As summer is getting ready to kick into full gear less will mean more. Wearing less clothes will mean showing more skin and in some cases more fat. Here in Southern California, specifically Newport Beach, the idea of a summer without shorts, short dresses, and the most flattering swimsuit is unheard of. While some may say that the look of your legs is only important for the young, others realize that a great pair legs are still a great pair legs at most any age. So what do you do when your legs do not have the best shape and form? Dr. Seify offers several solutions to achieve the thighs a woman can be proud of. There are noninvasive options that have shown great promise and are offered within Dr. Seify’s on-site med spa. Velashape is offered as an FDA cleared noninvasive solution to reducing the circumference of the thighs. This nonsurgical procedure allows patients to over time improve the actual thickness of the thigh area as well as improve the appearance of cellulite. The recommended number of treatments to achieve optimal results will vary from patient to patient; however, Dr. Seify and his staff will assist patients in determining the correct number of treatments to achieve the results that they desire. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Seify is also able to recommend and perform liposuction for patients who are concerned about the thickness on their thighs. Liposuction of the thigh area is an extremely delicate procedure and should only be performed by plastic surgeons who are experienced in sculpting the thigh area. The thigh has an extreme amount of thick muscle and only an experienced plastic surgeon will achieve optimal results without compromising the tone and appearance of the thighs. The inner thigh can also be a very delicate area when performing liposuction. It is important that only the correct amount of fat is removed or patients can yield a result that produces loose and lax skin on the inner thigh. Admittedly no one likes thighs that rub together and the ideal look is to have space between the legs in the upper part of the inner thigh area. While this is not achievable for everybody Dr. Seify is able to improve upon the appearance of the thighs for most patients. Patients who are considering rejuvenation of the thighs either through liposuction or noninvasive VelaShape treatments are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify’s office and schedule a consultation.
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Obesity remains one of the main topics of discussion across the United States. Many Southern California residents are under the impression that this is not an issue for people within our region. However, a quick look around at marketing for weight loss procedures like the lap band, and large programs for surgical weight loss proved that there are plenty of people within Southern California specifically Orange County battling obesity. According to recent online article obese cancer patients are likely to have worse outcomes than their leaner counterparts. Previous research has clearly established a link between obesity and cancer risk and shown that obesity is associated with a poorer prognosis, according to Mikhail Kolonin, an associate professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Cancer progression was studied specifically in specific research that was published in the Journal of Cancer Research. The researchers hypothesized that fat tissue which is called white adipose tissue (this is the fat tissue that becomes larger in patients who are obese) is directly associated with cancer. The first results confirmed their theory. In laboratory mice the tumors appeared to grow much faster. The research team found that cancer triggered andipose stromal cells to infiltrate the bloodstream. Once they were able to get to the tumors, some continue to develop in the fat cells; however, others were absorbed into the blood vessels and then provided oxygen and the necessary nutrients to tumors which boosted the cancer’s growth. It is significant to note that these cells are present within tumors and that they are functional and have an effect on the growth of tumors. Finding a way to block the cells may provide another avenue for cancer treatment. Dr. Seify consults with patients who have been successful in losing weight and are also at a stable weight. These patients often tell Dr. Seify that they do not expect the amount of loose and lax skin that was present following their weight loss. Most patients are concerned with loose skin from weight loss in the abdomen, arms, and thighs. For most patients the only way to reduce the amount of skin and create a more beautiful and toned appearance is plastic surgery. Most patients have abdominoplasty to remove the loose skin from the abdomen, brachioplasty to remove the loose skin from the underside of the upper arms, and thighplasty or thigh lift to remove the loose and lax skin on the thighs. For most patients it a be necessary to stage (perform at different times )the procedures for the best results and most comfortable patient experience. Patients were considering body contouring procedures are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.
There are few people who would dispute that losing a large amount of weight takes a great deal of commitment and tenacity. Unfortunately, for many people losing weight can become a back-and-forth situation. A significant majority of people who are able to lose weight ultimately regain the weight they lost and usually additional weight as well. There are many reasons that people fail to keep weight off after a successful change in their diet and exercise routine. More often than not the person has slowly reverted back to old behaviors and choices. Dr. Seify advises patients who are considering body contouring procedures after massive weight loss to make the choice to invest in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures before the patient has an opportunity to regain the weight. It is important especially for massive weight loss surgery patients to be at a stable weight before investing in cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Seify consults with the patient to determine that the patient is healthy and ready for surgery. Typically for most patients, the best value for cosmetic surgery following massive weight loss is the body lift. The body lift allows Dr. Seify to surgically remove excess skin in the lower abdomen all the way around to the lower back. It also allows a lift for the upper buttock area as well as hips and upper thighs. It’s easy to see why this procedure is the best value simply because it addresses the most areas in one procedure. Other popular procedures for post massive weight loss surgery include brachioplasty, or an arm lift, thighplasty, or a thigh lift and also breast lift. It is important for patients to understand that although it may sound easier to have as many procedures performed as possible in one setting, the reality is that most patients have a difficult time if too many procedures are performed simultaneously. Dr. Seify meets with each patient individually and develops a customized treatment plan that will work best for the patient in light of their expectations and also their health. Dr. Seify encourages patients who are considering body contouring procedures following massive weight loss to contact his office and schedule a consultation.