Michigan’s Top Plastic Surgeon for Liposuction

Dr. M. Azhar Ali has been trusted by thousands of patients to rejuvenate their faces into a youthful, natural looking work of art

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in plastic surgery. It is equally effective among female and male patients for permanently removing unwanted body fat, and sculpting lean, sexy, perfect proportions.

Where our bodies deposit fat is largely due to heredity. This is why diet and exercise are often simply not enough to get rid of unwanted fat in stubborn areas. Women tend to develop fat deposits over the lower abdomen, hips and outer upper thighs (“saddle bags”), areas that are very difficult to eliminate with exercise. In men, leading areas of concern tend to be the abdomen, the chest and love handles, also referred to as the “spare tire.”

Fat is usually divided into two types, superficial and deep. Superficial fat is light in color and much more compact, whereas deep fat is yellowish in color, much looser in arrangement, and much more difficult to get rid of. Fortunately, liposuction targets and permanently removes deep fat deposits almost anywhere on the body, including the belly, hips, thighs, male breasts, upper arms, chin and more.


Generally, liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, but smaller areas may be addressed with intravenous sedation. There are various techniques used to perform liposuction. Dr. Ali uses a technique which involves infiltration of a solution containing local anesthetic into the tissues, which makes the procedure painless, and greatly reduces the amount of blood loss during the procedure.

Traditional liposuction is performed by using small cannulas attached a suctioning machine. These cannulas are introduced through small incisions which are placed in well concealed areas.


Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so patients almost always go home the same day. You will be very drowsy and will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. Most patients sleep or dose most of their first day home.

For about 24 hours there will also be some drainage from the surgical sight. This is very normal. Occasionally Dr. Ali may also use small drains to prevent fluid from building up around the incisions. (We will tell you exactly how to care for them.)

Patients are typically quite sore and likely still feeling residual effects of the anesthesia or pain medication for the next 2 days – so it’s not safe to drive, operate machinery, or go out alone for 48 hours. But walking for 10 minutes every 2 hours can help with the soreness a bit and is also important to prevent the development of blood clots (DVTs).

It’s important to enlist help around the house for the first few days, especially if you have young children to care for!

By the third day most patients are up to gentle daily activities like fixing meals or straightening up the house.


Tummy tuck surgery and less-invasive liposuctions can both help a man or woman get the flat, toned mid-section they want. But they are very different procedures, and each has pros and cons. Understanding these differences can help patients understand which is right for them.

Liposuction is a procedure for patients within 30% of their ideal weight who need help getting rid of pockets of stubborn fat. Candidates for this procedure tend to have healthy skin and muscle and expect skin to firm up following removal of fat.

However, a tummy tuck is the best procedure for individuals with excess fat and loose or excess skin in their midsection, and/or weak or stretched abdominal muscles.


Dr. Ali is a Board Certified plastic surgeon, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons


Dr. Ali has performed more than 7,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries over his 20+ year career


Dr. Ali Plastic Surgery & AMAE MedSpa
353 S. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 335-7200

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Meet Dr. M. Azhar Ali

Discover why patients across Michigan trust Dr. Ali to sculpt their faces

Dr. Ali is board certified in plastic surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He has performed more than 7,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

He has been awarded “Top Doc” by Hour Detroit Magazine 7 years in a row. He is also a “RealSelf” Top Doc, and has a perfect 5 star rating from his patients on Yelp!, Google and Facebook.

What sets the best plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali apart is extensive training and years of experience. Schedule a free consultation to discover why so many patients trust Dr. Ali to bring out their outer-beauty. Dr. Ali personalizes each rhinoplasty procedure to the individual patient. He will evaluate your other facial features and help you understand how changes to your nose could enhance or affect your overall appearance. He will then work with you to customize a rhinoplasty surgical plan that will best meet your appearance goals.

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Dr. Ali boasts a 4.6 star rating on Google, with over 100 reviews

5 stars is nothing compared to what Dr. Ali deserves! 100 stars if I could! It’s very hard to find a doctor these days that actually wants to listen to what you want and address all of your concerns. He makes you feel very safe and comfortable. I am extremely happy I had chosen him.

I love Dr. Ali and his staff! From the moment i walked in for my consultation I felt super welcomed and comforted! Throughout my whole process I felt like Dr. Ali really took his time with me and was very informative with all the questions I had! Im only 6 weeks post op and I’m already so happy and in love with the results of my procedure. 10/10 experience!!! I would highly recommend Dr. Ali 🙂

I cannot say enough about how amazing Dr. Ali and his entire staff are. My experience from start to finish was nothing short of amazing and my plastic surgery results are better than I could have hoped for. They put me at ease through the entire process and I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Ali to someone looking for a plastic surgeon. He does phenomenal work!

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