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

Get the Breasts You Love with Breast Surgery!

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

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

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

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

1. Breast Enhancement Surgery

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

2. Breast Lift Surgery

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

3. Breast Reconstruction Surgery

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

4. Breast Reduction Surgery

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

5. Nipple Correction Surgery

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

Best Detroit Breast Surgery

Women who choose to get breast surgery – including breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgerybreast reduction surgery or breast reconstruction surgery – universally report that their new breasts help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and give them a greater feeling of well-being.

Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast surgery consultation to help you learn about your options, and decide if breast surgery is right for you.

Detroit Area Breast Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200


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

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

Why Breast Surgery?

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

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

What is a Breast Lift?

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

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

What is a Breast Reduction?

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

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

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

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

Other Breast Surgery Differences

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

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

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

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

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10 Factors That Ensure You’ll Be Happy With Your Plastic Surgery Results

Bloomfield Hills, MI – So you’ve decided it’s time: you’re going to have plastic surgery. Be it for reconstruction, augmentation, or a confidence boost, you want to make sure the procedure is done perfectly. But how do you know you’ll be happy with the results?

Dr. Ali of Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, explains, “When you’re searching for the right surgeon for you, it can be overwhelming. Luckily, you as the patient ultimately have the final say in who helps you attain your desired results. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and make sure you have each one answered to your full satisfaction.”

Part of Dr. Ali’s professional philosophy is dedicated to patients’ education. “I want to be sure that each patient understands exactly what his or her procedure entails. I approach each case as a unique set of circumstances, and always strive for the best possible outcome.” In addition to Dr. Ali’s advice, read on to find a few more points to help you enjoy the best experience possible.

How to Ensure You’ll Be Happy with Your Plastic Surgery Results

  1. Board Certification. First and foremost, make sure your doctor is board-certified; not all plastic surgeons are. Board-certified surgeons complete rigorous training and participate in ongoing education. If you really want to do your homework, you can even verify your doctor’s certification.
  2. Experience. Be sure your doctor has his or her own before and after photos. Ask for testimonials from former patients. Is the surgeon an expert in the procedure(s) you’re having done?
  3. Records and reviews. With the marvels of the internet, you can now read reviews of your doctor, find the office’s hours and location, and look for any records filed by state medical boards.
  4. Anesthesia, if applicable. If your procedure requires anesthesia, where will it be performed? Who will administer the anesthesia? Make sure the anesthesiologists are board-certified, and that you will be in a facility with proper monitoring devices and emergency equipment.
  5. Hospital admitting privileges. Should you need to go to a hospital for your plastic surgery, make sure your surgeon is able to admit you into an accredited hospital. You can always call the hospital to check if you’re unsure. Otherwise, be sure that your doctor’s in-office operating suite is accredited properly. You can check the American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) for more details.
  6. Information. Be certain your surgeon completely answers all questions. You might ask questions proposed by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Examples include: “What did your training for this procedure entail?” or “How many times have you performed this surgery?”
  7. Customer service. Bedside manner matters, and so does your experience with every member of the surgeon’s office. Make sure you’re treated respectfully and professionally. You should feel comfortable with the surgeon, and trust is essential.
  8. Know the difference. Cosmetic surgery is a branch of plastic surgery, so knowing what kind of procedure you want can help you decide what kind of surgeon you want. Plastic surgery focuses on fixing defects to restore or enhance function and appearance. Examples are breast reconstruction, cleft palate repair, and scar revision surgery. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, aims solely to enhance overall appearance (and not function). Examples include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and Botox injections.
  9. Cost. Is your procedure all-inclusive, taxes and all? Does it include post-op care? What is the cost for additional surgeries, if needed? The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery’s pricing calculator can help you understand what prices to expect.
  10. Expectations. What are you expecting from your plastic surgery procedure? Dr. Ali ensures that all patients have realistic expectations by discussing all possibilities during the initial consultation. While the acclaimed surgeon does do his best to manage expectations, he still strives to provide all his patients with true life changing results.

To learn more about all the plastic surgery options available and to ensure you have the best experience possible, contact Dr. Ali today to schedule an appointment.

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How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon

Bloomfield Hills, MI– Choosing a plastic surgeon is a decision that will affect you for years to come, perhaps even for your entire life. A successful procedure will not only make you look better, but it will also give you greater confidence and boost your quality of life. If you instead make the mistake of choosing an inexperienced or unethical surgeon, you are at risk of having poor results, additional costs, or – worse of all – serious injury.

Most patients believe that as long as their plastic surgeon is certified by the state medical boards, they are a safe choice. It is important to realize the government does not require a plastic surgeon to be specifically trained and certified in every procedure he or she offers. This problem is even more common in cosmetic surgery since many general surgeons begin offering additional cosmetic procedures in hopes of generated more profit.
Things to ask and look for:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery?
  • How much experience do you have performing my specific procedure?
  • What training did you undergo as it relates to the procedure I am interested in?
  • Or you could ask the doctor to perform the operation in a hospital, as hospitals don’t allow unqualified surgeons to perform surgery.

Experience In the Your Desired Procedure

It’s best to choose a surgeon who is specialized and board certified in plastic surgery, but it’s also important to realize that plastic surgeons can have also have subspecialties within any given field. Not all procedures are created equal. Each type of procedure requires a different skill set. For example, operating on a breast (which is mostly made up of soft and glandular tissue) is quite different than operating on an area with bone or cartilage.

To find the right doctor, you need to choose a board certified plastic surgeon. Second, be sure the surgeon has plenty of experience in the specific procedure you plan to have.

Other things to look for:

Once you’ve narrowed down your list, be sure to compare each doctor’s results. Look through the surgeons’ before and after photos for patients with features resembling your own. For example, if you want a facial procedure, look for patients with similar facial characteristics as your own. Do their results reflect what you want to look like following your procedure? Think hard about whether the pictured results appeal to you personally. If they don’t, look somewhere else for the ideal plastic surgeon.

Comfort and Care

Undergoing plastic surgery is an extremely personal matter. You should feel completely comfortable with your surgeon and his or her team.

You should also judge the level of care you receive. Are you being served and treated well? Is the staff helpful and friendly? Do you feel that you are completely prepared and informed of the risks and realities of surgery and recovery? Are your questions and concerns always promptly and respectfully addressed?

It’s a big decision to have plastic surgery. Do your homework, and you’re sure to find the perfect plastic surgeon for you.

If you are looking for the ideal plastic surgeon, look no further than Hour-Detroit magazine’s Top Doc 2016 winner Dr. M. Azhar Ali. Call or visit Amae Plastic Surgery Center today to book your consultation.

© 2017 Millionairium and Dr. Ali. Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Dr. Ali are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this document is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.