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.

Results

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.

Liposuction

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.

Smartlipo

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.

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Liposuction Surgery vs Velashape Body Contouring
Liposuction Surgery vs Velashape Body Contouring

The accumulation of fat deposits on different sections of the body can be very embarrassing and people try their best to keep themselves in shape. While some people try out traditional means like dieting and exercise to keep them in shape there are several surgical methods to remove fat and cellulite deposits from the body. While earlier people had to undergo invasive plastic surgeries to remove fat deposits which would sometimes leave ugly scars or also cause health complications, advances in medical technology has brought noninvasive slimming techniques to people. . Before suggesting any of these surgeries to patients Newport Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify will make a detailed study of the case and health condition of patient.

About Velashape

Velashape is a non-surgical method to reduce fat deposits that was introduced just a few years ago and has been gaining popularity around the world and among cosmetic surgery clinics in Orange County CA. This procedure is being opted for by both men and women as it does not leave any ugly scars and causes skin to become tight and smooth without leaving any wrinkles or loose skin after fat deposit are removed.
During this procedure a series of patented treatments combined under Electro-Optical Synergy are applied to the patient to reduce fat deposits and also contour body into required shape. Velashape combines energy of bi-polar radio frequency along with infrared light energy and vacuum suction that is followed up with mechanical massage for reshaping muscles.

About Liposuction

Liposuction is also a non-surgical method to remove cellulite and fat deposits from under the skin that could be located below cellulite affected areas. Though liposuction is fairly painless it should not be attempted on people with blood pressure issue, diabetes and lung infections as it could lead to serious health complications in Newport Beach. Both traditional and modern techniques are used to reduce fat deposits during liposuction procedure in which first general anesthesia is given to a patient before starting the procedure.
During liposuction a thin tube called cannula is inserted into the area from where the fat has to be removed and then either liquid or ultrasonic sound waves are introduced under the skin to break fat cells and remove them with the cannula. The entire plastic surgery has to be carried out by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon as he/she will know exactly how long each session has to be carried out.

Differences between both procedures

Velashape procedure concentrates on cellulite removal and reshapes body shape through mechanical procedures. Laser based liposuction procedures concentrate on fat deposit removal and does not touch cellulite so is able to achieve precise results. Surgical lasers for liposuction are more expensive and require several procedures to bring out desired results. Results from Velashape procedure lasts for a shorter time then liposuction if the patient does not make healthy lifestyle changes. Recovery from Velashape process is also faster than liposuction as anesthesia is not used on the patient and they can return to normal activities within the same day.

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Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominoplasty) vs Laser Lipo
Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominoplasty) vs Laser Lipo

Women generally are not able to get back their slim body shape after birth of children and though they may be able to reduce a fair amount of weight in different parts of their body with exercise, the stomach region stays flabby. Men also develop bulky tummy during middle age due to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. To get rid of this problem both men and women undergo plastic surgery procedure called abdominoplasty that removes fat deposits and removes excess skin from that region. Sometimes if the fat deposits in the stomach region is less and skin in that region is not overtly damaged then doctors will suggest a noninvasive technique to remove fat without cutting skin or tissue. This type of cosmetic surgery method is called liposuction in which excess fat is sucked out of the stomach area using techniques best suited to the situation.
Though both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery may sound the same they have some procedural and result differences that may suit people with varied abdominal shapes. Both procedures should be carried out by trained and experienced plastic surgeon in Newport Beach to as they require training to understand anatomy of the body in detail.

Liposuction

During liposuction fatty tissue from localized area is removed from different parts of the body like stomach, arms, chin, back and butt with minimal scars. This technique is ideal for people that have healthy skin and firm muscles and do not have problem like excess skin in arms, thighs and stomach region that may hang in folds after fat removal. Though liposuction can remove fat deposits from subcutaneous layer of the body it cannot remove extra skin, loose muscles and scars that is essential for shaping a patient’s body

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

Though this is an invasive surgical procedure, abdominoplasty is a stable procure which removes fat deposits, excess skin and tightens loose muscles of the region. During a full tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure Newport Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify will lift off skin of abdominal area after making an incision in lower rim of abdominal region. Once the fat is removed and excess flabby skin is removed the remaining skin is stretched over the region and stitched back to give a flat abdomen free of flabby skin and fat.

Difference between Abdominoplasty and Liposuction

Though both are body contouring procedures, abdominoplasty is advised for people with thick deposits of fat that can lead to hanging skin folds after fat removal as liposuction only removes fat deposits and not the extra skin. Sometimes cosmetic surgeon may advice a combination of both liposuction and abdominoplasty to achieve desired results of contoured body for patients in Orange County, CA. While abdominoplasty can be applied only to the stomach area to remove fat and contour the area, liposuction can be done in different sections of the body like thighs, arms, breasts, buttocks, flanks and stomach too. Patients can recover faster from liposuction than tummy tuck procedure and start work within a days itself.

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Fat Grafting Can Reduce the Appearance of Breast Implant Rippling


Advancements in surgical techniques and superior quality breast implant materials have made breast augmentation cosmetic surgery safer and more predictable than ever before. However, complications may still develop in breast implants at some stage. Implant rippling is one of the common occurrences, which can adversely impact breast appearance.

It is possible to mitigate the appearance of rippling effect of the implants in most cases with fat grafting. An experienced plastic surgeon will recommend this technique in order to avoid the need for a breast implant replacement surgery. Dr. Hisham Seify is an eminent plastic surgeon who can provide the fat grafting procedure to address the condition of implant rippling. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach and surrounding areas.

Why Rippling Occurs?

In the original breast augmentation surgery, if the size of implants chosen is too big for the patient’s breasts, it may cause the breast tissue to stretch. Implant rippling may take place in one or both breast implants if the amount of breast tissue is insufficient to cover the implant. In such a situation, the rippled implants can be replaced with new silicone implants, but such a breast revision procedure would be complex as well as costly.

Rather than subject the patient to a major plastic surgery to replace implants, the surgeon can choose fat grafting technique to add volume and coverage to the existing implant. A fat grafting procedure is not designed to correct implant rippling, but it can make the rippled effect significantly less noticeable.

How it Works

Fat grafting technique allows for the opportunity to place extra fat in a highly precise manner in exactly the areas where it is required. The harvested fat cells are placed over the implants to increase fullness and to improve the shape, which reduces the visibility of the rippling effect. The fat grafting technique provides the best benefit to women who have an overall thin figure, as they are more likely to suffer from implant rippling.

The procedure helps to create a type of padding over the implants and thicken the tissue over the implants. The volume can be increased in the upper pole of the breasts, which covers the rippling of the underlying implants. In some cases, minor imbalances between implants can also be corrected with fat grafting.

Sensitive Technique  

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify provides the fat grafting procedure to patients in Newport Beach and other regions. Patients should choose the best surgeon for this procedure in order to achieve consistent looking results. Fat grafting is a very sensitive technique, and every part of the process from fat harvesting to fat purifying to grafting will make a difference to the final result.

Partial fat loss occurs during the harvesting process, but an expert surgeon can ensure that at least 70 to 90% of the inject fat survives. Multiple grafts are usually required primarily because of fat loss that occurs during the process. A stellar and acute surgeon will be able to achieve the best results with the least requirement for multiple treatment sessions of fat grafting.

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America Spends Over 12 Billion A Year On Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

unnamedIf the popularity of cosmetic surgery in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA is anything to go by, it comes as no surprise that America spends over 12 billion dollars a year on aesthetic plastic surgery. Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify, of Newport Plastic, confirms that there has been a spurt in the cases coming to him for plastic surgery in the Newport Beach area, particularly as procedures like buttock augmentation become more popular. The latest report from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicates that men and women across the country continue to spend billions each year on improving their looks and streamlining their body contours, in a trend that we saw last year as well. Their data indicates that 10 million cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures were performed last year.

The highest volume growth year-on-year between 2014 and 2013 was for buttock augmentation which grew a whopping 86%.  Labiaplasty too had many more takers with a rise of 49%. Non-surgical fat reduction was the third big gainer with 42% more procedures in 2014. Meanwhile, some traditionally more popular treatments remain in the top 5 but saw a slight drop in numbers. These include injectables which dropped 6.5%, photorejuvenation which went down 18.9%, breast augmentation too dipped 8.5% and ear surgery 12.3%.

Top cosmetic surgery procedures in 2014

The top cosmetic surgery procedures in volume terms is indicated below.

  1. Liposuction
  2. Breast Augmentation
  3. Eyelid Surgery
  4. Tummy Tuck
  5. Nose Surgery

Liposuction ruled the roost with a staggering 342,494 procedures conducted to help men and women streamline their bodies. Tummy tucks were conducted 164,021 times. Breast Augmentation saw a dip in volume terms over the previous year, but stayed strong at 286,694 procedures. Eyelid Surgery had many takers and data indicates 165,714 procedures were conducted in 2014. The 5th most popular cosmetic surgery procedure was the nose job or nose surgery, with plastic surgeons conducting 145,909 procedures.

Top non-surgical procedures in 2014

Quick and easy aesthetic enhancements continue to grow in popularity, with these procedures lining up at the top.

  1. Botulinum Toxin
  2. Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Hair Removal
  4. Chemical Peel
  5. Microdermabrasion

Botulinum Toxin was most popular with nearly 3.59 million procedures in 2014, making it the most commonly requested aesthetic plastic surgery (both surgical and nonsurgical) for the year. Hyaluronic Acid saw less than half that volume but was a sizeable 1.69 million. Hair removal, Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion make up the rest of the top 5, with 828,480 procedures, 484,053 procedures and 417,034 procedures respectively.

Men join the plastic surgery club

ASAPS data going back to 1997, shows a huge change in the number of men coming in for cosmetic surgery. This year’s figures indicate a growth of 273% over the original numbers. As per the report, between 2013 and 2014 alone, the number of men getting surgical as well as non-surgical cosmetic procedures grew by 43%. As society adapts and grows, men too, have realized the importance of grooming and retaining a youthful appearance. It is no longer taboo for a man to be concerned about aesthetics, and more and more men are approaching good cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and beyond.

Plastic surgery procedures popular with American men

As men begin to open up to the idea of using plastic surgery to improve their physique and aesthetics, Male Breast Reduction has grown in popularity with an increase of 33% over 2013. Blepharoplasty has seen a growth of 34% over 2013, and the number of Facelifts is up 44%.

Less invasive non-surgical procedures and visit to a day Med-Spa, are becoming more common. Botox usage among men is up 84%, Hyaluronic Acid procedures have grown 94%, Nonsurgical skin tightening by 37% and Intense Pulsed Light cosmetic procedures by 44%.

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Tummy Tuck vs. Liposuction

Tummy Tuck | Liposuction | Body Contouring | Newport Beach | Orange CountyAmong a host of aesthetic concerns that occur among both men and women, one of the most common is the unwanted accumulation of fat deposits around the waist. In many cases, the fat tissue in this area becomes stubborn and does not respond effectively to diet or exercise. In such a situation, the next best alternative may be cosmetic surgery to get rid of excess fat pockets.

Two of the primary procedures that are well suited to address the condition of fat deposits in the waist area include tummy tuck surgery and liposuction. As an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify is in a fantastic position to provide both these procedures. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Major Differences

Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction are quite distinct procedures, and the surgeon will explain the differences to the patient during the initial consultation.

Fat and Skin Reduction

In some cases, due to prolonged condition of accumulation of abdominal fat, the skin the area may also become loose or saggy. Some patients may develop weaker abdominal muscles, which pull down the protruding belly further. In such a situation, tummy tuck plastic surgery may be the appropriate procedure because it can address all these aspects. On the other hand, liposuction is primarily designed to reduce excess fat pockets, but it does not involve tightening of loose skin or muscles.

Elaborate Procedure

Tummy tuck is typically a more elaborate surgery in comparison to liposuction. It usually involves the administration of general anesthesia, and takes a longer time to perform. Multi-pronged approach involving skin and muscle repair and fat reduction may be required. Liposuction surgery, as against tummy tuck, is a relatively lesser invasive procedure. However, it has a limited scope confined only to fat reduction in the waist area.

Scarring

Tummy tuck will generally involve one or more incisions that are bigger in length as compared to the minor incisions involve in liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is a more conservative technique that will make the incision size very small. Therefore, scarring will be more visible in tummy tuck as compared to abdominal liposuction.

Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify will place the incisions in inconspicuous locations to keep the scarring to the minimal in both cases. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas have an opportunity to receive these procedures from Dr. Seify.

Recovery

Recovery in case of liposuction will be relatively quicker because of the smaller incisions. Most patients can be in a position to return to work or resume their regular activities within a week. On the other hand, in case of a full abdominoplasty, most patients can go back to work only after 10 to 14 days of healing.

Appropriate Candidates

Individuals with a fair amount of skin elasticity, moderate and stable body weight, and only suffering from excess fat deposits in the abdominal area will make fantastic candidates for liposuction. In case of tummy tuck, the candidates are usually above the age of 40 or women who have undergone one or more pregnancies. These conditions can cause abdominal skin laxity and muscle weakness, requiring a tummy tuck.

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Beautiful Liposuction Surgery in Newport Beach

shutterstock_86524414Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce stubborn fat deposits from targeted areas of the body. Liposuction is commonly performed in areas such as the buttocks, abdomen, thighs, upper arms, knees, calves, neck, cheeks, and chin. A cosmetic surgeon may perform this procedure using traditional or advanced techniques, depending on the circumstances of the case.

Patients should be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss plastic surgery procedure, but helps achieve enhanced body contours through fat reduction. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain what the procedure can or cannot do for the patient. Dr. Hisham Seify

is a board certified plastic surgeon providing liposuction surgery in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Who is a Golden Candidate?

Men and women who are bothered by the presence of unwanted fat pockets in specific areas of the body, which do not respond to diet or exercise, will usually make good candidates for liposuction cosmetic surgery. The candidate should have moderate and stable body weight and fairly elastic skin in order to achieve significant improvement in body contours.

The candidate should have concrete and fine overall health, and should not be having any medical condition that may cause obstruction during surgery. Patients with clear aesthetic goals, positive outlook, and realistic expectations will typically achieve most satisfying results with liposuction plastic surgery.

Procedure

The cosmetic surgeon may perform liposuction using general or local anesthesia, depending on the extent of surgery involved. The procedure begins with the surgeon placing a small incision in an inconspicuous location in the targeted area. A narrow tube called cannula is inserted through the incision into the deeper fat layers. The targeted fat cells are dislodged with the cannula, and suctioned out through a vacuum pump or syringe attached to the outer end of the cannula.

Loss of fluid is compensated intravenously through the procedure. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Seify adopts this basic procedure for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas. The procedure will be supported with one of the following advanced techniques to achieve best outcomes.

Tumescent Technique

Copious volume of fluids, about three times the volume of fat to be removed, is injected using this technique. This technique is performed on patients who need only local anesthesia.

Super-Wet Technique

Lesser volume of fluids is used in this technique, which is about equivalent to the volume of fat to be removed. The technique is much faster compared to tumescent technique, but it is used only when liposuction is performed using general anesthesia.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

This technique involves delivery of ultrasound energy through a special cannula, which helps liquefy the fat before it is removed. The fat cells damaged through ultrasound energy are then suctioned out using a pump.

Recovery

The surgeon will require the patient to wear a compression garment in the treated area for several weeks. Most patients will experience initial mild pain and swelling. The patient may be able to return to a regular routine that they are accustomed to in about 10 to 14 days, or more in some cases.

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