Bloomfield Hills, MI – Americans spend billions of dollars each year on diet fads and fitness trends, and yet according to the CDC almost 70% of Americans over 20 are still overweight. The reason is clear. Once the weight is gained, it’s not easy to lose, especially for women who have had children. No one knows this better than Hour-Detroit magazine’s 2016 Top Doc Dr. M. Azhar Ali.
The acclaimed plastic surgeon sees his fair share of patients who come into his Bloomfield Hills practice expecting to lose weight without spending all their hard earned money on diets and without having to sweat to the oldies.
We sat down with Dr. Ali to ask the question that’s on everyone’s mind: Is it possible to lose fat without diet and exercise?
Some Hard Work May Be Required
“Many people come to my practice expecting to lose weight without putting in the effort. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple,” says Dr. Ali. While some weight loss is achievable with plastic surgery, I still advise my patients to work hard to lose the weight before opting for surgery.”
Dr. Ali adds that a healthy body that is at a proper weight can recover more easily from surgery, and the patient is more likely to be satisfied with the results.
What about patients who are close to their ideal weight?
There exist a few procedures that can help patients look and feel their best, says Dr. Ali. He points to some of the more popular procedures he currently performs at Amae Plastic Surgery Center in suburban Detroit.
Liposuction for Stubborn Fat
“Liposuction I one of the most common procedures I currently perform,” states Dr. Ali. “Most of my patients are female, but I’m getting an increasing number of men who opt for the procedure as well.”
The procedure involves the removal of the excess fatty tissue that is difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Some patients opt to have fat removed from their abdomens, some from their hips and some from their upper thighs (also referred to as “saddle bags”). Men tend to be more concerned with their abdomens, chest and love handles (also referred to as a “spare tire”).
Liposuction can remove both the superficial and deep fat that can cause a person to look unshapely and feel unattractive.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
“Many men who come into my practice complain of having female-like breasts,” says Dr. Ali. “For these men, I recommend gynecomastia surgery.”
Gynecomastia refers to men who have excess breast and fat tissue in their chest area. In a culture where men are expected to take their shirts off at the pool or on the basketball court, having what are commonly referred to as “man boobs” can cause extreme bouts of embarrassment.
This surgery is performed with limited incisions and involves liposuction to remove the excess fat. The best part? There is almost no downtime.
Mommy Makeover for a Pre-Pregnancy Body
For women who wish to lose weight and get their trim bodies back after having children, Dr. Ali recommends the Mommy Makeover combination of procedures. This typically involves a breast lift and/or augmentation, liposuction and a tummy tuck.
“By getting all the procedures done at one time, patients can save money, reduce downtime and lose the weight they desire, all while looking and feeling their best,” says Dr. Ali.
CoolSculpting Freezes Away the Fat
One of the newest procedures Dr. Ali offers, CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved and non-surgical means to treat excess fat. The procedure involves a specialized machine that freezes and eliminates stubborn fat cells. While it can take some time to see drastic results, patients can lose pounds and inches without sweating excessively or turning to bland diet foods.
Dr. Ali urges all his patients to live a healthy lifestyle and to eat foods that provide adequate nutrition and healthy vitamins. Still, for those patients who have tried everything to lose weight, Dr. Ali has several procedures that can drop the pounds without all the effort.
To learn more about losing weight without diet and exercise, contact Dr. M. Azhar Ali at Amae Plastic Surgery in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
About Us: Plastic surgeon Dr. M. Azhar Ali has years of experience and offers a compassionate touch to all residents of Bloomfield Hills and the surrounding areas. From liposuction, cool sculpting, mommy makeovers and breast augmentations, Dr. Ali has the skills to make anyone – man or woman – look and feel their best.
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