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Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach | Orange CountyThe popularity of a number of cosmetic surgery procedures of the breast, body, and face has grown significantly over years. Advanced surgical techniques and innovative technologies have made plastic surgery safer and more effective. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, provides some of the latest and most effective aesthetic procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities.

Dr. Seify’s Accomplishments

Dr. Hisham Seify is a well-regarded cosmetic surgeon with cutting-edge expertise and knowledge in a variety of reconstructive, aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures. Apart from his private practice that provides state of the art surgical solutions to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and other areas, Dr. Seify also serves the communities in several other capacities. He is a UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor and a UCI Assistant Clinical Professor (WOS).

Dr. Seify is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons. He won the coveted Sherrell Aston Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Other awards and honors received by him include the Patients’ Choice Award 2012, the Top Doctor USA award by Castle Connoly Medical Ltd., and the Orange County Physician of Excellence award by the Orange County Medical Association.

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Every woman and man aspires to have a healthy, toned, and youthful looking physical appearance. A number of cosmetic surgery procedures of the body, breast, and face are available to help an individual achieve their personal aesthetic goals.

Body

Some of the major body contouring procedures designed to provide a shapely, attractive figure provided by Dr. Seify include the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Post Bariatric
  • Velashape

Liposuction is a popular surgery to reduce excess fat deposits from targeted areas of the body, and provide a smoother and firmer contour. Tummy tuck procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and skin from the abdominal area to provide a flatter and firmer abdomen.

Post bariatric surgery is a weight loss surgical procedure to enable overweight and obese people reduce body weight to a more normal level. Mommy makeovers can help a mother regain her pre-pregnancy figure after childbirth and breastfeeding.

Breast

Newport Plastic is equipped to provide state of the art breast surgery procedures to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the breasts and overall personality. Some of the important breast surgeries provided by Dr. Seify include the following:

  • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty)
  • Breast lift (mastopexy)
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty)
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast Revision
  • Male breast reduction for gynecomastia

Face

Some of the major facial cosmetic surgery procedures available at Newport Plastic include:

  • Face Lift
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Face Lift Revision
  • Cheek Lift (Mid-Face Lift)
  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin Implants
  • Micro Fat Grafting

Facial cosmetic surgeries can help reduce the conspicuous signs of aging from the face, improve the shape and size of nose, ears and chin, and make the facial contours smoother and firmer.

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The reasons for choosing cosmetic plastic surgery are personal and varied. According to recent article a study Published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery discovered that rhinoplasty patients undergo multiple surgeries primarily because of their dissatisfaction with the appearance of asymmetry of the tip; according to the Los Angeles Times. Other aesthetic reasons that were noted for patients considering a revision rhinoplasty included in irregularity in the upper third of the nose or with the patient considered a crooked portion on the bridge according to the article. These results were gathered from a group of 104 patients, 83% of who were women, who had a minimum of one rhinoplasty and were committed to having additional treatment. Unfortunately, rhinoplasty revisions are common in plastic surgery. Approximate two thirds of the group also voiced concerns related to nasal airway blockage, which included snoring as well as mouth breathing, which they claim led them to opt for a second surgery. In 94% of the specific cases physicians found a nasal obstruction during the surgery. Dr. Seify explains to rhinoplasty patients whether they are revision patients or not that is critical they understand the limitations of the rhinoplasty procedure. Some rhinoplasty surgeries are complex and include variations including but not limited to septoplasty, or the addition of a nasal implant or tip revision. The plastic surgeons results are heavily dependent upon what the patient expresses as their desired outcome. It is imperative that patients are clear in their communication and understand Dr. Seify’s recommendations. Patients must also take into consideration that if their procedure is a revision rhinoplasty that each surgical procedure must be evaluated on its own and that the risk for complications are increased with any secondary surgery. Dr. Seify specializes in both cosmetic as well as reconstructive procedures and encourages patients to schedule a consultation to see if rhinoplasty is the right procedure for them.

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery has widely been known among plastic surgeons for its common thread of patients who tend to be dissatisfied with their results. Cosmetic plastic surgery is elective so therefore the results are subjective. A quick look at message boards online or anonymous plastic surgery blogs were quickly yield stories of unhappy rhinoplasty patients. Rhinoplasty in itself can be a very straightforward procedure for most patients. The overwhelming majority of patients are extremely happy with their results. Perhaps one of the reasons rhinoplasty has the reputation of having unhappy patients is because it can take up to a year before patients can see the final results. This is in sharp contrast to most cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients who are considering a secondary or revision rhinoplasty should be clear about their choice to proceed with an additional surgery. Dr. Seify explains to secondary revision surgery patients that complications and risks are increased with a secondary surgery. Rhinoplasty patients should be aware that because there is scar tissue from the previous surgery Dr. Seify will have limitations when attempting to improve upon the original surgery. Patients must be realistic concerning how much of a difference they can expect after having revision rhinoplasty. They should also be able to communicate clearly what is they do not like about the previous surgery and be honest concerning their original request from the initial surgery. If the patient communicated to the plastic surgeon that they wanted a very subtle change yet they feel as though the result is not noticeable, this should be communicated when seeking revision rhinoplasty. Patient should also be prepared to hear the truth even if it is not what they had hoped for. Dr. Seify will make the patient to wear if he is uncomfortable proceeding with revision rhinoplasty. The reasons can vary from unrealistic expectations from the patient, to an excess of scar tissue and damaged bone and cartilage which could cause more harm than good. Patients are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify if they are considering a revision rhinoplasty and schedule a consultation.

rhinoplastyRhinoplasty or nose surgery is big decision for most patients. Many have been unhappy with their nose as well as their profile for many years. It can be a devastating experience when rhinoplasty surgery does not meet the expectation of the patient. The reason for this can vary greatly from patient to patient. For some patients the changes were not dramatic enough, for others the changes may have created a new concern. Regardless of the reason, it is important for patients to communicate with the original operating plastic surgeon any concerns or dissatisfaction they may be experiencing. If this is not desirable, or possible Dr. Seify is willing to consult with patients who are considering a revision rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Revision Consider the Facts

Revision rhinoplasty is always a complex procedure. Existing scar tissue can be troublesome and can affect the complexity of the surgery. If a nasal implant was used patients should be prepared to possibly have it removed or exchanged. There could also be a possibility that Dr. Seify may recommend a septoplasty if there are concerns with the nasal breathing passages. If patients are going to consider rhinoplasty revision they should be able to clearly communicate what they do not like about the existing rhinoplasty and what they would like to change.

Rhinoplasty Revision at Newport Plastic Surgery

Patients should be aware that  secondary surgeries carry a slightly higher risk for complications. The final results for rhinoplasty surgery are not evident for up to a year so patients will need to be willing to wait to determine final results. Rhinoplasty revision can be successful, but patients must be carefully screened to be sure that they are a good candidate. Dr. Seify is candid with his patients and helps them to understand what he is comfortable with in his own hands.  He explains that in some cases it is better to avoid a re-operation and that a new surgery could create a worse situation.

rhinoplastyRhinoplasty is one of the best-known procedures offered in plastic surgery. Often referred to by the slang term “nose job” many people equate the surgery to a simple nip and tuck. In reality, the procedure can be quite complex depending on the patients existing nose and the patient’s desires. Much of the end result is heavily dependent upon the expertise and skill of the plastic surgeon. Dr. Seify explains to patients who are considering rhinoplasty surgery that it is critical that their able to clearly explain their expectations.

Rhinoplasty and the Perfect Nose

It is important that patients understand Dr. Seify cannot make a patients nose look like someone else’s nose. Rhinoplasty is actually a nose enhancement and can reshape and redefine the nose but it does have limitations. Dr. Seify encourages patients to be open in discussing their desires and he and his staff work with patients to help understand their expectations. Rhinoplasty patients are also examined for any cartilage or scar tissue that may contribute to breathing problems and if necessary Dr. Seify may recommend a septoplasty which will allow him the opportunity to create better breathing pathways if necessary. For some patients a nasal tip may be recommended to create a more elongated nose. This too, is an enhancement that requires artistic talent and skill so that a natural looking nose is the result.

Rhinoplasty and the Entire Face

For some patients Dr. Seify may recommend a chin implant or chin augmentation to create a better profile once the rhinoplasty has been completed. This is in the best interest of the patient’s overall appearance and Dr. Seify explains to his patients that the best overall appearance for rhinoplasty is created when the plastic surgeon includes the entire face, including the profile, as part of his recommendation. Dr. Seify invites patients to schedule a consultation to see if rhinoplasty is a viable option for them.

Question: I got hit in the nose, and I’m wondering about how I can get it fixed. I don’t want to say i have a deviated septum because I don’t. I can breathe perfectly fine. It’s crooked and ruins my self-esteem. Is there a way to get this fixed off of my insurance? I should be having medicare/medicaid soon.

Will I need to have a nasty crooked scar, or a scar in general, on the tip of my nose even though it isn’t a whole nose fix? This was about a year and 1/2 ago. I know it’s been long, but I have parents that don’t find it very important as much as I do. What do I do to get it back to the way it was? Thanks.

Answer: Fixing a broken nose is mostly covered by insurance companies. Repair of nasal fractures and deviated septum are services covered by the most insurance companies. The incision needed for these surgeries are usually intra-nasal or a very small external incision that is easily hidden.

Plastic surgery is still growing in popularity, despite the fact that insurance companies don’t usually pay for procedures that aren’t medically necessary. While many common plastic surgery procedures are warranted by medical necessity, the top five most popular plastic surgeries are usually performed for cosmetic reasons.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States in 2010, an increase of 5% from 2009. In addition, 5.3 million reconstructive procedures were performed, an increase of 3% from 2009. While they were not one of the top five procedures performed, facelifts saw a dramatic rise of 9% from 2009 to 2010, with almost 113 thousand procedures.

1: Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also called mammaplasty, has been the number one most popular plastic surgery procedure since 2006, with a 2% increase from 2009 to 2010. There were almost 296 thousand breast augmentations in 2010, with an increase of 39% over the decade. Silicon implants are making a comeback in popularity as well, having been used in 60% of all breast implants in 2010, up from 50% in 2009.

Some of the reasons for breast augmentation include enlarging both breasts; replacing a breast that was removed as a result of breast cancer; making asymmetrical breasts equal in size, a condition that can occur naturally or as a result of breastfeeding; and congenital micromastia, a condition that results from breasts that don’t develop during puberty.

Recovery time after breast augmentation surgery can be up to two weeks before a woman can return to her normal activities, or longer for active women who exercise vigorously or participate in sports.

2: Nose Reshaping

Also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping was performed in over 252 thousand plastic surgery procedures in 2010, down 1% from 2009. Nose reshaping is usually done in order to resize the nose in accordance with the rest of the face. Other reasons include fixing cosmetic damage to a broken nose or in the case of a deviated septum, in which breathing is inhibited and can be surgically improved.

Rhinoplasty involves removing, rearranging, or reshaping a nose’s bone and cartilage. The recovery time for rhinoplasty is about ten days, during which time the bruising caused by the procedure will heal.

3: Eyelid Reshaping

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, was performed nearly 209 thousand times in 2010, an increase of 3% from 2009. Eyelid surgery is performed in order to reduce wrinkles, reduce chronic puffiness, remove bags under the eyes, or to remove sagging skin for either cosmetic reasons or because it is impairing vision.

Eyelid surgery can initially cause increased puffiness due to swelling, but this will be reducing significantly within about ten days, which is the average recovery time for blepharoplasty. The swelling and puffiness will continue to go down for anywhere from several weeks to several months.

4: Liposuction

Liposuction removes fat from areas of the body in order to reduce body size. Just over 203 thousand liposuction surgeries were performed in 2010, a 2% increase from 2009. There are three types of liposuction surgery:

  • Tumescent liposuction is the most common kind, in which a saline solution is injected into the targeted area and then both the liquid saline and the fat are suctioned out of the body using a cannula, a small, hollow, metal tube. Fluid retention from the saline is a possible side effect of tumescent liposuction.
  • Ultrasonic assisted liposuction uses a cannula that releases ultrasonic energy that melts the fat so it can be suctioned out of the body.
  • Cold-laser liposuction uses cold laser beams to similarly melt fat before it is suctioned out of the body. It is less risky than ultrasonic assisted liposuction, which can cause internal and external burns.

Recovery time is one to two weeks, depending on which area of the body the procedure was performed on.

5: Tummy Tuck

Otherwise known as abdominoplasty, the tummy tuck was performed over 116 thousand times in 2010, just a 1% increase from 2009, but a whopping 86% increase over the last decade. The reason for the drastic increase is because a tummy tuck involves removing excess skin—not fat—from the abdominal area, and many women who have loose abdominal skin post pregnancy are prime candidates from this type of plastic surgery.

The recovery time for abdominoplasty is two to three weeks, slightly longer than other forms of plastic surgery, because the stomach skin and muscles are involved in most body movements. For physically active women, it may take even longer to resume their normal athletic activities.

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