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 Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose)

closed eyesRhinoplasty ranks among the top five most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. The procedure is primarily used for aesthetic enhancement, but sometimes functional concerns such as breathing problems can also be addressed. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides rhinoplasty to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Types of Rhinoplasty

The following are the common types of rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedures:

Reduction Rhinoplasty

This is one of the most popular types of nose surgery, which is designed to make the nose more proportionate to other facial features. It usually involves sharpening of the nasal tip, removal of bumps on the nasal bridge and reduction of flared nostrils. The procedure is also commonly performed on ethnic patients who are keen to have a more proportionately sized nose.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Patients with a smaller or undermined nose may choose augmentation rhinoplasty. The procedure will typically involve tissue or bone grafting to build up the nasal bridge or nasal tip. Cartilage from the patient’s nasal septum may be used for the grafting. Synthetic implants or rib bone may also be used in some cases.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

Following an injury to the nose, the patient may need post-traumatic rhinoplasty to restore both functionality and appearance of the nose. Nasal septum may need straightening, and in case of a broken nose, the surgeon may have to re-fracture and re-set the nose to provide natural looking results.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

If the patient has lost the nose partially or fully due to skin cancer, accident or another disease, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be performed to rebuild the nose. Flap techniques, skin grafting and other advanced procedures may be applied to create the best results. Dr. Seify is a leading cosmetic surgeon performing this complex procedure and other types of rhinoplasty for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic nose surgery may be performed on candidates from African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic descent. Ethnic candidates may have peculiarities in terms of nasal shape, size and contours. Many patients are keen to achieve a more attractive nose without compromising their essential ethnic integrity of the face. A skillful surgeon with experience in ethnic rhinoplasty can perform these procedures with highly desirable results.

Rhinoplasty Costs

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of rhinoplasty in the US in 2014 was $4,694. However, the ASPS clarified that this figure did not cover the costs of anesthesia, operating room, and related expenses such as prescription drugs, medical tests, surgical accessories, and post-op visits to the surgeon’s office.

The overall costs of rhinoplasty can range anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000, depending on a number of factors. If rhinoplasty is a medical necessity to correct breathing problems or such other issues, full or partial costs may be covered by insurance. Most patients will also have the option to get the procedure financed through professional medical finance firms or other sources.

Recovery

It will usually take about one to two weeks for the patient to resume their regular activities or return to the workplace. Mild swelling will take a longer time to subside, and the results will continue to firm up over several months.

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Facelift Plastic Surgery 

Facelift Plastic Surgery Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery Newport Beach | Orange CountyRhytidectomy, commonly known as facelift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the facial signs of aging and enhancing the overall contours of the face and jaw. Subtle or dramatic results can be achieved with this procedure, as per the aesthetic needs of the patient.

Facelift Before & After Gallery

Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other procedures for the breast, body and face. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive facelift surgery from Dr. Seify.

Suitable Candidates

Healthy adults who are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the face may consider facelift plastic surgery. Ideally, the candidate should have some amount of skin elasticity and suppleness to achieve optimal facial contours. The underlying bone structure should be strong and well-defined to support and contribute to successful results.

Types of Facelift

Facelift surgery can be categorized according to the type of technique used to perform the procedure:

Endoscopic Facelift

This is an advanced technique involving smaller incisions through which the surgeon will insert a tiny endoscope or microscopic camera. Once the surgeon has a clear view of the underlying facial structure on a monitor, it is possible to remove excess skin and redistribute fat in a more precise manner and restore a younger looking face.

Cutaneous Facelift

This is an old technique, which is limited only to the surgical removal of loose skin. It involves a longer incision along the hairline through which the surgeon will remove excess skin and re-drape the tightened skin smoothly. The underlying muscular structure is not affected with this procedure.

SMAS Facelift

This is a more popular, comprehensive facelift procedure that involves lifting and tightening of the underlying muscle structure to enhance facial contours. Excess skin will also be removed, and results can be more natural looking and substantive compared to older facelift techniques.

S-Lift

The procedure involves an S-shaped incision in front of the ears. The incisions are smaller as compared to a traditional facelift, leading to reduced risk, and shorter recovery period. Jaw and lower face are ideally treated with this technique.

Deep Plane Lift

If the patient needs a focused treatment in the mid face area, including prominent nasolabial folds, a deep plane lift may be used. The technique involves lifting of the entire facial structure as a single unit.

Facelift and Your Wallet

The cost of facelift surgery can vary from one patient to another or one practice to another, depending on several factors. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify will discuss all aspects, including costs, during initial consultation with his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas. The average cost in the US for facelift surgery is about $6,000, but excluding the costs of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and related expenses.

Recovery and Results

Most patients can go back to work or resume their normal activities at home in about 10 to 14 days. Vigorous exercises should be avoided for about one month. Results will continue to establish over several months as swelling subsides gradually. On average, a facelift surgery can take five to 10 years off the patient’s face.

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Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery 

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery Cost, Recovery Newport Beach | Orange CountyBreast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure can help a woman achieve her aesthetic desire to have bigger and fuller breasts. Apart from aesthetic purposes, breast augmentation may also be performed as a reconstructive surgery following mastectomy or breast injury.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify is a leading provider of breast augmentation and various other procedures of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Types of Breast Implants

Breast augmentation plastic surgery can be performed using saline or silicone gel based breast implants. Saline implants have an outer silicone shell, while the inner core is filled with a saline solution. In case of silicone implants, the inner core includes a plastic gel called silicone. Both types of implants have been approved by the FDA.

Saline implants do not pose any risk in the event of implant leakage because saline solution is completely biocompatible. However, silicone implants are more in demand today because of the more natural touch and feel they can provide. Advanced qualities in silicone implants use a highly cohesive silicone gel that will not leak out to other areas even if the implant shell is damaged or broken.

Surgery and Your Checking Account

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify will discuss all aspects of breast implant procedure with the patient, including its estimated costs. He provides breast augmentation to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations. The average cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary from $7,000 to $15,000, depending on various factors.

Patients may choose to finance the procedure through medical care financing companies or other sources. Insurance may cover full or partial costs in case where breast augmentation is a part of a breast reconstruction procedure.

Procedure

In many cases, breast augmentation can be performed as an outpatient surgery. The procedure is usually completed in less than two hours, and patient is likely given general anesthesia. The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing an incision in a pre-determined location below the breasts, around the nipples or under the arms.

An implant pocket will be created surgically through the incision. If the procedure involves saline implants, the incision can be relatively smaller because the implant can be inserted in a deflated state. The surgeon will fill the required amount of saline solution after the implant is placed. In case of a silicone implant placement, the size of the incision will be a little larger, but the surgeon can place it in a discreet location to minimize the scar visibility.

The implant will be placed into the breast pocket below or above the chest muscle. After the implants have been adjusted into a desirable position, the surgeon will close the incisions carefully with sutures or surgical adhesive.

Recovery

In the first week, the patient will experience mild pain, which can be managed with pain medications. Bruising and swelling will reduce significantly in the second week. Patients can usually return to work in about 10 to 14 days.

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Breast Lift Surgery 

Breast Lift Surgery Cost Newport Beach | Orange County Plastic SurgeryBreast lift is a much sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today. The procedure is designed to raise sagging breasts to a more youthful level and make them appear firmer and perkier. The areolas and nipples are also usually repositioned along with breast lift.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast lift and various other procedures for the breast, body and face. During the initial consultation, Dr. Seify will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. He receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas.

Average Price

In 2014, the average cost of breast lift plastic surgery in the US was $4,207, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). However, the ASPS clarified that this cost does not cover the dollar amounts of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other related expenses. In any case, the monetary amount can vary substantially from one practice to another due to several factors.

The overall financial reality of breast lift surgery, including all the costs such as anesthesia, operating room, surgical accessories, prescription medications, medical tests, post-op visits to the surgeon’s office, and other expenses may range from $8,000 to $14,000. The stipulated price may be slightly higher if breast lift is performed in conjunction with breast implant surgery.

Extent of Surgery

Patients with relatively smaller breasts and a moderate level of sagging will usually require less complex procedure. The effect on your financials will typically fall in the lower end of the price range in such cases. On the contrary, patients with severely drooping breasts or oversized but sagging breasts will require more extensive surgery, which can increase the dollar figure.

Expertise of the Surgeon

A highly skilled cosmetic surgeon with a stellar reputation and several years of experience in performing breast surgeries may charge a relatively higher fee. According to the ASPS, patients should focus on choosing the right surgeon for their needs, and treat the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor in this decision.

Location of the Practice

The monetary amount of healthcare can differ from one place to another, depending on the average price tag of living in a particular area. For instance, the monetary amount of breast lift in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations may not be the same as the dollar figure of the same procedure in, say, Utah.

Surgical Room Costs

Breast lift surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. The cost will relatively lower if it is performed at an ambulatory surgical center than at a hospital. In an exceptional case, if the patient needs an overnight stay, the cost will be higher. The financial setback that you would be looking at may be reduced if the procedure is performed at a surgeon’s own surgical suite.

Financing

Medical financing companies will be able to provide convenient payment terms and low-interest plans to most patients seeking breast lift. Some of the medical finance firms may even offer zero interest financing in case the balance amount is paid in full within a specified time frame. The surgeon’s office may be able to provide guidance and assistance with regarding to financing of the procedure.

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People with moderate body weight may sometimes suffer from excess fat deposits in specific parts of the body. This condition can be corrected with liposuction cosmetic surgery, which is a fat reduction procedure designed to achieve improved body contours. The plastic surgeon will discuss various aspects of liposuction surgery, including its estimated costs during the initial consultation process.

Dr. Hisham Seify provides liposuction among other plastic surgery procedures to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify discusses the estimated costs of the procedure at the outset to help the patient make an informed and sensible decision. Liposuction Before & After Photos

Factors that Determine the Cost

The cost of liposuction will differ between two practices, and sometimes may even differ between two patients at the same practice. The following are responsible for determining the overall cost of surgery:

Where the Practice is Located

Practice location can make a difference to the average cost of liposuction plastic surgery. The cost of living can vary from one place to another, and it can impact the average cost of most types of products and services. For instance, the cost of liposuction in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost of the procedure in Phoenix.

Surgeon’s Fee

The fee of the plastic surgeon may vary according to their qualifications, experience and reputation in the field of liposuction and similar procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends that patients should choose the most appropriate surgeon for their needs, while treating the surgeon’s fee only as a secondary factor of consideration in such a decision.

Costs of Anesthesia and Surgical Facility

If the liposuction cosmetic surgery is performed under general anesthesia, the fee charged by the anesthesiologist may depend on their acumen and experience. The costs of the operating room may vary depending on the kind of equipment, facilities, and experience staff is available at a particular location.

Complexity of the Procedure

In some cases, only a minor liposuction surgery may be involved if the area to be treated is smaller, such as the cheeks, knees or neck. For larger areas such as the abdomen, back, hips or thighs, more extensive surgery may be involved. The cosmetic surgeon may make use of different techniques involving ultrasound, laser, or other technologies. Therefore, the cost in each case may vary slightly, depending on the nature and complexity of the procedure involved.

Average Cost of Surgery

According to the ASPS figures released for 2013, the average national cost of liposuction in the US was $2,866. However, this cost is exclusive of major cost components such as anesthesia, operating room costs and other related expenses. The final cost of liposuction will vary depending on various factors as discussed above.

Health Insurance and Financing

Liposuction is usually performed as an aesthetic surgery. Therefore, the costs will not be covered by the health insurance company. However, patients can explore various financing options in order to make the payment in convenient monthly installments that does not violate their budget or financial constraints.

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Tummy Tuck Cost | Abdominoplasty Surgery Orange County | Newport BeachAbdominoplasty, popularly known as tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen. The procedure may be performed as a full or partial tummy tuck, depending on the patient’s needs. See Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos. During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including its estimated costs. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas may visit the office of Dr. Hisham Seify for a tummy tuck consultation.

Cost Factors

The cost of abdominoplasty may differ from one plastic surgery practice to another, and in some cases, even from one patient to another at the same practice. Several factors may go into determining the overall cost of the tummy tuck.

Practice Location

Where the practice is located can make a difference to the cost of a procedure. The cost of living index varies between two regions, which can have an influence on the average costs of most products and services, including surgical services. For instance, the cost of a tummy tuck in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding areas may not be the same as the cost in Austin, TX.

Fee of the Surgeon

The fee charged by a cosmetic surgeon for tummy tuck can vary depending on the qualifications, experience and recognition of the surgeon in the field of tummy tuck surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should choose the right surgeon for their needs, and surgeon’s fee should only be viewed as a secondary consideration while making such choices.

Surgical Facility and Anesthesia Costs

Tummy tuck plastic surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia. The fee charged by the anesthesiologist may vary according to their skills and experience. If the procedure is performed at a state of the art surgical facility with experienced staff and personalized services, its charges may vary slightly in comparison to an average operating room.

Extent of Surgery

The cost of tummy tuck may also vary depending on the nature and complexity of the procedure to be performed by the plastic surgeon. If the patient only requires a minor improvement, the surgeon may recommend a mini abdominoplasty or partial tummy tuck.

This will cost significantly lesser in comparison to a full abdominoplasty. Sometimes the procedure may be performed as a part of a mommy makeover or other procedures. So the combined cost of cosmetic surgery may be a little lower compared to individual procedures.

Average Cost

According to the ASPS figures released for 2013, the average cost of tummy tuck surgery in the U.S. was $5,217. However, ASPS clarified that the cost does not include the costs of anesthesia, surgical facility or other related expenses. The cost can vary significantly from one practice to another due to various factors as discussed above.

Insurance and Financing

Tummy tuck is typically performed by a cosmetic surgeon as an elective surgery for aesthetic reasons. Therefore, the cost of procedure may not be covered under the patient’s health plan. However, most patients have the option to obtain financing through various channels, which allows them to make payments in convenient monthly installments.

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Breast Reconstruction Augmentation Cost Orange County | Newport BeachBreast reconstruction, though a cosmetic surgery, is undertaken more for restoration purpose when a woman undergoes mastectomy. She could have had one or both breasts removed surgically due to a disease like breast cancer or any other reason. This plastic surgery can help a woman achieve normal physical appearance and overcome any self-esteem issues which she might have because of her breasts. It is important to get it done from a reliable and skilled plastic surgeon.

Suitability

You are a suitable candidate for breast reconstruction surgery if you have undergone or are about to undergo mastectomy soon. You may find it a better option to have your reconstruction surgery done along with mastectomy or may decide to first concentrate on getting treated for breast cancer and then think about reconstruction in the future.

There are many women who go for breast reconstruction a few years after mastectomy, while some prefer getting it done soon after mastectomy. There are also some women who avoid breast reconstruction all together. Whatever you decide, it should be for your own happiness. Don’t opt for the surgery just to impress others or make others happy.

If you feel that you don’t look very womanly without your breasts and a reconstruction surgery would make you feel better about your body, only then you should think about the surgery. If you reside in places like Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, then you can consult Newport Plastic Dr. Hisham Seify, who is an expert cosmetic surgeon and will give you appropriate advice.

Cost of the plastic surgery

The cost of this cosmetic surgery depends on the place where you get it done and the surgeon’s experience and skill. You might also need to account for costs like hospital room charges, doctor’s consultation fees, medication, anesthesia and post-operation garments. If you require other procedures also, the cost of the surgery would go up accordingly.

However, what matters most is how you feel about your body once the surgery is done. If you feel happy with the results, then the money is sure well spent. So make sure that you find yourself a skilled and experienced surgeon who will make you feel comfortable and confident during the entire process.

After-care

You can start showering regularly as soon as the wound heals. Avoid scratching the area though it might feel itchy. You may need some medication for post-surgery pain and discomfort. Driving or lifting heavy objects is better avoided for a few weeks. You can also join work after a couple of weeks if it involves only simple desk work.

Breast reconstruction surgery can make a lot of difference to your appearance and your self-esteem if you have had one or both breasts surgically removed in the past. You only need to do some ground work and find yourself a reputed and skilled cosmetic surgeon who has the experience of handling such a sensitive matter with care and dexterity. When it comes to your satisfaction, it is advisable to overlook the cost and focus more on the result instead.

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