breast augmentation orange county

For over a decade, breast augmentation surgery has been the most popular cosmetic procedure performed each year. In 2017 alone, over 300,000 breast augmentations were performed, and that number consistently continues to climb annually. Women who wish to enhance the size, shape or symmetry of their breasts may look to breast augmentation to address these concerns and restore proportion, balance and shapeliness to their breasts for years to come. Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation, Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is here to provide you with the need-to-know information to take into your initial consultation and help you determine if a breast augmentation is right for you.

Breast Augmentation Addresses Size, Not Sagging

There is often a common misconception that breast augmentation surgery can not only increase the size of your breasts, but also work to lift stretched, excess skin on the chest and raise breast tissue that has begun to droop. While breast augmentation can increase the breasts’ profile or their projection from the chest, the procedure does nothing to address lax skin or sagging tissue. In fact, any sagging present in your breasts prior to your augmentation may be exacerbated by the added volume of your chosen implants.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery designed to lift and restore the breasts’ shape to a more youthful and aesthetically-pleasing profile. During a breast lift, loose and excess skin is removed from the breasts and surrounding tissues are tightened to achieve a more attractive, lifted bustline. However, while a breast lift will effectively reshape and raise your breasts, no significant change in breast size or volume occurs as a result of a breast lift alone.

Similarly, breast augmentation on its own will not permanently prevent your breasts from sagging over time. For this reason, many patients at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will choose to have a breast lift performed in conjunction with their breast augmentation, or after their breast augmentation, to both increase their breast size and keep the chest lifted for years to come.

Saline Versus Silicone Implants

Breast implants each consist of a soft, silicone outer shell. The contents that fill these shells can be broken into two basic categories: saline and silicone gel. While not discernibly different in appearance but sometimes varying in shape, these materials differ most significantly in the way they feel, the size and location of the incision requirements, and their overall cost.

Silicone implants are traditionally the most popular implant option and were used in 87 percent of breast augmentation procedures in 2017. However, these fillings each have their own advantages and drawbacks. The implant material you choose is based primarily on personal preference, but board-certified surgeon Dr. Seify can recommend which style, shape and texture will yield the best results for your individual goals.

Saline implants are composed of a sterile saltwater solution and tend to feel firmer to the touch than natural breast tissue and the alternative silicone materials. They are placed into the breast empty, which can allow for more custom adjustments in volume and symmetry during the procedure. Saline implants also have the added benefit that in the rare case of leakage or implant rupture, the solution can be safely and naturally absorbed by your body without any adverse side effects. While a leak or rupture in a saline implant will cause the breast to deflate almost immediately, this is ultimately beneficial, as you will know immediately when the implant needs to be replaced.

Silicone implants are prefilled with a gel substance and considered softer and more natural-feeling than saline implants. The smooth gel is less likely to display any rippling or wrinkling and is ideal for women without much existing breast tissue to work with. A disadvantage to silicone, however, is that they are capable of silent rupture, which is when leaks and ruptures are not immediately noticed due to no visible changes to the breasts’ shape.

Undetected leaks may lead to silicone migrating out of the implant pocket, though this is less likely with the new cohesive gel or “gummy bear” implants in which the consistency of the gel is much thicker and is less likely to migrate. The damaged implant will need to be removed, but the leaked silicone is inert, meaning it is safe and non-toxic. Again, any sort of leakage or rupture is a rare occurrence, and both silicone and saline implants have been extensively researched and tested for durability and safety.

In 2014, a new type of FDA-approved implant technology became available for breast augmentation— the Ideal Implant. The Ideal Implant gets its name by combining the best features of saline and silicone implants to both give women peace of mind in the safety of their implant material without compromising look and feel. While composed of saline, Ideal Implants are also internally structured, providing them with a natural look and feel similar to silicone without the risk of silent rupture. When choosing which implant is right for you, it’s important to discuss the benefits of each option with a board-certified surgeon to achieve the best overall outcome with your procedure.

Implant Placement Matters

It may surprise you to learn there are two different options for the placement of breast implants that play an essential role in the outcome of your procedure. The first option is referred to as sub-glandular, which creates a pocket for the implant directly beneath your existing breast tissue and above your pectoral muscle. Sub-glandular placement can be beneficial for providing a more dramatic breast profile with your implants, or more significant projection from your chest wall to accentuate the bust.

However, proper concealment of the breast implant can easily be compromised with this placement if the patient does not have a substantial amount of existing breast tissue. This can result in the outer edge of the implant or fill valve being visible from beneath the skin, or noticeable wrinkling or rippling in the implant’s texture.

The second option, known as sub-muscular or sub-pectoral, places a pocket directly between your pectoral muscle and chest wall. Sub-muscular placement is generally more ideal for women without a great deal of existing breast tissue, as the pectoral muscle provides better implant concealment by preventing visible edges or wrinkling. This placement is also thought to lessen the likelihood of developing capsular contracture— the most common complication of breast augmentation in which scar tissue gradually forms around the implant.

Breast Implants Will Need to Be Replaced

Many women are surprised to discover that their breast implants will at some point need to be replaced. While most implant devices will last up to 10 years or longer before requiring a replacement, annual check-ups and regular self-checks will be necessary to maintain the vitality of your implants. Women with silicone implants are advised to receive an MRI scan three years after surgery then every two years after that to inspect for silent ruptures. Women may also choose to replace their implants after significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding or changes in personal preference.

Breast augmentation surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure, and with so many customizable options, it can be intimidating to know where to start. To learn more about what breast augmentation can do for you, Dr. Seify and the experienced staff at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are ready to guide you every step of the way. Call our office today at 949-333-0305 to schedule your consultation.

orange county mommy makeoverMany women consider having children to be one of the most important and rewarding choices of their lives. But regardless of all the joy that motherhood brings, it is common for women to experience unwelcome and lasting changes to their bodies from pregnancy that can be a source of embarrassment and adversely affect their self-esteem. Mothers are expected to do it all, and there is a common misconception that women should be able to quickly “bounce back” after pregnancy with some dedicated dieting and exercise. What is frequently left out of the narrative is the unexpected challenge that many mothers will face no matter how well they balance everything – getting back their pre-pregnancy body.

Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding all take a tremendous toll on a woman’s figure, with the most apparent changes naturally occurring to the abdomen and breasts. While diet and exercise are both key elements in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, flabby belly skin, drooping breasts and stubborn baby weight are not reversible through these efforts alone. Fortunately, mommy makeovers have emerged as a package of complementary restorative procedures designed to empower mothers by explicitly addressing each of these areas of concern with less downtime for recovery and subsequently less surgical costs for achieving a figure that allows them to feel good again.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover refers not to an individual procedure, but rather to a suite of surgical procedures that are entirely customizable to treat any of your unique post-pregnancy concerns, and are performed in a single surgery. You may wish to enhance or lift your breasts, tone your stomach or trim away excess skin so you can love the way you look again- whether you’re new to motherhood or have struggled with your post-pregnancy appearance for years.

Procedures commonly combined for mommy makeovers at Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates include:

  • Breast Augmentation: Utilizes silicone or saline implants to restore breasts that have lost their shape and volume due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Breast Lift: Raises the breasts, tightens underlying tissue and removes excess skin for a more firm and youthful profile.
  • Body Lift: Designed to remove excess skin and fat present on the lower torso and upper legs. Lifts and redefines the belly, hips, back, side flanks, buttocks and outer thighs for a cohesively smooth and uplifted lower body.
  • Tummy Tuck: Tightens and repositions abdominal muscles weakened by pregnancy, removes excess, baggy skin and tightens remaining skin for a leaner and more chiseled midsection.
  • Mini Tummy Tuck: Less invasive tummy tuck procedure that treats mild to moderate weakened abdominal muscles and loose skin beneath the navel to redefine the lower abdomen.
  • Liposuction: Recontours and defines the figure by removing localized fat from the body that is resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Smartlipo: Minimally invasive liposuction technique that utilizes laser-assisted technology to precisely target and melts fat from within for easier extraction, requiring less downtime for recovery.

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are Orange County women who are in good overall health, have maintained a stable weight and healthy lifestyle, and are not considering future pregnancies, as this could alter or even reverse the results of the procedure. If you’re ready to focus more on the better parts of motherhood by making a positive change for yourself, board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Seify is ready to compassionately listen to your concerns and help find the best solutions for you.

Enhance Your Breasts

Loss of breast volume, lax breast tissue and heavy, sagging skin are some of the most common concerns women will face after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A breast augmentation procedure is a safe and effective method of restoring or enhancing the breasts’ pre-pregnancy shape, symmetry and profile through the use of silicone or saline implants.

A breast lift can be performed in addition to a breast augmentation procedure, or as a stand-alone treatment to raise breasts that have begun to fall as a result of lax breast tissue and stretched, loose skin. By improving the breasts’ natural shape and eliminating excess skin, breast augmentation and a breast lift can help you achieve a more youthful and attractive breast profile for years to come.

Tighten Post-Pregnancy Flab

During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles become stretched, and the once firm and taut skin on your stomach can be left looking loose and saggy. While a healthy diet and exercise can help you to shed some unwanted baby weight, it isn’t an effective solution for restoring your skin’s elasticity or spot-reducing stubborn fat from trouble spots like the belly and side flanks. If you find that your stomach is still protruding after your pregnancy and lacks firmness and tone, a tummy tuck procedure, or abdominoplasty, works to tighten weakened abdominal muscles, eliminate excess skin and even reduce or remove the appearance of stretch marks on the lower abdomen.

In a traditional tummy tuck procedure, the underlying abdominal muscles are first repositioned and tightened to restore the structure of your midsection. Dr. Seify will then redrape the skin over the area, trimming away any excess tissue and tightening remaining skin. Liposuction may also be utilized during this procedure to remove stubborn fatty deposits on the stomach and restore your pre-baby contours.

Mothers with limited excess skin and flab present beneath the navel may opt for a less invasive mini tummy tuck procedure to address concerns with their lower abdomen. Similar to the traditional tummy tuck, the mini tummy tuck aims to tighten lower abdominal muscles with mild to moderate flaccidity, and treats less severe skin sagging below the belly button. This procedure is also frequently paired with liposuction to eliminate fatty deposits or the “pooch” that can develop on the lower stomach.

Eliminate Problem Areas

While putting on some extra weight during your pregnancy is natural and provides the nutrients necessary to support your baby’s growth, it can be frustrating when excess fat pockets don’t respond to diet and exercise and stubbornly stick around long after giving birth. While not a weight loss procedure, many women at or close to their goal weight often select to add liposuction to their mommy makeover to effectively eliminate those problem areas that like to linger after pregnancy, such as on the midsection, love handles, thighs and buttocks.

Traditional liposuction techniques work to safely and effectively eradicate fat cells by using an instrument known as a cannula to manually dislodge the fat from your targeted regions and then suction it out of the body. Depending on the size of your treatment area and your desired results, you may also opt for the gentler Smartlipo technique, which uses laser energy to pinpoint and liquefy your most stubborn trouble spots, and even works to tighten lax skin by stimulating collagen production.

Mommy makeovers offer the perfect solution for addressing all of your post-pregnancy aesthetic concerns in one procedure. If you’re ready to reverse the toll pregnancy has taken on your body and restore your confidence – all in one procedure, Dr. Seify is ready to help you design a lasting treatment plan that empowers you to get back the figure of your dreams. Call our office today at 949-407-8265 to schedule your free in-person consultation and learn more.

smartlipoWhether caused by heredity, lifestyle choices or aging, the accumulation of stubborn pockets of fat on your body is a natural, albeit unfortunate, part of life. While thousands of diets and workout regimens have emerged for the sole purpose of slimming down these persistent problem areas, we know now that spot-reduction through exercise alone is futile. You can eat right, be in great shape, and still, trouble spots linger. As a result, many turn to liposuction as a way of ridding fat from these regions for good.

Each year, thousands of people choose to undergo liposuction as a way of extracting fat from areas that have proved resistant to diet and exercise. In fact, liposuction has consistently ranked as one of the top five surgical procedures performed each year for both women and men since 2000, and it’s easy to see why. Liposuction offers an effective and lasting solution for specifically targeting unshakeable fat from one or multiple areas on the body, literally suctioning the problem out of the body for good. However, even as one of the most popular body-contouring procedures, many are still hesitant to undergo surgical liposuction due to the higher risks associated with going under the knife.

Smartlipo is an innovative and minimally-invasive approach to liposuction in which laser-assisted technology is utilized to strategically target and melt away fat within your body. Because Smartlipo only requires local anesthesia to numb your specific treatment areas, you can achieve the same benefits of traditional liposuction with fewer risks, less downtime for recovery and little to no visible scarring from the procedure. At Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, we offer Smartlipo as a safer and more precise alternative to traditional liposuction so you can shed any unwanted fat deposits and redefine your natural contours without general anesthesia.

Smartlipo Candidates

As with traditional liposuction procedures, the best candidates for Smartlipo are individuals who are at or within a reasonable range of their goal weight, are in good overall health and have maintained a stable weight for at least a year. Smartlipo, like traditional liposuction, is not a treatment for significant weight loss, nor is it a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. While up to eight pounds can be removed from the body during the procedure, it is most effective at eliminating smaller, localized trouble areas on the body to achieve a firmer and more toned silhouette.

Common treatment areas for Smartlipo include:

  • Face and neck
  • Breasts
  • Arms
  • Abdomen and “love handles”
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttock

Smartlipo is a completely customizable procedure, with many patients choosing to treat multiple areas simultaneously or even pair traditional liposuction surgery with Smartlipo, depending on the size of the treatment area and the desired results for the procedure. Dr. Seify can help you determine if Smartlipo is right for you according to your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation. Most patients are able to successfully address their problem areas in just one Smartlipo treatment.

Procedure Details

In traditional liposuction, a thin, hollow probe known as a cannula is inserted into the treatment areas through tiny incisions in the skin. The cannula is moved in a vigorous back and forth motion to manually dislodge and loosen fat in the area, which is then removed from the body using a suction device or a large syringe. The surgery typically lasts about one to two hours and requires general anesthesia, meaning you are not awake for the treatment.

The Smartlipo procedure distinguishes itself by utilizing an even smaller, less invasive probe to penetrate deep layers of fat beneath the skin. This cannula contains a single low-energy laser fiber to strategically target and destroy fat cells with laser precision. This unique technology uses energy to directly heat and melt your fat from within, making it considerably less invasive on the body than manual techniques. A tumescent wetting solution is injected into the treatment area to aid the fat removal process and discourage negative side effects. Dr. Seify also utilizes a power-assisted liposuction technique, or PAL, that gently breaks up the fat and allows for more precise extraction. The liquified fat is easier to vacuum out of the region, and the heat actually limits the amount of fluids lost during the procedure through coagulation. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and uses only local anesthesia to numb the affected areas.

Smartlipo also has the added benefit of tightening and firming the skin around your treatment areas that traditional liposuction cannot offer. The laser energy stimulates collagen production in deeper layers of the skin by initiating a wound-healing reaction, so you won’t have to worry about loose, hanging skin once the fat has been removed.

Smartlipo Recovery

The Smartlipo method is associated with significantly less recovery time than traditional liposuction, as well as less discomfort, bruising and swelling following the procedure. The laser-assisted technique used in Smartlipo limits negative side effects, as surrounding tissues are unaffected by the intervening laser, and its gentle approach to eliminating fat cells requires less downtime for the body to fully heal.

After the procedure, you may experience some mild soreness, bruising and swelling surrounding the treatment area, but you should be able to return to work or your normal activities within a few days. Depending on the size and location of your treatment, you may be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks to aid your recovery. In a few short weeks, you should be able to resume strenuous physical activity with your new leaner body.


The results of Smartlipo can be seen instantly, but treated areas will continue to improve in appearance over the next three to six months as the trouble spots heal and skin continues to tighten. Your newly defined, contoured figure will last for many years to come, as new fat cells will not develop in these areas once they have been vanquished. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and stable weight following the procedure is of the utmost importance. Weight fluctuations can cause remaining fat cells to expand and may alter the appearance of your firm new figure.

Spot-reduction doesn’t have to be impossible. If stubborn problem areas are standing in the way of your ideal figure, Smartlipo can help achieve the body of your dreams with less downtime and fewer risks to stress over. Call us today at 949-333-0305 to schedule your free consultation, and see how Smartlipo can resculpt your life.

Over the course of your life, your body will undergo a number of changes – both inside and out. Significant weight gain or loss, pregnancy, genetics and age can all alter the appearance of your figure, often in spite of your best preventative efforts. While leading an active and healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to achieve and maintain your ideal physique, it isn’t always an effective solution for tightening loose skin or targeting specific fat pockets on the body. That’s where body-contouring procedures can help.body contouring

Body-contouring treatments can help remove excess fat or skin, tighten targeted areas and redefine your natural contours for a more aesthetically-pleasing, toned physique. While body-contouring treatments can effectively augment your figure, no procedure, surgical or nonsurgical, should be used as an alternative to natural weight loss, so being generally healthy and near your goal weight is crucial. If your body has undergone changes you aren’t happy with, opting for a body contouring procedure or multiple complementary procedures at Newport Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Associates is a safe and effective way to achieve a younger, firmer, and slimmer figure.

Tummy Tuck

If you have a protruding belly, or excess skin folds both above and below the belly button, you’re not alone. Tummy tuck surgeries were ranked among the top five surgical procedures in 2017, for both men and women alike. The tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that works to reshape and tighten the stomach by removing saggy, loose skin and stubborn excess fat from the abdomen.

In a tummy tuck, the underlying abdominal wall muscles that have become stretched over time are tightened, and extra skin is eliminated from the region. The result is a more aesthetically-pleasing, toned midsection that lasts for a long time to come.

Mini Tummy Tuck

The mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a slightly less invasive version of the tummy tuck procedure, using smaller incisions and requiring less downtime for recovery than a full tummy tuck. This procedure is ideal for candidates who wish to address excess fat on the abdomen but have a limited amount of sagging skin and fat below the belly button.


Most people have at least one spot on their body that they wish looked more slim or toned, but unflattering fat deposits have a way of clinging to the body, even with the most rigorous diet and workout routine. Fortunately, liposuction surgery offers an effective and minimally invasive approach to removing unwanted fat from your most stubborn areas. While it is not a weight loss procedure, it is one of the safest and most popular options for men and women alike who are interested in ridding their bodies of seemingly unshakeable fat.

Liposuction surgery involves a small, thin tube called a cannula that is manually moved in a back and forth motion to break up and dislodge fat in the body. Once dislodged, the fat cells are extracted from the treatment areas using a powerful suction technique. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, results of liposuction can be lasting, as fat cells will not return to the treated areas. Ideal candidates are already at or within a reasonable range of their goal weight, as the procedure is not designed to treat obesity.


For those looking to get rid of stubborn fat pockets without going under the knife, Smartlipo is a great alternative to more invasive liposuction procedures. Also known as laser lipolysis, Smartlipo is a noninvasive procedure that removes fat cells from persistent problem areas on the body, such as the stomach, saddlebags, hips, thighs and chin. A microcannula is used to penetrate the targeted areas, where a laser then uses its heating technology to melt fat, both for easier removal and to define your contours with unparalleled precision. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia, and requires significantly shorter downtime than traditional liposuction or other surgical contouring procedures.

Post-Bariatric Surgery

Losing a significant amount of weight is a huge accomplishment and no easy feat. However, you may find that even after all of your dedication and hard work, your new body doesn’t look as healthy and fit on the outside as you feel on the inside. Post-bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, refers to a group of cosmetic procedures that seek to address the excessive loose and sagging skin on different areas of the body, which is a common side effect of significant fluctuations in body weight. Treatments may even be covered by your insurance provider, as redundant skin can cause a myriad of health concerns.

Treatments included in post-bariatric surgery can vary, depending on your specific problem areas and your cosmetic goals. A lower body lift, or belt lipectomy, is one of the most comprehensive procedures for post-weight loss skin sagging, as it lifts and tightens the entire lower torso, including the stomach, hips, back, buttocks, and upper thighs. Patients may also choose to treat isolated areas after their weight loss, such as addressing sagging arm skin, or “bat wings” with an arm lift, or exclusively tightening the lower torso with a full or mini tummy tuck.

Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy takes a large toll on the body, and many women struggle with getting their body to “bounce back” post-pregnancy. A mommy makeover refers to a combination of specialized cosmetic procedures that work to together to treat multiple areas of a woman’s physique that have been altered by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Women can easily create their own custom treatment plan by working with Dr. Seify to choose procedures whose results complement each other and address all of their post-pregnancy concerns in one or multiple treatments.

Dr. Seify commonly recommends the following body contouring procedures for mommy makeovers:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery
  • Smart Lipo
  • Upper or lower body lift

If stubborn problem areas and loose skin are standing in the way of achieving a more attractive, slimmer and defined physique, the body contouring procedures offered at Newport Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Associates may be able to help. Call our office today at 949-333-0305 today to consult with our expert staff and discover how body contouring procedures can redefine your figure.

Cheek Augmentation / Implants Before And After Pictures | NewportCheek augmentation cosmetic surgery can safely and effectively enhance cheek contours and add volume to cheeks to create a more appealing facial appearance. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will provide the patient with detailed information on various facets of the procedure.

Some surgeons also present patients with cheek augmentation before and after images during this consultation appointment. This could enable the patient to develop realistic expectations from the cheek enhancement surgery.  In addition, these images make the consultation process more transparent.

The patient can make a better-informed decision upon understanding the possible outcomes from the cheek augmentation procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations.


Visual Evidence for Prospective Patients

The surgeon can help a new patient feel more confident and reassured about cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery and its potential results by showing them cheek implant before and after images.

After the patient views before and after images of previous cheek augmentation patients, they can get an idea of the extent to which this procedure can improve their appearance. This enables new patients to make a well-considered decision.

A majority of patients believe that if the cheek implant surgery has been successful in enhancing the appearance of previous patients, it can help them achieve similar results as well. Before and after pictures offer conclusive evidence that helps create an environment of transparency and trust between the patient and surgeon.

This is why the consultation is vital so someone can see these pictures. These exact pictures are not on the website but many salient facelift pictures are on the website which is germane to cheek augmentation. There are many amazing before and after pictures on this stellar website so anyone can see the caliber of work that Dr. Seify has done.


A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

Before and after cheek augmentation pictures can portray the real story in a much more compelling way than words ever can. Regardless, the surgeon will explain every aspect of the procedure in detail to the patient to enable them to develop realistic expectations. But sometimes words can be confusing, open to interpretation, or simply unbelievable.

On the other hand, before and after images produce a powerful and compelling visual impact. Photographs do not have the barriers of language and they tell the story realistically. But the surgeon should ensure that the pictures have not been modified or photo-shopped as such images can mislead the patient.

In the case of cheek implant before and after pictures, the adage “A picture is worth more than a thousand words” certainly holds true.


Use of Social Media Platforms to Raise Awareness

Social media platforms enjoy near-universal use today, and plastic surgeons can harness the massive power of these social sites to showcase before and after cheek augmentation pictures. This will help increase awareness on cheek implant procedures.

Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook are popular picture sharing sites. Sharing cheek augmentation images on these platforms can greatly enhance a plastic surgeon’s efforts to engage and inform their audience.

Cheek augmentation ‘before and after’ images can play an influential role if they are used properly on social media platforms to connect with potential patients and any patient can perhaps see these types of pictures during the consultation. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.

Transparency is key here and Dr. Seify is a big believer in this aspect. This is why his website is so fulfilling and has benefitted so many people. The more informed a patient is the better it is for everyone involved.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.

How Much does Cheek Augmentation or Cheek Implants Cost? | Newport BeachCheek augmentation cosmetic surgery can add fullness and definition to depleted cheeks or cheeks that are poorly defined. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on various facets of cheek implant surgery, including its estimated costs.

If cheek implant surgery is undertaken along with another facial plastic surgery, the overall procedure may become more cost-effective than if it were performed as a stand-alone procedure. Patients can avail of various cosmetic surgery financing options that can make cheek implant a more affordable procedure for them.

Kind board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations across the horizon.


Extent of the Procedure

Cheek augmentation typically involves the placement of pre-made implants comprising either silicone or another synthetic substance.

The surgeon may have to sculpt the implant to suit the patient’s facial structure. The surgeon typically undertakes this procedure under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. This helps the patient to remain comfortable during the surgery and helps avoid the costs associated with general anesthesia.

But the surgeon may employ monitored anesthesia care (MAC) if the surgery is performed along with another procedure. This will involve the charges of an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist. If necessary, the surgeon will perform cheek augmentation with another facial surgery such as eyelift or facelift. This will increase the procedure’s total sticker price as well.

At times, the surgeon may make use of FDA approved soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse along with cheek implant surgery for enhanced results. This will slightly increase the overall cost of cheek augmentation.


Surgeon’s Fee

A plastic surgeon who is highly qualified and experienced may charge a higher fee than a less experienced surgeon performing the plastic surgery under the guidance of a senior surgeon. Hard working and pragmatic board certified plastic surgeons usually invest in cutting-edge surgical techniques, state-of-the-art technology, pursue ongoing education, adopt best practices and quality standards, and follow the latest safety protocols.

A board certified plastic surgeon would not compromise on the quality of care to reduce costs. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should work with the best surgeon for their requirements. Considerations such as the surgeon’s fees should only come second while making such decisions.


Location of the Practice

The monetary amount of goods and services in busy metropolitan cities is usually higher than in sparsely populated areas in interior towns. The cost of living and real estate costs impact the average costs of goods and services in various locations. Patients should understand these cost variations and be cognizant that cheek augmentation surgery financial responsibilities may differ between geographical locations.



A patient should not be deterred from receiving cheek implant surgery due to the lack of liquid funds to pay for the surgery or their credit history. Patients can also reach out to professional medical care financing firms that offer loans at competitive rates of interest for procedures such as cheek augmentation.

Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other neighborhoods and towns in this part of America for cheek augmentation.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.

Cheek Augmentation Surgery Candidates | Anaheim | Newport BeachAging may cause a person to lose volume in the face, specifically in the mid-face region. People with depleted fullness in the cheek area may be suitable candidates for cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery

Cheek implant surgery offers volume and creates a chiseled appearance in the mid-face for individuals with depleted cheek volume. The cheek implant surgery is suitable for people with a weakened cheek structure, a narrow or flat face, or those who have lost cheek volume due to the process of aging.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.


Suitable Candidates

People who have cheekbones that are not prominent and who are in good overall health make suitable candidates for the cheek enhancement plastic surgery. Ideal cheek enhancement candidates should also have a positive mindset and should be seeking this surgery due to their own reasons rather than under any type of pressure.

It is important for patients to understand that when it comes to their face and body, only they should be in charge of making any decisions on undergoing a surgical procedure.

But cheek augmentation candidates are not just people who have experienced a loss in volume in the mid-face region. Some people have a weaker bone structure with little volume to begin with. Such individuals are also appropriate candidates for cheek augmentation surgery.

If a patient has received dermal fillers in the past to create volume in the cheeks temporarily, they can seek cheek implants as a permanent solution for sunken cheeks.

Cheek augmentation plastic surgery is most suitable for people with the following issues:

  • Sunken cheeks
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Weakly defined cheek contours
  • Prominent jowls or facial folds
  • Sagging facial skin
  • A downturned mouth
  • Hollows beneath the eyes


Age and Habits

Surgical or nonsurgical cheek augmentation candidates must be 18 years or above (or over 21 years of age for specific treatments) and must meet some specific requirements.

Cheek enhancement candidates should also be in good overall health as well as be seeking more volume and definition in their cheeks. Ideally, appropriate candidates should not be smokers or use tobacco in another form as this can cause disruptions in the healing process.


Strong Facial Bone Structure

It is fundamental for a cheek augmentation candidate to have a strong underlying bone structure as this offers support and can be a contributing factor to satisfactory outcomes. Patients who do not have distinct features may benefit more from facial implants instead of or in addition to facelift plastic surgery.


Reasonable Expectations

It is vital for cheek augmentation surgery candidates to understand the benefits as well as the limitations of this procedure. A proven, perspicacious, and well-qualified plastic surgeon can disseminate information on various aspects of the cheek surgery to the patient enabling them to make an appropriate decision.

Cordial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other cities and towns in this area of California for cheek augmentation.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.

Your Cheek Augmentation Consultation | Irvine | Anaheim | FullertonCheek implants provide fullness and contour to cheeks that are lacking in definition. People who have weak cheek anatomy, a narrow or flat face or those who have lost cheek definition due to aging may benefit from a cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure.

The surgeon will have an in-depth consultation with the patient before the cheek augmentation procedure which will enable them to develop an individualized surgical plan. The patient should openly ask questions and discuss their concerns regarding the cheek augmentation procedure during the pre-op consultation.

Accomplished board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations in this region of SoCal.


Purpose of Pre-operative Consultation

The primary goal of the surgeon during the consultation process will be to inform the patient on various aspects of cheek enhancement surgery and assist them in making a well-considered decision. The surgeon will provide the patient with pre-op preparation and post-op recovery guidelines. They will also discuss other aspects such as the procedure costs and financing options.


Patient’s Feedback

The surgeon will try to understand the patient’s reasons for seeking cheek enhancement surgery as well as the aspects of their mid-face region that they are unhappy about.

Moreover, the cheek augmentation surgeon will also ask the patient about their present health condition as well as review previous medical records. They will consider this feedback when developing a unique cheek augmentation surgical plan to address the specific requirements of the patient.


Aesthetic Goals of the Patient

The surgeon will encourage the patient to freely share their aesthetic needs and desires for their mid-face area during the pre-operative consultation process. If the surgeon has a clear comprehension of the patient’s needs, it enables them to focus on the targeted sites and offer more satisfactory results to the patient in a minimally invasive manner.

The surgeon will decide on an appropriate cheek implant plastic surgery technique depending on the patient’s requirements.


Health Evaluation

The patient should ideally arrange for their health records to be sent to the surgeon’s office directly from the primary care specialist or hospital before their consultation. The cheek implant surgeon will evaluate the medical records of the patient carefully.

In addition, they will meticulously assess the patient’s skin, face, and underlying cheekbone anatomy during the pre-op consultation. In some cases, they may order x-rays as well as other tests. The patient should honestly reveal any underlying medical concern or condition to the cheek augmentation surgeon.


Current Medications

The patient should enlist all prescription and non-prescription meds as well as any other drugs to show to the plastic surgeon during the consultation. They should also include any vitamins or herbal supplements that they may be taking in this list.


Questions to Ask

The patient will have a chance to ask the surgeon questions regarding the cheek augmentation surgery during the consultation. In addition, the patient may all ask questions that they have regarding the plastic surgeon’s background as well as their credentials at this meeting.

Reliable cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other towns and communities in this region of the country for cheek augmentation.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.

Hair transplantation is an efficient and effective treatment to restore healthy looking, fuller hair. Newport Plastic offers patients a less invasive hair transplantation procedure known as NeoGraft.

The NeoGraft provider will discuss various facets of the procedure with the patient during the pre-treatment consultation. In addition, they may also show the patient before and after images of previous NeoGraft patients.

The first goal of the NeoGraft surgeon will be to inform the patient on the various benefits and limitations of the procedure to enable them to make a well-considered choice.

Kind board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides NeoGraft hair restoration to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

NeoGraft Hair Restoration Before and After Images

NeoGraft hair restoration before and after images is a pair or group of images of past patients who have received desirable outcomes with this procedure.

These pictures include photos that are taken before as well as after the treatment at various stages of the NeoGraft procedure and highlight the final hair re-growth outcomes of the procedure.  

The hair transplant provider will acquire these images with the patient’s consent and will display them to prospective patients discreetly and appropriately.

The sole reason that the expert showcases these images is to show a new patient the potential effectiveness of NeoGraft. This enables new patients to develop realistic expectations regarding the hair restoration procedure and make sagacious and logical choices.

The amazing thing here is that many people can see these pictures without having to drive anywhere. But this is not the case here since there is not any NeoGraft pictures on the website. But this does not mean that the patient cannot see them during the consultation which is part of the process anyway.


People considering an advanced and cutting-edge hair restoration procedure such as NeoGraft may have questions regarding its results and how it may enhance the appearance of their hair. While some patients require only a minor hair transplant to restore their hairline or to address a few minor balding areas, others may need a more comprehensive procedure to treat large patches on the scalp.

For a new patient, it is completely natural to be confused or unsure about selecting an appropriate hair restoration treatment as well as the appropriate level of treatment that they require. At this juncture, the treatment provider can showcase NeoGraft before and after images to enable patients to make the right decision as already insinuated.

Dr. Seify is a big believer in transparency. Anyone can come to this realization when they look at his stellar website. It is just hard to keep up with the innovations of this industry. Regardless, there is a plethora of his work on the site so anyone can see his dedication to this profession and how much he cares about his patients.

Developing Reasonable Expectations

During the initial consultation, an experienced treatment provider will try to show the patient before and after images of the NeoGraft hair restoration procedure to help them develop realistic expectations from the procedure. Patients who have reasonable expectations usually attain higher levels of satisfaction and do not experience disappointment at a later stage.

Digital Images on Instagram

The surgeon may provide digital versions of NeoGraft before and after photos on their website and share them via Instagram as well though as already said right now there is not any images for this particular treatment on the website.

Before and after NeoGraft images create an even more powerful impact when shown as slideshows. The surgeon can utilize Instagram Stories and other useful features to offer patients more information on NeoGraft hair restoration. A patient can perhaps see this during the consultation. There is nothing better than digital imagery and Dr. Seify has a long line of satisfied clients.

Devoted cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for NeoGraft hair restoration.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.

Cheek implants provide volume and contour to depleted cheeks. Cheek augmentation cosmetic surgery is beneficial for people with weak cheek anatomy, a flat or narrow face, or who have lost fullness in the cheeks due to aging.

Cheek augmentation is a highly appealing cosmetic solution for many people due to the simplicity of the procedure and its high rate of success.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides cheek implants to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Cheek Bone Implants

Cheekbone implants have a proven safety record and successful aesthetic enhancement. These implants have been in use for over 60 years. Cheekbone implants are created from various synthetic materials ranging from fairly rigid to pliable. These implants are available in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Most cheekbone implants can be individualized to specific facial anatomy. Cheek implants such as those made out of silicone do not fuse with tissue and can be conveniently extracted in future, if necessary. On the other hand, cheekbone implants such as those made of hydroxyapatite join with the natural bone tissue becoming a part of the cheek anatomy.

Cheek Augmentation Surgery

If the patient chooses to receive cheek augmentation along with another facial plastic surgery such as brow lift, eyelid lift, facelift, or nose reshaping, the surgeon can place the cheek implants using the same incisions they place for those surgeries.

If cheek augmentation is the only procedure the patient is undergoing, the surgeon can place these implants through tiny incisions made in the lower eyelids or mouth. The surgeon develops small pockets in the cheek tissue to place these implants.

They will then seal the incision with sutures. The sutures will be taken out in ten days, and if they are dissolvable, they will dissolve in the nearly the same duration if placed within the mouth.

Ideal Candidates

Cheek augmentation is most beneficial for people who share some or all of the below mentioned attributes:

  • A downturned mouth
  • Sunken hollows underneath the eyes
  • Deep nasolabial creases
  • Loose facial skin
  • Prominent facial folds or jowls
  • Poorly defined cheek region

Cheek Augmentation Procedure

Patients typically undergo cheek augmentation surgery in a hospital or an outpatient surgical center. The time taken for the procedure is between 45 minutes and two hours. The procedure’s duration depends on its extent and the type of implants being placed.

The surgeon will place an incision and develop a pocket to hold the implant. The incisions are typically made within the mouth or through an opening right underneath the lower lash enabling the incision to blend with the lash line inconspicuously.

Incisions beneath the skin are sealed using dissolvable sutures while cuts on the surface of the skin are commonly closed with removable sutures.

The positioning of the implants depends on the implant type being used. Malar implants are placed in the outer upper cheek region providing the patient with the high cheekbone look. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for cheek augmentation.

See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA and surrounding areas.