The Best Candidate For A Tummy Tuck According to Dr. Seify

Dr. Hisham Seify is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Dr. Seify has published a wide range of scientific articles, a medical book, and medical textbooks chapters on the subject of plastic surgery. He has lectured and presented scientific papers nationally and overseas. Since 2008, he has been a visiting professor and guest speaker to hospitals overseas to perform surgeries on both civilians and veterans. He is the Winner of the 2007 prestigious Sherrell Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is the winner of the 2013-2019 Orange County Physicians of Excellence award as well as being the winner of the 2012- 2019 US News Top Doctors In America award by Castle Connolly and US News.

Haute Beauty sits down with body expert Dr. Seify to learn more about a tummy tuck and some of the most important he takes into consideration when taking a tailored approach.

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HB: Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

A patient with moderate to severe excess skin and fat. Within average body weight or slightly above average.

HB: What is the procedure like?

A tummy tuck is a very powerful procedure aiming at removing excess skin, fat. Also repairing the muscle laxity from childbirth or similar.

HB: What are the important things you take into consideration when for patients seeking a tummy tuck?

The general factors: Patient healthy for general anesthesia. We always get labs and medical clearance if needed.

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HB: What are recovery and aftercare like?

We advise our patients to take it easy for the first 7-10 days. We still want them to walk around and they can perform light duties. The majority of the sutures are absorbable and do not require removal. With the nerve block and the different pain protocols, the patients have a comfortable recovery. Many patients only used over the counter meds.

HB: What is the average cost?

It is a very wide range depending on the time in the operating room, size, addition of liposuction, mini versus full or extended version.