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Facelift Plastic SurgeryRhytidectomy 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 CandidatesHealthy 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 FaceliftFacelift 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 WalletThe 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 ResultsMost 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.
Breast Augmentation Plastic SurgeryBreast 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 ImplantsBreast 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 AccountAs 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.
ProcedureIn 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.
RecoveryIn 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.
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is considered as an effective plastic surgery procedure to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen. During the initial consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the surgery, including the recovery process. See Tummy Tuck Before & After Photos.The recovery will vary between patients, depending on the extent of surgery involved and the patient’s natural ability to heal. Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing tummy tuck procedure to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Variable RecoveryEach cosmetic surgeon may use a different surgical technique to perform tummy tuck in accordance with the patient’s aesthetic goals. Some surgeons adopt more conservative approaches, which can yield faster recovery. If a particular case involves a complex plastic surgery, or a combination of tummy tuck with other procedures, the recovery will be longer. The procedure usually involves one or more of the following elements:
- Removal of excess fat and skin.
- Tightening of weak, separated or loose underlying muscles.
- Liposuction in the hips or abdominal area.