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Non-surgical Facelift with Ultherapy – Newport Beach | Orange County

Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a premier plastic surgery practice in Newport Beach, CA, focuses on proven and effective aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Headed by Dr. Hisham Seify, a board certified plastic surgeon, Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities. Dr. Seify ensures that patients who may not be ready for cosmetic surgery treatment can still achieve their aesthetic goals with some of the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement procedures.

Ultherapy is one such state of the art procedure that avoids the need for surgery and yet achieves benefits similar to those of a facelift. The treatment can be called a non-surgical or non-invasive facelift. It is a proven treatment option for patients looking for facial rejuvenation and skin tightening to achieve a more youthful looking face. Dr. Seify is an award-winning cosmetic surgeon providing this treatment to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and nearby areas.

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Ulthera Technique

Ulthera technology has revolutionized the arena of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic enhancement treatments in some ways. It is the only FDA approved technique that involves the use of ultrasound waves to generate heat in the targeted underlying facial tissue to lift the sagging skin and achieve facial rejuvenation. The technique is proving to be a boon for patients who are keen to reduce signs of aging from their face, but do not wish to undergo plastic surgery.

In that sense, Ultherapy is a non-invasive facelift procedure that focuses ultrasound energy on the sagging areas of the face, chin, brows, cheeks and neck to achieve skin firmness. The heat generated in the deeper soft tissue layers of the skin promotes the growth of new collagen. Over a period of two to three months, the skin becomes smoother, lifted and toned, and the face appears more youthful. The procedure avoids all the typical risks and potential side effects associated with a cosmetic surgery treatment.

Natural Looking Facelift

Face is considered as a relatively harder area for surgical cosmetic improvement because of delicate facial organs and lesser fat and tissue deposits on the face. Facelift plastic surgery can produce dramatic results for the face, but not every patient may be ready for such substantive changes or willing to go for surgery. This is where Ultherapy can be used as a safe, effective and FDA approved treatment to stimulate the deeper layers of facial skin that provide structural support to the face.

Ultherapy avoids any damage to the top layer of the skin, and biostimulates production of new collagen to achieve more natural looking results in a gradual manner. Patient experiences a healthy revving up of the facial tissue on the inside, and the results become visible on the outside in a natural way over a period of two to three months. The treatment involves no downtime, no foreign substances, and a supple and elastic facial skin is achieved without any radical changes. Lifting and tightening can be seen along the jawline, under the chin, and around the eyelids and brows.

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As the aging population becomes a more influential part of the population is becoming obvious that getting older does not mean that patients cannot look their best. A facelift has long been the landmark of proof that a person is showing the signs of aging on their face. Many plastic surgeons perform facelift some patients who are well into their 70s and 80s. However, it is important to realize that there is a difference between a person’s real age and their biologically. In reality this can be a huge difference. Dr. Seify explains to his patients that the real distinction in whether or not a patient is too old for a facelift is primarily rooted in their health status. There are some patients who are 60 however there biological health is similar to that of a 90-year-old old because of lifestyle choices like smoking, excessive drinking, or less than admirable eating habits. This is when Dr. Seify’s medical judgment has to be considered when deciding whether or not to proceed with facelift surgery for this type of patient. When patients move forward with facelift surgery Dr. Seify is careful to inform them of potential risk that and possible complications that are related to the surgery and post surgery. For older patients Dr. Seify may work with the primary care physician to assure a safe plan of action for the patient. Also medical clearance performed by their primary care physician will be required prior to surgery. Patients who have cardiac concerns for example, may have a different plan of action because of the impact the surgical procedure can have on the patient especially with respect to the type of anesthesia that would be utilized. The results of a facelift on older patients are generally very good provided the patient is in good health. The patient must be realistic concerning their expected outcome. Patients must take their age and consideration when creating expectation for surgery. It is not likely that they will have a result allowing them to look 35 years younger than their real age. However secondary facelift procedures according to several different published studies can yield results for patients that allow them to look 7 to 10 years younger than their real age. With patients living longer, it is not uncommon for patients to have undergone two or three facelifts well into their 70s and 80s. Dr. Seify encourages patients to look and feel their best at every stage of their life. Patients were considering a facelift 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.

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.

The holidays can be a source of joy and happiness for many people. Often it is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. For some people the holidays represent an opportunity to tend to concerns they have with their appearance. Some patients tell Dr. Seify that the fall and winter holidays including Thanksgiving break have a built-in advantage for those patients considering facial rejuvenation procedures. For many patients that Thanksgiving day extended weekend is a perfect time to consider a mini facelift. Scheduling surgery on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving patients who have a mini facelift are often able to go to a desk type of job by Monday. A mini facelift will typically tighten loose skin along the jaw line. It is not as involved as a classic facelift so therefore less work is performed beneath the skin surface. Also, the neck is not included. Patients who are candidates for this procedure tend to be younger and are just beginning to experience the effects of aging. Unfortunately, for economic advantages some patients are misled into believing that a mini facelift is effective for patients who have moderate to significant loose and lax skin on the face and neck. The truth is, while the patient will have some temporary benefit, most will be unhappy as the results will not last very long for the wrong candidate. The patient who has a moderate to significant amount of loose and lax skin will need a classic facelift. This can be an excellent procedure to schedule over the holidays. Most notably, Christmas day through New Year’s Day there is ample time for recovery and most patients are able to return to their desk type position following the New Year. The additional benefits of facial rejuvenation surgeries during the fall and winter months include the likelihood that patients will be wearing warmer clothing including scarves and turtlenecks which can help to hide any residual bruising if necessary. Patients are also less likely to have excessive sun exposure during the winter months. Patients who are considering facial rejuvenation procedures during the holidays are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

Antiaging is a word that includes many definitions. Unfortunately, as varied as the definitions are, so are the results. According to recent article there are some pointers to heed when deciding which products and services will make a difference in the fight against an aging appearance. Marketing for and type aging products include everything from fighting free radicals to jumpstarting the skin’s natural collagen production. Consumers spend billions of dollars annually on creams and lotions according to the American Academy of Dermatology. For most of the creams, lotions, and vitamin supplements that may claims to reduce wrinkles and slow down premature aging, the evidence is insufficient to say the least in terms of proving that they actually work. There are active ingredients that have been proven to be safe and effective and the key is to find the right ingredients that work well with your skin according to experts. Peptides are small proteins that help stimulate new cell growth and also promote skin cell healing. Although there are no conclusive studies that they actually work, experts agree that there are biological benefits for patients. Although peptides can be found in a multitude of products the exact formulation that can be effective can vary from patient to patient. Experts agree that peptides are great moisturizers for the skin in this helps to minimize the appearance of wrinkles even if it does not actually reduce wrinkles. Alphahydroxy acids which include lactic, glycolic, and citric acids are natural ingredients derived from fruits and milk sugars. There commonly used as exfoliate because they help to get rid of dead skin cells. It also allows the skin surface of underneath to become more visible. Each acid will perform slightly different. Lactic acid which is derived from sour milk will have a brightening effect on the skin. Glycolic acid which is derived from sugar cane will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles which will give the skin a tighter and more youthful appearanceRetinol which is a natural form of vitamin A works by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and claims to boost the elasticity of the skin. There is sufficient evidence that retinol does improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it is found in many over-the-counter products. The more potent form of retinol is sold as Retin-A  and available by prescription only. Experts agree that the more potent form is more effective. . Retin-A also helps to exfoliate surface layer the skin however patients must be aware that side effects include stinging and sensitivity. This makes sunscreen use on a daily basis a requirement. Reservatrol is a plant compound and is generally found in red wine but is also available as a supplement. Many claims have been made concerning Reservatrol and its health and skin benefits; however, it has yet to be conclusively proven that this will slow down the signs of aging. Antioxidants are believed to be effective in fighting cell damage that comes with aging of the skin. Many food products naturally contain antioxidants. Many products have been created to include antioxidants most of which claim health benefits and or antiaging skincare benefits. The correct formulation necessary for an effective outcome remains unclear. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are considering facial rejuvenation procedures including facelift or injectables (like Juvederm) to begin a medical grade skin care regimen for the best overall long-term results. Patients should use medical grade skin care products under the advice of Dr. Seify’s medical aesthetician to assure the most effective results. Patients were considering improvements to the anti-aging program are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.

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