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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Gynecomastia surgery, commonly known as male breast reduction, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct the condition of enlarged or over-developed breasts in men. Enlarged breasts may occur in men at any age. Common causes behind this condition may include heredity factors, hormonal changes, certain diseases, or use of certain medications.

The condition may not only affect the aesthetic appearance of a male, but may also cause emotional and psychological challenges. Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in treating conditions such as enlarged male breasts. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities may consult with Dr. Seify for best possible treatment options.

Common Characteristics

The surgeon will examine the patient to identify typical characteristics that establish the presence of enlarged male breast and a need for gynecomastia cosmetic surgery. The following conditions normally characterize this condition:

  • Excess localized fat in the breast area.
  • Excess development of glandular tissue in breast area.
  • A combination of both glandular tissue and excess fat.

The condition of excess fat or tissue may occur in both breasts or a single breast only.

Candidates for Gynecomastia Surgery

The cosmetic surgeon may recommend male breast reduction surgery after evaluating the health condition and breast anatomy of the patient. Dr. Seify may recommend this procedure for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas, if they have the following attributes:

  • The patient has decent general physical health and moderate body weight.
  • The patient is unhappy with the existence of excessive breast tissue.
  • The development of breast fat and tissue has stabilized.
  • The patient has realistic expectations.
  • The patient is a non-smoker or is willing to stop smoking several weeks before and after the procedure.

Male breast reduction plastic surgery may also be performed on adolescents, but secondary procedures may be necessary if the breast tissue development persists in the future.

Procedure

Depending on the extent of male breast tissue, the plastic surgeon will prepare a surgical treatment approach to reduce breast size, and flatten and enhance the chest contour. In an extreme case of gynecomastia, the heavy breast tissue may cause the breast to droop and stretch the area. In such cases, excess skin may be surgically excised and the size and position of the areola may be improved.

The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. If the primary problem is due to excess fatty tissue, the surgeon may decide to use liposuction techniques alone. However, if the condition involves excess skin or glandular breast tissue, surgical excision techniques may also be applied. Excision is also used if areola reduction is necessary.

Results

Results of male breast reduction are usually long lasting or permanent. If the condition occurred due to the use of certain medications or due to excess body weight, the patient may have to stay free of such medications in the future and maintain a stable body weight. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will be able to conceal the scars in the natural breast contours.

As summer rolls around many couples are making their way to summer vacations, days on the boat, day trips to the beach, and outdoor activities like jet skiing. As you observe men and women enjoying the sun it’s hard not to notice men who may wear their T-shirts without ever removing them even in the hottest sun and the most active activities. For some of these men the reason for keeping on their T-shirts could be embarrassment. There are two main reasons that men are embarrassed about their bodies. For some men there could be an excessive growth of male breast tissue which causes men to have an enlarged appearance to their breast. This can cause embarrassment since enlarged the breast are associated with women and not men. This condition is called gynecomastia. Dr. Seify effectively treats gynecomastia allowing his patients to regain their confidence and to go shirtless in public unashamed. To perform gynecomastia an incision is made around the nipple areola complex where the dark and light skin colors meet. This incision heals remarkably well and is virtually undetectable within a short period of time following surgery. Through this incision Dr. Seify removes not only the growth of breast tissue but also the fat that may lie underneath. The procedure has mild to moderate discomfort and pain. The patient wears a compression vest following the surgery based on the recommended time. This helps to re-drape the skin and allow the chest to have a smooth and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The other reason men are likely to feel embarrassed about their bodies would be if they have excess thickness on their abdomen. Liposuction of the abdomen for men is an excellent option for removing small amounts of fat and contouring the abdomen for a more toned and flat abdomen. Liposuction of the abdomen will reduce the inches for the waist size. Men who have intra-abdominal fat or excess loose skin will not be a candidate for liposuction. So, if your man is embarrassed to go shirtless the summer it is the perfect time to discover if gynecomastia surgery or liposuction are a viable option. Patients who are considering either of these plastic surgery procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

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drseify-whitecoatThe last three decades have been a whirlwind, in terms of rapidly increasing the knowledge and access to information globally. Of course this has been spearheaded by the Internet. Plastic surgery has been a part of this rapid growth mostly due to increased patient demand, much of it fueled by the Internet and access to more information. This has also allowed plastic surgery to be more affordable now than it ever has been. Depending on how you look at it, this has been both positive and negative for patients. The positive, has been that because of the demand and affordability there are more plastic surgeons to choose from than ever before. Also, plastic surgeons have to remain on the forefront of technology and new techniques in order to provide the services patients want. The negative, has been that this demand has created a new frontier that is much like the old Wild West. This evolving untamed landscape has allowed physicians to dabble in what some feel is a lucrative cosmetic surgery market while learning their way through performing surgery one patient at a time. Any physician can perform cosmetic plastic surgery. This is especially true if it is performed within his or her office. This practice is seen most commonly with liposuction and breast augmentation. These two procedures are the most popular procedures so it is not surprising that these are the procedures most commonly performed by physicians performing cosmetic surgery.

Depending on the state, there are few regulations, if any that prevent a physician from performing these procedures within an office based surgical suite. Different versions of facelifts have been added to this mix in order to capitalize on the ever-increasing baby-boom generation. The new frontier is fueled by patients who are aggressively pursuing ways to do “something” to improve their appearance while avoiding the cost and downtime of what they may consider major surgery. Dr. Seify consults with patients and helps them to understand that the most important part of the plastic surgeons recommendation is first and foremost the right procedure and the safety of the patient. This should never be compromised in order to meet a patient’s budget or amount of time they have to recover from the procedure.

Secondary recommendations based on these factors are fine, provided the patient is prepared for the difference in expected results. Dr. Seify explains to patients that while the landscape for plastic surgery can be confusing because there are so many choices, he welcomes patient’s questions and his knowledgeable staff is available at any time to help patients make informed decisions. Patients who are considering plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

 

Being a parent has many challenges. One of the most painful challenges a parent can endure is watching their child in emotional pain as a result of bullying and teasing. A great deal of attention has been placed in the media on children being teased and bullied via the Internet. Social media has certainly made bullying and teasing much easier and given it much greater reach. The focus is often placed upon girls being teased because it is believed by many that girls are more emotional and that the impact is greater than boys. However; boys, especially teenage boys can be self-conscious about their bodies as they change with age. For some, excessive breast tissue can become evident as they enter puberty. While in some cases this may be accompanied with being overweight or obese this is not always the case. Even boys who are at or near their ideal body weight can suffer from excess breast tissue which is known as gynecomastia. The impact of this excessive breast tissue which has slang terms including “man boobs”or” moobs “is rarely painful physically however emotionally it can be devastating. As a parent, you may ponder whether seeking the advice of a plastic surgeon to correct this condition is a good idea. Perhaps you may think that fixing the source of bullying using plastic surgery sends the wrong message to your child. The reality is that children who are teased and bullied often have a difficult time achieving success in school and outside school activities because they are self-conscious and less likely to take the steps necessary to be outgoing and involved. If your child is also overweight this condition could contribute to his lack of willingness and motivation to exercise. Also, depression and loneliness can lead to overeating which also contributes to obesity. Dr. Seify encourages parents to consult with him to determine if their son is a candidate for gynecomastia surgery. In the initial consultation Dr. Seify will determine if the child is truly suffering from excessive breast tissue or if the primary source is excessive fat on the chest. It is important for parents to understand that liposuction of the chest alone will not improve the appearance of excessive breast tissue. In many cases it can cause the breast tissue to be even more of visible if the glandular tissue is not removed and only liposuction is performed. For this reason, it is critical that parents seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Seify who is experienced in treating gynecomastia patients. In some cases, although rare, Dr. Seify may be able to submit the proper documentation for parents to obtain insurance coverage for the procedure. Parents who are considering gynecomastia surgery for their sons should consider the possibility of surgery early in the summer so that their son will be healed and ready to enjoy the latter part of summer and a new beginning to the next school year. Parents who are considering gynecomastia surgery for their sons are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

For many men the thought of having plastic surgery is not a positive one. Gynecomastia surgery is a procedure that treats excessive male breast tissue by removing the tissue and surrounding fat. For many men this is a source of embarrassment. The concept of going shirtless during the summer is not an option for men who are affected negatively by gynecomastia. Dr. Seify explains to his male patients that for some patients gynecomastia is a genetic issue. For other patients, lifestyle choices including steroids or other drugs could have contributed to the appearance of excessive male breast tissue. Whatever the reason, for many men especially as they age, the breast tissue has become a focal point in their wardrobe selection. The winter months are one of the most popular times for men to consider gynecomastia surgery. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and most patients are able to return to work in as few as three days. Dr. Seify will instruct patients to wear a compression vest following surgery. This vest helps to re-drape the skin after the tissue and that has been removed. Most patients find the surgery to have only mild to moderate discomfort. The  compression vest is worn following surgery. It is virtually undetectable underneath a shirt or sweater. Most patients will heal completely within 3 to 4 weeks following surgery. Scheduling surgery during the winter months ensures that the incisions, although well hidden, will be healed. Dr. Seify encourages men who have trouble with the appearance of large male breast to consider gynecomastia surgery and schedule a consultation.

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