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Loss of vision as we age is probably one of the conditions everyone will face eventually. Vision is impaired as we age not only because of eyesight but for some patients also due to droopy eyelids. As the laxity of the skin on the eyelids becomes a greater issue with aging the eyelid skin can become so droopy that patients cannot see clearly. Unfortunately the body compensates for this and patients lift their brow eventually add habit without ever realizing that they cannot see well. Dr. Seify treats patients who have excessive loose skin on their upper eyelids. The procedure is called blepharoplasty. A small ellipse of skin is removed from the upper eyelid in the crease. The incision is sutured and well hidden in the crease. This lifts the eyelid and allows the patient to have better vision. A side benefit of the procedure is that the eyes have a much more youthful appearance once the loose skin is removed. If the vision is severely impaired for the patient there is a chance that the procedure could be covered financially by insurance or Medicare. Recently private advocacy groups have published some negative reports regarding the coverage of blepharoplasty by Medicare and or private insurance. In their published reports they have surmised that a majority of patients seeking blepharoplasty are really cosmetic cases just trying to take advantage of Medicare or private insurance. While it is understandable that an outside group may believe that plastic surgeons would falsify necessary information to have payment covered through Medicare or private insurance; the reality is that most plastic surgeons are committed to following necessary guidelines for submitting proper claims to either Medicare or private insurance. It is important for patients to understand that submitting their blepharoplasty claim to insurance is not something they should be ashamed of. If the claim falls within the guidelines of the insurer whether it is Medicare or private insurance then the patient has passed the necessary requirements and is entitled to have the procedure covered. Dr. Seify will submit claims for patients when he believes there blepharoplasty should be covered. Patient should be prepared to provide payment should be insurance or Medicare be unwilling to deem the blepharoplasty as necessary. Blepharoplasty is an excellent solution for patients who are living with compromised peripheral vision. The cosmetic aspect is a welcome to benefit. Patients who are considering blepharoplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

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Most of us have heard the saying aging gracefully. For most, this means choosing not to do anything cosmetically to mask the appearance of aging. According to recent online article the best way to age gracefully is to be sure that your lifestyle is in accordance with your goals. A large part of aging with grace will mean keeping your body in shape. By the time it adults reach middle age it is harder to keep your body in shape if you are not active. According to the Center for Disease Control and Development people over the age of 65 who have two hours and 30 min. of moderate aerobic activity each week combined with muscle training two times a week are getting a sufficient amount of exercise. Eating well is also critical so that would include plenty of leafy greens and delicious fruits. Skincare is also a critical part of looking your best at every age. Facial skin can be troublesome for middle-aged and older adults; however, maintaining a steady consistent skin care regimen preferably medical grade skin care make a marked difference in our skin as we age. Professional treatments including chemical peels, micro dermabrasion, and lasers will also help to maintain beautiful skin. According to the article those who age gracefully are proud of their years refusing to tell your real age could backfire and cause people to assume that your older than you really are. It is also recommended that as we age we do not allow anxiety to create fear based on what the future holds. Now more than ever the golden years are a chance to travel, create adventures, begin a new career, or even return to school. It is not the end of the road it should be perceived as beginning a new chapter. Your outside should match your inside. So, when you’ve done everything you can to feel the best you can it is only natural to want to look your best as well. Dr. Seify reminds patients that plastic surgery procedures including facelift, neck lift, or blepharoplasty are not drastic measures. In reality they actually allow the patient to enjoy looking approximately 7 to 10 years younger than their real age of the rest of their life. When it comes to cosmetic plastic surgery especially for anti-aging sooner is better than later. The sooner patient address the appearance of aging the more options they will have for treating it. Patients who are considering facial rejuvenation are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

Prior to the popularity of the Internet the decision to have plastic surgery was one that patients had to make with very little access to additional resources to help them make to make a decision. Fast-forward to today and you will find that there are more articles and websites dedicated to plastic surgery than any one person could read it seems a lifetime. While information, research, and education are critical to the plastic surgery decision balance is also necessary in order to make the best decisions. It is important to note that cosmetic plastic surgery is elective which means that there is not a medical reason or healing that will result from surgery. This does not mean that patients should view the surgery as routine and easy. The reality is surgery should always be viewed as serious and the risk of complications should never be viewed lightly. While it is true that cosmetic plastic surgery has an extremely low risk of serious complications, patient should still be well-informed of all risk that pertain to each procedure. There is not a magic number that will prove a patient has done the correct amount of research or had enough initial consultations to determine which plastic surgeon they trust to perform their plastic surgery. There are specific factors that should be included when determining if a specific plastic surgeon is the right fit for the patient. For example, is the plastic surgeon board-certified specifically in plastic surgery? This is extremely important because it helps the patient to determine the credentialing of the plastic surgeon and is easily verified by checking the ASPS website. Another important factor is the level of comfort the patient has with the plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons should be forthcoming with not only the” good news”(all of the good things that can happen) but also the “bad news”(risk and complications as they specifically relate to the patient). Initial consultation should not be narrowed down to ”shopping”. While no one will dispute that price factors into cosmetic elective procedures when price is the driving factor is easy to overlook other important factors including safety and the overall cosmetic surgery experience. Dr. Seify helps patients to understand in the initial consultation that he is committed to not only providing excellent results in the safest manner possible but also helping patients to make informed decisions related to the overall cosmetic surgery experience. Dr. Seify his practice is a full-service practice offering procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift, blepharoplasty, and other popular procedures. Patients were considering cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

A blepharoplasty is a most commonly considered surgery of the eyelid. This is considered an upper blepharoplasty. A lower blepharoplasty describes surgery for the area that is beneath the eyelid that can appear puffy. Patients are often concerned with the appearance of a drooping eyelid. Many ask Dr. Seify if their insurance will cover the cost of their upper blepharoplasty. While it may seem like a good idea to have insurance cover the cost of surgery is important for patients understand that insurance coverage is for procedures that are deemed medically necessary. In the case of blepharoplasty, a patient must be able to prove that their vision is affected by the loose and lax skin on the eyelids. Depending upon the insurance company, they may require a report from the ophthalmologist who has examined the patient and verified that their vision is negatively affected. Dr. Seify explains that having blepharoplasty performed can dramatically improve a patient’s vision as well as overall appearance. Droopy eyelids tend to make the person look sleepy and older. Most patients can have this procedure performed on an outpatient basis and find the procedure to have only mild discomfort following surgery. Dr. Seify cautions patients that although the procedure is popular, all surgeons are not created equal when performing the procedure. Blepharoplasty revision surgery can be not only costly but also limits the surgeon who is making attempts to correct the original blepharoplasty procedure.  So, choose your surgeon wisely. It is imperative that patients select a board-certified plastic surgeon that is well-versed in the blepharoplasty procedure. Patients who are considering submitting the procedure to their insurance company must also be prepared to provide supporting documentation if necessary. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are considering blepharoplasty to contact the office and schedule a consultation.

It’s hard to believe so much debate exist around the type of sweetener consumers decide to use in their diet. The debate most often heard is the one between sugar and high fructose. According to recent online article a bitter court Battle Exist between the Sugar Association And the Corn Refiners Association. The debate is swirling around whether or not they can call high fructose corn syrup corn sugar. Each side is hoping to have a vote of confidence from consumers. Corn refiners dismiss studies that show high fructose corn syrup is metabolized differently than sugar and is directly associated two diabetes and obesity. Sugar refiners back to science however they are not without their critics concerning the consumption of sugar. The bottom line is reduction of the consumption of all types of sugar. It is important to read the ingredients and be aware that there are other names for sweeteners beside sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Maintaining a healthy diet should not have to be a full-time job, however it is. Dr. Seify consults with patients who have accepted this truth as they gotten older and many have one the battle of a healthy and active lifestyle that includes diet and exercise. However, even with this perfected plan patients tell Dr. Seify that unfortunately they do not look as young as they feel. Dr. Seify explains that facial rejuvenation is a commitment similar to that many take concerning lifestyle choices, healthy diet, and exercise. Patients can begin  facial rejuvenation including noninvasive injectables like Botox and Juvederm. When the signs of aging become more significant, a mini facelift , brow lift, and or blepharoplasty may be excellent solutions. The key is to begin early and do only what is necessary at that time. This proactive approach allows patients to have a beautiful and amazingly natural appearance at every age. Patients who considering facial rejuvenation are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

Choosing to have cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic procedures is a step towards what for many is a lifetime of maintaining their best appearance. According to recent online article Botox leads the pack in the most performed cosmetic procedure. Due to the fact that this procedure is noninvasive, the demographic has shifted is well. Previously a plastic surgery patient was most likely to choose plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift; and therefore, was  to be older. Now patients between the ages of 35 and 50 are responsible for nearly 50% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the US. Starting younger with cosmetic procedures is based on the idea that patients can avoid the signs of aging longer. For most patients the goal is not necessarily to look decades younger, but rather to look fresher at their current stage of life. According to the article, good skin care should be developed starting in the teen years. This is also when patients should get into the habit of wearing sunscreen everyday regardless of the weather. This is also the best time to learn that the tanning bed is your enemy. Tanning outside is also a bad idea not only for the appearance of the skin but also for your health. In your 20s the delicate area around eyes can start to show signs of aging. This is when patients should begin to use an effective eye cream. Wearing sunglasses is also recommended to avoid squinting and line that form on the outer corner the eyes known as crows feet. Micro dermabrasion is also very effective at smoothing skin and improving the skin tone. This is an excellent time to begin routine medical grade micro dermabrasion treatments. This is not too early to begin Botox treatments. In your 30s is when you first begin to see more obvious signs of aging. Botox and fillers are likely to be used in this stage of life. Botox paralyzes the muscle in the forehead treating forehead lines and wrinkles. Fillers like Restylane and Juvederm  treat areas like the nasolabial folds that can look like parentheses around the mouth. This is also when most women will consider pregnancy related surgeries including breast augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty. In your 40s is when the payoff for taking care of your skin and your 20s and 30s allows you to use maintenance to maintain your best appearance. You may elect for a surgical procedure for slight tightening such as a mini facelift while continuing injectables and Botox. In your 50s and beyond a blepharoplasty for the eyelids may be needed to maintain your most youthful appearance. Most patients will continue procedures both surgical as well as noninvasive throughout their lifetime an effort to maintain their best overall appearance. Dr. Seify reminds patients that the payoff for taking care of your skin and overall appearance as well as health comes in the later years. Whether it is cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures older patients who enjoy the benefits of these procedures most are those who started cosmetic procedures early in life. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are considering cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures to contact his office for a consultation to determine which procedures are best for them.
Women’s health is often affected by neglecting consistent sleeping patterns. According to a recent article many women are sabotaging their own sleeping plans by making bad choices prior to bedtime. According to the article, watching an excessive amount of television or staring at your computer all night will affect your body clock. It is best to avoid getting too much screen time before bedtime. All electronic devices should be turned off at least 20 min. before bedtime. Exercising late at night especially a couple of hours before bedtime can energize your body so much that it will be difficult to wind down. Try to complete any rigorous workouts at least two hours prior to bedtime. Worry and stress concerning work can dramatically affect the amount of sleep you are able to get at night. If you find yourself thinking unlimited thoughts the article recommends beginning a relaxing pre-bedtime routine that will include meditation and slow stretching that will help you to sleep. Heavy snacking will also prevent you from going to sleep. Going to sleep on a full stomach can disrupt your sleep cycles. It may be tempting to have a nightcap like a glass of wine before going to bed because it does help you to fall asleep; however, it will affect the quality of your sleep. Dr. Seify explains to patients during their consultation for facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift, or blepharoplasty that the correct amount of sleep and exercise are essential in order to maintain youthful results following cosmetic plastic surgery. Patients who do not get enough sleep attempt to look older and more worn out. After making an investment in facial rejuvenation patients are strongly encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle including an adequate amount of sleep nightly in order to ensure lifelong lasting results.

Women’s health and sleep deprivation has become one of the major health concerns facing women today. According to recent online article there are tips women can follow to improve the amount of sleep they’re getting on a regular basis. According to the article you should stick to the same bedtime regardless of what time you have to get up in the morning. Often, forcing yourself to fall asleep earlier than you are used to could cause you to lay awake longer.

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If your body associates being in the bed with being awake it will become a vicious cycle according to Kenneth P. Wright Jr., Ph.D., director of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at the University of Colorado. Having a glass of wine at dinner versus before bedtime can make a significant difference.  Treating too much wine before bedtime will make you more likely to awake frequently during the night as well as awaken the next day earlier than you may have planned. Science has determined that it takes about an hour to break down each drink. Experts recommend that this is taken into consideration when drinking alcohol before bedtime. Working out vigorously before bedtime is also a bad idea as your mind will be rushing even if your body is pooped. Keeping the bedroom cool as opposed to warm and toasty will also help to maintain sleep especially for women who are premenopausal or postmenopausal. It is likely they will have a difficult time maintaining a constant temperature ad will wake-up often to remove covers.

Women’s Health and Plastic Surgery

Patients who consult with Dr. Seify often blame their lack of sleep on the appearance of their eyes. In many cases they could show premature aging that could include drooping eyelids and bags beneath the eyes. Dr. Seify is likely to recommend a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift to improve the appearance of the eyes. He will remove the loose skin on the eyelid which will create a much more open and alert appearance. He also carefully removes the bags beneath the eyes which helps the patient to appear much younger than their stated age. In order to enjoy life long results it is critical that patients continue to take good care of their health which includes getting the proper amount of sleep nightly.

eyelid surgeryEyelid surgery can be considered by patients for many different reasons. Eyelid surgery is considered plastic surgery yet it is not always considered a cosmetic procedure. A small percentage of patients could have what is considered an excessive amount of loose and lax skin on the eyelid, which in turn obstructs their vision. This amount of skin which is also known as “hooding” could cause the patient to be a candidate for reconstructive plastic surgery, which could mean that insurance would cover some of, if not all of the surgical fees.

Eyelid Surgery and Insurance Coverage

It is important to note that very few patients actually meet the criteria of the insurance companies in order to have the procedure covered. It is even more difficult obtain approval through Medicare to have the procedure covered. This does not in any way mean that the procedure is not warranted or that it would not greatly improve the patient’s vision as well as appearance. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is often one of the last procedures patients consider when they are beginning to notice the first signs of aging. The reality is that eyelid surgery, performed early before the loose and lax skin on the eyelid is excessive, can make a dramatic difference in the youthful appearance of a patient.

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Dr. Seify explains that the laxity of the skin is best when a patient is younger and the results tend to be better. Most patients who consider eyelid surgery also include the area beneath the eyes which often has a pocket of loose skin and fat that many call” bags beneath the eyes”. Dr. Seify is usually able to address both areas together and most patients are socially acceptable in public without little evidence that they had cosmetic plastic surgery within two weeks. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are considering eyelid surgery to schedule a consultation to discover if blepharoplasty is a viable solution for them.

The popularity of noninvasive procedures continues to soar. Most patients have come to expect safety no matter where they choose to have their procedure performed. Patient should be aware that there are little to no standards in terms of the safety of what many of come to call a Med-Spa. Dr. Seify operates a med spa within his practice under his supervision. He requires his medical aesthetician’s to not only carry a valid license but also participate in ongoing technical training so that their credentials are superior. Dr. Seify offers injectable services including Botox and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. These procedures are performed by Dr. Seify using his surgical skill and artistic expertise to achieve maximum results. The medical aestheticians offer a wide variety of procedures which include laser procedures for vein treatment, hair reduction, and skin tightening. For many patients the results are visible in only a few treatments. Dr. Seify also offers cellulite reduction treatments for patients who have those concerns.  Patients can be assured that by being in a medical office close attention is paid to the medical aspect of every procedure that has been performed. Also, as an ASPS board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Seify is able to offer solid recommendations and contrast the benefits of noninvasive procedures versus surgical procedures. This allows Dr. Seify to manage patient’s expectations so that patients do not expect a surgical result from a noninvasive procedure. Patients are encouraged to make an appointment for consultation to discuss which noninvasive procedures will work best for them.

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