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Liposuction ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. As an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, addresses all the concerns and queries of a patient about liposuction prior to the surgery. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities may consult with Dr. Seify for liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about liposuction, which will help answer some of the common queries of patients. Liposuction Before & After Photos

What exactly is a liposuction procedure?

Liposuction is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon on patients who are keen to reduce excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body, but are unable to achieve the desired results with diet or exercise. The procedure helps enhance the body contours by suctioning out excess fat deposits through surgical injections. The goal is to achieve a smoother body contour by reducing unwanted fat from areas such as hips, thighs, calves, waist, back, neck, or cheeks.

How do stubborn fat deposits take place?

Excess fat deposits in certain pockets of the body can occur due to various reasons. Sedentary lifestyle is a common factor, but in some cases, hereditary factors can also cause this problem. Women may develop stubborn fat pockets following a pregnancy. Without cosmetic surgery, it can get difficult to get rid of these fats just by diet or exercise.

What happens during the liposuction surgical procedure?

The plastic surgeon may perform liposuction using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. A slender cannula tube is inserted into the targeted area of the body through an incision. A specialized suction pump is used to bring out the targeted fat cells from the deeper layers of the area. The incisions are then closed with sutures or skin adhesive.

Which is the popular technique for liposuction?

One of the more popular techniques to perform liposuction plastic surgery is tumescent liposuction. This technique is designed to achieve effective results with a more conservative surgery. It avoids the use of general anesthesia, and manages to remove significant amounts of targeted fat with minimal or no blood loss. Dr. Seify will discuss various treatment options with his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Are there other techniques available to perform liposuction?

Some cosmetic surgeons may use laser or ultrasound assisted techniques to perform liposuction, apart from the commonly used tumescent liposuction technique. In each case, the surgeon will evaluate various factors such as the patient’s condition, their aesthetic goals and history of previous surgeries before choosing the most appropriate technique.

How long with the results of liposuction last?

Liposuction results are permanent in a clinical sense because the fat cells that are once dislodged surgically will not grow back in the same place. However, this does not mean that liposuction can be a substitute for a balanced diet or exercise. Patients who maintain an active and healthy lifestyle will be able to enjoy the results of liposuction for a long time to come, perhaps indefinitely.

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What is Smart Lipo? – Newport Beach | Orange County

Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, led by Dr. H.M. Seify in Newport Beach, CA, provides the latest plastic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments for cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon with specialization in the area of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He has received nearly 13 years of post-graduate training, including a doctorate from Emory University.

Dr. Seify received the 2007 Sherrel J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as being a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine (UCI medical Center).

Laser-based System

Smart Lipo is a unique laser liposuction system or lipolysis that is designed to enhance body contour and achieve skin tightening by disrupting fat cells and tightening deeper tissue in the skin. Many cosmetic surgeons use Smart Lipo as an effective adjunct procedure to liposuction surgery in order to achieve more comprehensive results. The treatment is primarily targeted to reduce localized fat deposits on the body and face.

Smart Lipo works as a minimally invasive technique that uses laser energy to coagulate targeted blood vessels in a controlled and safe manner. This helps achieve more conservative results with less bruising and bleeding compared to a treatment that involves liposuction cosmetic surgery alone. In the area of laser liposuction treatments, Smart Lipo is the leading cosmetic procedure, preferred by many plastic surgeons and other cosmetic treatment experts.

Benefits

The following are some of the key benefits of Smart Lipo procedure for patients in Newport Beach, CA and other areas:

  •       Minimally invasive treatment
  •       High degree of safety and low risks
  •       Treatment can be focused precisely on targeted areas without damaging the surrounding tissue
  •       Tissue tightening is achieved through promotion of blood vessel coagulation
  •       Bruising and bleeding is reduced in comparison to liposuction alone
  •       Trauma and pain levels are reduced
  •       Healing and recovery is faster
  •       Excessively fibrotic areas can be treated well
  •       Results are consistent, predictable, and reproducible

Safety

Extensive clinical studies have been carried out over the last nine years to support the safety claims of Smart Lipo technology. A plastic surgeon can choose this minimally invasive system and combine it with surgical liposuction to achieve more conservative and ideal outcomes. The system only improves the levels of safety further because it reduces the extent of invasive surgery.

Smart Lipo technology involves intelligent delivery systems that can assist the surgeon and reduce the chances of over-treatment. The operating physician or surgeon can determine the endpoint in an automated way with integrated motion and temperature sensing. Laser liposuction has become easier with new technologies such as Smart Lipo Triplex, which is an all in one laser system for efficient lipolysis.

Treatment with Smart Lipo is high definition using the latest techniques. This allows for targeted heating, minimal impact, and faster recovery. More fibrous tissue associated with conditions such as lipomas and gynecomastia can also be treated with Smart Lipo. Obviously Smart Lipo covers a lot of ground and this is what it has impressed so many people, doctors and patients alike.

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