Abdominoplasty, commonly known as tummy tuck cosmetic surgery can help a patient achieve a firmer, flatter, and smoother abdomen. The procedure will involve surgical reduction of excess abdominal skin and fat, and may sometimes involves tightening of underlying abdominal muscles as well.
A full tummy tuck is an advanced procedure, which should only be performed by a trained and experienced tummy tuck surgeon. Dr. Hisham Seify is a well-known board certified plastic surgeon providing abdominoplasty and various other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Following nearly 13 years of post-graduate training, Dr. Seify has been performing numerous plastic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck. Apart from the time he devotes to his private practice, Dr. Seify also holds several important positions in the industry. These include:
- Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Assistant Clinical Professor UCI (WOS)
- Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA-H
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Awards and Honors
Several organizations have recognized the contributions of Dr. Seify as an eminent cosmetic surgeon for patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations. Some of the key honors received by Dr. Seify include:
- US News Top Doctor of America 2012-2015
- Orange County Physicians of Excellence Award 2013-2015
- Sherrell Aston Award, ASAPS 2007
Hospital Affiliations and Social Commitment
Dr. Seify is affiliated with a number of top hospitals in Orange County, which include Hoag, Saddleback, and Fountain Valley Hospitals. He is a board member of several healthcare organizations, including United Doctors of California, and Future Care. Dr. Seify also currently serves as president of the worldwide American Cancer Network created to help children and adults diagnosed with cancer.
Tummy Tuck Surgical Technique
Dr. Seify will evaluate a patient’s anatomical needs and their personal aesthetic goals before determining the most appropriate, customized surgical approach to tummy tuck. In many cases, he may recommend a full tummy tuck surgery for comprehensive results. However, some patients may only require a minor, maintenance procedure, and a partial or mini tummy tuck may be performed in such cases.
In case of full tummy tuck, Dr. Seify may perform the procedure using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, as per the circumstances of the case. He will place an incision horizontally between the navel and the pubic hairline. Through the incisions, he will repair and tighten the weak and separated abdominal muscles. The umbilicus will be then disconnected from the abdominal wall to remove excess fat tissue and skin.
In some cases, Dr. Seify may make a second incision around the navel so that the belly button can be repositioned to a more youthful level. If the patient needs more comprehensive outcomes, the thighs and buttocks may also be tightened along with tummy tuck to achieve overall improvement in the mid-section. Patients can expect healthy, sustainable, and aesthetically desirable outcomes with Dr. Seify.