after a 100-pound weight loss. And Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave posted just this month on Instagram about her recent, transformative neck lift plastic surgery.

Other A-listers aren’t as open about their plastic surgeries – but rumors abound. Experts speculate that while Johnny Depp appears to be 100% “natural” his ex-wife Amber Hurd appears to have undergone subtle rhinoplasty plastic surgery to refine her nose sometime within the last few years.

Plastic surgeons also speculate that influencers in their twenties – such as Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – may have undergone “fox eye lift” plastic surgery in recent years. This on-trend eyelift surgery method (medically called “canthoplasty”) creates an upswept look around their eyes. The outer corners of the eyes are subtly surgically reshaped to make the eyes appear little bit bigger and give them a bit more slanted or upward tilted (“almond”) look.

When we compare pre-pandemic and after-quarantine Instagram posts of these young, female influencers, it’s easy to see that they have had something more than skillful makeup done!

No Shame in Plastic Surgery

While the stigma surrounding plastic surgery is gradually falling away, it really is no body’s business but the patient’s if they have or have not had any cosmetic work done!

As long as your plastic surgery is performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon – and it makes you feel more confident and happier – that is all that really matters.

This makes the ongoing climate of social distancing and mask wearing the ideal time to consider plastic surgery that you have been thinking about for a while. With the perfect excuse to avoid public appearances – and a mask to hide the effects of surgery while you heal – why wait?

Renowned Birmingham, MI plastic surgeon dr. M. Azar Ali performs the very same “Beverly Hills” plastic surgeries relied on by actors and A-listers to always look ageless and attractive.

Discreet Plastic Surgery | Birmingham, MI

Whether you’re considering a top-secret plastic surgery – or you want the world to know – renowned Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can help you.

Dr. Ali has helped thousands of women and men look like better versions of themselves with plastic surgery. And cost does not have to hold you back, because we have multiple financing options available!

Call AMAE Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, MI today and schedule a consultation to see how plastic surgery can give you the face or body you have always wanted.

Plastic Surgery Consultation | Birmingham, MI: 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

Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

Celebrities Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

In the famous words of Dolly Parton, “If I see something sagging, bagging, or dragging I’ll get it nipped, tucked or sucked!” Almost everyone has something that they would like to change about their body – and at AMAE Plastic Surgery we help our Troy, Mi area patients make these dreams a reality.

While plastic surgery used to be a “big secret” among actors and a-listers, influencers and celebrities now openly admit to their delight with using surgical enhancement to get the face and body they have always wanted.

So, who are some of the most famous people to recently have had plastic surgery?

Real Housewives Who Have Had Plastic Surgery

While they might not be like the housewives on your street, the “Real Housewives” from Bravo TV are known for having cosmetic procedures done on the regular. From The Real Housewives of New York, Sonja Morgan and Leah McSweeney have both been upfront about their procedures. Leah, on Instagram wrote, “I can’t wait to show off the new and improved girls” following her breast augmentation in December of 2020.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann from Real Housewives of Atlanta has been an open book on multiple procedures, from tummy tucks to lip injections, and more. And while some ant to go “all out” many celebrities just “want a tune up,” like Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes. The NeNe Leakes approach to a more subtle “surgical tweakment” is one we regularly see at AMAe Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area.

Other Reality Stars and Plastic Surgery

The Real Housewives aren’t the only reality stars who have had plastic surgery. Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham has been open about getting lip fillers, breast augmentations, a nose job (rhinoplasty), and vaginal rejuvenation procedure.

From the Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise fame, Amanda Stanton has said after breast feeding her second child, that she finally opted for a breast augmentation after waiting years to have one.

Celebrity Breast Implant Surgery

Many times, plastic surgery comes from necessity. That was the case for Angelina Jolie, who possesses the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Jolie had a preventative double mastectomy with reconstructive surgical breast implants to remove the risk.

Ariel Winter, star of the ABC comedy series Modern Family, underwent a breast reduction in 2015 from size 34F to a more proportionate and comfortable size 32D. Winter told Glamour Magazine, “I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time.” Once her neck began hurting so badly that it was causing difficulty with her spine, she knew it was time to turn to plastic surgery to relieve her pain.

But other celebrities – like Aussie rapper, Iggy Azalea and The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco – are just looking to enhance their appearance. Azalea told Vogue magazine in April 2015 she had gotten breast implants after thinking about getting them “her entire life.” Kaley Cuoco told Cosmopolitan that getting breast implants was “the best decision I ever made.”

Celebrity Nose Job Plastic Surgery

For other stars, their nose takes center stage … of their face, and of their plastic surgery experience. Jennifer Aniston has said her rhinoplasty surgery was the “best thing I ever did”. And Disney Channel star Ashley Tisdale – known for her roles in High School Musical and the Suite Life of Zack & Cody – also had a nose job allegedly to fix a deviated septum in order to help her breath better.

Supermodel Tyra Banks preaches natural beauty, but, as she revealed in her memoir, Perfect is Boring she also elected to have rhinoplasty surgery. And after her nose job she became one of the most successful and highest paid supermodels in the industry!

Other notable celebrities who have had nose jobs include Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling, and fitness star Jillian Michaels who said, “I had my nose done when I was 16 years old, and I’ll be honest, it did change my life.” In an even bigger “glow up”, Hills star Heidi Montag, at 23 years old, had a head-to-toe makeover with 10 cosmetic procedures in one day including Botox, chin reductions, and a nose job!

Celebrity Plastic Surgery for Eyes

One of the first things most people notice about someone is their eyes. Hairspray actress Amanda Bynes was born with unusual webbing between her eyes. She decided to have this birth defect surgically removed. And, The Talk co-host Julie Chen, early in her career, wanted her eyes to look bigger. So, she opted for plastic surgery as a solution. In 2013 she said, “And after I had it done, the ball did roll for me,” referencing her “eye job” procedure.

Plastic Surgery | Troy, Mi Area

Whether you’re considering plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons, or to fix a medical issue, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali can help you.

Dr. Ali has helped thousands of women and men look like better versions of themselves with plastic surgery. And cost does not have to hold you back, as we have multiple financing options available! Call AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area for a consultation to see how plastic surgery can give you the face or body you have always wanted.

Plastic Surgery Consultation | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Why More Men are Considering Plastic Surgery

Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery

Originally, the vast majority of plastic surgery patients were women. But the number of men who are now undergoing cosmetic procedures is surging.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed among men prior to the pandemic was almost one and a half million annually. That figure now represents close to 10 percent of the total number of cosmetic surgical procedures. And while 10% may not sound like a lot, it is triple the number of men undergoing plastic surgery in 1997.

In a survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)in June of 2020, almost one third of the men questioned said that they were “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure in the future. Almost 50% of the men surveyed said they would consider a cosmetic surgery treatment to feel more confident. And 25% said that they would undergo plastic surgery because they wanted to “look younger” in order to remain competitive in the workplace.

What to Look for In a Men’s Plastic Surgeon

Obviously, men’s anatomy is very different than a woman’s. Additionally, male skin is thicker than female skin, and men have more oil glands, as well as a higher ration of muscle to fat. For this reason it is extremely important for a man who is considering plastic surgery to find a surgeon like Dr. Ali who is specifically trained and experienced in working with male anatomy.

The details and nuances of plastic surgery procedures can often differ dramatically between the sexes. For example, when performing rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery, a small “turned up” nose may meet certain ideals of feminine beauty. But a larger, stronger more “masculine” nose shape is necessary to look balanced and attractive on a man’s face.

A similar example of the divergence of treatments between men and women is Botox injections. Most men will require larger doses of Botox to get the same effect as a woman, since male muscles are generally much larger and stronger.

Dr. Ali has helped thousands of men in the Birmingham, Detroit, and Troy, MI areas look and feel like younger more attractive versions of themselves with plastic surgery procedures.

Most Popular Men’s Plastic Surgery Procedures

According to 2017 statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the most popular plastic surgery procedure for men is liposuction. This is then followed in popularity by eye-lift surgery, male breast reduction, tummy tucks, and face-lifts.

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments to which men gravitate are led by Botox – the world’s number one cosmetic procedure. Facial fillers are also growing in popularity among men – especially with the addition of new facial fillers – such as new Juvéderm Volux – that are tailored to a man’s needs. Volux, for example, is specifically formulated to add shape, volume and definition to the chin jawline – making very popular among our male patients. And, Kybella injections can banish a man’s double chin non-surgically, and without downtime.

Plastic Surgery Works When Nothing Else Does

Many men try to enhance their bodies – and reduce problem areas – by working out, and dieting or eating healthy. But in many cases, nothing works because fat placement on the body is often the result of genetics, aging and/or hormone decline.

But cosmetic surgery such as liposuction, a tummy tuck or male breast reduction, can permanently remove stubborn fat that nature has cruelly placed in unwanted areas. These men’s plastic surgery procedures can get rid of fat almost anywhere on the body – including hereditary or hormonal fat that does not respond to diet or exercise.

We have also helped hundreds of men lose unwanted fat and get the slim toned body they want with non-invasive CoolSculpting. This revolutionary, non-surgical procedure can reduce fat by up to 24% – with no exercise, no dieting, and no downtime.

Men’s Plastic Surgery | Troy, MI Area

The stigma surrounding male plastic surgery has finally been removed, and men from all walks of life are turning to cosmetic surgery to get the face and body that makes them feel youthful, confident, and attractive.

Dr. Ali offers a discreet and confidential consultation in our state-of-the-art Birmingham, MI medical office for men interested in discussing the latest and most advanced cosmetic treatments, anti-aging procedures, and plastic surgeries. He has helped thousands of men look younger, thinner and more attractive. Call the number below today and schedule a time to discuss the enhancements that may be right for you.

Men’s Plastic Surgery | Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200

Does Facial Plastic Surgery Really Make People More Attractive or Likeable?

Does Facial Plastic Surgery Make People More Attractive or Likeable?

A recent study and article published by Georgetown University Medical Center revealed that facial plastic surgery may be able to offer a lot more than simply making the patient appear younger. That study revealed that facial plastic surgery can also improve how other people perceive someone.

This groundbreaking study was the first study of its kind to examine how facial plastic surgery affects people’s perception of an individual. The study concluded that women who underwent a variety of facial plastic surgery procedures were perceived as having better social skills, and were deemed more likeable, attractive and feminine by those with whom they interacted. To a lesser extent, facial plastic surgery procedures also appeared to make the patient seem more trustworthy, as well.

Why Study Facial Plastic Surgery Effects

The study – published in Journal of American Medicine Facial Plastic Surgery – was not intended to be lighthearted or superficial. On the contrary, it was a thorough and scientific examination of the importance of facial appearance. At the heart of the study, the researches indicated that how a person’s appearance is judged is actually rooted in evolution – referencing studies suggesting that judging a person based on their physical appearance was once a matter of individual and species survival.

In other words, humans’ “animal instincts” tells tell them avoid people who are dangerous – and certain personality traits are associated with an individual’s neutral expressions, based on that observer’s past experiences.

So, the study set out to evaluate how personality perception varied after a patient underwent various types of facial plastic surgery, including: face lift, upper and lower eye lifts, brow lift, neck lift and/or chin implant.

Facial Plastic Surgery Study Results

The study involved “before and after” photographs of thirty Caucasian women – whose pictures were examined by 170 people. The study participants were asked to rate their perception of each woman’s attractiveness, femininity, and personality traits (extroversion, likeability, social skills, risk-seeking behavior, aggressiveness and trustworthiness). However, none of the reviewers were shown both the pre-surgery and post-surgery pictures of the same woman.  And, none of the study respondents knew whether plastic surgery had or had not been performed on the women.

The study showed a marked post-surgery improvement in how the women were perceived in four traits: social skills, likeability, attractiveness and femininity.  Patients who had a facelift and lower eye lift experienced the most favorable improvements in perception after surgery.

This supports the results of earlier psychological studies that have shown that appearance of the eyes are highly predictive of how attractive and how trustworthy a person is perceived to be. So it comes as no surprise that patients who had a lower eyelift were considered significantly more attractive and feminine, as well as having an increased trustworthiness score.

The study also looked at whether there were any identifiable less favorable responses, post plastic surgery. While there was not a statistically significant negative response found across the board, a small minority of patients were assessed as appearing more aggressive or a greater “risk-taker” after surgery. Obviously, these traits can be perceived as both good or bad depending upon the context.

Facial Plastic Surgery – Oakland County

Since this study was both small, and included only white female participants, its application to other genders and races can’t be determined. But, the results are important in that they support previous research indicating that facial plastic surgery has many benefits. Facial plastic surgery appears to not only increase the patient’s satisfaction with their looks, but also improve how they are perceived by members of society at large.

While beauty does “come from within” it would be dishonest to suggest that people are not judged by their appearance. Especially the appearance of the eyes and face. Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali firmly believes that facial plastic surgery should always be done to make YOU happier and more satisfied with your appearance – and not for the sake of others – to engender self-confidence and self-love. 

But in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon facial plastic surgery can have the added benefits of improving how you are perceived by society at larger, as well! If you would like to explore the possibility of facial plastic surgery, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Oakland County today.

Plastic Surgery Consultation – Oakland County: 248-335-7200

Why Younger People Are Getting Plastic Surgery

Why Younger People Are Getting Plastic Surgery – 

According to a recent clinical study, the past two years have seen the average age of those seeking facial plastic surgery dropped from 39 to 37 among female patients, and from 45 to 43 among male plastic surgery patients. Additionally, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that in 2016, people between the ages of 13 and 19 underwent a total of 66,347 plastic surgery procedures. This number marks an increase in this demographic of an impressive 3%.

In this article, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains why more and more younger patients area are visiting AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area to reach their personal aesthetic goals.

Social Media & Plastic Surgery

Like many other recent trends in the field of aesthetic procedures, the increasing number of younger plastic surgery patients is believed to be largely caused by social media. Social media allows for laser-like focus on both one’s own perceived shortcomings, as well as the allegedly “perfect” attributes of others.  This has resulted in many millennials to turning to plastic surgery as a means of “correcting” what they have been made to feel are flaws in their appearance.

Looking good on social networking sites like Instagram and Snapchat have proven to be major motivators for young people to get plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty plastic surgery, for example, has seen an increased number of younger patients thanks to the increased awareness that taking selfies brings to one’s nose. When observing oneself from an angle other that head-on (such as when looking in a mirror), one can become more aware of how they appear in photographs, which remains a key reason why more young people than ever are turning to plastic surgery.

Job Market & Plastic Surgery

While being judged on one’s looks is an unfortunate part of life with which most women are all too familiar, in the modern era, more and more men are finding themselves subject to that same unfair standard of attractiveness. With men and women alike facing greater pressure than ever to conform to standards of attractiveness, it is no wonder that more and more young people have begun to turn to plastic surgery for answers.

In an article published by The Smithsonian, it was reported that men considered “handsome” earn an average of 13% during their career than an allegedly less-attractive man with the same position. The article went on to report that one’s perceived attractiveness plays a role in whether or not they will be hired for a job, with people said to be more attractive simply having better luck on the job market. For this reason, many younger men have felt as though enhancing their appearance through plastic surgery is a shrewd investment for their career.

Plastic Surgery is More Attainable

There has never been a safer time to be a plastic surgery patient, with incredible advancements in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery making cosmetic procedures easier to perform than ever. Modern plastic surgery patients are also able to enjoy shorter periods of recovery, as well as plastic surgery procedures that are infinitely less painful than they were as recently as a decade ago. Many plastic surgery procedures are now even performed on an outpatient basis, making the long hospital stays that used to accompany the procedures seem like ancient history. Many plastic surgery patients are able to return home and resume their normal daily routine as soon as their procedure is over.

Additionally, plastic surgery costs have come down thanks to shorter hospital stays, as well as the need for less invasive surgery, and the use of local rather than general anesthetics in some procedures. And a variety of financing options are also available. With plastic surgery being safer, less expensive and having minimal downtime, it is now more accessible to a younger market.

How Young is Too Young for Plastic Surgery?

While it is impossible to pick one single age at which everyone is finally “old enough” for plastic surgery, the conventional wisdom on the matter is that plastic surgery should not be performed until a person’s face and body are no longer growing and developing. Young people considering plastic surgery should keep in mind that, generally, this occurs around the age of 16 for girls and 18 for boys.

Troy, MI area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali advises parents to refrain from signing off on their child undergoing plastic surgery until they are confident their child is emotionally ready, and fully understands the seriousness and complexity plastic surgery entails. There are no laws in the United States that prevent teenagers from undergoing plastic surgery. However, teens under the age of 18 may not undergo plastic surgery without consent from their parents.

That said, in some cases after careful examination a qualified plastic surgeon may come to the conclusion with a teen and his or her parents that plastic surgery is not only safe, but also beneficial. For example, there may be strong psychological benefits to performing rhinoplasty or gynecomastia (male breast) reduction on a teen who is being teased or bullied about their appearance.

Plastic Surgery – Troy, MI Area

While beauty does “come from within” people should feel free to do what they want to their own bodies, to engender self-confidence and self-love. And, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon -provided one is sufficiently educated on the procedure they have selected- plastic surgery can be an excellent way to improve self-acceptance and self-confidence.

Dr. Ali takes his patients physical and emotional wellbeing very seriously, no matter what their age. He will help each and every patient decide if plastic surgery is the right step for them. If you live in the greater Detroit or Troy, Mi area, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic surgery to see if plastic surgery is right for you.

Plastic Surgery Consultation – Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200