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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Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach | Orange CountyThe popularity of a number of cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast, body, and face has grown significantly over years. Advanced surgical techniques and innovative technologies have made plastic surgery safer and more effective. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, provides some of the latest and most effective aesthetic procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities.

Dr. Seify’s Accomplishments

Dr. Hisham Seify is a well-regarded cosmetic surgeon with cutting-edge expertise and knowledge in a variety of reconstructive, aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures. Apart from his private practice that provides state of the art surgical solutions to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas, Dr. Seify also serves the communities in several other capacities. He is a UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor and a UCI Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS).

Dr. Seify is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He won the coveted Sherrell Aston Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Other awards and honors received by him include the Patients’ Choice Award 2012, the Top Doctor USA award by Castle Connoly Medical Ltd., and the Orange County Physician of Excellence award by the Orange County Medical Association.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Every woman and man aspires to have a healthy, toned, and youthful looking physical appearance. A number of cosmetic surgery procedures of the body, breast, and face are available to help an individual achieve their personal aesthetic goals.

Body

Some of the major body contouring procedures designed to provide a shapely, attractive figure provided by Dr. Seify include the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post Bariatric
  • Velashape

Liposuction is a popular surgery to reduce excess fat deposits from targeted areas of the body, and provide a smoother and firmer contour. Tummy tuck procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and skin from the abdominal area to provide a flatter and firmer abdomen.

Post bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgical procedure to enable overweight and obese people reduce body weight to a more normal level. Mommy makeovers can help a mother regain her pre-pregnancy figure after childbirth and breastfeeding.

Breast

Newport Plastic is equipped to provide state of the art breast surgery procedures to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the breasts and overall personality. Some of the important breast surgeries provided by Dr. Seify include the following:

  • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
  • Breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast Revision
  • Male breast reduction for gynecomastia

Face

Some of the major facial cosmetic surgery procedures available at Newport Plastic include:

  • Face Lift
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Face Lift Revision
  • Cheek Lift (Mid-Face Lift)
  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin Implants
  • Micro Fat Grafting

Facial cosmetic surgeries can help reduce the conspicuous signs of aging from the face, improve the shape and size of nose, ears and chin, and make the facial contours smoother and firmer.

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Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach | Orange CountyNewport Plastic is a leading plastic surgery practice for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas. Led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, the practice provides a wide range of safe, proven, and effective reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures.

About Dr. Seify

Dr. Hisham Seify is a highly skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon with a string of top qualifications and achievements behind him. In addition to his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Seify also serves as the UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor and the UCI Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS). He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the recipient of the prestigious Sherrell Aston Award from the ASAPS and the Patients’ Choice Award 2012. Other honors received by him include the Top Doctor USA award from Castle Connoly Medical Ltd. and the Orange County Physician of Excellence from the Orange County Medical Association.

Plastic Surgery Procedures

Newport Plastic provides state of the art plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.

Body

Some of the key ‘body contouring’ procedures provided by Dr. Seify include the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post Bariatric
  • Velashape

Body contouring procedures are an effective way to improve the condition of sagging skin, excess fat deposits or weak underlying tissue in areas such as the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, groin, breasts, and the abdomen. Body contouring surgeries can help tighten and firm up the areas by removal of excess skin and also improve the tone of the underlying tissue. The appearance of cellulite or dimpled, uneven skin can also be improved with such procedures.

Breast

Newport Plastic provides advanced and effective breast surgery procedures, which include the following:

  •       Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
  •       Breast lift (mastopexy)
  •       Breast Implant replacement
  •       Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)
  •       Breast reconstruction
  •       Breast revision
  •       Male breast reduction for gynecomastia

Breast size or shape may be adversely affected following a pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal imbalances, weight fluctuations, hereditary factors or aging. These conditions can be corrected effectively with breast surgery procedures. Dr. Seify has received the best of training in plastic surgery procedures for the breasts.

He performs breast surgeries to increase the size of smaller breasts, reduce oversized breasts to a normal size, lift drooping breasts, reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy, resize and reposition nipples and areolas, and make the breasts more symmetrical in size and shape.

Face

Some of the key face surgery procedures provided at Newport Plastic will include the following:

  • Face Lift
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Face Lift Revision
  • Cheek Lift (Mid-Face Lift)
  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin Implants
  • Micro Fat Grafting

These procedures are designed to reduce the signs of aging from the face, improve facial balance and make the face appear more aesthetically attractive and well-proportioned.

 

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Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach | Orange CountyBoard certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, is one of the eminent experts in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. He provides state of the art treatments to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities. A large number of highly satisfied patients are an eloquent testimony to Dr. Seify’s dedication and commitment to the field of cosmetic surgery.

Education and Training

Dr. Hisham Seify has a total of nearly 13 years of post-graduate training behind him. He received training in general and plastic surgery abroad before coming to the United States in 1998 to complete his degree in Doctor of Science at Emory University. At this university, he received the opportunity to train in Endoscopic Plastic Surgery with the late Dr. John Bostwick, a renowned cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Seify worked on several clinical and basic science projects involving latest techniques in the applications of Endoscopic Plastic Surgery. His findings were presented at national seminars and published in prestigious peer reviewed journals. This research became the foundation for his Ph.D. thesis in 2000. Following this, he pursued training in general surgery and plastic surgery at Emory University. During this period, he also served as the Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery. He took specialty training in Oculoplastic Surgery with Dr. Clinton McCord at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.

Accomplishments

Dr. Seify is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He employs his wide exposure and experience in new surgical techniques to provide highest quality cosmetic surgery procedure to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas. His Orange County Practice in collaboration with Emory University has been inviting international guest plastic surgeons for both training and research since 2007.

Dr. Seify has published a number of scientific articles and has contributed chapters to medical textbooks related to the subjects of plastic surgery. He has delivered lectures and presented scientific papers both in the US and abroad. He receives invitations as a visiting professor to various hospitals internationally to perform surgeries on civilians as well as veterans.

Dr. Seify is currently the president of the worldwide American Cancer network designed to help children and adults with cancer. He is also a board member of several health care organizations, such as the United Doctors of California, and Future care. He continues to be involved with various community healthcare projects from time to time.

Awards and Positions

Dr. Seify is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition to his practice as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify also currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI medical Center).

He is affiliated with leading hospitals in Orange County, which include Hoag, Saddleback, and Fountain Valley Hospitals. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Patients’ Choice Award 2012, the Top Doctor USA award by Castle Connoly Medical Ltd., and the Orange County Physician of Excellence award by the Orange County Medical Association.

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Plastic Surgeon | Cosmetic Surgery Hisham Seify MDHisham Seify MD, PhD, FACS is a leading plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He provides safe, proven and effective procedures through his state of the art practice called the Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates. Dr. Seify receives patients for various cosmetic surgery treatments from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas in Southern California.

Academic Background

With almost 13 years of post-graduate training behind him, Dr. Seify has the cutting-edge expertise to provide advanced plastic surgery solutions to his patients. He was trained as a general and plastic surgeon abroad before he came to the US in 1998 to pursue his Doctor of Science degree at the Emory University. He trained with the eminent surgeon, late Dr. John Bostwick, as a part of his training in Endoscopic Plastic Surgery at the university.

Dr. Seify was involved with various basic science as well as clinical projects to apply the innovative techniques of Endoscopic Plastic Surgery. He shared his ideas and experiences at various seminars in the country as well as published them in a number of peer reviewed scientific journals. The research that he conducted during this time became the basis for his Ph.D. thesis, which he successfully defended in 2000.

With this academic accomplishment behind him, Dr. Seify went on to pursue training in general and plastic surgery at the Emory University. He served as the Administrative Chief Resident in Plastic Surgery at the university during this period. Dr. Seify’s academic accomplishments also include specialized training in Oculoplastic Surgery with Dr. Clinton McCord at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.

Career Achievements

Dr. Seify is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He constantly keeps himself updated with the latest innovations and developments in the arena of cosmetic surgery with an aim to deliver greater benefits to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby locations.

Together with Emory University, Dr. Seify’s practice has been inviting cosmetic surgeons from across the world for training as well as research since 2007. Dr. Seify gives lectures and presents scientific papers in the U.S. as well as in other countries. He has published several scientific articles and contributed key chapters to various medical books on the subject of plastic surgery. He is invited as a visiting professor to hospitals globally to perform surgeries on both civilians and veterans.

Honors and Awards

Apart from his private practice as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI medical Center). He received the eminent Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2007.

He has also received various other awards, including the Patients’ Choice Award 2012, the Top Doctor USA award by Castle Connoly Medical Ltd, and the Orange County Physician of Excellence award by the Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Seify is currently also the President of the worldwide American Cancer network.

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Facts About Eyelift with Ultherapy – Newport Beach | Orange County

Facts About Eyelift with Ultherapy - Newport Beach | Orange CountyDr. H.M. Seify, a board certified plastic surgeon, heads Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Seify spent about 13 years in post-graduate training, including a doctorate in science from Emory University. He has received international training in general and plastic surgery. He is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Sherrell J. Aston Award from ASPS for his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon.

Apart from his dedicated efforts in the area of cosmetic surgery for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding areas, Dr. Seify also currently serves as the president of the worldwide American Cancer network designed to help children and adults with cancer. He is on the board of various healthcare organizations, including United Doctors of California and Future Care.

Non-surgical Eye Lift

Loose skin and wrinkles around eyelids can make a person appear older and tired looking. Many patients in Newport Beach and Orange County, CA opt for eye lift plastic surgery treatment to achieve a rejuvenated look. However, some patients may not be keen to undergo an elective surgery, but still wish to improve their appearance of eyes and reduce the signs of aging. Ultherapy may be an ideal treatment for such patients who are keen to reduce the wrinkly looking skin around the eyes without surgery.

This ultrasound-based, FDA approved procedure will usually take about half an hour for eye lift alone, or about one hour when combined with other areas such as cheeks, jowls, and upper neck. Unlike cosmetic surgery, the treatment involves very little or no downtime. Some patients may experience mild swelling, but usually there is no bruising or redness. Focused ultrasound energy penetrates into the underlying soft tissue and causes bio-stimulation to produce new collagen. Gradual skin firming and tightening in the eye lid area occurs over a period of next six to eight weeks.

Procedure

Ultherapy eye lift treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia with the help of an anesthetic cream around the eyes, in addition to oral Ibuprofen pills half an hour prior to treatment. As the patient sits in a comfortable chair, the plastic surgeon or another ocular operating expert will deliver the treatment using a smooth applicator. Sub-skin layers are visible to the expert during the treatment on the Ulthera screen. A specific skin depth is treated with each smooth applicator.

The heat energy delivered to the deeper layers of soft tissue causes coagulation of blood vessels and stimulates production of new collagen. The treatment does not affect the outer layers of the skin, unlike many other non-surgical treatments. Around the eyes, the smooth applicator delivers energy at a relatively lower depth of 1.5 mm because the skin is thinner in this area. This is the benefit with Ulthera treatment that precise amounts of energy at a precise depth can be delivered to achieve desired results within a localized area with minimal impact.

Sometimes, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend Ultherapy in combination with Botox or dermal filler treatment for more comprehensive outcomes.

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plastic surgery newport beachDr. H.M. Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures in Newport Beach, CA. He is also appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. In 2007, he won the Sherrell Aston Award-American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Many patients of Dr. Seify in Newport Beach, CA, who are considering treatment from a cosmetic surgeon for the first time, are concerned about how much a particular surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure will cost. Dr. Seify addresses their concerns related to the procedure and the estimated costs in detail in order to help them make informed choices.

Is Plastic Surgery Expensive?

One of the common questions that any new patient usually asks is whether plastic or cosmetic surgery is an expensive treatment? The answer to this question can be highly subjective because the cost of each surgical procedure may vary. Even within the same procedure, the cost may vary from one geographical region to another and from one plastic surgery practice to another. With so many variations involved, sometimes it can be overwhelming for a patient to determine what how to obtain the best value for money for an elective surgery procedure.

Firstly, it is important to understand that plastic surgery is just like any other surgical procedure, and is likely to involve similar costs of treatment as any other medical surgery. Therefore, it is not something that is going to be exceptionally expensive. One of the key issues with any elective surgery is that the procedure may not be covered by the health insurance policy. That gives rise to the perception that the procedure is costly because it must be paid out of the patient’s pocket. Many plastic surgeons provide support in terms of financing of the treatment to help patients undergo the procedure of their choice.

Factors that Affect the Cost

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery advises that patients should consider all the cost components associated with a procedure. This will help them plan their finances properly well in advance before they go ahead with a surgical procedure.

Geographical Location

The cost of a cosmetic surgery procedure will firstly depend on the geographical area where the practice is located. The cost is primarily in line with the average cost of living in a particular state or city. Average incomes of people are usually in proportion to the cost of living in a region, which allows people in that region to afford the cost of treatment.

Surgeon’s Fee

Any expense that is related to health, well-being and physical appearance of an individual should not be seen only from a cost perspective. A qualified, experienced, highly skilled, and renowned plastic surgeon is likely to cost more in terms of fee. But the cost will be long forgotten, and the benefits will continue to accrue for years. On the other hand, a poorly performed procedure may cause constant dissatisfaction, and may even lead to more spending in terms of a revision surgery.

Other Costs

Cost of the hospital or the surgical facility where the cosmetic surgeon performs the procedure will make a difference. The facilities, equipment, technical support and the quality and experience of the staff and services influence the cost of a procedure. Another important component is the cost of anesthesia. Patients should also include an estimate of the cost of prescription drugs, cost of post-surgical garments, and cost of laboratory tests and evaluations that may be involved with the procedure.

Costs Vary for Different Procedures

Plastic surgery, whether it is performed in Newport Beach, CA or another location, and whether it is performed at an advanced, state of the art hospital facility or a less expensive practice, will also differ in terms of costs according to the nature of the operation. Some procedures such as breast lift, butt lift, brow lift, lip augmentation, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, or ear surgery may be relatively lesser expensive because they are focused only on a single part of the face or body.

Similarly, partial procedures such as a partial facelift or mini tummy tuck may be less expensive compared to a full-fledged surgery. Liposuction, for instance, may usually cost more than a minor cosmetic procedure, but less than an extensive surgery such as breast augmentation with lift, or tummy tuck procedure. A comprehensive undertaking such as a mommy makeover may cost more because it involves multiple surgeries. Patients may also consider non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment options that are usually more affordable than going under the knife.

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women in businessDr. H.M. Seify is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgeries. He provides a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery procedures to his patients in and around Newport Beach, CA. Innovations and technological advancements in the field of plastic surgery have encouraged a lot more people to consider these treatments to enhance their physical appearance. Safety and effectiveness of many procedures has improved due to new surgical techniques and better technologies.

Apart from the rise in the number of patients looking for surgical treatment to improve their physical appearance, there also appears to be a new segment of working women who seek treatment from a cosmetic surgeon for the sake of their jobs and careers. There seems to be a growing belief among a section of women that cosmetic enhancement of their looks can help improve their competitiveness at the workplace. In Dr. Seify’s experience, there are women in Newport Beach, CA who are specifically interested in cosmetic treatment to improve their chances of success in their careers.

Linking Cosmetic Surgery with Career Success

There is no evidence to suggest that any kind of discrimination may exist at the workplace on the basis of how an employee looks. However, there is plenty of feedback and anecdotal evidence from working women themselves that reveals their inherent belief that looks do matter in every sphere of life, including the place of work. Women have spoken about it openly in interviews on television and print publications in recent years. They have talked about how they feel more reassured and self-confident at the workplace when they are looking attractive and youthful.

Plastic surgery is no magic pill to boost a woman’s career prospects. But it may provide that extra psychological support and confidence to some women who tend to perform better when they feel good about their own personality and appearance. Working women are usually looking to improve their vibrancy and freshness, and not necessarily having a desire to enhance their facial features, figure or other beauty points. In fact, they make it clear to the cosmetic surgeon in many cases that they are not keen on a dramatic change or a ‘plastic’ appearance, but just subtle improvements in their face and body.

Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Options

For women in Newport Beach, CA and other places, surgical treatments are still the first choice in many cases. However, with a spate of FDA approvals for innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in recent decades, there is an increasing level of demand for these procedures. Some of the popular non-surgical procedures include cosmetic facial fillers, Botox, chemical peels, laser skin rejuvenation, and treatments based on ultrasound, radio frequency, thermal, and fat freezing technologies.

Plastic surgeons are providing these treatments, particularly because of the advantages of these treatments for working women. These treatments involve minimal or no downtime and the results are more under-stated than surgery in many cases. These fit in with the needs of a busy working woman who is looking for a simple and swift cosmetic solution to make her appear more youthful.

Cosmetic Surgeries for Working Women

Working women in the middle age group are usually more inclined in favor of surgical treatments because they are looking for more effective and longer lasting outcomes. They may not be interested in major procedures such as breast implants, tummy tuck or facelift, unless their figure needs a substantial improvement. They may seek less invasive cosmetic surgery procedures such as mini tummy tuck, partial facelift or forehead lift, liposuction and breast lift.

Working women, in many cases, do not wish to be perceived as “old” in comparison to their peers, and they are looking for procedures that can somehow freeze or delay the progression of their signs of aging. Even when they seek a facelift procedure, they may ask the surgeon to retain the wrinkles, but only soften their impression rather than giving them a dramatic facial makeover.

Plastic Surgery and Job Economy

A survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2009 showed a clear linkage between cosmetic treatments for working women and the general economic conditions. The study involved 756 women in the 18 to 64 age group, who were overwhelmingly of an opinion that looks can have an impact on their competitiveness at the place of work. 73 percent of respondents in the study said that youthful appearance can help in obtaining that coveted position or any position at all, acquiring a promotion, or picking up new customers for the business which always makes the supervisor happy.

Source of Survey: ASPS Press Release

 

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women in businessThe New York Times website posted a recent study that drew a conclusion that those who have had cosmetic surgery did not increase that much in attractiveness or a youthful appearance. Looking at this study, one might be thinking “well, what’s the point in plastic surgery?” The study did raise some points, but the article pointed out that there were some flaws in the study. The article introduced the study as follows:

“Patients who get facial plastic surgery often assume that they will look younger and more appealing afterward. But a new study, the first to try to quantify attractiveness after a face-lift, brow-lift or eyelid surgery, found only a tiny, insignificant increase in attractiveness. The study, published online in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery on Thursday, also found that patients looked, on average, only three years younger, as judged by independent viewers who assessed photos of patients before and after cosmetic surgery.”

Findings in the plastic surgery study and its flaws in the conclusion

The study had 50 people rating 49 people ages 42 to 73 who had undergone plastic surgery. Also, the study had not one rater see the “pre- and postoperative shots of the same person, lest they deduce the study’s aim, and at a six-month follow-up, patients were excluded if they had had a nose job or injections of anti-wrinkle medicines like Botox.” When the raters were to guess the patients’ ages they found that the guesses were about “2.1 years younger, on average, than their chronological age before surgery, and 5.2 years younger after surgery, an overall difference of 3.1 years, with minimal changes in attractiveness.”

Although the findings are disappointing some plastic surgeons who have read the study found some flaws such as the small sample of raters in the study. Also, one plastic surgeon pointed out that “they are looking at a face that looks older in some ways, and younger in some ways. It’s difficult for the raters, and confusing.” Another had said that “assigning numbers has an incredible potential to be misused.”

Plastic surgery Still Has its Benefits with Dr. Seify

juvederm 4This above study that the New York Times pointed out raised some interesting points, but there are flaws that led to their conclusion.  Plastic surgery still has it merits in terms of looking younger and refining features. At Dr. Seify’s practice, we believe that it is not about total alteration of the face and body to the point where it looks unnatural or unrecognizable. And bottom line, it matters only to the patient if he or she is happy with the results. If you still want to take the plastic surgery route where you are sure to find satisfying results for yourself, call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Seify.

As the aging population becomes a more influential part of the population is becoming obvious that getting older does not mean that patients cannot look their best. A facelift has long been the landmark of proof that a person is showing the signs of aging on their face. Many plastic surgeons perform facelift some patients who are well into their 70s and 80s. However, it is important to realize that there is a difference between a person’s real age and their biologically. In reality this can be a huge difference. Dr. Seify explains to his patients that the real distinction in whether or not a patient is too old for a facelift is primarily rooted in their health status. There are some patients who are 60 however there biological health is similar to that of a 90-year-old old because of lifestyle choices like smoking, excessive drinking, or less than admirable eating habits. This is when Dr. Seify’s medical judgment has to be considered when deciding whether or not to proceed with facelift surgery for this type of patient. When patients move forward with facelift surgery Dr. Seify is careful to inform them of potential risk that and possible complications that are related to the surgery and post surgery. For older patients Dr. Seify may work with the primary care physician to assure a safe plan of action for the patient. Also medical clearance performed by their primary care physician will be required prior to surgery. Patients who have cardiac concerns for example, may have a different plan of action because of the impact the surgical procedure can have on the patient especially with respect to the type of anesthesia that would be utilized. The results of a facelift on older patients are generally very good provided the patient is in good health. The patient must be realistic concerning their expected outcome. Patients must take their age and consideration when creating expectation for surgery. It is not likely that they will have a result allowing them to look 35 years younger than their real age. However secondary facelift procedures according to several different published studies can yield results for patients that allow them to look 7 to 10 years younger than their real age. With patients living longer, it is not uncommon for patients to have undergone two or three facelifts well into their 70s and 80s. Dr. Seify encourages patients to look and feel their best at every stage of their life. Patients were considering a facelift are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

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