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Right CandidatesA cosmetic surgery procedure such as liposuction may be more appropriate for individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of stubborn fat pockets in the abdominal area. If the fat tissue is resistant to diet and exercise, and the patient has otherwise moderate body weight except fat accumulation in the tummy area, he or she may be a stellar and terrific candidate for liposuction. A suitable candidate will have fairly impressive skin elasticity in the abdominal region so that the skin will retract and remain firm after liposuction plastic surgery. A candidate for mini tummy tuck procedure will be someone who has excess loose skin below the navel area. For such patients, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend a mini tummy tuck. Aging, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy are typical causes that may lead to loss of skin elasticity in the tummy area.
The Correct Avenue to Walk DownIf excess fat tissue is not a problem and the underlying muscles are strong, a mini tummy tuck procedure may suffice. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Seify provides this surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations.
Surgical TechniquesIn most cases, both liposuction and mini tummy tuck surgeries can be performed without the need for general anesthesia. Tumescent technique in case of liposuction will avoid the need for general anesthesia, and produce targeted outcomes in a less invasive manner. The surgeon will insert a cannula through a small incision in the lower abdomen and dislodge the unwanted fat cells. A syringe or suction pump will be used to draw out the fat through the cannula. In case of mini tummy tuck surgery, the focus is primarily on the lower abdominal area. Loose skin will be excised with the help of laser or through traditional surgery. If the patient needs both fat removal and skin tightening, the surgeon may recommend a combination of liposuction and mini tummy tuck surgery.
Recovery PeriodRecovery in both mini tummy tuck and liposuction may take around five to seven days. Most patients will be able to return to their work within a week. Full results of the procedure will establish over the next several weeks as the swelling subsides gradually. If both procedures are performed in combination, the recovery period may be a little longer See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach | Orange County schedule a consultation or call 949-251-1502
Comprehensive SurgeryIn contrast to liposuction cosmetic surgery, tummy tuck is a relatively more comprehensive procedure when it comes to achieving a flatter and firmer tummy. The singular goal with liposuction is to remove unwanted fat tissue, but if the patient suffers from sagging skin or needs repair of weak underlying abdominal muscles, liposuction will not help. Patients who need to reverse skin laxity and separated muscles in the upper or lower abdomen may have to opt for tummy tuck, which is a more comprehensive plastic surgery procedure. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will assess the patient’s condition carefully and understand the patient’s unique aesthetic needs before making a suitable recommendation. A wrong choice of surgery may help achieve a flatter abdomen, but it may appear unsightly due to loose, hanging skin, and weak muscles. Dr. Seify is a well-known plastic surgeon who provides both liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Differences in ComplexityLiposuction is a relatively less complex procedure, which has made it increasingly popular surgery over the years. Risks are fewer, and recovery period is shorter with this procedure. Advanced surgical techniques such as tumescent liposuction have eliminated the need for general anesthesia, and made the procedure more targeted and conservative. Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient surgery, and scarring is significantly lower. Tummy tuck surgery, on the other hand, can be a more complex procedure, especially when it involves tightening of underlying muscles. Scarring will be longer and more conspicuous compared to liposuction, but an experienced surgeon will try to hide the scar in the abdominal crease. A full abdominoplasty procedure will usually involve general anesthesia, and some patients may have to spend a night at the surgical facility. Tummy tuck may involve about two weeks of recovery on average, as compared to about one week in case of liposuction.
ResultsBoth liposuction and tummy tuck surgery will produce long lasting outcomes provided the patient maintains a regimen of regular exercise and a balanced diet. Both procedures are designed for body contouring, and are not meant to be weight loss surgeries. Patients with moderate body weight make ideal candidates for liposuction and tummy tuck. See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach | Orange County schedule a consultation or call 949-251-1502
Factors that Determine the CostThe 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 ProcedureIn 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 SurgeryAccording 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 FinancingLiposuction 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. Click here to schedule a consultation or call 949-251-1502.
Outstanding CandidatesAn appropriate candidate for liposuction is someone with moderate and stable body weight but having excess fat tissue in specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, waist, calves, back, cheeks, or neck. The cosmetic surgeon will examine the health condition, history of previous surgeries and the personal aesthetic goals of patient before recommending liposuction. Good candidates will be non-smokers or committed to quitting smoking several weeks before and after the procedure.
ProcedureLiposuction cosmetic surgery can be performed using various techniques, depending on the needs of a particular patient. The procedure involves insertion of tiny, blunt tipped cannulas through discreetly placed incisions in the targeted areas of the body. Fat is dislodged using these cannulas as the plastic surgeon moves them around underneath the skin, and suctioned out using injections. Advanced techniques are now available to perform liposuction in a safe, less painful, and more effective manner. Dr. Seify makes use of the latest liposuction techniques for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other locations. The procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation, and in most cases it can be done as an outpatient surgery.
TechniquesSome of the latest liposuction techniques employed to perform liposuction plastic surgery are as follows: Tumescent Liposuction This is a popular, conservative technique that involves the use of local anesthesia to numb the targeted area of the body where the cannula will be inserted. A significant amount of anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is delivered to the marked fatty tissue through injections before traditional surgery is performed. This technique can avoid the need for general anesthesia, making it a simpler procedure with a faster recovery. Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction This technique involves the use of ultrasound waves targeted directly over the targeted area. The ultrasound energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the tissue and liquefies the fat. This makes it easier to dislodge the unwanted fat. Ultrasound based liposuction technique is more commonly employed when the fat is to be removed from larger areas such as the abdomen, sides, and back. Laser Assisted Liposuction This technique involves the use of low energy laser beam to heat up the deeper layers of the targeted tissue, without causing any damage to the healthy surrounding tissue. The results with laser liposuction are remarkably precise. The laser energy liquefies the fat, which is then removed using a small cannula. Recovery in case of liposuction will depend on the technique used and the extent of surgery performed. See more procedures and treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify in Newport Beach | Orange County schedule a consultation or call 949-251-1502
Who is a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover?The cosmetic surgeon will evaluate the key areas of the body that may need surgical improvement, and assess other factors such as the patient’s general health, previous surgeries if any, and her personal aesthetic goals. Patients with a fair amount of skin elasticity will usually achieve the best outcomes with a mommy makeover procedure.
Why is a mommy makeover better than having the procedures one at a time?In case of a mommy makeover plastic surgery, it becomes possible for a surgeon to create a comprehensive and cohesive treatment plan for best outcomes in a most conservative manner. Secondly, the patient is required to undergo the typical risks, pain and discomfort associated with a cosmetic surgery procedure only once. In individual procedures, general anesthesia will be required separately each time. Separate recovery periods will be involved, where as in a mommy makeover, multiple procedures will entail a single recovery period.
What is the right age for a mommy makeover?It primarily depends on an individual patient when they would like to go through a mommy makeover. A plastic surgeon would usually recommend mothers in their twenties and thirties to opt for this surgery if they are keen for it. In these age groups, the skin is fairly elastic and the body resilience is very high for multiple procedures and quicker recovery.
How much time should a woman wait after childbirth to go for this procedure?Dr. Seify would recommend this procedure to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations only once their body is back to normal after childbirth. Once the body weight has stabilized and breastfeeding has stopped, the patient is usually in a position to undergo a mommy makeover. It may take about four to five months before a mom’s body returns to normal, with the exception of breastfeeding.
What is the average duration of a mommy makeover surgery?The average duration of a mommy makeover procedure will depend on the number and extent of surgeries involved. For instance, if the patient needs to undergo breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck together, the procedure may take about four to five hours in the operating room.
What is the estimated recovery period?Recovery process may vary from one patient to another based on several factors. However, most patients will be ready to go back to a desk job within 10 to 14 days. Strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and vigorous exercises should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. This can include lifting heavy grocery bags or relocating your couch in the living room to more desirable location, for example.
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A mommy makeover cosmetic surgery refers to a combination of two or more procedures designed for moms to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. The procedure is highly customizable and may be performed using a variety of techniques and surgical approaches.During the initial consultation for a mommy makeover, the plastic surgeon will show the before and after photographs to a new patient to give them an indication of the kind of look they can expect after this surgery. Dr. Hisham Seify is an experienced cosmetic surgeon providing mommy makeover among other procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.