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How to Preserve Your Plastic Surgery As You Age

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Plastic surgery is a rapidly growing field; there are millions of procedures performed annually in the U.S. alone. But as most techniques have been established just in the past 50 years, effects down the line may still be uncertain for many who’ve gone under the knife.

How can you best maintain the work you’ve had done? Detroit-area plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali gives his take. “First things first: You should really do your homework when choosing a surgeon. Is he or she board-certified? Experienced? Easily accessible? Patient when answering your questions? What follow-up work, if any, will you need? What is the long-term outlook for your procedure?” Assuming you’ve already had surgery, read on to see what you can do and expect in the years to come.

Talk with Your Doctor

Depending on what you’ve had done, be sure you know how long the results are expected to last. Dr. Ali explains, “Gravity and time always take their tolls on everyone. Be sure you have a long-term care plan to determine what steps you want to take when inevitable changes happen. Ask your surgeon what to expect, and how to best deal with the aftermath of your procedure. For example, facelifts can easily be augmented later on with fillers.”

Results Vary by Type

Just as each patient is unique, so is each plastic surgery procedure. Breast implants typically last 10-20 years, depending on the materials used and the specific location of the insertions. A properly done rhinoplasty (nose job) should last a lifetime, though the skin on the nose still needs to be taken care of. After a facelift, touch-ups are common after about 7-10 years. Your outcome will depend on a variety of factors, including age, overall health, and the type of procedures done.

Care for Yourself Properly

Whether you’ve had breast augmentation, a facelift, liposuction, or other work, it’s crucial to take care of yourself after surgery. “Though it sounds cliché, it really is important to eat well, drink lots of water, and exercise when you’ve recovered from your procedure,” advises Dr. Ali.

Many people assume liposuction is a permanent fix, but it requires maintenance. “After liposuction of the abdomen or thighs, it’s not uncommon for patients to gain weight elsewhere, like the arms or back,” Dr. Ali notes. “It’s best to consult with your surgeon about post-care plans, in order to keep your new self in the best shape possible. Good skin care and weight regulation go a long way in post-surgery preservation.” Keeping your weight stable after fat-reducing surgeries can prevent further stretching and sagging; it will allow your skin to stay elastic and healthy for a long time to come.

Smoking has a detrimental effect on the body, and can even cancel some of the benefits of cosmetic surgery. For smokers, the skin won’t heal as well, and cells will have difficulty repairing themselves in the presence of nicotine. Quitting smoking can dramatically increase the positive results of any procedure.

Your amount of exposure to the sun is another way to change the outcome of your surgery—for better or worse. Using sunscreen and covering exposed areas with clothing can keep your skin in great shape for years to come. You’ll help to avoid extra marks, burns and other abnormalities by limiting your time in the sun.

Adequate sleep is also key. “People sometimes underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep,” says Dr. Ali, “but it is critical to recovery. By resting and sleeping well, you’re absolutely helping your body heal and restore itself. Basically, just make sure you take care of yourself as much as possible.”

To find out more about the long-term effects of plastic surgery, or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Ali at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Detroit, Michigan today!

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Micro needling MI

How to Radically Rejuvenate Your Skin

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Long gone are the days when the only options for better skin were vast amounts of makeup or painful, time-consuming procedures. While a healthy lifestyle goes a long way, sometimes it’s just not enough to keep skin youthful, even, and smooth. Luckily, there are more options now than ever before for getting –and maintaining– perfection.

“We have so many ways to help people have the appearance they’ve always dreamed of,” says top Michigan surgeon, Dr. Ali. The board-certified doctor, with more than 6,000 plastic surgeries to his credit, continues, “Contrary to popular belief, facial treatments don’t have to be painful or expensive, and they may take less time than most people think. For some procedures, patients can come in during the morning and return to work after lunch.” Below are some of the newest offerings from Dr. Ali’s Amae Plastic Surgery Center.

Non-ablative Laser Facial Treatments

This popular procedure is ideal for treating age spots, scars, wrinkles, and sun-damaged skin. As it doesn’t damage the skin’s surface, healing is relatively fast. Also called fractional resurfacing, non-ablative treatments can give the skin a more even tone with a very minimal amount of pain. What’s better, this type of procedure can have pronounced results for even those under 50 with non-sagging skin.

Photo Facials

Depending on the patient’s goals, photo facials are used for everything from reducing brown spots, acne, spider veins, and redness, to boosting the body’s production of collagen. “There are several different versions of this treatment, so it’s important to talk with your doctor to best match your needs,” advises Dr. Ali. The two main types of photo facials utilize light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or intense pulsed light (IPL). “Since these treatments have different modalities and outcomes, I carefully consult with each patient to decide which will yield the best results possible.”

While prices can vary on photo facials, it’s still a fairly inexpensive way to revitalize skin.

Micro Needling

Micro needling is a fast, simple and nearly painless procedure that doesn’t use chemicals or abrasives. Instead, it uses a series of tiny needles that stimulate the body’s production of collagen and skin repair mechanisms. “What’s great about micro needling,” notes Dr. Ali, “is that it can be done easily and on any area of the body. You can return to work immediately following treatment, and the outcome is fantastic.” Drastic improvements are noticeable within a few weeks, though multiple visits are usually recommended for optimal benefits.

Micro needling can treat fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, stretch marks, scars, aging hands, and loosening skin. It can also be effective as a way to fill in acne scars and improve overall skin tone.

The cost of this procedure can vary, so a conversation with a doctor is crucial. “The treatment can include a numbing agent or not, growth factor serum or not, aftercare or not, so I’m happy to discuss options with each patient,” says Dr. Ali, noting that such customization is key to attaining lasting results.

Using a Combination of Cosmetic Surgery Treatments

“When trying to achieve your ideal skin, it’s often best to use a combination of treatments,” notes Dr. Ali. “Using multiple methods can get you the desired results in a timely and sustainable manner.” Since many of these procedures may require several repetitions, it’s important to keep in mind your ultimate goals.

“Of course,” Dr. Ali adds, “taking care of yourself is also paramount. A good diet, regular exercise, good sleep, and at-home skincare all contribute to having a healthy life. However, there are now other ways we can improve upon your physique, so why not take advantage of that as well?”

Dr. Ali is happy to consult with patients to develop a detailed care plan perfectly suited to their desires.

To find out more about the various options available, and to get a detailed consultation, contact Dr. Ali at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Blomfield Hills, Michigan today to schedule an appointment.

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Looking Younger With a Facelift vs. Liquid Facelift, What’s the Difference?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – When the goal is to look years younger, a facelift is the way to go. What facelift, then, should one choose?

It’s not common knowledge that there are two types of facelifts. There’s the traditional facelift, and then there’s the less known liquid facelift. What’s the difference?

Top Michigan plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali explains the advantages and disadvantages of these two image-enhancing treatments.

Liquid Facelift

The liquid facelift isn’t much of a lift at all. It’s a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the use of transdermal fillers.

Dr. Ali performs liquid facelifts in his Bloomfield Hills, Detroit office, and says that many patients remain unaware that liquid facelifts, while they are able to turn back time on the face, aren’t permanent.

Liquid facelifts make use of injectable fillers that are comprised of biocompatible materials. The fillers provide volume to areas of the face that have become sunken and misshapen due to age. The fillers smooth wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance.

According to Dr. Ali, the dermal fillers will eventually become absorbed by the body, prompting the patient to undergo a follow-up procedure to lengthen the effects.

Dr. Ali points to a myriad of benefits to liquid facelifts, however. In addition to giving the patient a more youthful appearance, there is little to no discomfort and almost no downtime.

The cost of a liquid facelift is also very affordable. Though the cost of the procedure is one area Dr. Ali hopes that patients will analyze carefully before making a decision to undergo this life-enhancing procedure.

“Any doctor can take a weekend course and call themselves a cosmetic surgeon,” says Dr. Ali. The Hour-Detroit magazine’s top doc 2016 award winner says that many patients may turn to subpar cosmetic surgeons in an effort to save money, but patient beware.

Dr. Ali says that only a plastic surgeon who has undergone years of intensive study after medical school can perform liquid facelifts, in addition to traditional facelifts, with the care and precision patients expect.

Dr. Ali says that cost should never be a factor when it comes to one’s appearance. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. Dr. Ali advises patients to research the procedure and doctor heavily before signing up for liquid facelifts or any other cosmetic procedure.

Traditional Facelift

The traditional facelift is a surgical treatment that involves the drawing back and tightening of the face. This also smooths out wrinkles and can do away with sagging cheeks (jowls). Unlike liquid facelifts, however, the effects are permanent and more natural-looking when done well.

Dr. Ali has performed dozens of facelifts in his years at Amae Plastic Surgery Center and says that while the cost may be higher, and there may be some downtime following the procedure, patients are typically happier with the long-lasting effects of a facelift when compared to the temporary effects of a liquid facelift.

Both the liquid facelift and facelift can erase the years and give an ample boost to your self-esteem. Dr. Ali says that if budget is a concern, a liquid facelift is a perfectly viable alternative to the traditional facelift. However, only the facelift can provide the longevity and youthfulness that is sought out by most plastic surgery patients.

To learn more about the facelift or liquid facelift, visit the website of Amae Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, also serving Clarkston and Richmond Hills, Detroit

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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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Detroit Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali Makes Hour Detroit Magazine’s 2016 List of Top Docs

Detroit, MI– Detroit plastic surgeon Dr. M Azhar Ali was recently named one of the year’s Top Docs by Hour Detroit magazine.

The prestigious award will be displayed in the October 2016 issue of Hour Detroit, which seeks to keep tabs on all that is new and interesting in Detroit and the surrounding areas and can be viewed online by visiting

The magazine’s Top Docs list is a product of peer-reviewed surveys of around 18,000 physicians in the greater Detroit area. Thousands of votes were cast to honor excellence in 89 different medical specialties.

Dr. Ali operates AMAE Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills and is already labeled #1 Doctor by a long list of satisfied patients. The doctor enjoys a 99% approval rating, making him one of the top Plastic Surgeons not only in Bloomfield Hills but also Rochester Hills, Troy, Farmington Hills and Clarkson.

The highly experienced plastic surgeon specializes in procedures for the Breast, Body and Face and even offers a Mommy Makeover package for women looking to restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. The doctor also provides skin and body procedures like Rejuvapen, Permanent Makeup, and Microdermabrasion.

With board certification, a plastic surgery residency and his recent charity work, it’s easy to see why his peers voted him one of Hour Detroit’s Top Docs, adding to the list of Dr. Ali’s many accolades.

To learn more about Dr. Ali or AMAE Plastic Surgery Center in Bloomfield Hills, visit

About Us: Dr. M Azhar Ali is a compassionate plastic surgeon specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With over 11 years of training beyond medical school and thousands of procedures under his lab coat, it’s easy to see why Dr. Ali is rated #1 by his patients and Top Doc by Hour Detroit magazine.

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