“Hi guys! My name is Elle and I’m like most women; I’ve got “problem” areas and things I’d like to improve on my body. For me, it was years of diet and exercise yet still looking down at the “pooch” in my stomach. It seemed like no amount of sit-ups or cardio would alleviate the bulge. I finally decided I would look into my options to remedy the problem. After meeting with several surgery centers to discuss both Smart and General Lipo, I decided to go with Dr. Seify, and that I would proceed with SmartLipo.
A few things about my decision on both surgery type and surgeon:
Smart Lipo made sense for me because it was such a small area I wanted to focus on. The benefit of not being put under anesthesia was a big determinant in making that decision. I also work full time and liked the idea of having the procedure on a Wednesday and being back to work by Monday/Tuesday. Additionally, I was happy to learn Dr. Seify had performed countless numbers of this surgery type, and I felt confident in his skill and ability to take good care of me.
That brings me to my next point of surgeon choice. Dr. Seify and his staff walked me through the procedure in great detail and truly addressed my apprehension with comfort and understanding….twice! (Yes, I had two consults LOL). I say that because it’s totally normal to be nervous and want more info the second go-around. Many people forget that although SmartLipo is like General Lipo 2.0, it is still invasive surgery nonetheless. So having a surgeon and staff who understood my concern was exactly what I needed. Additionally, I have a pre-existing condition that potentially could have created great concern if procedurally anything went awry, or if my aftercare had not been stellar. Dr. Seify and his staff made sure to address these issues head-on to maintain the integrity of my health both before and after the procedure.
The procedure was maybe an hour or so and I talked to the staff and listened to music the entire time. I guess if I had to say what it felt like?….I suppose it felt like a mild tugging? Nothing extreme like some of the other surgeons warned me about. No kidding, a surgeon I met with prior to meeting Dr. Seify said I would be “traumatized” by being awake during the SmartLipo procedure. Not at all. Not even close.
My aftercare consisted of cleaning my drain locations and making sure to take pain meds. I also tried to walk as much as I could. The pain was pretty bad on day two and three, but not unbearable. I made sure to wear compression garments all day and night, only removing to shower. In truth, the garment actually makes you feel better as it sucks everything in place and sort of swaddles you.
The pictures I’ve sent are at the four month mark. I am so happy with my results! I would have never worn something so form fitting prior to this procedure because it only drew attention to my “pooch”. But now I’m sloooooowly easing into form fitting shirts and dresses, LOL! I want to be extremely transparent in that I am still wearing a garment in that photo. Not a medical grade version like the kind you receive after the procedure, but a simple cheap version from Target. I say that because I think it is important to note that the surgery is not an end all be all. You still have to put in the work and maintain a proper diet and exercise regimen. Just think of the surgery as a “boost” in getting to the new you! After the boost, however, be regimented with your exercise and smart about what goes in your body.”
More Patient Testimonials for Dr. Seify
“Hi Friends; About a year ago a friend recommended me to Dr. Seify because she had been a patient of his and was very pleased with her surgeries, so I thought I too would go for a consultation. I was greeted with such personable and professional staff. Tatum made me feel so at ease with the procedure and with what to expect. Then Dr. Seify came in and went through the procedure and gave me recommendations and certainly made me feel very comfortable. I was monitored post surgery very closely to ensure the best outcome. From beginning to end all the staff has been very supportive and caring.
I’m an ordinary person, single mom back on the dating scene, I love the stage and work on my farm, the difference that having a tummy tuck made in my life is indescribable. At 8 months post surgery I again have the confidence to be on stage, I don’t have the awkwardness when I participate in activities, I can feel good in my clothes. I’m not constantly trying to hide. I feel the freedom of not having the extra to carry around. For years I’ve tried to conquer the extra pouch with diet and exercise, but after 6 pregnancies there are just some things diet and exercise cannot conquer. I’m happy at almost 50 years old I made the decision to finally do something that gave me back my confidence and freedom. So let me be the friend that tells you this will change your life and with diet and exercise you too will be amazed at what a difference it can make in your life too.”
I know it has been several months since my tummy tuck procedure you did for me. I really wanted to sit down and write just how much you have changed my life. I am more self confident. I healed very nicely and looking in the mirror isn’t so bad anymore. I appreciate you and your staff for making me feel so comfortable before, during and after my surgery.
Please feel free to use me as a referral if any of your future patients would like to talk with someone that has gone through the procedure. I also want you to know that I have left you a Yelp Review.
Dr. Seify, you truly have a gift and I appreciate all you did for me. I love the new me!!!
I want to express my sincere gratitude for taking me under your wings and letting me shadow you these past few months. Although, I will never performed a surgery, I learned from watching you to have patience and how humble we should always be doing great work. I learned that no matter what we do with our patients we must connect with them and to appreciate their value and to always remain sincere. You have shown me much more than you will ever know. I pray that God always keeps you and your family safe and through the years you will be known as the greatest and most skilled plastic surgeon. Time doesn’t have to reflect that in my eyes because you are that to me now. I have seen you work and I have learned that no books could have taught me what I learned from you. It has been said that a great teacher is worth more than thousand books. You are that great teacher. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Your humble student,
Dr. Martha E Hall DAOM. (Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine)
“Kindness is measured in smiles”
Inside reads: “You’ve made me smile all the while I like your style! Yours, Katy ”
Dear Mr. Seify
I came to you in 2009-2012, for breast reconstruction (I have poland syndrome). Well at first I was not happy with the results, but within time after healing I feel I look great!
I have been through 6 previous operations with no results, and when I came to you all I had was MSI insurance and you were kind enough to help me anyways. You were the only one who has been able to help me move forward in life, I have a life now thanks to you.
May God bless you with all of the desires of your heart.
Dear Dr Seify
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care and great work on my face! I was at a Christmas party and one of the girls said “it was the best surgery and face lift she had seen”.
What a testament to the great surgeon you are! Your staff is also the greatest. Thanks!! Love it.
To Wonderful Dr Seify
I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation to you not only for being the talented surgeon you are, but for your genuine caring and patience. Thank you for the beautiful job you did on my face.
Thank you so much for working with me and answering my million questions. You are a joy and so down to earth!
Your work is fantastic and your staff is the best. Z.K
Dear Dr Seify
I want to thank you for giving me something I have wanted for a few years. Your personal attention and concern for me before and after are so appreciated!!
I love my midface plus the fat injection plus my fabulous eyes .Thank you again ! C.U
You are a very kind and talented surgeon .I’m very grateful, my previous attempts at this procedure were unsuccessful because I never would have met you. You’re very comforting while still very professional .I ‘m thrilled with the outcome and will recommend you to anyone. P.O
Thank you so much for the great result I have since my surgery .From my first consultation to all the follow-up visits, you have been a very thorough and more importantly, a very caring doctor. I have always had all questions answered promptly and easy to understand. All my friends and neighbors think I look great and wonder what my secret is! Thank you for your great work! A.S
A big thank you for the wonderful job you did on my surgery! I’m so thrilled with the results. I have highly recommended you to my friends who are considering having procedures done .Next time I plan to have something else done I will be back .Thanks again .You’re a wonderful Dr. M.B
Before I came to see you, I was always self conscious about my body, But after you performed the surgery I gain self confidence about myself. I am not afraid to show my body. I love the work you’ve done to me. You are the Best and I will recommend you to anyone. J.T