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shutterstock_20944378Many people do not have a problem of excess weight or obesity, but they suffer from stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body. This can spoil their overall appearance and create a disproportionate body. Liposuction is the most effective plastic surgery procedure to correct this condition. Dr. H.M. Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon in Newport, who has the expertise to perform liposuction in a safe and conservative manner. Many patients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities receive cosmetic treatments under Dr. Seify’s personalized care and attention.

What is Liposuction?

As one of the leading Newport Beach cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Seify provides liposuction treatment at his state of the art facility. During your initial consultation, he will explain the liposuction procedure and evaluate if it is an appropriate treatment in your case. Liposuction is essentially a cosmetic surgery that helps remove specific pockets of fat from areas such as the hips, tummy, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, knees, neck, and chin.

The goal is to sculpt the body to make it more proportionate and appealing overall. Dr. Seify will explain to his patients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County and other areas in CA that the long-term success of liposuction is possible only if the patient maintains an active and healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. The goal of liposuction is to reduce fats in areas that fail to respond to diet and exercise.

Top Candidates

Any adult who does not have any rare health complications and is unable to reduce fats in specific areas of the body may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. Such candidate should also fulfill the following conditions for liposuction surgery:

  • Keep realistic expectations from the procedure, and be aware that it is not a weight loss treatment
  • Should not be excessively overweight or obese
  • Should have some skin elasticity and firmness
  • Have concentrated fat deposits that do not respond to exercise and diet
  • Should not have cellulite

While age is not a factor for liposuction, but older adults usually have loss of skin elasticity, which prevents them from benefiting from this procedure.

Anesthesia

As an eminent plastic surgeon in Newport, Dr. Seify prefer to adopt a flexible approach to anesthesia, and customizes it according to the needs of the patient. He may choose local anesthesia, if the amount of fat to be reduced is very limited and the number of areas is small. However, if the procedure is going to be extensive with removal of large fat deposits, or must be combined with another surgery, general anesthesia may be a better option.

Procedure

The duration of the surgery will vary depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the size of the targeted area. The most common liposuction technique involves making a tiny incision to insert a narrow tube or cannula into the fat deposit area. The cannula is used to vacuum the fat tissue that lies underneath the skin. The fat cells are disintegrated and suctioned out with the help of a syringe or a vacuum pump. IV fluids are given to the patient immediately after the procedure to replenish the fluid lost along with the fat.

Dr. Seify is one of the most experienced cosmetic surgeons in Newport for liposuction. He uses several liposuction techniques at his facility, and recommends the most appropriate technique depending on a particular patient’s needs. This is a key advantage because it allows him to avoid ‘one size fits all’ kind of approach for his patients. Such expertise makes him a highly sought after plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Orange County and other nearby areas in CA.

Tumescent Liposuction

This technique involves injecting fluid to the extent of nearly three times the amount of fat to be removed into the targeted area. The technique can be performed under local anesthesia, making it safer and more popular than other techniques.

Super-Wet Liposuction

In contrast to tumescent liposuction, this technique involves reduced use of fluids. The fluid injected in this case is equivalent to the volume of fat to be removed. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, but takes lesser time compared to tumescent liposuction.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

In this case, a special cannula is used that can produce ultrasound energy. The cannula is passed through fat deposits to allow ultrasound to break the fat cells and liquefy the fat. The liquefied fat is then removed with the help of a suction pump.

If you are looking for a reputed plastic surgeon in Newport, you may seek an appointment with the office of Dr. Seify. You can receive personalized care and attention from Dr. Seify and dedicated team of professionals. Thousands of patients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Orange County, CA have already received highly satisfactory results with cosmetic treatments at Dr. Seify’s state of the art facility.

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Who would’ve thought that being skinny could be taken up a notch? Well, according to a recent international website, plastic surgeons in Canada reported a 246% increase in patients seeking what they call a” thigh gap”. This is described as emulating thighs that are so thin that they do not touch above the knees. Victoria’s Secret models are blamed for perpetuating this alleged trend. Canadian plastic surgeons who are claiming the 246% increase failed to mention what the base number was prior to the increase so it is difficult at best to take this trend seriously. However, it does bear noting that the decision to have liposuction on the thighs should never be made lightly.

Are you considering liposuction?

Dr. Seify explains to patients who are considering liposuction of the thigh area that the sculpting of the thighs can be one of the most difficult areas. This is especially true for the inner thighs. The skin on the upper portion of the inner thigh is more likely to become loose and lax especially if too much fat is removed. The important thing to note is that if this is the case patients are unable to improve the laxity of the skin once too much fat has been removed. Also there could be a need for what is known as circumferential liposuction of the thigh. This would include liposuction performed on the entire thigh. This includes the front, the outer thighs, inner thighs, and the back of the thighs. This can be quite an undertaking and depending on the amount of fat removed, it is important for patients to realize that there is a limit to how much fat can be removed safely in one surgical procedure. Dr. Seify is careful to explain to each patient the benefits and limitations of thigh liposuction prior to patients choosing to proceed with surgery. Patients who are considering liposuction of the thigh are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

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Interestingly enough, as summer approaches some fashion magazines are including in their articles that arms have become the new cleavage. What they mean by that is that a woman’s arms are now viewed as sexy and appealing. Many celebrities have been recognized for their “great arms”. These include celebrities like Michelle Obama and Madonna. Sleeveless fashions have indeed become the choice regardless of the season. So, what is a woman to do if she has the dreaded “batwings”. This is the term given for excess skin that hangs from the underside of the arm when the arm is lifted. In some cases this is due to the aging of the skin. In other situations the patient could have had weight fluctuation that stretched the skin on the arms and then caused sagging. Patients, who consult with Dr. Seify because of a complaint of loose skin on the arms, are likely to be given the recommendation of brachioplasty. Brachioplasty removes the excess skin from the underside of the arm. An incision is made in the armpit that runs either to the middle of the bicep on the underside of the arm or to the elbow. The shorter incision is acceptable for a patient who has minimal loose skin provided most of the excess skin is in the upper portion of the arm. The longer incision is for patients with more loose and lax skin. While a shorter scar may seem attractive to the patient, it is important patients realize that if a shorter scar is used on a patient who has excessive loose and lax skin in the arm area there is likely to be an unacceptable puckering of the skin following surgery. Patient should never compromise the long-term results of surgery in order to avoid a scar. All scars heal over time and in most cases become less noticeable over time. Brachioplasty patients will have a scar however the scar is well hidden on the underside of the arm. Most go on to wear sleeveless dresses and shirts and find the scar to be well worth the trade-off. Patients who are dissatisfied with the thickness on their arms may be candidates for liposuction of the arms. Dr. Seify cautions patients that this is a tricky procedure. As an experienced ASPS board-certified he has performed many arm liposuction procedures. The talent and skill of the surgeon is important with arm liposuction because it is possible to take too much fat and the surgeon must be conscious of the appearance of the arms and the muscles that exist and help to aesthetically shape the arms. Patients who are considering arm contouring procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

There is a new buzz that has been created due to increased attention paid to the beauty of women’s arms. Toned and fit arms are perceived by most to be youthful and healthy. Some attribute the increase buzz about beautiful arms to Michelle Obama’s toned arms and frequent choice of sleeveless dresses and blouses. Of course, where there is interest in beauty there will always be plastic surgery options. An increase in patients considering brachioplasty or arm lifts has been reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Arm Lifts

To the media, tying the increase in brachioplasty procedures to celebrities with toned and fit arms seems like a logical choice. The reality is the procedure is an invasive one that is typically chosen by patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and therefore have a significant amount of loose and lax skin on the underside of the arm. Dr. Seify explains to patients that brachioplasty should only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons who understand the risk and complications versus the expected benefit for each patient. Although new techniques allow for a shorter incision and thus a shorter scar it is important for patients to understand that the removal excess skin with brachioplasty will require the trade-off of a scar. Dr. Seify explains that the scar is well hidden on the underside of the arm and the majority of patients heal incredibly well so that the scar is barely visible after six months to a year. Initially following the surgery there may be puckering of the skin along the incision which will typically loosen up as the skin relaxes. It is imperative that patients understand their specific situation and what the expectations are for their long-term results. Patients who have loose and lax skin as a result of aging and poor laxity in the skin may not be ideal candidates for the brachioplasty procedure. Also, patients who scar poorly may also be a poor choice for the brachioplasty procedure. While the overwhelming numbers of patients are extremely satisfied with their plastic surgery procedure, it is critical for patients to understand that limiting the plastic surgery procedure to patients who are ideal candidates is the best way to ensure that patients will be satisfied with their results. Brachioplasty patients are typically able to return to a desk type job in 5 to 7 days after surgery. Patients who are considering brachioplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

 

As summer is getting ready to kick into full gear less will mean more. Wearing less clothes will mean showing more skin and in some cases more fat. Here in Southern California, specifically Newport Beach, the idea of a summer without shorts, short dresses, and the most flattering swimsuit is unheard of. While some may say that the look of your legs is only important for the young, others realize that a great pair legs are still a great pair legs at most any age. So what do you do when your legs do not have the best shape and form? Dr. Seify offers several solutions to achieve the thighs a woman can be proud of. There are noninvasive options that have shown great promise and are offered within Dr. Seify’s on-site med spa. Velashape is offered as an FDA cleared noninvasive solution to reducing the circumference of the thighs. This nonsurgical procedure allows patients to over time improve the actual thickness of the thigh area as well as improve the appearance of cellulite. The recommended number of treatments to achieve optimal results will vary from patient to patient; however, Dr. Seify and his staff will assist patients in determining the correct number of treatments to achieve the results that they desire. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Seify is also able to recommend and perform liposuction for patients who are concerned about the thickness on their thighs. Liposuction of the thigh area is an extremely delicate procedure and should only be performed by plastic surgeons who are experienced in sculpting the thigh area. The thigh has an extreme amount of thick muscle and only an experienced plastic surgeon will achieve optimal results without compromising the tone and appearance of the thighs. The inner thigh can also be a very delicate area when performing liposuction. It is important that only the correct amount of fat is removed or patients can yield a result that produces loose and lax skin on the inner thigh. Admittedly no one likes thighs that rub together and the ideal look is to have space between the legs in the upper part of the inner thigh area. While this is not achievable for everybody Dr. Seify is able to improve upon the appearance of the thighs for most patients. Patients who are considering rejuvenation of the thighs either through liposuction or noninvasive VelaShape treatments are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

It is often been said that women pay a tremendous price for pregnancy and childbirth when it comes to the size and shape of their body after birth. This realization has led to the popularity of what is known as the “mommy makeover “procedure. According to recent online article a mommy makeover is not a single procedure but instead a series of aesthetic procedures designed to help mothers regain their prepregnancy shape and contour. While many women choose diet and exercise following pregnancy, the reality is even after dieting and exercising extensively for many women there are specific concerns that cannot be corrected with diet and exercise. These are most commonly a sagging component to the breast and loose and lax skin on the abdomen. The sagging component to the breast is due to the stretching of the breast during pregnancy as the breast is filled with milk. After birth, whether breast-feeding or not when the skin retracts, and volume is lost, it is likely that the woman will have some degree of sagging. Essentially the same thing happens with the stretching of the abdomen. The abdominal muscle is also stretched during pregnancy and regardless of how many situps and stomach crunches a woman performs the bulge may still be noticeable. According to the article it is not difficult to find women who are extremely satisfied with the “mommy makeover” procedure. While combining two procedures will have an overall higher plastic surgery investment, in most cases performing them separately would be higher overall cost. Dr. Seify explains to patients that when choosing to have surgical procedures combined like breast augmentation and abdominoplasty, it is important not to make the decision solely on price. Patients must be healthy and good candidates for combined procedures. When liposuction is added to the “mommy makeover”procedure it is critical that patients understand the limitations of liposuction when combined with abdominoplasty. Patients overwhelmingly feel as though the breast augmentation and abdominoplasty combination is well worth the investment of time and money. Patients who are considering the mommy makeover are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

A healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer. According to a recent online industry article obese postmenopausal women have an increased risk for developing breast cancer and the cancers are likely to be more aggressive than those in the leaner population. A University Of Colorado Cancer Center Study published in the Journal Cancer Research explains how this risk can be prevented.”By using nutrient tracers for fat and sugar, we tracked where the body stored excess calories. In lean models, excess fat and glucose were taken up by the liver, mammary and skeletal tissues. In obese models, excess fat and glucose were taken up by tumors, fueling their growth,” says Erin Giles, PhD, postdoctoral researcher at the CU Cancer Center and the paper’s lead author.  The belief is that if you are lean, excess calories are absorbed by healthy tissue. But if you are obese, excess calories will become food for the tumor. Study authors believe that the menopausal window is an excellent opportunity for women to take control of their breast cancer risk by managing their weight. Dr. Seify explains to his patients who are perimenopausal, or postmenopausal that it is not uncommon to begin to see weight gain as hormones are shifting at this stage of life. For some patients, taking immediate action as soon as they begin to see increased amounts of fat on their abdomen can be extremely effective. Choosing liposuction for the Upper back, love handles, and other common areas could be the difference between maintaining a proportionate figure and appropriate weight and ultimately ending up obese. Although liposuction is not a weight loss procedure many patients who choose to have liposuction find the results to be motivating and superior to those results that could be achieved through diet and exercise alone. Patients tell Dr. Seify that because they feel better about the way that they look they are more likely to exercise and eat right allowing them to maintain a healthy and stable weight. Patients who are considering liposuction or abdominoplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

According to recent online medical article obese women may be able to reduce their increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer by taking preventative measures during perimenopause to avoid weight gain and to therapeutically control the metabolic effects of their obesity according to results published from a preclinical study in Cancer Research, a Journal of the American Association of Cancer Research. “Obese postmenopausal women have increased risk for breast cancer and poorer clinical outcomes compared with postmenopausal women who are lean,” said Paul S. MacLean, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colo. “The reasons for this are not fully understood. According to the article, since humans cannot be used to study the effects of obesity on menopausal women, rat models were used to best mimic the events that are associated with perimenopausal obesity and menopause. During menopause, many women are likely to gain weight as they consume more food than their body actually needs. In this study obesity rendered the rats unable to appropriately handle the consumption of excess food in the forms of glucose and dietary fat. This accumulated as a result of over eating. Lean rats were more likely to store their excess glucose and dietary fat in the liver, fat, muscle, and healthy breast tissue. This is a normal metabolic response to overfeeding. Contrastingly, the healthy tissues in obese rats were not able to increase the uptake of glucose and dietary fat, but the breast tumors significantly increased with the uptake of glucose. Researchers point out that it is premature to assume that the findings in rats will translate to humans. But, if the findings are similarly related than the perimenopausal time in a woman’s life is a critical window for determining breast cancer risk later in life. Positively it could mean that by aggressively managing perimenopausal weight gain, obese women’s risk for breast cancer could be significantly decreased. Dr. Seify shares with patients the advantages of body contouring procedures for women who are in their mid-40s to mid-50s. This is the age when many women are likely to be perimenopausal and could have small areas of fat that are both unattractive as well as bothersome. Dr. Seify is likely to recommend liposuction as a body contouring method for dramatically improving the shape and contour of the body. Perimenopausal women often complain of excess fat on the abdomen, upper back, and outer thighs. These areas respond nicely to liposuction and allow Dr. Seify to sculpt the area and create a more svelte and pleasing appearance. Patient should consider body contouring procedures like liposuction or abdominoplasty as soon as they notice an increase in their waistline or small amounts of fat in unwanted areas. Patients who are considering liposuction or abdominoplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

In Southern California where at svelte and toned body is the culture set by the region, what people eat have the whole world watching. Los Angeles has signed on for what is a national campaign called meatless Mondays. According to recent women’s magazine the national campaign encourages people to start their week by omitting meat from their diet. The proper campaign actually started in 2003. It was created by the John Hopkins Bloomberg school of Public health and was created with the desire to improve participant health as well as save the planet. Los Angeles is the largest city to join the movement so far and announced that all Mondays in the city would be meat free. The article cites them important point about eating meat for those who are still on the fence. According to the article there are major health benefits when meat is eliminated from the diet. It can reduce the chances of heart disease which is the leading cause of death among women, and many cancers are associated with eating meat as well. According to the article in order to get the most health promoting benefits exchanging meet for fruits vegetables and whole grains is the best way to benefit from eliminating meat from our diet. Plant-based foods are rich in disease fighting nutrients, fiber that fills the belly, then were off illnesses as well as reduce the appetite, all of which help to maintain a healthy weight. If you choose to skip eating meat even once a week you can also lower your carbon footprint. This means that you are saving the planet too. Eliminating meat especially if it is exchanged with healthy fruits and vegetables is likely in most cases to reduce the chance of weight gain. Many patients tell Dr. Seify that as they age even with a healthy diet they are experiencing unsightly fat and bulges with little to no increase in their weight. The fat appears to be stuck on in areas like the upper back, love handles, and outer thighs. Dr. Seify explains that liposuction is an excellent solution for patients who have been unable to change their body contour through diet and consistent exercise. Dr. Seify uses his surgical skill and talent to help sculpt and shape the body so that bulges and fat deposits are no longer visible. Patients were considering body contouring procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

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