This is The Dr. Ali Difference
These six factors set Dr. Ali apart as a preeminent facial plastic surgeon sought out by patients locally, nationally, and abroad.
1. An exact, complete, and nuanced approach to each age-related facial change.
Dr. Ali approaches the three most apparent age-related facial changes—sagging tissue, lost volume, and reduced skin quality–in a thoughtful, customized, and multimodality way. He lifts what has fallen, to restore your natural facial anatomy to what it was 10 or 15 years earlier. Lost volume is restored with the latest line of fillers that match most closely with the body's natural “filler.” Finally, he improves skin texture and quality using Halo hybrid fractional laser. These final touch improvements are the "icing on the cake," as described by Dr. Ali’s mentor, Dr. Grant Stevens.
2. Skin that isn't pulled or stretched, but is lifted and reset into its youthful place.
Dr. Ali does not “pull” the facial tissue, but rather lifts it. He lifts the fallen subdermal tissue and musculature, and then carefully lays the skin on top of it, removing excess skin for a tension-free closure that ensures a virtually imperceptible scar.
3. Curvilinear incisions that produce virtually imperceptible scars.
Dr. Ali follows the natural contours, curvature, and shadows of the ear to hide the incisions. If necessary, he carries the incision into the hairline rather than along it, where the scar would be more visible. Dr. Ali’s facelift patients can wear a ponytail or have their hair up without worrying someone might know that they had surgery. His fine incision scars are hidden in the hairline.
4. Narcotics not required: Less pain, faster recovery.
Dr. Ali doesn’t use narcotics in his practice. His patients use Celebrex and Gabapentin and start their medicine the day before surgery. Priming the pain receptors before surgery allows patients to have less pain afterward. After surgery, most patients report discomfort behind the ears and take Tylenol and Ibuprofen—making a vast difference in recovery time and results.
5. Faster, safer surgery.
While facelifts often take up to six or even eight hours for many surgeons, Dr. Ali has his patients spend a total time of between 2 - 3 hours in surgery. His facelift patients also require no catheter during surgery and no drains after surgery. His patients often return home within an hour of surgery.
6. Complete care and compassion.
Dr. Ali follows up with his patients intently. His patients will see him 48 hours after surgery, and again at 1 and 2 weeks, and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months out from surgery. This compassionate follow-up is an important part of ensuring the healing process is smooth and that the surgical results are exactly to the patient’s liking.