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Botox’s FDA ApprovalPatients in Newport Beach, CA, who are keen to reduce the signs of aging from their face without surgery, now have some good news. They can receive Botox treatment to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet as the treatment has now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA had approved Botox for cosmetic treatment of frown lines on the forehead in 2002. Now finally in 2013, it has given approval to Botox for the treatment of crow’s feet as well. These approvals are apart from the approvals that FDA has given to Botox over the last several years for the treatment of various medical conditions. These include treatment for chronic headaches and migraines, excessive underarm sweating, and involuntary eyelid spasms. Botox treatment, whether cosmetic or medical, should ideally be received by a qualified cosmetic surgeon or another certified Botox provider.
Why Choose Botox?Botox is produced from botulinum neurotoxin, which is a powerful biological substance discovered nearly a century ago. For several decades the toxin was tested by scientists to evaluate its medical and cosmetic benefits. Eventually it received approvals from FDA, and quickly became one of the most popular non-surgical anti-aging treatments in the world. Botox is an excellent option for patients who are either unwilling or unable to choose full or partial facelift plastic surgery. The results with surgery are longer lasting, while Botox can only provide temporary benefits. But Botox has the following advantages that make it a popular treatment option:
- Treatment is quick, safe and simple, involving no incisions.
- Treatment does not involve general anesthesia or sedation.
- An entire Botox session can be completed within 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the extent of treatment.
- Botox treatment does not involve any downtime, and the patient may even go back to work immediately.
- Results are visible almost instantly.
- Treatment involves minimal or no pain and discomfort during or after the procedure.
- Typical risks and complications associated with a surgery are avoided with Botox.
- Treatment can be repeated for extended benefits.
Botox for Reduction of Crow’s FeetLateral canthal lines or crow’s feet are fine lines that radiate from the far outside corner of the eyes. These lines become more visible when a person smiles because the act of smiling makes the muscles in that area more active. As a result, the skin in that area develops a natural fold as the underlying muscle contracts. The more frequently a person smiles, the more frequently the skin fold occurs. The impact of crow’s feet increases with age because the skin loses its elasticity gradually with aging. Crow’s feet can be removed or reduced with cosmetic surgery, but Botox is an equally effective non-surgical alternative, although its results will last only for about three to six months. Botox medication is injected directly into the targeted muscle that has become overactive and is causing the formation of wrinkles. The toxin works instantly to block the neural pathways and effectively prevents the muscle from contracting. As the muscle remains paralyzed even when the person is smiling, the skin appears smooth.
Botox Testing for Crow’s FeetBotox achieved the FDA approval for reduction of crow’s feet after several tests and trials, including an extensive study of Botox involving two large groups of adult participants. The study was conducted by Allergan, Inc., the drug’s Irvine, CA based manufacturer. One of the groups, comprising 833 adults, was randomly chosen to receive a placebo injection of Botox. This group showed a marked reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet following treatment when compared to the other group that did not receive the treatment. Following FDA’s approval, patients in Newport Beach, CA may now receive Botox treatments for crow’s feet from a qualified plastic surgeon or a certified Botox provider to safe and effective outcomes.
FDA WarningBotox labels carry an FDA warning stating that the toxin’s effects can spread to other areas of the body from the area of injection, causing symptoms of botulism. However, the FDA also says that there has not been an occurrence of a confirmed serious case of this nature when Botox is administered in recommended doses by a qualified provider. Review all of Dr. Seify’s Procedures and Treatments:
Is Plastic Surgery Expensive?One of the common questions that any new patient usually asks is whether plastic or cosmetic surgery is an expensive treatment? The answer to this question can be highly subjective because the cost of each surgical procedure may vary. Even within the same procedure, the cost may vary from one geographical region to another and from one plastic surgery practice to another. With so many variations involved, sometimes it can be overwhelming for a patient to determine what how to obtain the best value for money for an elective surgery procedure. Firstly, it is important to understand that plastic surgery is just like any other surgical procedure, and is likely to involve similar costs of treatment as any other medical surgery. Therefore, it is not something that is going to be exceptionally expensive. One of the key issues with any elective surgery is that the procedure may not be covered by the health insurance policy. That gives rise to the perception that the procedure is costly because it must be paid out of the patient’s pocket. Many plastic surgeons provide support in terms of financing of the treatment to help patients undergo the procedure of their choice.
Factors that Affect the CostThe American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery advises that patients should consider all the cost components associated with a procedure. This will help them plan their finances properly well in advance before they go ahead with a surgical procedure. Geographical Location The cost of a cosmetic surgery procedure will firstly depend on the geographical area where the practice is located. The cost is primarily in line with the average cost of living in a particular state or city. Average incomes of people are usually in proportion to the cost of living in a region, which allows people in that region to afford the cost of treatment. Surgeon’s Fee Any expense that is related to health, well-being and physical appearance of an individual should not be seen only from a cost perspective. A qualified, experienced, highly skilled, and renowned plastic surgeon is likely to cost more in terms of fee. But the cost will be long forgotten, and the benefits will continue to accrue for years. On the other hand, a poorly performed procedure may cause constant dissatisfaction, and may even lead to more spending in terms of a revision surgery. Other Costs Cost of the hospital or the surgical facility where the cosmetic surgeon performs the procedure will make a difference. The facilities, equipment, technical support and the quality and experience of the staff and services influence the cost of a procedure. Another important component is the cost of anesthesia. Patients should also include an estimate of the cost of prescription drugs, cost of post-surgical garments, and cost of laboratory tests and evaluations that may be involved with the procedure.
Costs Vary for Different ProceduresPlastic surgery, whether it is performed in Newport Beach, CA or another location, and whether it is performed at an advanced, state of the art hospital facility or a less expensive practice, will also differ in terms of costs according to the nature of the operation. Some procedures such as breast lift, butt lift, brow lift, lip augmentation, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, or ear surgery may be relatively lesser expensive because they are focused only on a single part of the face or body. Similarly, partial procedures such as a partial facelift or mini tummy tuck may be less expensive compared to a full-fledged surgery. Liposuction, for instance, may usually cost more than a minor cosmetic procedure, but less than an extensive surgery such as breast augmentation with lift, or tummy tuck procedure. A comprehensive undertaking such as a mommy makeover may cost more because it involves multiple surgeries. Patients may also consider non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment options that are usually more affordable than going under the knife. Review all of Dr. Seify’s Procedures and Treatments:
Things You Should Ask When Searching for a Potential Plastic Surgeon“Who’s your surgeon? Personal recommendations are important. Ask friends for referrals if they have gotten a similar procedure. Get opinions from your family doctor and other doctor acquaintances. Surgical technicians and operating room nurses are an excellent source for information about a surgeon’s skill in the operating room. What is the surgeon’s area of expertise? Ask what kind of training the doctor has in the specific procedure you’re considering – you don’t want someone whose only training was a one-day or weekend course. How often have you done this procedure? It seems obvious that nobody would want to be any surgeon’s first liposuction. Ideally, your doctor has done the same procedure hundreds of times, over many years. What are to potential risks and complications? Every surgery carries some risk, some of which are common to all surgery. The most serious risks usually have to do with excessive blood loss, infection, or adverse reactions to general anesthesia. There are some procedures that are riskier than others, although recent advances continue to make complications more and more unlikely. Since plastic surgery is elective, surgeons will usually refuse to operate on any patient for whom they feel the risk is too great. Do you have hospital privileges? Even if you’re having a plastic surgery procedure at an outpatient clinic, it’s worth asking where the doctor has hospital privileges, because hospitals do background checks. Plus, this could become very important if anything unexpected should occur during your procedure, and you were to need to be transported to a hospital. Are you allowed to see before and after pictures of other patients? It is vital to see many before and after photos from your plastic surgeon in order to evaluate the work that he or she has performed. These photos should subsequently be placed either on the doctor’s web site in galleries or albums in order for patients to review during consultation. Also, make sure to ask if the photos shown to you are pictures of actual patients of that particular surgeon and not stock images.” Also, one red flag would be if a plastic surgeon takes you in immediately as a patient and didn’t take the time to ask about your medical history. Another is if you propose something that is complicated or unrealistic and the surgeon will automatically consent instead turning you down or offering alternatives.
Dr. Seify Can Help You with Those QuestionsWith Dr. Seify, he takes great care to answer any questions and concerns to make sure we are the right fit for a potential patient. We like to build a great rapport with each patient and are aware that we have to treat each patient individually. If you want to see if we can be the right choice, call Dr. Seify to set up an appointment for a consultation.
Linking Cosmetic Surgery with Career SuccessThere is no evidence to suggest that any kind of discrimination may exist at the workplace on the basis of how an employee looks. However, there is plenty of feedback and anecdotal evidence from working women themselves that reveals their inherent belief that looks do matter in every sphere of life, including the place of work. Women have spoken about it openly in interviews on television and print publications in recent years. They have talked about how they feel more reassured and self-confident at the workplace when they are looking attractive and youthful. Plastic surgery is no magic pill to boost a woman’s career prospects. But it may provide that extra psychological support and confidence to some women who tend to perform better when they feel good about their own personality and appearance. Working women are usually looking to improve their vibrancy and freshness, and not necessarily having a desire to enhance their facial features, figure or other beauty points. In fact, they make it clear to the cosmetic surgeon in many cases that they are not keen on a dramatic change or a ‘plastic’ appearance, but just subtle improvements in their face and body.
Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive OptionsFor women in Newport Beach, CA and other places, surgical treatments are still the first choice in many cases. However, with a spate of FDA approvals for innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments in recent decades, there is an increasing level of demand for these procedures. Some of the popular non-surgical procedures include cosmetic facial fillers, Botox, chemical peels, laser skin rejuvenation, and treatments based on ultrasound, radio frequency, thermal, and fat freezing technologies. Plastic surgeons are providing these treatments, particularly because of the advantages of these treatments for working women. These treatments involve minimal or no downtime and the results are more under-stated than surgery in many cases. These fit in with the needs of a busy working woman who is looking for a simple and swift cosmetic solution to make her appear more youthful.
Cosmetic Surgeries for Working WomenWorking women in the middle age group are usually more inclined in favor of surgical treatments because they are looking for more effective and longer lasting outcomes. They may not be interested in major procedures such as breast implants, tummy tuck or facelift, unless their figure needs a substantial improvement. They may seek less invasive cosmetic surgery procedures such as mini tummy tuck, partial facelift or forehead lift, liposuction and breast lift. Working women, in many cases, do not wish to be perceived as “old” in comparison to their peers, and they are looking for procedures that can somehow freeze or delay the progression of their signs of aging. Even when they seek a facelift procedure, they may ask the surgeon to retain the wrinkles, but only soften their impression rather than giving them a dramatic facial makeover.
Plastic Surgery and Job EconomyA survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2009 showed a clear linkage between cosmetic treatments for working women and the general economic conditions. The study involved 756 women in the 18 to 64 age group, who were overwhelmingly of an opinion that looks can have an impact on their competitiveness at the place of work. 73 percent of respondents in the study said that youthful appearance can help in obtaining that coveted position or any position at all, acquiring a promotion, or picking up new customers for the business which always makes the supervisor happy. Source of Survey: ASPS Press Release
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Dr. Hisham Seify Patient Reviews:
Very Pleased!I was nervous and skeptical about having a breast augmentation, but Dr. Seify and Veronica made me feel comfortable and confident of my surgery. Dr. Seify and his staff were very helpful with all of my questions and concerns. I am very satisifed with the results and I have recommended Dr. Seify to all of my friends. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGEqlc2i
New MeThanks to you, I feelso much better about myself from the first visit to your office and up to now, I feel like a new person. Your staff has made me feel comfortable and they are courteous and caring. I’m able to look at myself in the mirror without feeling ashamed or crying. Thank you so very much. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGF8Gruf
Extremely please with my resultDr seify and his staff were wonderful from day one.I was extremely pleased with my results as well as how friendly and professional everyone involved was. I would highly recommend dr seify,you will not be disappointed. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGFxti1G
Great officeI love Dr Seify and his staff, I am so happy with my results, I had my nose and Breast Augmentation with him and I would highly recommend him to anyone, because of him I got the modeling job that I wanted!! Thank you Dr Seify. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGGHu8YE
I am so grateful and thankfulI just want to thank you for the surgery you performed I am so grateful and thankful. You are a very talented surgeon. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and acquaintances and I will be back in the future. May God Bless you always. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.locateadoc.com/hisham-seify-md/reviews Review all of Dr. Seify’s Procedures and Treatments:
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Thank You For My Breast Implants Dr. Hisham Seify!Thank you so much for your care and beautiful surgery. Your office staff is always so helpful and kind. My breast are beautiful and I have had several compliments on them. I am especially impressed with your expertise and the time you spend with me on each visit. You were very easy to talk too and answer all my questions. I am very happy that I met you Dr. Hisham Seify. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.realself.com/review/newport-beach-ca-breast-augmentation71
I Looove my BREAST!! – Newport Beach, CAI was unhappy with my saggy breast after having kids. I got my breast done with Dr. Hisham Seify a year ago. & i looooove them! I’m glad i decided to go with him after all. He is such a good & caring doctor. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.realself.com/review/newport-beach-breast-augmentation-looove-breast
Wonderful Experience!I had a breast reduction and tummy tuck. Everything was as Dr. Seify said. He does impeccable work and his bedside manner is excellent. He is not pushy and never makes you feel like you need work done but is supportive. I always feel very comfortable going there. I highly recommend him. His staff is very courteous too. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGBsGDBA
Brighter TomorrowAfter going through my nose surgery, I had expected to be “out for the count” for at least 4-5 months, however, I was able to play sports, surf, and enjoy an active life of an everyday teen within two months. Although it was a serious surgery, I was able to heal and get back to my usual routines in a reasonable amount of time. The nose is very fragile and hard to correct, but with the proper surgery and recovery procedures it can be done successfully. See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGCFTzm7
AMAZING Surgeon!Dr Seify is an AMAZING surgeon!! I got exactly what I asked for. I told him I wanted a natural look and he knew the perfect size for me. The fact that he gave his opinion and said I wanted too big of an implant let me know he really cared. Thank you so much !! See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGCTkhNF
Thank you for making me feel beautifulThank you so much for making me feel even more beautiful than I did before. I could not have chosen a better doctor and I will come to only you for any and all future cosmetic procedures. You are truly the most skilled doctor around and I will make many recommendations to you, as your talent is amazing. I am an extremely particular person and you have met and exceeded my expectations as a surgeon. I have already received many compliments, which is a compliment of your wonderful work. You have an extraordinary staff that I am so thankful for! See full review of Dr. Hisham Seify: http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Hisham_Seify/reviews#ixzz2hGCg7J2I Review all of Dr. Seify’s Procedures and Treatments:
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Thank you for my chin implant removal Dr. Hisham Seify!I had a silicone “chin implant” inserted from under my chin (so I have a scar) and I can feel it being there. I feel it when I talk and I am pretty sure it is resting on a couple of nerves because I have tingling still, even after a year later. I am getting it removed next week and will post after!!!!!
After chin implant removal
- 28 Jun 2013
Day 4 of implant removal!
- 1 Jul 2013
Procedures at Dr. Seify’s PracticeNewport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Newport Beach, CA provides a comprehensive range of surgical as well as non-surgical treatments. Some of the key procedures available at the practice include the following:
Body ContouringThe skin may begin to sag due to aging, sun exposure or other factors, which can make a person appear older or tired. Common areas where skin may become loose or excess fat deposits may occur include buttocks, thighs, groin, upper arms, breasts, and abdomen. Dr. Seify provides effective Body Contouring cosmetic surgery solutions that can remove excess fat deposits and loose skin, and even enhance the tone of the tissue underneath. Cellulite problem can cause uneven, dimpled skin, and this condition can be improved with Body Contouring procedures. Dr. Seify offers the following body contouring treatments:
- Tummy Tuck
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Mommy Makeover
- Post Bariatric
Breast SurgeryWomen may suffer loss of breast volume due to factors such as aging, pregnancy, major weight loss, hormonal imbalances, or heredity factors. In some cases, the breast volume may be good, but the breasts may sag heavily with nipples pointing downwards. In some other women, the breast volume may be excessive, causing aesthetic as well as functional difficulties. Men may also suffer from breast problems, particularly excess growth of breast tissue, which is called gynecomastia. Dr. Seify is an experienced plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA to address these conditions with one or more of the following surgical procedures:
- Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Breast Implant Exchange
- Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)
- Breast reconstruction
- Breast Revision
- Male breast reduction for gynecomastia
Facial ProceduresFace is the most noticeable part of the body that provides an impression about a person’s youthful appearance. Signs of aging may appear most conspicuously on the face, with the facial skin becoming loose and wrinkled. This may occur due to aging, sun exposure, certain medications, genetic factors, gravitational forces, stress, environmental reasons, and repetitive facial expressions. Physical discrepancies in the ears, nose or eyelids may also be corrected with surgical techniques. These conditions can be corrected by an experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Seify using one or more of the following techniques:
- Face Lift
- Face and Neck Lift
- Face Lift Revision
- Cheek Lift (Mid-Face Lift)
- Brow Lift
- Eyelid Surgery
- Ear Surgery
- Chin Implants
- Micro Fat Grafting
Reconstruction and Other SurgeriesDr. Seify provides the following specialized surgeries as well at his practice in Newport Beach, CA:
- Breast Reconstruction
- Eyelid Surgery Repair
- Occuloplastic Surgery
- Maxilofacial Surgery
- Skin Cancer Excision and Reconstruction
Medi-Spa TreatmentsSome patients are uncomfortable with the idea of surgery for cosmetic enhancement. Some others may be unfit to undergo a surgical procedure. In all such cases, non-surgical procedures are available to achieve the desired effects without the need for surgery. Improvements in technology have given rise to several new procedures that are non-invasive or minimally invasive, and provide safe and effective outcomes. Dr. Seify provides state of the art medi-spa treatments at his practice, including the following:
- Injectable Fillers
- Skin Peels / Facials
- Laser Hair Removal
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Laser Vein Treatment
- Cellulite / Fat Reduction