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 Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose)

closed eyesRhinoplasty ranks among the top five most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. The procedure is primarily used for aesthetic enhancement, but sometimes functional concerns such as breathing problems can also be addressed. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides rhinoplasty to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Types of Rhinoplasty

The following are the common types of rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedures:

Reduction Rhinoplasty

This is one of the most popular types of nose surgery, which is designed to make the nose more proportionate to other facial features. It usually involves sharpening of the nasal tip, removal of bumps on the nasal bridge and reduction of flared nostrils. The procedure is also commonly performed on ethnic patients who are keen to have a more proportionately sized nose.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Patients with a smaller or undermined nose may choose augmentation rhinoplasty. The procedure will typically involve tissue or bone grafting to build up the nasal bridge or nasal tip. Cartilage from the patient’s nasal septum may be used for the grafting. Synthetic implants or rib bone may also be used in some cases.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

Following an injury to the nose, the patient may need post-traumatic rhinoplasty to restore both functionality and appearance of the nose. Nasal septum may need straightening, and in case of a broken nose, the surgeon may have to re-fracture and re-set the nose to provide natural looking results.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

If the patient has lost the nose partially or fully due to skin cancer, accident or another disease, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be performed to rebuild the nose. Flap techniques, skin grafting and other advanced procedures may be applied to create the best results. Dr. Seify is a leading cosmetic surgeon performing this complex procedure and other types of rhinoplasty for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic nose surgery may be performed on candidates from African American, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic descent. Ethnic candidates may have peculiarities in terms of nasal shape, size and contours. Many patients are keen to achieve a more attractive nose without compromising their essential ethnic integrity of the face. A skillful surgeon with experience in ethnic rhinoplasty can perform these procedures with highly desirable results.

Rhinoplasty Costs

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of rhinoplasty in the US in 2014 was $4,694. However, the ASPS clarified that this figure did not cover the costs of anesthesia, operating room, and related expenses such as prescription drugs, medical tests, surgical accessories, and post-op visits to the surgeon’s office.

The overall costs of rhinoplasty can range anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000, depending on a number of factors. If rhinoplasty is a medical necessity to correct breathing problems or such other issues, full or partial costs may be covered by insurance. Most patients will also have the option to get the procedure financed through professional medical finance firms or other sources.

Recovery

It will usually take about one to two weeks for the patient to resume their regular activities or return to the workplace. Mild swelling will take a longer time to subside, and the results will continue to firm up over several months.

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Facelift Plastic Surgery 

Facelift Plastic Surgery Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery Newport Beach | Orange CountyRhytidectomy, 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 Candidates

Healthy 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 Facelift

Facelift 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 Wallet

The 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 Results

Most 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.

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Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery 

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery Cost, Recovery Newport Beach | Orange CountyBreast 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 Implants

Breast 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 Account

As 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.

Procedure

In 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.

Recovery

In 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.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Recovery Orange County | Newport BeachTummy 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 Recovery

Each 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.

In a case where the patient does not need the tightening of underlying muscles, the recovery period will be shorter. On the contrary, if the tummy tuck cosmetic surgery involves all three elements as listed above, the recovery will be longer and more complicated. In many cases, the surgeon may recommend buttock liposuction along with tummy tuck so that the buttocks do not appear more pronounced or awkward after the tummy tuck.

Average Period of Recovery

Within 10 to 14 days after the surgery, the patient would be in position to return to work. However, the total period of recovery may last from two to four weeks. The plastic surgeon will advise the patient to avoid lifting of heavy weights or performing any type of vigorous activities or exercises for at least one month.

If the job involves substantial physical activity, the patient should take time off for at least three weeks from work, or choose a temporary sedentary work position. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify makes sure that his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas receive a clear idea about the recovery process, and have clear instructions on how to perform during this period.

Recovery in the First 10 Days

Mild to moderate pain can be expected for the first week after tummy tuck surgery. Swelling and bruising will be more pronounced during this phase, but will begin subsiding from the next week. Patients should restrict lifting of weights to a maximum of 15 lbs during the first 10 days, and increase the limit to 30 lbs for two weeks after that.

The patient will bend over slightly while walking in the first week, but the normal posture will return gradually from the next week. Moms with small children should arrange for help for the first week to 10 days. Recovery in each case is different because each surgery has its own peculiarities. Patients should follow the instructions of the surgeon diligently during the recovery to achieve the best outcome and to mitigate any complications or issues.

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