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Make 2016 Your Most Confident Yet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What Plastic Surgery Procedures Can Be Combined?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What Breast Implant Size is The Right Size for Me?

In my practice this is one of the most commonly asked questions by women seeking breast enhancement. Choosing the right implant size will result in a longer lasting, esthetically pleasing result and a happy patient. In my opinion any size could be the right size as long as certain rules and guidelines are followed.

The successful outcome is based on a number of factors. The most important being the chest width. Implants are available in different sizes and shapes. For any given chest size, patients have three options to choose from. For women requiring larger cup size, high profile implants are suitable. For moderate enlargement, medium profile implants are available, whereas low profile implants are well suited for subtle breast enhancement. So the final selection depends upon the patient’s desire, existing breast volume and the skin condition.

Some of the other important factors include height and weight of the patient. In general, women who are taller and heavier can tolerate larger volume breast implants. Another important factor is the hip width. Slightly wider implants are desirable in women with wider hips to achieve a balanced result. Make sure you discuss all these factors with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.