male liposuction

Men, Get Ready for the Beach with Liposuction

Bloomfield Hills, MI – With summer in full swing, you’ve likely been inundated with images of scantily-clad models smiling amidst tropical backgrounds. You may think to yourself, I’d gladly pose in my bathing suit if only I could lose those pesky extra pounds.

If, despite trying to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, you find you still have the problem of accumulating fat, liposuction may be an option for you!

 While it’s clear that females get lots of cosmetic procedures done, men aren’t always so keen to try it. After all, any Google image search for “plastic surgery” will likely be catered to women. However, men are getting cosmetic surgery at a growing rate, and that trend is only predicted to continue.

“Every year, we’re seeing more and more men opt for procedures like liposuction,” says Detroit-area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. “Many men find they can achieve the more sculpted, athletic physique they’ve always wanted. It’s great that liposuction gives us that possibility.”

Even though females get the procedure at nearly seven times the rate of men, liposuction remains the number one plastic surgery for both genders. Men tend to accumulate fat around their abdominal area, chest, hips, neck, and chin. Liposuction offers a great option if you’re looking to rid yourself of those few stubborn pounds that just won’t leave.

What Does Liposuction Entail?

 Dr. Ali explains, “The beauty of liposuction is that you can directly target the areas of your body where you’d like to lose fat tissue. With this method, we can make sure your problematic areas are rid of this nuisance once and for all.”

The procedure itself is usually done under general anesthesia, though smaller areas might only require intravenous (IV) sedation. Local anesthetic is usually applied to the targeted spots as well, to prevent blood loss during liposuction. A suctioning machine then uses small tubes called cannulas to literally suck the fat from your body.

Variations on this theme include power-assisted liposuction (PAL) and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). PAL utilizes an electric motor that physically breaks up fat, and UAL uses ultrasound energy to melt the fat. Thus, both of these techniques make the fat removal process easier on patient and surgeon alike.

Are There Other Options?

If you find that diet and exercise alone aren’t enough, liposuction (as described above) may be a good choice for you. However, if you don’t want to commit to such a dramatic procedure, there is a newer alternative available.

“Another wonderful technology available today is called CoolSculpting,” says Dr. Ali. “Unlike other options, CoolSculpting freezes fat cells and lets the body eliminate them naturally.”

CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive procedure and doesn’t require any surgery. The downtime may be less than liposuction, yet the results will be similar: a dramatic reduction of fat that will be noticeable and permanent.

Who Should Get These Procedures?

Liposuction and CoolSculpting aren’t for everyone. If you’re already near your ideal weight, but just can’t lose those last few pounds, these procedures are ideal for you. However, they’re not meant to treat obesity, nor should they be seen as a drastic weight loss option.

As with any other procedure, it’s essential that you contact a professional and find out what your choices are.

“With technology improving all the time,” says Dr. Ali, “you might be surprised at all the options available to you!” Time has allowed cosmetic procedures to become remarkably refined, giving you the best chance ever to have your ideal figure.

If you’re interested in learning more about ways to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of, schedule a consultation with award-winning, board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

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Mommy Makeover plastic surgery

Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Procedures Giving Women a New Lease on Life

Bloomfield Hills, MI – When pregnancy and age have ravaged a woman’s body, she has two choices: She can lament the fact that her pre-baby figure is long gone every time she looks in the mirror, or she can opt for a Mommy Makeover procedure from a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.

A Mommy Makeover is actually a combination of surgical procedures that address the woman’s breasts, midsection and other problem areas. Also referred to as postpartum body contouring, a Mommy Makeover combines the tummy tuck, breast lift, and other procedures to enhance a woman’s appearance.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 62% of mothers seek out plastic surgery at some point following childbirth in order to regain her pre-baby figure. This figure shows that women today are more concerned with looking good than ever before.

Top Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali regularly performs Mommy Makeover treatments at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Michigan, also serving Clarkston, Richmond Hills and Rochester Hills.

The Hour-Detroit top doc 2016 award winner said, “Childbirth can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. To make matters worse, many times her metabolism will slow to a crawl, making diet and exercise almost useless in the fight against weight gain.”

Dr. Ali offers women a chance to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies with a bundle of procedures at a discount known as the Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Ali stresses that while the term “Mommy Makeover” may be a fairly recent phenomenon, the procedures involved have a long history and a successful track record.

A typical makeover might involve a tummy tuck and a breast procedure, such as a breast augmentation or enlargement, lift, or reduction. The treatment may also include liposuction of the legs, arms and midsection.

How does a woman know if she is a good candidate for surgery?

If pregnancy has negatively affected the size and/or shape of a woman’s breasts, if she dislikes the appearance of her sagging tummy or stretch marks, and if she has pockets of fat on her waist, arms, thighs or abdomen, she may be an excellent candidate for a Mommy Makeover procedure.

Women who have undergone Mommy Makeover procedures enjoy a more youthful bust and flatter tummy, not to mention clothes (and swimsuits) tend to fit better. Most importantly, the procedure can give the woman a significant boost in self-esteem, not to mention add to her quality of life.

All Mommy Makeover procedures begin with an initial consultation. During this hour-long meeting, Dr. Ali will ensure that the patient is of sound mind and judgement, and is realistic about all expectations.

“A Mommy Makeover can help a woman feel good about her body again,” Dr. Ali said. “The best part is that all of the procedures can be performed at the same time, saving mothers time and money while improving every area of her life.”

To learn more about the Mommy Makeover procedure or to schedule a consultation with esteemed Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, contact Amae Plastic Surgery Center today.

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Liposuction Surgery

Your Liposuction Questions Answered

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Thinking about liposuction, but you want to learn more about it first? You’ve come to the right place.

Here are the answers to your most important liposuction questions from one of Michigan’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. M. Azhar Ali.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, improves the contours of your body by removing excess fat deposits that exist between your skin and the muscle underneath. Oftentimes this is fat that has become resistant to diet and exercise.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

In most cases, patients opt to have liposuction on their abdomen, hips, thighs (anterior, outer and inner), breasts, buttocks, arms, knees, and neck.

Is Liposuction Only for Women?

Certainly not. Men make up about 15-25% of all liposuction patients. When men opt to have the procedure, they usually target their abdomens, love handles (flanks), and breasts, but the chin and neck are also sometimes included.

How Many Office Visits Are Required?

If you are having a single area worked on, such as your arms, your plastic surgeon will attempt to complete the procedure in a single session.

However, your plastic surgeon will sometimes recommend that you come back for additional liposuction sections, particularly if you are having more than one area worked on at the same time. Your plastic surgeon will determine if more sessions are necessary by calculating your height and weight and by gauging your overall health.

What is the Recovery Like?

Immediately following surgery, your plastic surgeon will probably require you to wear an elastic compression garment. Think of it as a type of specially made girdle. You will wear this elastic piece to reduce any bleeding that may occur immediately following surgery, as well as to reduce any swelling.

If local anesthesia was used, you will be able to leave the facility about 30 minutes following the procedure. If your plastic surgeon used general anesthesia or IV sedation, you may need an hour or more to fully recover before you are discharged. You should be able to return to work within a couple days’ time.

Are the Results Permanent?

Any fat cells that your plastic surgeon removes during surgery will not grow back. That means that you will have a new body shape after you recover from the procedure.

There will still be fat cells present, and these may be susceptible to weight gain. Your plastic surgeon can provide you with tips to help you manage your weight, which can extend your positive results.

If you happen to gain weight following liposuction surgery, you will appear to be a larger version of your new body shape.

Will I Be Left with Loose Skin?

If your skin has good elasticity, you should be left with smooth and naturally looking skin following liposuction.

If you have excess skin following the procedure, you may want to opt for a tummy tuck instead of liposuction. Your plastic surgeon will determine which procedure you are a good candidate for following your initial consultation.

Are There Any Risks?

Liposuction is a very safe procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, infection, bleeding, and nerve injury can occur.

The only time liposuction may be risky if is you attempt to do too much liposuction in a single day. Or if you do not follow your plastic surgeon’s advice following surgery.

Listen to your plastic surgeon’s suggestions, in other words, and your procedure will have favorable results like they do for the majority of patients who opt for this procedure worldwide.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The fees you are required to pay may vary depending on how many areas you wish to treat. Treating one area, such as your abdomen, is less expensive than treating your abdomen, arms, and thighs.

If you have more questions about liposuction or you wish to get an accurate fee quote, contact Bloomfield Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ali today for a consultation.

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