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Detroit Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ali, Discusses the Increasing Popularity of Labiaplasty

Detroit, MI – From a young age, women are told that they should love every bit of themselves, including their most intimate of parts. Yet many women feel self-conscious about the appearance of their vaginas, or more specifically their labia. Labiaplasty, which reduces the appearance of the labia minora while rejuvenating the area, has increased by 39% in the last year alone according to the ASPS. That represents about 12,000 labiaplasty procedures since 2015.

Detroit-based plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Azhar Ali, has seen a strong upsurge in women requesting the labiaplasty procedure, especially those considering “mommy makeovers.”

“As plastic and cosmetic surgery becomes more mainstream and accepted, many women feel more comfortable discussing all areas of their body where they may not feel as confident. We used to see patients every seven or ten years for major procedures. Lately, however, I see some of my patients on an ongoing basis as they seek to rejuvenate various areas of their body, and Labiaplasty is a procedure that is being opted for in record numbers.”

What Does Labiaplasty Consist Of?

Labiaplasty (labial reduction) is a cosmetic surgery procedure for women who are unhappy with the size of their labia minora (inner lips). Women with larger labia minora frequently experience irritation, discomfort during exercise and personal hygiene problems. Some women even experience problems with sexual intercourse.

Even if a woman doesn’t experience any of the above problems, her oversized labia can still become a source of embarrassment when faced with the prospect of introducing her parts to a new sexual partner. Then there comes with the embarrassment of having the labia show when wearing snug shorts or swimsuits.

What Causes Enlarged Labia?

For many women, enlarged labia occurs at birth as a result of genetics. For others, the labia grows as the woman gets older. Childbirth can be another factor that contributes to prominent labia.

Whatever the reasons, labiaplasty can allow women to feel good about their intimate parts once more. The procedure makes the labia minora appear flush or even with the labia majora so that they’re more hidden. The woman can wear what she wants, exercise with complete abandon and feel good that she looks her best when becoming intimate between the sheets.

Important Factors to Consider

According to Dr. Ali, women who come to see him for labiaplasty wonder if they are allowed to choose the size of their labia. In cases like these, Dr. Ali states that proper education is extremely important.

During the initial consultation, I do my best to educate the patient about the procedure and the various options available. For labiaplasty, it is important to recognize not only the appearance of the labia but also the function. The labia protects the vaginal orifice when the thighs are spread, so it is important not to go too small when choosing the proper resizing of the labia minora,” Dr. Ali said.

Healing and Downtime

Depending upon the patient’s comfort level the surgery could be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Labiaplasty requires minimal downtime, with most patients returning to their daily routines within a week. Still, Dr. Ali recommends that women exercise caution when returning to their normal, busy lives. Strenuous activity and sexual intercourse should be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

While healing, the woman will be required to wear a pad similar to one worn during menstruation and some bed rest may be required. There may also be some bleeding and bruising, but those symptoms typically only last a few days.

“Labiaplasty and mommy makeovers, which seeks to restore women’s pre-pregnancy bodies, are becoming increasingly popular as women continue to feel more empowered and realize that they don’t have to live with any parts of themselves they may dislike,” Dr. Ali said.

He added, “For women who feel less-than-confident about their lady parts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali today and let’s discuss options. It may only take one cosmetic procedure, or several as part of a mommy makeover package, to help a woman look and feel her best.”

To learn more about labiaplasty, a rapidly-growing field of cosmetic surgery, call or email Dr. Ali to schedule an appointment.

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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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